Summerfest 50 is set for a bang-up finale at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee on July 9, 2017. For the first time, the summer festival will feature a “festival within a festival,” with the “Outlaw Music Festival” featuring a lineup that includes Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan and His Band, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Margo Price, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
Country legend Willie Nelson is a longtime fan favorite in Milwaukee. He first performed at Summerfest in 1977 and has played the festival as recently as 2016. Summerfest will close out the 50th anniversary of the popular festival with this talented lineup. Willie Nelson will headline all the shows for the “Outlaw Music Festival,” while the other performers on the tour will play on various dates, according to Rolling Stone.
Bob Dylan is an influential musician who won the Nobel Prize for his songwriting in 2016. He last performed at Summerfest with Willie Nelson in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including the 2016 and 2017 Grammys for Best Historical Album for The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 and Vol 12. Dylan continues his 29-year-old Never Ending Tour.
Sheryl Crow is a nine-time Grammy Award winner who has played alongside many of the greats of rock ‘n’ roll, including both Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan.
The doors to the “Outlaw Music Festival” will open at 1 p.m. and the music will begin at 2 p.m. and will play through the evening until 11 p.m. This is sure to be a popular festival at Summerfest, so purchase tickets early.
Tickets will go on sale on April 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. CST. Tickets to the concerts at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater require a separate ticket purchase, which will include general admission to the festival. Purchase tickets at the Summerfest Box Office, at Ticketmaster Tickets Centers, Walmart stores, or by phone at Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000).
Summerfest debuted in 1968 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the 2017 edition. The festival will run from June 28-July 2 and July 4-9 (closed July 3). During this multi-day event, there will be over 1000 performances on 11 stages. The popular summertime event will be held at Meier Festival Park on the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisc.
The lineup of headliners at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater will include: Red Hot Chili Peppers on June 28, Luke Bryan and Brothers Osborne on June 29, Zac Brown Band on July 1, Pink on July 2, The Chainsmokers on July 4, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Special Guest Chris Stapleton on July 5 & 6, Dierks Bentley featuring Joe Pardi and Cole Swindell on July 7.