Countdown to Summerfest

June 15, 2017

Last week, Thursday to be exact, marked the 20-day countdown to Summerfest. If you were born and raised in Southeast Wisconsin like myself, this is a yearly staple event for you. This 11-day music festival is deemed “The World’s Largest Music Festival”, a title certified by the Guinness World Records for 18 years now (how cool is that!). The thing I like most about Summerfest is the sheer number of artists they have performing, over 800 this year! And besides from the talented musicians, there are over 200 other entertainment activities and options. This festival is all about the awesome live entertainment, good food (and beer, of course), and cool location. It is held at the Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee.

I have already purchased tickets to some of the headlining acts at the Marcus Amphitheater, and am planning on getting general admission passes as well. I am very excited, to say the least. Personally I am looking forward to seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Chainsmokers the most. But of course I am open to exploring all kinds of new music, and finding cool news artists to listen to!

My favorite Summerfest memory was my freshman year of high school, when my friends and I got to see our first concert without parents tagging along, Blink-182. We got grass seats at the Amphitheater which are my favorite because a) you don’t have to stand the whole time and b) it is more laid back experience. My favorite song they performed was All the Small Things. It was so much fun!

Something interesting you may not know is that some of our musicians are playing at Summerfest. These acts include Platinum, Off the Record, Generation Z, Tweed Funk, Velocity, Downtown Harrison, Geoff Landon, Superfly, and Bobby Way and the Fabulous Wayouts. If you’re curious about the type of music they play and additional background info on the musicians, check out our Entertainment page. If you would like to know the dates and times of these performances you can visit our Upcoming Events page for all those details.

We want to hear what Summerfest acts you are looking forward to most! Let us know in the comments section below.


ACA Music & Entertainment Staff,

Katie Kaminski

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