3 Can’t-Miss Acts to Catch at Summerfest This Year

Here are our top picks for who to see at the Big Gig.


 
 
1.

Megan Thee Stallion

SEPT. 16 AT 7:30 P.M. | AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE AMPHITHEATER

Like her trusty namesake steed, the rapper the Grammys named the Best New Artist has been charging through the charts since 2020. Just don’t bring your kids to her show. Because, trust us, you don’t want them asking you to explain the lyrics of her hit “WAP” to them.

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2.

Wilco

SEPT. 10 AT 9:45 P.M. | MILLER LITE OASIS STAGE

Yup, your favorite Chicago alternative rock band is back at it again, and their live shows are just as solid as they’ve always been. If you haven’t listened to anything they’ve put out since Yankee Hotel Foxtrot or A Ghost Is Born, it’s time to check back in and give their most recent album, Ode to Joy, a listen.

Photo courtesy of Summerfest

 
 
3.

Dave Chappelle

SEPT. 11 AT 7:30 P.M. | AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE AMPHITHEATER

A comedian at a music festival? Well, why not? Chappelle has long sold out huge stadium crowds so he’ll likely feel right at home on Summerfest’s largest stage. And you can expect him to be as sharp-tongued and politically minded as ever.

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.