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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Summerfest officials announced Wednesday, April 24th a new stage partnership between K-Nation Entertainment and Cascio Interstate Music.  The new partnership will allow the two to present eleven days of live, local and original music, with many bands originating from the Milwaukee and the surrounding region.

“For the past six years, we have been proud to provide the Summerfest audience with a wide and varied selection of musical genres on our Cascio Music Stage,” said Michael Houser, Cascio Interstate Music CEO.  “We are pleased to continue this musical mission in our community with our great new partnership with K-Nation, to be able to help expose these fine bands to the large Summerfest fan base. We believe giving these talented artists the opportunity to play at ‘The World’s Largest Music Festival’ helps them gain the recognition and exposure that they so richly deserve.”

The K-NATION l Cascio Interstate Music Stage with WMSE 91.7 will feature the following headliners:

June 26           9:00 pm           Faux Fir          
June 27           9:00 pm           The Melismatics
June 28           9:00 pm           Bright Kind
June 29           9:00 pm           I’m Not A Pilot
June 30           9:00 pm           TBA
July 2               9:00 pm           The Invaders
July 3               9:00 pm           Midnight Reruns
July 4               9:00 pm           Copper Box
July 5               9:00 pm           The Delta Routine
July 6               9:00 pm           The Championship
July 7               9:00 pm           Archie Powell & The Exports

“K-Nation Entertainment provides highly talented local and regional artists with coveted performance and recording opportunities,” said Jim Kacmarcik, President of K-Nation Entertainment.  “While K-Nation Entertainment works with many established artists, we also serve as an incubator for newer artists.  We are thrilled to support Summerfest and in so doing, help introduce dozens of acts to larger audiences.  All visitors to our stage will be impressed with the caliber of artistry and talent.”

Additionally, JoJo’s Martini Lounge with Miller Lite will return in 2013 as a popular hot spot, offering JoJo’s specialty martinis and great local entertainment.  The stage will feature the following headliners: 

June 26             8:00 pm         5 Card Studs               
June 27             8:00 pm         Hot Sauce
June 28             8:00 pm         Boogie Men
June 29             8:00 pm         The Toys
July 30               8:00 pm         Rhythm Kings
July 2                 8:00 pm         Eddie Butts     
July 3                 8:00 pm         Uprising
July 4                 8:00 pm         The Barbeez
July 5                 8:00 pm         Sweet Tarts
July 6                 8:00 pm         Love Monkeys
July 7                 8:00 pm         Cold Sweat & The Brew City Horns

Please check for updates.  All performers and show times are subject to change.

Fest-goers can save money with Advanced Sale General Admission tickets and great ticket pass options, most of which can be purchased now at with no incremental service fees.

  • Advanced Sale discounted offers include a $15 General Admission ticket ($17 value), an $8 Weekday Admission ticket valid Tuesday – Friday, prior to 4:00 pm ($10 value) and a “3 for $39” multi-day pass, valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($51 value).
  • The widely popular “11-Day Power Pass” presented by Pick ’n Save with Coffee Mate and Palermo’s is available for purchase at an amazingly low price of only $60 exclusively at 69 Pick ’n Save locations across southeastern Wisconsin now through May 31.  A complete list of locations can be found at
  • Festival fans can enjoy extreme savings on weekdays and parking with ease when they purchase the new “Summerfest Weekday Value Pass” for only $20 at now through June 2.  The Weekday Value Pass is valid for one (1) weekday admission, each weekday, Tuesday – Friday from Noon – 4:00 pm and one (1) parking pass, each weekday, Tuesday – Friday when fans arrive and park between Noon – 1:00 pm.
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