Summerfest officials: The Avett Brothers to headline Marcus Amphitheater on July 4th

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce The Avett Brothers with special guests Brandi Carlile and Warren Haynes will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Saturday, July 4.

The Avett Brothers’ dynamic music has roots in traditional folk and bluegrass but still manages to harness the no-boundaries attitude of true rock & roll.  Their songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.

They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that’s left behind is the unwavering beauty of the songs. That’s the commotion, that’s the celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers are tonight, that’s what you’ll find. 

Brandi Carlile’s music splits the difference between pop/rock and folksy Americana, driven by emotionally powerful songwriting and skillful acoustic guitar work.  Her latest album, “The Firewatcher’s Daughter,” was released in March 2015 to critical acclaim.

Warren Haynes is recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players in the world due to his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history -  Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and, most famously, The Grateful Dead.

Tickets for The Avett Brothers’ with special guests Brandi Carlile and Warren Haynes show on Saturday, July 4 go on sale Friday, June 12th at 10:00 am CDT and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person and by phone at 1.414.273.2600, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line).  Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at to print barcoded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

Summerfest fans get access to “Stay Connected” Pre-sales before tickets go on sale to the general public when they subscribe to receive Summerfest News email alerts at, “Like” Summerfest on Facebook or follow Summerfest on Twitter.  The Summerfest pre-sale for The Avett Brothers’ show will run Thursday, June 11 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm CDT or until pre-sale inventory has been exhausted.  Pre-sale tickets are only available online through  No pre-sale tickets will be available at the Summerfest Box Office.

Summerfest 2015 will take place June 24 - 28 and June 30 – July 5 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 29.