5 Bands We Can’t Wait to See at Summerfest


In less than a week, it will be time for Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival, with 11 days and over 800 artists, and we’ll be bringing you news on some of the biggest names in the industry right now, right here on Melodic Magazine. Here are some bands we are excited to see next week:

Vinyl Theatre


Milwaukee’s own Vinyl Theatre will be playing the Big Gig again on June 25th after touring with bands like Twenty One Pilots and Smallpools. This hometown show is sure to be a good one and we’re excited to catch Vinyl Theatre again after seeing them on the Quiet is Violent Tour.
Sylvan Esso


Indie pop duo Sylvan Esso will return to Milwaukee to make their Summerfest debut on July 3rd. They may have only one album out, but they have already built a reputation for putting on a powerful live performance. Catch them headlining at the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage!



Wisconsin natives PHOX will be playing on July 2nd. Their alternative folk and indie pop sound makes for an incredible live performance, with some of the best vocals we have ever seen. We caught them at their sold out Pabst Theater show earlier this year and are excited to cover their set at Summerfest.

Vance Joy

We caught Vance Joy last year while he was on tour with Young the Giant, and since then, big things happened for him. Right before hopping on tour with Taylor Swift, he will be stopping in Milwaukee to headline Summerfest. We can’t wait to be there to watch him play again!

New Politics


New Politics puts on one of the most energy-filled performances we’ve ever seen. They’ve been in Milwaukee a few times over the past year, on tour with Fall Out Boy and Paramore, as well as on their own headlining tour. Now, they will be headlining the last day of the Big Gig, and we believe they’ll bring an electrifying end to Summerfest 2015.

Who are you excited to see this year at the Big Gig? Let us know by tweeting us at @melodicmag!


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