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It's not all country on the U.S. Cell this year. Milwaukee's Willy Porter is playing, for example. (PHOTO: Matthew Bushey)

Summerfest's U.S. Cellular Connection stage goes country-ish

Summerfest have announced that thanks to a sponsorship with FM106.1, the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage – which tended to have a more alternative bent – will now focus mostly on country performers.

"We are excited that the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage will be the new home for country music at Summerfest this year and welcome FM106.1 as our new radio partner," said Laurie Poellinger, U.S. Cellular's director of sales. "The lineup of performers we have makes the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage the place to be at Summerfest."

Here is the list of headliners – which are not all country folk, you'll notice – on the stage at Summerfest 2016, which runs June 29-July 3 and July 5-10, from noon until midnight.

June 29, 10 p.m.: Dustin Lynch

June 30, 10 p.m.: Michael Franti & Spearhead

July 1, 4 p.m.: Chris Lane; 8 p.m.: Willy Porter; 10 p.m.: KT Tunstall

July 2, 10 p.m.: Rachel Platten

July 3, 10 p.m.: Kane Brown

July 5, 8 p.m.: Michael Ray; 10 p.m.: Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.

July 6, 10 p.m.: Milky Chance

July 7, 4 p.m.: Drew Baldridge; 10 p.m.: Brothers Osborne

July 8, 10 p.m.: Eric Hutchinson

July 9, 10 p.m.: Cam

July 10, 10 p.m. :Jana Kramer

All performers and show times are subject to change. Please check Summerfest.com for updates and ticket information.

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