These Summerfest Headliners Will Also Being Doing More Intimate Concerts

A local radio station is hosting six headliners in a much smaller venue.

FM 102.1’s Summerfest Summer Camp is back in session, featuring private performances and exclusive Q&A meet and greet sessions hosted by The Cooperage throughout the three weekends of the Big Gig’s upcoming run.

Music fans can take in stripped-down, live performances from multiple Summerfest headliners at The Cooperage, 822 S. Water St., in Milwaukee’s Harbor District.

The schedule is as follows:

  • June 24: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  • June 25: Dayglow
  • June 30: The Revivalists
  • July 2: Barns Courtney and Houndmouth
  • July 7: Milky Chance
  • July 8: Jagwar Twin

Additional acts are likely to be announced. For more information, go to the radio station’s website

Summerfest kicks off Thursday at Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront, with a return to an early summer format after a late summer schedule last year due to the ongoing public health concerns tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic forced the cancelation of Summerfest in 2020. Like last year, Summerfest will be held on nine days over three successive weekends instead of the continuous 11-day run (with a one-day break in recent years) that had become the standard for the festival over the years.

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Rich Rovito is a freelance writer for Milwaukee Magazine.