Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Headliners and Performance Dates

Summerfest officials are excited to announce the highly anticipated lineup of headliners slated for Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard with Coors Light and Tap Milwaukee during Summerfest’s 50th edition. 

The Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard with Coors Light and Tap Milwaukee will feature the following headliners:

June 28  8:00 pm SHAED

            10:00 pm MisterWives

June 29  4:00 pm Fishbone

              8:00 pm Terry Hanck Band

              9:30 pm Peter Wolf

June 30 10:00 pm Joss Stone

July 1      4:00 pm Tonic

             10:00 pm  Collective Soul

July 2      6:00 pm  Danny Gokey

             10:00 pm  Andy Grammer

July 4     10:00 pm IshDARR

July 5       9:30 pm NEEDTOBREATHE

July 6       7:30 pm J Boog

                9:45 pm Slightly Stoopid

July 7      10:00 pm Phil Vassar

July 8        5:30 pm HOTEL CALIFORNIA/ A Salute to the Eagles

               10:00 pm Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx

July 9        8:00 pm The Steepwater Band

                 9:45 pm Blackberry Smoke

This year’s Summerfest represents Briggs & Stratton’s 20th Anniversary as a sponsor of the festival.  “Briggs & Stratton is excited to be sharing its 20th year as a stage sponsor in conjunction with the festival’s 50th anniversary, said Todd Teske, Chairman, President, and CEO of Briggs & Stratton.  “Our partnership has supported a world class music festival in Milwaukee which has been good for our company and great for the community.”

“We could not be more grateful for longtime sponsors like Briggs & Stratton and enthusiastically celebrate their 20th anniversary as a stage sponsor,” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “A manufacturer with a strong local heritage as well as a global profile, Briggs & Stratton aligns perfectly with Summerfest given our status as one of Milwaukee’s favorite traditions as well as the World’s Largest Music Festival.”

Please check for updates, to learn more about Summerfest’s 50th celebration and purchase general admission tickets including commemorative tickets celebrating the 50th edition.

Summerfest 2017 presented by American Family Insurance – the festival’s 50th edition – will take place June 28 – July 2 and July 4 – July 9 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 3. For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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