Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker to headline Summerfest

MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the sixth major show slated for Summerfest 2014.  Brad Paisley with special guests Darius Rucker and Joel Crouse will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, June 27.

Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him numerous awards including three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, as well as three awards from ASCAP as Country Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year.  He is also a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, having been inducted in 2001.

Since his first #1 single in 1999, Paisley has placed 22 singles at the top of the charts.  His current single is “The Mona Lisa,” from his album, Wheelhouse, - which also includes the back-to-back #1 hits, “Southern Comfort Zone” and “Beat This Summer.”  Wheelhouse is Paisley’s first self- produced project, on which he wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks.

Visit www.bradpaisley.com for more information.

Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, Rucker has had a truly remarkable few years.  In 2008, he released Learn to Live; the album’s first single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” made him the first African American with a Number One country song since Charley Pride in 1983. His 2010 follow-up, Charleston, SC 1966, included two more Number Ones.

Recently, Rucker was nominated for the CMA’s Musical Event of the Year award for his performance of “Stuck on You” with Lionel Richie, and in October, he achieved a childhood dream when he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 21 at Noon and include Summerfest admission.

Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com 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 Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

To purchase Marcus Amphitheater tickets in person at the Summerfest Box Office on the day of the on sale, patrons must visit the temporary location at the Mid Gate on the corner of Harbor Drive and Chicago Street.  Parking will be available across the street.

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 Summerfest.com, “Like” Summerfest on Facebook or follow Summerfest on Twitter.

The Brad Paisley Pre-sale will run Thursday, February 20 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm CST or until pre-sale inventory has been exhausted.

Summerfest 2014 will take place June 25 – 29 and July 1 – 6 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 30.

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