By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published May 26, 2021 at 10:29 AM

Summerfest announced Wednesday that Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Special guest Polo G will open the show, which will be Megan Thee Stallion's first at the Big Gig.

If you know her work, or saw her on this year's Grammy Awards show, you know you'll be in for quite a ride when the Houston hip-hop star takes the stage.

Thanks not only to her provocative and hard-hitting music, but also to her strong public stances on social justice issues, Megan The Stallion was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Rising star Polo G is a Chicago rapper whose latest single, “RAPSTAR,” has made him just that.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 4, at noon at Summerfest.com and Ticketmaster.com and include admission to Summerfest on the day of the show.

Complete festival details and a list of headliners can be found at Summerfest.com.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.