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Paisley to headline Summerfest

Brad Paisley will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, June 27. Darius Rucker (of Hootie and the Blowfish fame) and Joel Crouse will open the show.

Paisley is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has earned numerous awards including three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards and three awards from ASCAP as Country Music Songwriter / Artist of the Year.

He has also been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001.

Paisley has placed 22 singles at the top of the charts. His current single, "The Mona Lisa," is from his album "Wheelhouse." His latest effort, which is his first self-produced project, also includes the back-to-back hits, "Southern Comfort Zone" and "Beat This Summer."

Paisley was last in Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in 2012. His song, "Alcohol" from the album "Time Well Wasted," features a Milwaukee reference. Rucker opened for Lady Antebellum at Summerfest in 2012.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 21 at noon and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at and by phone at (800) 745-3000 or (866) 448-7849.

Patrons may also utilize "ticketfast" at to print barcoded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.


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