Summerfest 2018 Stacked Lineup Revealed

The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, Marshmello, Steven Tyler, andKesha are among the 148 newly announced acts lined up for Summerfest in Milwaukee this year.

“The World’s Largest Music Festival,” with more than 800 acts performing across 11 days, is also the country’s most musically diverse. Versatile R&B artist Janelle Monae, seminal alt-rock band the Pixies, breakout country newcomer Kane Brown, and “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste (with the Dap-Kings) are among the acts headlining one of Summerfest’s seven grounds stages.

That doesn’t include the festival’s largest venue, the 23,000-capacity American Family Insurance Amphitheater, or five other stages featuring family entertainment or local music.

Some Wisconsin-born acts are also headlining Summerfest this year, including Drivin N Cryin, Dead Horses and Abby Jeanne.

General-admission tickets are $21, or $14 for weekday admission before 4 p.m., available at

For a limited time, an 11-day “power pass” is available for $85, and a three-day pass for $48, on the Summerfest site. Summerfest is also selling parking passes and discounted tickets for children and senior citizens online.

Those tickets will not cover shows at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, but amphitheater tickets do include general admission on the date of an applicable concert.

The 11 Summerfest amphitheater shows had been announced earlier, but a few openers were announced Wednesday: Luke Combs (opening for Blake Shelton July 6); Charli XCX (opening for Shawn Mendes July 5); and Manchester Orchestra (opening for Arcade Fire July 8).

Tickets are on sale for all of the amphitheater shows except for the Weeknd’s concert on July 7, the pop star’s first-ever Milwaukee appearance. Those tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Summerfest box office (200 N. Harbor Drive); by calling (800) 745-3000 or (866) 448-7849; or visiting Prices have yet to be announced.

Summerfest, returning to Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront for its 51st year, will be closed Monday, July 2.