When: June 25th-29nd, July 1st-6th
Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Why Go: Older than Woodstock, Summerfest has been hosting big names and bigger crowds since 1968, and this year's edition features 800 acts scheduled across 11 days. The pricing structure, meanwhile, is reasonable and convenient, with full badges going for 70 dollars and single day passes ranging from six dollars (for seniors and children) to sixteen (for everyone else). The biggest names – this year, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Bruno Mars and Outkast – play in the waterfront Marcus Amphitheater at events that are ticketed separately.
15 Must-See Acts: Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Bruno Mars, Outkast, Paramore, Usher, Ludacris, Phoenix, the Hold Steady, Arctic Monkeys, Kip Moore, Nas, B.o.B., Zac Brown Band, Babe Ruth