By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 06, 2021 at 6:03 AM

After hitting pause for a year due to the pandemic, the Big Gig is back – and here's the grounds stage headliners line-up along with some new Amp main acts to prove it, announced just this morning.

Let's not wait any longer. (Because, really, haven't we waited long enough?) Here's the list:

Summerfest 2021 lineupX

That's right: In addition to headlining shows on proper Summerfest nights on Sept. 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18, the Big Gig will also host three "Wednesday Weekend" kick-off concerts on Sept. 1, 8 and 15 – with Jonas Brothers and Dave Matthews Band taking the American Family Insurance Amphitheater stage for the latter two dates. 

Here's the lineup organized by date, according to Summerfest's website:

Wednesday, Sept. 1

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: TBA

Thursday, Sept. 2

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Luke Bryan with Dylan Scott

Big Wild
REO Speedwagon
Cold War Kids
Jai Wolf DJ set
Blackberry Smoke
Phantoms DJ set

Friday, Sept. 3

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Chance the Rapper with 24kGoldn

DJ Diesel (aka Shaq)
Chris Janson
Phil Vassar
Indigo Girls
Night Ranger
Better Than Ezra
Reyna Roberts
Victoria Canal

Saturday, Sept. 4

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: TBA

Rise Against
Blanco Brown
Internet Money
Drive-by Truckers
JD McPherson

Wednesday, Sept. 8

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Jonas Brothers

Thursday, Sept. 9

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Chris Stapleton with Sheryl Crow

Flo Rida
Quinn XCII
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Greensky Bluegrass
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Alexander 23
Ani DiFranco

Friday, Sept. 10

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Zac Brown Band with Gabby Barrett

Lindsey Stirling
Goo Goo Dolls
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Jesse McCartney
Sugarhill Gang
Maddie & Tae
Jade Bird
Tyler Farr

Saturday, Sept. 11

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: TBA

Brett Eldredge
ZZ Top
Tank and the Bangas
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Living Colour
The Gufs
The Weather Station

Wednesday, Sept. 15

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Dave Matthews Band

Thursday, Sept. 16

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: TBA

Fitz and the Tantrums
Dirty Heads
Jordan Davis
Jimmie Allen
Liz Phair
Tower of Power

Friday, Sept. 17

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Miley Cyrus

Run the Jewels
Charlie Wilson
Jake Owen
The Struts
Future Islands
The Psychedelic Furs
Dead Sara

Saturday, Sept. 18

American Family Insurance Amphitheater: TBA

Black Pumas
Turkuaz featuring Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew
Scotty McCreery
Poi Dog Pondering
Sheila E.
Dillon Carmichael

Tickets for Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Dave Matthews Band are on sale now, while admission for Zac Brown Band will go on sale May 14 at 10 a.m., Chance the Rapper will go on sale May 14 at noon, the Jonas Brothers will go on sale May 21 at 10 a.m., and Miley Cyrus will go on sale May 28 at 10 a.m. The dates for previously announced headliners Justin Bieber, Blink 182 and Guns N' Roses are currently pending. 

For admission and more information on the Big Gig's plans for 2021, visit Summerfest's website. And stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more updates as they become available. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.