Thomas Rhett to headline Summerfest opening day

Will feature special guests Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson

Thomas Rhett

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:10 pm

Country artist Thomas Rhett will play the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on opening night of Summerfest, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials announced.

Thomas Rhett

Rhett will perform at Henry Maier Festival Park’s main stage on June 26 with special guests Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson.

He last performed in Milwaukee as an opener for Kenny Chesney at Miller Park in 2018. Rhett’s 2017 album Life Changes was platinum certified and received a Grammy nomination for best country album of the year.

Tickets for Thomas Rhett go on sale Jan. 25 at the Summerfest website and Ticketmaster.

Headliners announced so far for Summerfest 2019 include:

  • Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson on June 26
  • Jason Aldean and Kane Brown on June 28
  • Bon Iver with Lord Huron and Julien Baker on June 29
  • Ozzy Osbourne on July 4

Summerfest will run from June 26-30 and July 2-7.

Work is currently underway on the $50 million rebuild of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater at Henry Maier Festival Park. The first phase of that project, which includes raising a portion of the existing roof and improving back-of-stage infrastructure, is expected to be completed in time for the 2019 festival.

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