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Music fans flock to Summerfest despite lack of headliner

Posted: 5:45 PM, Jul 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-04 19:11:41-04

Independence Day was on full display at Summerfest as bars donned decorations and people showed off their red, white, and blue outfits.

People herded their families to the grounds to spend the day together.

"We enjoy listening to all the music and of course trying all the different foods all the time and these two girls love the splash pad," said Glenna Siazon, whose family made the the trip from Chicago.

She brought her kids, husband, parents, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

"We eat and drink and listen to music it’s just awesome. We kinda dance a little bit too sometimes maybe later," said Lena Starkey, who came out with her husband and son.

The one option that was out for visitors was the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. For the first time in Summerfest history there would not be a headliner at the amphitheater on July 4th. Megadeth, who was scheduled to take the stage, backed out after their lead singer was diagnosed with cancer.

Outside of the amphitheater people had several acts to choose from on the side stages including X Ambassadors, Courtney Barnett, Chase Rice, and Vic Mensa.