Summerfest unveils 2012 Emerging Artists Series

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Summerfest 45th anniversary

MILWAUKEE — Summerfest unveiled the Emerging Artists Series lineup slated for the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage during the 2012 edition of the Big Gig. The stage will again feature breaking and up and coming bands.

The lineup includes…

Wednesday, June 27
3:00 PM             Nathaniel Rateliff                                   (Denver, CO)
4:15 PM             Fruit Bats                                               (Chicago, IL)
5:30 PM             The Fatty Acids                                      (Milwaukee, WI)
6:45 PM             ReadyGoes                                            (Minneapolis, MN)

Thursday, June 28
3:00 PM             Sandman Viper Command                       (Toronto, Canada)
4:15 PM             Aly Jados                                               (Chicago, IL)
5:30 PM             The Balconies                                    (Ottawa)
6:45 PM             Chappo                                                 (Brooklyn, NY)

Friday, June 29
3:00 PM             Find Vienna                                           (North Wales, PA)
4:15 PM             My Pet Dragon                                       (Brooklyn, NY)
5:30 PM             Walk Off The Earth                                 (Burlington, Canada)
6:45 PM             Vanaprasta                                            (Silver Lake, CA)

Saturday, June 30
3:00 PM             Erin Barra                                              (Brooklyn, NY)
4:15 PM             Machines Are People Too                        (Chattanooga, TN)
5:30 PM             Garrett Borns                                         (Grand Haven, MI)
6:45 PM             Mars Argo                                             (Chicago, IL)

Sunday, July 1
3:00 PM             Canopies                                               (Milwaukee, WI)
4:15 PM             The Stanleys                                          (Perth, Australia)
5:30 PM             Gold Motel                                             (Chicago, IL)
6:45 PM             The Rouge                                             (Nashville, TN)

Tuesday, July 3

3:00 PM             Gold Fields                                            (Ballarat, Australia)
4:15 PM             The Nearly Deads                                  (Nashville, TN)
5:30 PM             Emily’s Army                                         (Oakland, CA)
6:45 PM             Trapper Schoepp & The Shades               (Milwaukee, WI)

Wednesday, July 4
3:00 PM             Kink Ador                                              (Nashville, TN)
4:15 PM             Lovebettie                                             (Pittsburgh, PA)
5:30 PM             Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers          (Halifax, Canada)
6:45 PM             Black Box Revelation                              (Brussels, Belgium)

Thursday, July 5
3:00 PM             Alexa Carter                                          (Nashville, TN)
4:15 PM             Flagship                                                (Charlotte, NC)
5:30 PM             Beware Of Darkness                              (Los Angeles, CA)
6:45 PM             Magic Wands                                         (Nashville, TN)

Friday, July 6

3:00 PM             Surgeons in Heat                                    (Milwaukee, WI)
4:15 PM             Jordan Benker                                       (Chicago, IL)
5:30 PM             Pyro Fighter                                           (Chicago, IL)
6:45 PM             Hell & Lula                                            (Los Angeles, CA)

Saturday, July 7
3:00 PM             Cameron Jayne & Eighty6 Black              (Lexington, KY)
4:15 PM             Darling Parade                                       (Nashville, TN)
5:30 PM             Throwing Gravity                                   (Nashville, TN)
6:45 PM             Cherri Bomb                                          (Los Angeles, CA)

Sunday, July 8
3:00 PM             Vital                                                      (San Francisco, CA)
4:15 PM             Gina Barrington                          (Milwaukee, WI)
5:30 PM             Kelly Paige                                            (Nashville, TN)
6:45 PM             Ducky & The Vintage                              (Harrisburg, PA)

Summerfest 2012 will take place June 27 – July 1 and July 3 – 8, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 2.