Wisconsin bands take the stage at Summerfest
By Erin Dismeier. CREATED 10:33 AM
Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder, Zac Brown Band. The Big Gig may see a lot of big names this summer but some of Wisconsin's own will take the stage too.
"It's like playing in your own backyard. We grew up going there and now we're performing where we watched everyone else play"
Life in a Tree is made up of five 17-year-olds from Grafton who have been making a name for themselves around the state. Lead singer and bass player, Molly Lutz says this is the band's second time at Summerfest
"Last year we had Briggs and Stratton Stage and we technically opened for Pentatonix so that was a big deal."
Drummer Jimmy Cooper says they got to spend some time with one of Milwaukee's favorite sons backstage last year.
"Danny Gokey was in the green room hanging out with us so that was cool," Jimmy says. "Danny Gokey was talking ot my dad and he said how old are these guys. He said 17 and Danny said when I was that age I was still playing with GI Joes"
They'll be back at the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard stage this summer on July 4th at 4:00 pm.
The band is playing some other big Milwaukee festivals this summer like the State Fair and Bastille Days, but band members DJ Underwood and Tyler Miller say nothing compares to Summerfest.