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(Pictured above: Sheryl Crow. She’ll perform at Summerfest; Will she live-stream?)

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live has launched, which will present free “select” performances from Milwaukee’s 50th annual Summerfest music festival for six hours a day during the weekend of July 7-9.

Some of the music will be live-streamed, and some will be recorded earlier during the 11-day event and made available on demand. The festival (which starts June 2 and runs 12 hours a day) includes 800 acts, so it’s hard to predict which ones will make Kimmel’s cut, but we can tell you some of the top names. Appearing before the streaming weekend are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Luke Bryan, Paul Simon, Zac Brown Band, Pink, The Chainsmokers and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. And, on Sunday, July 9, starting at 7:30 pm ET, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson will conclude the festival.

SummerFest, which bills itself as “the world’s largest music festival,” expects an attendance of 850,000 people at the live event.

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After the content streams on, it will be made available at and on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s YouTube channel.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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