Top 5 Artists to See At Summerfest

Lauren Vollmer, Online Editor

Summerfest is one of the hottest music festivals to attend in Wisconsin, with opening day annually being the last Wednesday of June and continuing for 11 days. This music festival was titled the “largest in the world” by Guinness World Records in 1999, and each year ever since the opening, 1968,  it attracts around 800,000–900,000 people. The Summerfest grounds are in the heart of Milwaukee.

There are many different stages, from the American Family Insurance Amphitheater to the many side stages where you can watch different artists perform for free. The biggest reason why people show up each year is the wide-variety of music types that are found at Summerfest. From alternative to pop to electronic, anyone can find someone to go view for a while. Many well known stars perform at Summerfest as well, and all 11 days bring a variety of stars.

The American Family Insurance Amphitheater, unlike the side stages, is the one place where you have to pay for a ticket ($70-$100), and here is where most of the “top” artists perform. This year, some of the groups performing in the amphitheater include the Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, and Florida Georgia Line. The side stages, however, are free to watch, not including the actual fee to get into the park, ($21 per day).

These are the top 5 side stage acts to go see this year, according to Pewaukee students.

Artist Lil Uzi Vert
Where Harley-Davidson Roadhouse
When June 27th, 10:15 pm
About Followers: 16,324,203+
Well-Known Songs: XO Tour Llif3, Money Longer, Do What I Want, The Way Life Goes, Ps & Qs
Genre: Hip hop music, Trap music, Cloud rap, Emo rap


Artist Marshmello (DJ)
Where Miller Lite Oasis
When June 28th, 10:00 pm
About Followers: 39,801,072+
Well-Known Songs: Friends, Wolves, Alone, Silence, Everyday
Genre: Future bass, Progressive house, Trap music


Artist Alesso (DJ)
Where Miller Lite Oasis
When June 27th, 10:00 pm
About Followers: 15,843,510+
Well-Known Songs: Let Me Go, I Wanna Know, Heroes, Under Control, Is That For Me
Genre: Progressive house, Electro house, Pop music


Artist Kesha
Where Miller Lite Oasis
When July 4th, 9:45 pm
About Followers: 10,144,285+
Well-Known Songs: TiK ToK, Praying, Die Young, Blah Blah Blah, Take It Off
Genre: Pop


Artist Time Flies
Where Miller Lite Oasis
When July 8th, 10:00 pm
About Followers: 4,389,375+
Well-Known Songs: Once In a While, Undress Rehearsal, Monsters, I Choose U, Worse Things Than Love
Genre: Pop music, Hip hop music, Dance music, Dance-pop
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