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Summerfest Announces Briggs & Stratton Headliners.



Summerfest officials announced the first list of stage headlining entertainment for Summerfest 2011 at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Headliner Release Party tonight. The Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard with Coors Light and Tap Milwaukee is once again proud to showcase a diverse selection of artists and music genres.

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

June 29 | 10:00 pm | Meat Loaf


June 30 | 8:00 pm | George Clinton


July 1 | 10:00 pm | Third Eye Blind


July 2 | 10:00 pm | Phil Vassar


July 3 | 6:00 pm | Ike Reilly

July 3 | 8:00 pm | Alejandro Escovedo

July 3 | 10:00 pm | Jayhawks


July 5 | 10:00 pm | The Wailers


July 6 | 10:00 pm | Danny Gokey


July 7 | 10:00 pm | Raphael Saadiq


July 8 | 10:00 pm | TBA



July 9 | 7:30 pm | Pat McCurdy

July 9 | 10:00 pm | The BoDeans


July 10 | 8:00 pm | Willy Porter

July 10 | 9:30 pm | Amos Lee


The headliner for July 8 will be announced in the near future. Please check Summerfest.com for updates. All performers and show times are subject to change.

The Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Headliner Release Party took place today from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. If you missed this event, you missed a live surprise appearance by Phil Vassar, video messages from Meat Loaf and Ike Reilly, autographed merchandise and Marcus Amphitheater ticket giveaways and more!

The next Headliner Release Party for the Miller Lite Oasis will be held Thursday, April 14 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Miller Tour Center, 4251 W. State St., Milwaukee. Fest-fans, ages 21 and older, will get 3 free samples of beer (must present ID) and the first 300 people (21+) to arrive will receive a Miller Valley Mini Mug. There will also be live music, appetizers and raffle drawings that include General Admission Summerfest tickets, Miller Lite Oasis Stage Right Deck Passes, Marcus Amphitheater tickets to see Jason Aldean on Friday, July 8, $100 Gift Certificate to the Miller Tour Center Gift Shop, band merchandise and more!

Dates for the remainder of the Headliner Release Parties are listed below. Details will be released weekly.

Tuesday, April 19 M&I Classic Rock Stage

Thursday, April 21 Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage & Pavilion

Tuesday, April 26 U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

Thursday, April 28 Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Tuesday, May 3 Rock Stage

Wednesday, May 4 Jo Jo’s Martini Lounge

Thursday, May 5 Cascio Interstate Music Groove Garage

In conjunction with its Big Backyard Stage at Summerfest, Briggs & Stratton is hosting a “Battle of the Bands” site on Facebook and encouraging music enthusiasts from around the world to enter the competition. The winning band will perform live at Summerfest at the Big Backyard Stage on Saturday, July 2. Music lovers are encouraged to log on to www.briggsbattleofthebands.com from May 13 – May 27 to vote for your favorite band.

The Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard with Coors Light and Tap Milwaukee is just one example of how Briggs & Stratton continually demonstrates its commitment to the community. Briggs & Stratton continues its longstanding commitment of supporting the arts and Summerfest, health and wellness initiatives like Briggs and Al’s Run & Walk and various youth education programs. Briggs & Stratton contributes year round to improve lives in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin communities.

Summerfest 2011 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – 10, from Noon until Midnight daily. Summerfest will be closed Monday. The World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites. The Marcus Amphitheater and 10 additional stages, along with a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits, are set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrops, creating a festival experience like no other. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details visit Summerfest.com

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