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Today’s Summerfest schedule and picks: Friday, June 21

Day two of Summerfest starts with local talent Micah Emrich (left) at the Miller Lite Oasis and En Vogue closing out the night at the Uline Warehouse.
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Day two of Summerfest starts with local talent Micah Emrich (left) at the Miller Lite Oasis and En Vogue closing out the night at the Uline Warehouse.

Every morning throughout Summerfest 2024, we’ll deliver a guide that covers the day’s entertainment and how you can get in the gate free of charge. This is where you’ll find info about the AmFam Amp headliners, eclectic picks from our knowledgeable staff and the music lineup for the day (see the full 2024 Summerfest lineup here).

Today at the AmFam Amp

Mötley Crüe, Seether, Buckcherry, 7:30 p.m.

The L.A. band has been at it for more than four decades and in that time has topped 100 million in album sales, with their first five efforts all going platinum. Dr. Feelgood was the biggest of the bunch and occupied the top spot on Billboard’s album chart before being certified six times platinum. The digital age has been pretty kind to them as well, racking up more than 5 billion streams on all platforms.

Most of the classic Crüe lineup will be on hand for Friday’s show: Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, although longtime guitarist Mick Mars retired from touring last year and was replaced by John 5. They last visited Milwaukee in July 2022, playing AmFam Field with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Previously, they made a stop at Summerfest in 2014 as part of their “Final Tour” — a claim that obviously didn’t stick.

Radio Milwaukee staff pick #1

Micah Emrich @ Miller Lite Oasis, 1 p.m.

Since 2020, Micah Emrich has pioneered his signature sound, aptly named “Alternative Everything.” With his musical chops and appetite as a composer, Emrich stands out in a crowded field of equally hungry local talent.

His songs come packed with emotional punches thanks to his honest lyricism, shifting dynamics and spot-on production with the help of Milwaukee producer beanboi. A versatile singer-songwriter and producer, Emrich channels raw emotion into each composition, crafting melodies and hooks that linger in the soul long after the music fades.

— Erin Wolf

Radio Milwaukee staff pick #2

Jesus Jones, EMF @ UScellular Connection Stage, 6:30, 10:30 p.m.
En Vogue @ Uline Warehouse, 9:30 p.m.

Friday night is designed for those of us who came of age in the ’90s. Why, yes, I did a pom-pom routine to EMF’s “Unbelievable” while attending Homestead High School in Mequon. Yes, I had the CD of En Vogue’s Funky Divas on repeat in my dorm room at UW-Green Bay. Yes, I danced to Jesus Jones at Eso, the dance club under Beans & Barley. Put on your old Doc Martens (or borrow your kids’ new ones) and meet me at Summerfest tonight.

— Doris Wessels

How to get in free today

Shorewest Realtors Children’s Fest Day with TMJ4 and 99.1 The Mix
Noon to 3 p.m.

All patrons will be admitted for free. Spend a fun-filled day with the family enjoying Children’s Fest activities, including the Shorewest Realtors Map of Fun. Select food vendors will offer discounts on food-and-beverage items.

Summerfest schedule for Friday, June 21

American Family Insurance Amphitheater

  • 7:30 p.m. — Mötley Crüe, Seether, Buckcherry

AmFam House

  • 4 p.m. — Chelsea Cutler
  • 2 p.m. — Bryce Vine

BMO Pavilion

  • 9:30 p.m. — Hanson
  • 7:30 p.m. — Gavin DeGraw
  • 6:30 p.m. — Drowning Pool
  • Noon — School of Rock

Miller Lite Oasis

  • 10:15 p.m. — Toosii
  • 8:30 p.m. — Gloss Up
  • 6:30 p.m. — Taylor Bennett
  • 5:15 p.m. — Khal!l
  • 4:30 p.m. — Young Sage
  • 4 p.m. — Nic Stokes
  • 2:45 p.m. — Godly the Ruler
  • 1 p.m. — Micah Emrich

UScellular Connection Stage

  • 10 p.m. — EMF
  • 8:15 p.m. — Modern English
  • 6:30 p.m. — Jesus Jones
  • 12:45 p.m. — School of Rock

Generac Power Stage

  • 9:30 p.m. — Chelsea Cutler
  • 7:45 p.m. — Charlotte Cardin
  • 6 p.m. — Bryce Vine
  • 4 p.m. — viisi
  • 2:30 p.m. — Loviet
  • Noon — School of Rock

Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

  • 10 p.m. — O.A.R.
  • 8 p.m. — Próxima Parada
  • 6 p.m. — The 502s
  • 4:30 p.m. — Huntertones

Uline Warehouse

  • 9:30 p.m. — En Vogue
  • 7:30 p.m. — Jeffrey Osbourne
  • 5:30 p.m. — Black Violin
  • Noon — School of Rock

Aurora Pavilion

  • 10:30 p.m. — MC4D
  • 9 p.m. — Homerecker
  • 7:15 p.m. — Lily Rose
  • 5:45 p.m. — Restless Road