JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Launches Music Site to Live Stream During 50th Edition of Summerfest

Summerfest, presented by American Family Insurance and ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE will bring live musical performances to viewers across the world on JimmyKimmelLiveMusic.com. With support from American Family Insurance, the JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Music site will offer exclusive access to select Summerfest performances and make them available to audiences worldwide, free of charge. The live stream will immerse viewers in all of the activities happening in and around the festival. The full line up is available at Summerfest.com and fans can sign up for real time scheduling announcements and reminders at JimmyKimmelLiveMusic.com.

The JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Music site is a new initiative for the late-night franchise to give fans access to all their favorite bands.

"Music is in the DNA of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' and the show has a passion for bringing great, one-of-a-kind content to our fans," said co-executive producer Doug Deluca. "Collaborating with Summerfest and American Family Insurance to launch such a big initiative made complete sense. Summerfest is the world's largest music festival and has an amazing roster of performances on tap."

"In our 50th year, we could not be more excited to work with 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and American Family Insurance to take our festival, attended by approximately 850,000 people on site, to millions more online via live stream," said president and CEO of Summerfest, Don Smiley. "With one of the most diverse line-ups available anywhere, we know there will be something for all music fans."

Jimmy Kimmel Live Music will shoot acts over the full 11 days of the festival and will stream a mix of live and VOD content on July 7, 8 and 9 for six hours each day.

The content will stream at JimmyKimmelLiveMusic.com and then be Syndicated to both SummerFest.com and Jimmy Kimmel Live's Youtube channel.

"We all pursue dreams in different ways, but for many of us, music serves as the soundtrack playing in the background, whether it's the song that encourages you to dream big or pushes you through that final mile," said Rob Quesnel, American Family Insurance Marketing vice president. "American Family believes the right support can make all of the difference when pursuing a dream. By partnering with Summerfest we're proud to not only support the local Milwaukee community during this world-class music festival, but to bring the universal appeal of music and its power to inspire dreams to millions of others."

About Summerfest Presented By American Family Insurance Summerfest 2017 presented by American Family Insurance - the festival's 50th edition - will take place June 28 - July 2 and July 4 - July 9 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 3. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as "The World's Largest Music Festival" and Milwaukee's cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry's hottest stars, emerginkevg talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.

About JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca, Erin Irwin, David Craig and Jennifer Sharron serve as co-executive producers. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED- CAPTIONED)

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