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Summerfest is held annually in Milwaukee, USA. It was first held in 1968, making it one of the oldest music festivals in the world. The festival was created by civic leaders and by its city mayor Henry W. Maierin, as an effort to revitalize Milwaukee's downtown area and provide a family-friendly event for the community.

Originally called the "Milwaukee World Festival", it was held on a small stage in a downtown parking lot and featured mostly local acts. Over the years, Summerfest has grown into a massive event, attracting over 800,000 people annually and hosting over 800 acts on 11 stages over the course of 11 days.

Summerfest has a rich history of hosting world-renowned artists, from Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan to The Rolling Stones, Prince, and Bruno Mars, to name a few. However, Summerfest also values emerging talent and has been recognized as a leading showcase for up-and-coming artists. The festival provides a platform for emerging artists to gain exposure and connect with new fans, helping to shape the future of the music industry.

Famous For:
Summerfest is known for being one of the largest music festivals in the world, spanning 11 days and featuring over 800 acts on 12 stages. It is also known for its diverse lineup of musical genres, including rock, pop, country, and EDM, among others.

Creation Purpose:
Summerfest was created with the purpose of bringing together the community of Milwaukee and the surrounding areas to celebrate music and culture.

Fun Facts:
Summerfest was conceived in the 1960s by then-mayor Henry W. Maier. Inspired by his visit to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Maier envisioned a similar ethnic-themed festival in Milwaukee.

Summerfest is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the "World's Largest Music Festival".

The festival also features a variety of themed days, such as "Throwback Thursday" and "Fan Appreciation Day", which offer discounted tickets and special events for attendees.

Impact on the Music Industry:
Summerfest has had a significant impact on the music industry, as it has helped to showcase both established and emerging talent to large audiences. Many artists have gained new fans and increased their popularity as a result of performing at the festival.

For more than half a century, Summerfest continues to be an integral part of the music industry – helping artists reach new heights while also creating tangible economic benefits for its host city.

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Summerfest 2024 at a glance

When will Summerfest 2024 take place?

Festival is scheduled from 20 Jun to 06 Jul 2024 (16 day(s)), the countdown is running!

Where is Summerfest 2024 held?

Summerfest takes place in Milwaukee, United States. Here is the full address of the festival: Henry Maier Festival Park; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Who is headlining Summerfest 2024?

Maroon 5, Mötley Crüe, Kane Brown, Goo Goo Dolls, AJR.

What are the main genres at Summerfest 2024?

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