Summerfest 50 announces headliners for Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard in Milwaukee

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced the headlining entertainment for the 50 Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage for Summerfest 50. Summerfest, the "World's Largest Music Festival," will be celebrating 50 years of bringing entertainment to the Milwaukee lakefront during the 2017 season. 

Summerfest will be held on Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront, at Henry Meier Festival Park, in downtown Milwaukee. The 11 day festival will be held on June 28-July 2 and July 4-9, 2017 (closed on July 3). The festival will be an extravaganza of music, food, beverages, and terrific family fun in Milwaukee. Over 800,000 people are expected to attend the event, which will feature music on 11 stages and family-oriented fun and entertainment. 

The Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage will be located in the middle of the festival grounds, south of the Harley Davidson Stage. The stage will be conveniently located between the middle and south entrances of the grounds. 

The concerts at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage will be will be included with Summerfest general admission. Seating will be first come-first served, so plan to arrive early enough to get a good seat for your favorite entertainers.

General admission tickets  to Summerfest will be $20 per day, but discounted to $13 on weekdays if you arrive by 4 p.m, (Mon. - Fri.) . Seniors (aged 60+) and children (ages 3-12 years old) will be admitted for $8. Summerfest is currently offering two multi-day ticket specials, including a .three-day pass for $45. and an 11-day pass for $80. The discounted passes will be available for a limited time., so purchase them early to take advantage of the savings. 

Following are the headliners for the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage during Summerfest 50. 

June 28
8 p.m. - SHAED
10 p.m. - MisterWives

June 29
4 p.m. - Fishbone
8 p.m. -Terry Hanck Band
9:30 p.m. - Peter Wolf

June 30
10 p.m. - Joss Stone

July 1
4 p.m. - Tonic
10 p.m. - Collective Soul

July 2
6 p.m. - Danny Gokey
10 p.m. - Andy Grammar

July 4
2 p.m. - Loosid
3:30 p.m. - GrandTheft
5 p.m. - Jamila Woods
8 p.m. - SABA
10 p.m. - IshDARR

July 5

July 6
2:30 p.m. - The Buckinghams
7:30 p.m. - J Boog
9:45 p.m. - Slightly Stoopid

July 7
10 p.m.  - Phil Vassar

July 8
5:30 p.m. - Hotel California (A Salute to The Eagles)
10 p.m. - Dennis DeYoung - The Music of STYX

July 9
8 p.m. - The Steepwater Band
9:45 p.m. - Blackberry Smoke