Summerfest Announces The 2013 Emerging Artists Series

MILWAUKEE (May, 2013) – Summerfest officials are excited to announce the Emerging Artists Series lineup slated for the U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage with Leinenkugel’s and FM 102/1 during Summerfest 2013.

The stage will again feature breaking and up and coming bands via the Emerging Artists Series each day from 3:00 to 7:30 pm. Not only will fans be able to use their cell phones to vote for their favorite bands in the series, but U.S. Cellular® will again offer Pix-2-ScreenTM and Text-2-ScreenTM, which allows patrons to send pictures and text messages to a large screen next to the stage. Each day of the festival, the band with the most texts associated with their name will win an “Emerging Artists Series Care Package” consisting of products from major equipment manufacturers that include Taylor Guitars, Sennheiser Microphones and Headphones, Zildjian Cymbals, Hal Leonard Publishing, GHS Strings, Rocktron Effects and more. This year’s prize package will include gear and merchandise with a total value of over $2,500.

New for 2013, fans can download music from Emerging Artists Series performers for FREE at Summerfest.com. Additionally, U.S. Cellular will kick-off summer with a pre-event concert featuring an emerging artist on Tuesday, June 25 and will give consumers a VIP experience during Summerfest with exciting surprises. U.S. Cellular will release additional details on the concert in June.

Many alumni of the Emerging Artists Series have gone on to achieve various levels or notoriety in the music industry. Past Emerging Artist Series performers include Walk The Moon, Bronze Radio Return, Carney (Reeve Carney), Ra Ra Riot, Sleeper Agent, Walk Off The Earth, Lights, The Kin, Company of Thieves, The Hush Sound, Gold Motel, I Fight Dragons, Kate Voegele. Some performers have also returned to Summerfest to play headlining shows including Walk The Moon who will open for Fun. this year at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 27 at the Marcus Amphitheater and Bronze Radio Return who will play at 8:00 pm on Friday, July 5 at the U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage.

The 2013 Emerging Artists Series includes:

Wednesday, June 26

3:00 pm Hey Ocean! – Vancouver, BC

4:15 pm The Town Heroes – Halifax, NS

5:30 pm Blah Blah Blah – Chicago, IL

6:45 pm Beat Club – Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, June 27

3:00 pm Aktar Aktar – Chicago, IL

4:15 pm Ivy Spokes – Milwaukee, WI

5:30 pm Blood Red Boots – Chicago, IL

6:45 pm AboveWaves – Chicago, IL

Friday, June 28

3:00 pm Daniel and The Lion – Baraboo, WI

4:15 pm PHOX – Baraboo, WI

5:30 pm Hey Marseilles – Seattle, WA

6:45 pm Tristen – Nashville, TN

Saturday, June 29

3:00 pm Larry g(EE) – Dallas, TX

4:15 pm SoHo Ghetto – Halifax, NS

5:30 pm Kane Place Record Club – Milwaukee, WI

6:45 pm The Mowgli’s – Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, June 30

3:00 pm Leogun – London, UK

4:15 pm Modoc – Muncie, IN

5:30 pm Goodbye June – Nashville, TN

6:45 pm Making Movies – Kansas City, MO

Tuesday, July 2

3:00 pm Hot Jam Factory – New Cumberland, PA

4:15 pm Kaleido – Detroit, MI

5:30 pm Boy Blue – Milwaukee, WI

6:45 pm Gemini Club – Chicago, IL

Wednesday, July 3

3:00 pm Mariko – New York, NY

4:15 pm Molly Thomason – Toronto, ON

5:30 pm LEAGUES – Nashville, TN

6:45 pm Kitten – Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, July 4

3:00 pm The Guilty Wanted – Oshkosh, WI

4:15 pm Cheers Elephant – Philadelphia, PA

5:30 pm Ikarus Down – Milwaukee, WI

6:45 pm Turf War – Atlanta, GA

Friday, July 5

3:00 pm Pigpen Theatre Co. – Pittsburgh, PA

4:15 pm Luella & The Sun – Nashville, TN

5:30 pm Hugh Bob & The Hustle – Milwaukee, WI

6:45 pm Great Divide – Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 6

3:00 pm Bonzie – Chicago, IL

4:15 pm Deanna Devore – Toronto, ON

5:30 pm The Tom Fun Orchestra – Cape Breton, NS

6:45 pm Midwest Death Rattle – Milwaukee, WI

Sunday, July 7

3:00 pm Erin Ivey – Austin, TX

4:15 pm Kassini – New York, NY

5:30 pm Ragers – Cleveland, OH

6:45 pm Crobot – Pottsville, PA

Visit Summerfest.com and download the Summerfest Schedule App presented by Boston Store for iOS and Android to make your own custom Summerfest lineup!

Summerfest 2013 will take place June 26 – 30 and July 2 – 7, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 1. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting.

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