Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan and More Country Stars Booked for Summerfest 2016
Country fans, rejoice: The Summerfest 2016 lineup has been announced, and this year, some of country's biggest acts have top billing.
The marathon 11-day festival kicks off on June 29 in Milwaukee, Wis., and runs until July 10, with a one-day break for the Fourth of July holiday. Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton and Luke Bryan will each headline one night at Summerfest’s Marcus Amphitheatre. Other country acts scheduled to perform include Dustin Lynch, Kane Brown, Chase Rice, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Cam and the Brothers Osborne. Up-and-comers Frankie Ballard and Parmalee will join Bryan and Shelton, respectively, as special guests.
Outside of the genre, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and Elle King, among others, will also take the stage during Summerfest. The event was founded in 1968 after then-Milwaukee Mayor Henry Meier was inspired by Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, Germany.
Summerfest tickets are currently on sale, and can be purchased at the festival’s website. A Summerfest Power Pass ($80) gets you access to all shows, with the exception of those at the Marcus Amphitheatre; tickets for those concerts must be purchased individually via Ticketmaster.
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