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The Ultimate Milwaukee Outdoor Summer Concert Guide

Updated On 05/22/2017 at 06:12PM EST Updated On 05/22/2017 at 06:12PM EST
dropkick murphys
dropkick murphys | Flickr/Kmeron
red hot chili peppers | Flickr/Stephen Eckert

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Jun 9 Fri

Betty Who This Australian-born singer moved to the US as a teenager to study music.

Pridefest

Betty Who Pridefest This Australian-born singer moved to the US as a teenager to study music.

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Jun 10 Sat

10,000 Maniacs They were one of the originators of what became known as alternative rock in the ‘80s -- seriously, ask ‘em!

Pridefest

10,000 Maniacs Pridefest They were one of the originators of what became known as alternative rock in the ‘80s -- seriously, ask ‘em!

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Jun 28 Wed

Red Hot Chili Peppers Let's hope Flea does that thing where he’s shirtless all the time.

Summerfest

Red Hot Chili Peppers Summerfest Let's hope Flea does that thing where he’s shirtless all the time.

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Jun 29 Thu

Luke Bryan Second year in a row headlining the Amphitheater during Summerfest.

Summerfest

Luke Bryan Summerfest Second year in a row headlining the Amphitheater during Summerfest.

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Jun 30 Fri

Paul Simon Plus Brandi Carlile (who you shouldn't call "Al").

Summerfest

Paul Simon Summerfest Plus Brandi Carlile (who you shouldn't call "Al").

the chainsmokers | Flickr/Sarah Tirona

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Jul 1 Sat

Zac Brown Band They're not playing Alpine Valley this year (no one is), so here they are at Summerfest.

Summerfest

Zac Brown Band Summerfest They're not playing Alpine Valley this year (no one is), so here they are at Summerfest.

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Jul 2 Sun

Pink We'd assume Sia won't show up, but we can hope.

Summerfest

Pink Summerfest We'd assume Sia won't show up, but we can hope.

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Jul 5-6

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Two nights of Tom Petty! It’s what America needs right now.

Summerfest

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Summerfest Two nights of Tom Petty! It’s what America needs right now.

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Jul 7 Fri

Dierks Bentley This tour is called What the Hell World Tour, which we like to read as "what the hell, world?"

Summerfest

Dierks Bentley Summerfest This tour is called What the Hell World Tour, which we like to read as "what the hell, world?"

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Jul 8 Sat

Future Also featuring Big Sean and Migos.

Summerfest

Future Summerfest Also featuring Big Sean and Migos.

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Jul 9 Sat

Outlaw Music Festival Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and more will be playing all day in the Amphitheater, festival style.

Summerfest

Outlaw Music Festival Summerfest Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and more will be playing all day in the Amphitheater, festival style.

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Jul 14 Fri

Diana Ross Catch this legend while you still can.

BMO Harris Pavilion

Diana Ross BMO Harris Pavilion Catch this legend while you still can.

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Jul 21 Fri

BoDeans They formed right here in Waukesha in 1983.

Festa Italiana

BoDeans Festa Italiana They formed right here in Waukesha in 1983.

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Jul 22 Sat

Gin Blossoms No idea what the Gin Blossoms have to do with Italy, but at least you can get great cannoli after the show.

Festa Italiana

Gin Blossoms Festa Italiana No idea what the Gin Blossoms have to do with Italy, but at least you can get great cannoli after the show.

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Jul 24 Mon

Vans Warped Tour Relive your high school days with CKY, Hawthorne Heights, and your favorite studded belt.

Summerfest grounds

Vans Warped Tour Summerfest grounds Relive your high school days with CKY, Hawthorne Heights, and your favorite studded belt.

Pentatonix | Flickr/Kmeron

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Aug 3 Thu

Retro Futura Tour Prepare to dance safely with Men Without Hats, Howard Jones, and Modern English.

Wisconsin State Fair

Retro Futura Tour Wisconsin State Fair Prepare to dance safely with Men Without Hats, Howard Jones, and Modern English.

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Aug 5 Sat

Kip Moore It can't possibly be a State Fair without a good punch of country.

Wisconsin State Fair

Kip Moore Wisconsin State Fair It can't possibly be a State Fair without a good punch of country.

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Aug 6 Sun

Jazz Visions on the Lake This free concert is brought to you by Milwaukee Jazz Vision (of course).

Summerfest grounds

Jazz Visions on the Lake Summerfest grounds This free concert is brought to you by Milwaukee Jazz Vision (of course).

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Aug 7 Mon

For King & Country Two brothers make up this Christian pop duo.

Wisconsin State Fair

For King & Country Wisconsin State Fair Two brothers make up this Christian pop duo.

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Aug 8 Tue

Pentatonix Woah, a hot a cappella group? Maybe the State Fair’s turning hip after all...

Wisconsin State Fair

Pentatonix Wisconsin State Fair Woah, a hot a cappella group? Maybe the State Fair’s turning hip after all...

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Aug 9 Wed

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys They’re totally gonna play that one Sam Adams commercial song.

BMO Harris Pavilion

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys BMO Harris Pavilion They’re totally gonna play that one Sam Adams commercial song.

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Aug 10 Thu

Rock the Mile This ambiguously named show includes former members of Foreigner, Journey, Toto, and Asia.

Wisconsin State Fair

Rock the Mile Wisconsin State Fair This ambiguously named show includes former members of Foreigner, Journey, Toto, and Asia.

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Aug 11 Fri

Sabrina Carpenter A 17-year-old Disney Channel singer, this one's for the girls.

Wisconsin State Fair

Sabrina Carpenter Wisconsin State Fair A 17-year-old Disney Channel singer, this one's for the girls.

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Aug 13 Sun

Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack Yes, "I Hope You Dance" is everyone's high school graduation song.

Wisconsin State Fair

Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack Wisconsin State Fair Yes, "I Hope You Dance" is everyone's high school graduation song.

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Aug 17-19

Gaelic Storm Gaelic Storm always headlines multiple nights of the biggest Irish festival in the US.

Irish Fest

Gaelic Storm Irish Fest Gaelic Storm always headlines multiple nights of the biggest Irish festival in the US.