May 14, 2007 at 11:51 am | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment

Summerfest officials today announce Ludacris will headline at the Marcus Amphitheater on Sunday, July 1, during this year’s 40th Anniversary celebration.  The 7:00 pm show’s stellar lineup of today’s hottest hip-hop and R&B acts will also include Chris Brown, Ciara and T-Pain.   Atlanta-based rapper Ludacris has dominated the urban charts since he signed with Def Jam records in 2000.  Since his initial breakthrough, “What’s Your Fantasy,” Ludacris has collaborated on hits with Missy Elliot, Jermaine Dupree, and many more of today’s hottest acts.   At the 2007 American Grammy Awards he took home awards for Best Rap Album, “Release Therapy,” and Best Rap Song, “Money Maker.” 

Since his performance to a capacity crowd at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse during last year’s Summerfest, 17-year-old R&B superstar Chris Brown has been nominated for two Grammys, seen his album go platinum and been named to both AOL’s 21 Hottest Young Musical Talents under 21 list as well as People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People list.  The beautiful and talented Ciara broke onto the scene in 2004 with her number one single, “Goodies.” Her second album “Ciara: The Evolution” was released late last year and has spawned three top twenty singles on the Billboard 100 list.  In addition to collaborating on several hits this year, T-Pain’s single “Buy U a Drank” is currently the number one song on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs list. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 19 at Noon and will be available for $45.00, $40.00 and $35.00.  This price includes Summerfest admission and facility fees.  Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, online at and by phone at 414.276.4545 (Milwaukee), 920.494.1414 (Green Bay), 608.255.4646 (Madison), and 608.789.4545 (LaCrosse).  TTY service will be available at 800.359.2525.  Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at to print bar coded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees will be added to all ticket purchases. 

A limited number of bar-coded wristbands for free, general admission lawn seats will be available the day of the concert for this show.  The bar coded wristbands will be issued in the forecourt of the Marcus Amphitheater on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show to patrons who have obtained admission to the grounds.  Patrons must obtain admission to Summerfest in addition to any free general admission lawn ticket. Summerfest celebrates 40 years of music, fun and sun, June 28 – July 8, 2007.  The late Mayor Henry Maier’s vision of an event that would revitalize downtown and unite the community has evolved into The World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration.  Summerfest continues to attract the music industry’s hottest stars, along with emerging talent and local favorites.  The 23,000 capacity Marcus Amphitheater, 10 permanent grounds stage areas, 45 diverse food & beverage vendors and four unique marketplaces are set against the beautiful Lake Michigan and downtown backdrops, creating a festival experience like no other. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest.  For more details on The World’s Largest Music Festival visit


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