Summerfest’s U.S. Cellular Connection Stage headliners include Frankie Ballard, Bebe Rexha, Hanson

By | April 24, 2017

Journal Sentinel

ast year’s country rebrand of Summerfest’sU.S. Cellular Connection Stage continues in 2017, with Frankie Ballard,High Valley,LOCASH and Lauren Alaina set to headline.

But the country-heavy stage will also host a range of pop acts, from up-and-comers like Bebe Rexha, to Hanson, the band of brothers behind ’90s megahit “MMMBop.”

This is the last year to feature the current U.S. Cellular stage. It will be demolished after this year’s Summerfest and replaced with a new, larger stage next year bearing the same name.

Summerfest officials will conclude daily grounds stage headliner announcements Wednesday. All but one show at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater (formerly the Marcus Amphitheater) have been announced.

General admission tickets are $13 for weekdays before 4 p.m. and $20 for weeknights and weekends, available at the gate during Summerfest, and in advance at Three-day passes for $48 and 11-day passes for $90 are available on Summerfest’s website.

General admission tickets do not include access to the amphitheater shows, but amphitheater ticketholders will have access to the Summerfest grounds on the dates of applicable shows.

The U.S. Cellular Connection Stage headliner schedule is as follows:

June 28: Frankie Ballard (10 p.m.)

June 29: Hanson (10 p.m.); Berlin featuring Terri Nunn (5:30 p.m.); Tommy Tutone (4 p.m.)

June 30: Jerrod Niemann (10 p.m.); Chris Hawkey (8 p.m.)

July 1: Bebe Rexha (10 p.m.); Hey Violet (8 p.m.)

July 2: Lauren Alaina (10 p.m.); Dylan Scott (8 p.m.)

July 4: High Valley (10 p.m.); LANco (8 p.m.)

July 5: James Arthur (10 p.m.); Gnash (8 p.m.)

July 6: William Michael Morgan (9:30 p.m.); Tucker Beathard (8 p.m.)

July 7: Ben Rector (10 p.m.); Michelle Branch (8 p.m.)

July 8: LOCASH (10 p.m.); Michael Tyler (8 p.m.)

July 9: Walk Off the Earth (10 p.m.); Lauv (8 p.m.)

Summerfest, celebrating its 50th edition this year, is closed July 3.