Summerfest ground stage acts announced

Summerfest announced it's 2015 ground stage headliners for the festival which runs from June 24-28 and June 30-July 5 at Milwaukee's Henry W. Maier Festival Park. President and CEO of Summerfest, Don Smiley, told Billboard online that, "It's the best lineup of bands in the US and possibly the world." 95 ground stage headlining acts were announced including well known acts such as Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, and Martina McBride. In what could be one of the strangest concert announcements of the year in Milwaukee, socialite and business woman Paris Hilton will be headlining a stage one evening doing a DJ set. There is currently a petition urging Summerfest officials to remove her from the festival stating a more credible act should have been chosen before DJ Paris Hilton.

Below are all 95 acts in no particular order:

DJ Paris Hilton

Keller Williams


Lindsey Stirling




Aloe Blacc

Big Smo

Vance Joy

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Lupe Fiasco

Chase Rice

Sheryl Crow

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Brett Eldredge


Kip Moore

Martina McBride

Walk the Moon

Kellie Pickler

Mother Mother

Billy Currington

Brand New


Sammy Hagar and the Circle

Gary Clark Jr.

Coheed and Cambria

Sylvan Esso

Third Eye Blind

Shakey Graves

Public Enemy

Trampled by Turtles


Meg Myers


Blackberry Smoke

Sheila E.


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Smash Mouth


Manchester Orchestra

Buddy Guy

Dirty Heads

Flogging Molly

The Romantics

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Mat Kearney


Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Jane's Addiction

The Kooks

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Taylor Dayne

Gogol Bordello

New Politics

Dark Star Orchestra



Motion City Soundtrack

Mavis Staples

Punch Brothers



Charles Bradley

Phil Vassar

The Flaming Lips

Sublime with Rome


J. Roddy Walston & the Business

Elvin Bishop

Gaelic Storm

Delta Spirit

The Doobie Brothers

The New Pornographers

Kristian Bush

The Isley Brothers

Leftover Salmon

The Mowgli's

The Faint

Atlas Genius

Saint Motel

Blind Boys of Alabama

Mates of State

Tommy Castro

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Field Report

The Infamous Stringdusters

Otis Clay

Andy Montanez

Sam Llanas

Willy Porter

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Additonal headliners and stage times will be announced later in the coming months. These 95 acts join already announced Marcus Amphitheater headliners Florida Georgia Line, Kings of Leon, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Linkin Park, Kendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran.

Tickets are available now through and the Summerfest box office.