It looks like another great lineup of Summerfest headliners for 2012. With the Marcus Amp. shows almost completely booked, we look to the "side" stages and their headliners that will fill the benches and tables. Who will be at the Roadhouse, the US Cellular, the Miller Lite Stage, etc? The following is just a sample of some of the bands that will be in Milwaukee during Summerfest.
Summerfest Grounds Stage Headline Acts
Art of Dying
Be sure to check back for more bookings as spring turns to early summer. There are many local bands that will open the festival each day, and lets not forget the Cascio stage. With entertainment starting each day at noon, running until midnight, there is sure to be a band that you will love.
Is this the first Summerfest headline show to feature a DJ? Yes, it is. Tiesto will perform at the Marcus Amphitheater on July 3. Many other performers will join Tiesto: Steve Aoki, Pierce Fulton, Tommy Trash and Zedd. Tiesto is one of the most famous DJ's in the world. This show will certainly draw fans from far and wide.
Tiesto is not the youngest DJ currently riding high on the popularity of the genre. He's been performing on stages since the mid 80's and produced his first disk (titled Magik) in the 1990's. It's safe to say that his style of music is House and Electro House. One of his more notable performances included a stint at the 2004 Summer Olympics. By that time, Tiesto would be ranked as one of the most popular DJ's known to man. He would go on to have his own radio show, produce dozens of records, and do philanthropic work.
It will be none other than Rascal Flatts headlining Summerfest on June 27. It's been nearly thirteen years since the band signed on with Lyric Street. Now they can be found on the Big Machine record label. Rascal Flatts has made nine albums, with each one of them going platinum. They have eleven number one hit songs to their name, the latest coming in 2010. They are currently supporting their 2012 album titled Changed.
Rascal Flatts 2012 Changed Tour The current 2012 Rascal Flatts tour starts with a show in Hartford on June 15. There are a few stand alone shows in April and May, but those are not part of the summer schedule. Prior to the Milwaukee show, the band will perform at the Farm Bureau Live at Virgina Beach event on June 24. They will play the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland, on June 29. The final Rascal Flatts show is booked for October 26 in Tampa. It looks like Eli Young will be backing up the band on most of tour dates. Tickets for Rascal Flatts at the Marcus Amp. go on sale May 14. Rascal Flatts is one of those bands who found nearly instant success in the country music business. They performed just three songs in front of a record producer, and were signed on. Their first single made it all the way to the top ten on the country music charts. The other two singles from that same group of songs also found their way to the top of the charts. With the success of their first album, the pressure was on to make a second. The band went on to co-produce that second effort, and found themselves with a number one single titled "These Days." By 2008, the band had enough hit songs to make a greatest hits disk where they included a few holiday numbers.