Wisconsin – Music

The icons of Wisconsin:

  • Bon Iver
  • Violent Femmes
  • Liberace

Where to visit:

Not only is Wisconsin home to the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest, but you’ll find a lot more good vibrations around the state – from top-name country music stars and indie rock acts to small town blues festivals and celebrations of song.

After fifty years, Summerfest remains Milwaukee’s flagship music festival for its sheer convenience and vast variety of performers – we’re talking more than 100 headlining acts over 11 days!

Summerfest isn’t the only music festival in Wisconsin.

Country Fest and Rock Fest have been taking over Cadott, Wisconsin for 30 years, so you’d better believe they run this festival like a well-oiled machine. The festival grounds are home to five permanent stages, so be sure to check out the schedule ahead of time to be sure you don’t miss anyone.

Attending any music festival can be a memorable experience, but Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival pulls out all the stops to make this two-day festival a truly unique, one-of-a-kind experience for its attendees. Eaux Claires boasts one of the most eclectic line-ups of any festival in the Great Lakes USA. (Where else can you find Chance the Rapper and Paul Simon on the same ticket?) Make sure to spend plenty of time wandering the grounds, where visual art instillations and interactive exhibits await at every turn.