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Gingersnaps: Smile On

Jun 22, 2014 08:23PM ● By Laura Ustanovska

All Vintage Summerfest Apparel by Holoubek Inc. / Terrapin Sportswear.

Music festivals have become somewhat of a culture. Whether the trending event is Lollapalooza or Coachella, at these marathon festivals young adults alike get the chance to adopt the lifestyle of music connoisseurs and live like carefree aficionadas while they have the chance. But every Wisconsinite knows that the true place to be, and the bands to see are at Milwaukee’s emerald summer-time jewel: Summerfest - start: 06/25/2014 - 12:00 PM. For nearly 50 years the Summerfest tradition has continued to grow as the 11 day music festival, beginning on June 25th, 2014, now brandishes over 800 spectacular music acts, from the hottest emerging talent to chart-topping stars. Summerfest offers something for every music lover. The line-up lists a whopping 113 artists and band headliners ready for action on the ground stages, as well as 11 A-list Marcus Amphitheater headliners. It isn’t every day that a world-class event is held in your own backyard, so make sure you don’t miss out on any of Summerfest 2014’s amazing talent with this guide to your favorite genres:

For the Alternative Rock Reveler: The Arctic Monkeys, The Orwells, Walk off the Earth and The Neighbourhood will serve up hipster-worthy performances this year. Indie is in, to say the least. O.A.R., OneRepublic*, and a Fall Out Boy/ Paramore* duo are also highly anticipated.

For the Pop Lover: Pop is on top this time around. The stages will be dizzy with pop and pop-rock phenomena: Tegan and Sara, Fitz and The Tantrums, the Neon Trees, A Great Big World… breathe….Ingrid Michaelson, Timeflies, and Pentatonix. Superstars Lady Gaga* and Bruno Mars* will grace the stage, as well.

For the Electronic & Dance Devils: DJ Pauly D will offer up a good time for those ready to rave. But wait… if you’re in the mood for taking a #SELFIE, check out The Chainsmokers.

For the Hip-Hop & Rap Fanatic: This genre will flaunt some big names, including B.o.B, Ludacris, Usher*, and Outkast*. Prepare for some Polaroid picture worthy shaking.

For the Folk & Country Kings: Get ready to chill with Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and Scotty McCreery. Slow down a notch and relax with Zac Brown Band* and Dave Mathews Band*.

Before you dash for the gates, make sure to check out the Summerfest website for a list of concert times so you don’t skip a beat! There’s no better place to find a memory filled night this summer than on the shores of Lake Michigan at the the iconic fest grounds. Now it’s time to show off your biggest accessory—a smile—because the Summerfest countdown has nearly run out. Three, two, one, smile on!

* Marcus Amphitheater Headliner