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Top Music Festivals In Wisconsin
Last Updated: 5/20/2013
In Wisconsin, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for live music this summer. Here’s our selection of outdoor music festivals sure to satisfy any musical taste.
June 25-29, 2013
Featuring country’s hottest headliners, Country USA is a five day non-stop musical festival. Great food, shopping, rides, games and performances make this music festival a fan favorite! While visiting the Oshkosh area stop by the EAA AirVenture Museum (right across the highway) for some high flying adventure! Stop back in July for Lifest.
Headliners: Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Billy Curington, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley
June 27-30, 2013
Tucked away in the northwest region of Wisconsin is a four day country music festival with 8,000 campsites and an all-star lineup. If the party becomes too much, take a break and head out to the Whispering Pines Golf Course for a quick nine. Come back to Cadott in July for Rock Fest!
Headliners: Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean
June 26-June 30 and July 2-7, 2013
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and billed as the world’s largest music festival. Summerfest rocks all day long with top-name pop, rock, country, folk, and bluegrass entertainment on 13 stages. Staying in Milwaukee longer than the festival? Catch a Brewers game, shop the Milwaukee Public Market or visit the Milwaukee County Zoo, the entertainment is abundant in this big city.
Headliners: Violent Femmes & The Avett Brothers, FUN, Tom Petty, Jason Aldean, Pitbull, New Kids on the Block, Luke Bryan, Rush, Tim McGraw, John Mayer, Eagles
July 11-14, 2013
Visit Wisconsin’s biggest Christian music festival while in Oshkosh. With over 150 acts and activities such as a 5k fun run/walk, petting zoo, inflatable games and much more, Lifefest is fun for the whole family! Take some time to visit Ardy & Ed’s Drive In for a blast from the past experience, roller skating, carhops and rock n’ roll from the 50’s and 60’s. Wisconsin’s Northeastern region is full of entertainment, check out Country USA too!
Headliners: Toby Mac, Skillet, Third Day, Newsboys, Mercyme, Lonestar, Audio Adrenaline, Family Force 5, Thousand Foot Krutch, The City Harmonic, Five Iron Frenzy.
Hodag Country Music Festival
July 11-14, 2013
Top country acts perform in Wisconsin’s North Woods at the Hodag Country Music Festival. Don’t miss the spirited battle of the bands featuring up-and-coming country bands from across the Midwest. Make sure you take a Wisconsin River Cruise while visiting the Rhinelander area; you may even spot bald eagles and other wildlife.
Headliners: Don Williams, Big & Rich w/Cowboy Troy, Dierks Bentley, Neal Mccoy
Country Jam USA
Eau Claire, WI
July 18-20, 2013
Country music, zip lines, tournaments and more make Country Jam ‘Your Kinda Party’. Three days of backwoods fun, leave the big city behind as you enjoy Eau Claire, located in Northwest Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley. Visit the Children’s Museum or even the Chippewa Valley Museum on your stay to revel in the fun and history of the Northwoods.
Headliners: Big & Rich, Gary Allan, Kelly Clarkson, Rascal Flatts.
Country Thunder USA
Twin Lakes, WI
July 18-21, 2013
July gets even hotter with Southeast Wisconsin’s Country Thunder. Four nights of chart topping performers, thrill rides, food vendors and a variety of campsites will leave you wishing you had one more day at in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
Headliners: Dierks Bently, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen.
July 18-21, 2013
Taking place rain or shine, this four day festival promises nothing less than rock n’ roll. With over 8,000 campsites on 320 acres in Northwest Wisconsin Rock Fest is a true rock experience. Looking for a place to relax? Head to the Cadott Area Historical Museum and check out historical memorabilia of the area. Visit Cadott earlier in the summer and attend Country Fest!
Headliners: Three Days Grace, Korn, KISS, Motley Crue
July 31, 2013
This one day event held in Milwaukee brings all of your favorite bands together for a one of a kind experience. Visit the Great Lakes Distillery, Miller Brewing Company and the Lakefront Brewery for tours of Wisconsin’s brews after rocking out at Warped Tour.