Summerfest 2016 schedule

Summerfest Announces Initial Lineup for 2016

UPDATED: March 28, 2016

Summerfest officials have announced over 90 headlining acts that will perform at the 2016 festival. Scheduled Summerfest performers include Martin Garrix, Willie Nelson, Rise Against, Passion Pit, Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Derulo, Ryan Adams and Elle King. The announcement included a promotional video that can be viewed at Summerfest.com.

In addition, performance dates are available on Summerfest.com. Times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks. Previously announced Marcus Amphitheater Headliners include Chris Stapleton and Alabama Shakes, Luke Bryan with special guest Frankie Ballard, Sting and Peter Gabriel, Weezer and Panic! At The Disco with special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Selena Gomez with special guest DNCE, Blake Shelton with special guest Parmalee, Def Leppard with special guests REO Speedwagon and Tesla, Tim McGraw with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Ryan Kinder.

Below are the Summerfest 2016 Grounds Stage Headliners announced to date:

Martin Garrix • Willie Nelson • Rise Against • Passion Pit • Hollywood Vampires • Death Cab for Cutie • Jason Derulo • Garbage • Ryan Adams • Hunter Hayes • The Decemberists • The Roots • Ray LaMontagne • Rachel Platten • Gavin DeGraw • Mike D (DJ Set) • Chase Rice • Nelly • Fitz and The Tantrums • Skillet • Dustin Lynch • The Fray • Randy Houser • Barenaked Ladies • Billy Idol • Kirk Franklin • Elle King • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts • Andra Day • Young the Giant • Commodores • Peter Bjorn and John • Jack & Jack • Michael Franti & Spearhead • Violent Femmes • Timeflies • Preservation Hall Jazz Band • St. Paul & The Broken Bones • Stephen Marley • Cheap Trick • Umphrey’s McGee • Kris Kristofferson • 311 • Femi Kuti & The Positive Force • Joe Jackson • Brothers Osborne • BoDeans • Jana Kramer • Milky Chance • Taylor Dayne • Ben Folds • Indigo Girls • Neil Finn • Matisyahu • Cam • Kool and The Gang • 38 Special • Phil Vassar • Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers • O.A.R. • Buckwheat Zydeco • Michael Ray • The Wombats • Brian Fallon & the Crowes • Kane Brown • Morris Day and The Time • “Weird Al” Yankovic • Charlie Aponte • Styx • OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark • Sir Mix-A-Lot • Granger Smith • Howard Jones • Richard Marx • Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience • Blue Oyster Cult • Con Brio • Hippo Campus • Bobby Rush • Coast Modern • Bahari • Coleman Hell • Otis Taylor • The Grass Roots • Black Violin • Brooke Eden • Son Little • Mindi Abair • Chris Lane • Diane Coffee • Drew Baldridge • Welshly Arms • Lucky Chops • Ruthie Collins • The Ides of March • Lucie Silvas • Brett Young

For more information, visit Summerfest.com.

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Original post: March 4, 2016

This year's Summerfest on Milwaukee's lakefront has already announced a diverse line-up of artists including Selena Gomez, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco and Sting & Peter Gabriel with more music to be announced in coming weeks.

Certified the world's largest music festival by the Guinness World Records, the festival combines the best live music acts with the great parts of summer—food, family, and festivities. In over 11 days and 11 stages, there will be more than 800 acts, 1,000 performances and 900,000 attendees.

Read More: Exec Profile: Bob Babisch, Summerfest, VP of Entertainment

Summerfest runs from June 29 - July 3 and July 5 - July 10.

Photo courtesy of Summerfest

For more information, visit Summerfest.com.

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