By Creative Media Times
Summerfest, the yearly music festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kicks off tonight at Henry Maier Festival Park. Dubbed “The World’s Largest Music Festival”, Summerfest is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, making it one of the world’s longest running music festivals.
Summerfest 2017 will run from June 28 to July 2, and then from July 4 to July 9. Headliner Red Hot Chili Peppers kick things off tonight at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater at 7:30 PM. Also scheduled to perform tonight at various stages are Tesla, Spin Doctors, Flume, The Moody Blues, Frankie Ballard, Misterwives, Deerhoof, Jack Irons, Back Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Hook N Sling, Touch Sensitive, Shaed, The Cougars among others.
Conceived in the 1960s by then mayor of Milwaukee Henry W. Maier, Summerfest originally hosted various events from concerts to film festivals. It has since attracted global attention and featured artists from a variety of music genres, as well as legendary music artists.
The Summerfest Big Bang Fireworks, scheduled for tonight and presented by Menards and ABC-affiliated television station WISN 12 News, has been cancelled due to severe storms. It is now rescheduled at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday.
To see the full lineup and schedules, please go to Summerfest.com >>