Summerfest Adds J. Cole as First Rap Headliner for 2018


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

After a number of country artists were announced for Milwaukee’s Summerfest this year, Wisconsin’s rap and hip-hop fans were wondering when it was their turn. And fans were rewarded for their patience today, as Summerfest announced that J. Cole will perform this year.

Headlining the America Family Insurance Amphitheatre on July 3rd, J. Cole is the festival’s first rap headliner this year and the second rapper currently billed (with Logic as the first). More rap and hip-hop acts will surely come though, as Summerfest will reveal its ground stage headliners in the next couple months.

Tickets for the performance will go on sale this Saturday, March 3rd (12:00 PM), and can be purhcased online via

Get ready for the performance and watch J. Cole’s music video for ‘Apparently’ below.


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