Wisconsin’s Top 25 Outdoor Summer Music Festivals

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.

Acoustic FestManitowoc

Spend the day in the park listening to a lineup of diverse and accomplished acoustic musicians, including local artists.

Big Bull Falls Blues FestWausau

Not only is Big Bull Falls Wisconsin's longest-running blues fest, but its location – an island in the middle of the Wisconsin River – couldn't be groovier. See two days of regional and national acts.

Blue Ox Music FestivalEau Claire

The biggest concert of its kind in the upper Midwest features three days of the finest acoustic, bluegrass and string band groups touring the nation.

Blues on the ChippewaDurand

Bring canned goods to donate locally at this free-admission event featuring three days of blues bands and camping.

Country FestCadott

Camp in style at this four-day outdoor concert series, which features a natural amphitheater, superb sound system, jumbo screens, picture-taking line up to the stage, food, souvenirs and amenities.

Country Jam USAEau Claire

Enjoy three days of country music’s top entertainers, along with vendors, food and camping.

Country on the RiverPrairie du Chien

Local bands and national acts alike will perform at this three-day country music festival.

Country ThunderTwin Lakes

Take in the biggest names in country music over four days, with helicopter and thrill rides, camping, food, specialty vendors and late-night entertainment available.

Country USAOshkosh

Cheer on some of today’s hottest headliners at one of the nation’s top country music and camping festivals. Special VIP and reserved seating, a marketplace and concessions will be available throughout the five-day event.

Driftless Music Festival Viroqua

A day of concerts in a local park will feature jazz, swing, bluegrass, zydeco and other genres.

Eaux ClairesEau Claire

This two-day, multi-stage fest offers live music in several genres, both performance and visual art, food and camping.

HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues FestivalKenosha

Enjoy distinguished jazz and blues groups performing along the shores of Lake Michigan at this one-day fest.

Hodag Country Music FestivalRhinelander

Come to the Northwoods for four days of top country music stars, on-site camping, vendors and a statewide band contest.


Wisconsin’s largest Christian music festival offers 150 acts on seven stages, entertainment, games, fireworks, worship services, swimming and pottery workshops.

Metro JamManitowoc

National and regional acts with a variety of music styles will perform at this two-day, free-admission event.

Midwest Acoustic Music FestivalElkhart Lake

Check out some of the best acoustic artists in the region at this one-day event.

Mile of Music - Appleton

Appleton's downtown, an amazing mile of walkable and hospitable experiences, serving up Americana music at it's very best. From roots and indie rock to country, soul, jazz and folk. Hands on family friendly music education experiences too.  The best part is it's all free. 

Porterfield Country Music FestivalMarinette

Bask in nine whole days of performances by top Nashville recording stars at Green’s Green Acres Campground, with camping and concessions available.

Prairie Dog Blues Festival Prairie du Chien

Blues bands, from regional to internationally renowned acts, will perform at this two-day event offering concessions, on-site camping and a hotel shuttle.

Rock FestCadott

Enjoy the best of rock music, food and camping over four days in northwestern Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley.


The world’s largest music festival offers 11 days of top-notch musical entertainment on 13 stages, along with good food, comedians, a children’s play area, daily demonstrations and activities, and amusement park rides.

Summer Set Music & Camping FestivalSomerset

Dozens of performers will party out the summer season over three days in Wisconsin's northwest.

Voices of Peace Gospel Music FestHilbert

Nearly 20 performing groups will play two days of country, bluegrass and southern gospel music. Food and refreshments will be available.

Willard Polka Fest Willard

This one’s indoors, but we couldn’t resist including some polka music! Enjoy three days of bands and dancing at the local community center, with campsites available nearby.

Willow River Blues & Brews FestNew Richmond

Part of a large annual art and craft fair, this fest offers two days of live blues music and handcrafted beer and wine.


Check out even more festivals happening this summer in Wisconsin.