Willie Nelson & Family at Outlaw Music Festival (Summerfest 50) (Sunday, July 9th)


Summerfest 50 is closing with a festival within the festival.  The American Family Insurance Amphitheater, formerly the Marcus Amphitheater, will close with the Outlaw Music Festival on July 9. The eye-popping lineup of legendary, acclaimed and up-and-coming Americana acts includes Willie Nelson & Family; recent Nobel Prize recipient Bob Dylan & His Band; Sheryl Crow; Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit; Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats; Margo Price; and Willie Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson’s band Promise of the Real.

The Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson began as a one-off event in Scranton, Pa. last September. It’s returning as a six-date tour this July, with additional stops in New Orleans; Dallas; Rogers, Ark.; Detroit; and Syracuse, NY.  The Summerfest lineup is the fullest, one of only two shows featuring Dylan, and the only tour stop with rollicking live act Rateliff.

Tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. April 21 at the Summerfest box office (200 N. Harbor Drive); Ticketmaster retail outlets; Wal-Mart stores in southeastern Wisconsin; at ticketmaster.com; or by calling (800) 745-3000, (866) 448-7849 or (414) 273-2600. Prices have yet to be announced but will include Summerfest general admission on July 9.

The amp lineup also includes: the Red Hot Chili Peppers June 28; Luke Bryan with the Brothers Osborne June 29; Zac Brown Band July 1; Pink July 2; the Chainsmokers July 4; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Chris Stapleton July 5 and 6; Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi July 7; and Future, Big Sean and Migos July 8.

The grounds stage headliners announcement is expected this month. One act confirmed for the grounds is the Steve Miller Band. The Milwaukee native and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will headline the BMO Harris Pavilion on a date to be announced. Summerfest will also unveil a revamped Miller Lite Oasis stage this year.

Summerfest runs June 28 to July 2 and July 4 to 9.

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