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Summerfest 2019! It’s the “World’s Largest Music Festival” on Milwaukee’s lakefront. For 11 days, you and nearly 900,000 of your closest friends can enjoy over 1,000 performances from nearly 800 acts on the 75-acre Maier Festival Park grounds.
Summerfest dates back to 1968 and has since become the backdrop for the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites to create unforgettable live music experiences in a world-class festival setting. Running along Milwaukee’s lakefront nestled within downtown, Discovery World, I-794, and Lake Michigan, Summerfest offers not only music but over 45 food and beverage vendors, four marketplaces offering crafts and wares from all over the world, interactive exhibits, and just cool general fun.
Announced Summerfest headliners include:
American Family Insurance Amphitheater:
Wednesday, June 26th: Thomas Rhett with special guest Dustin Lynch, 7:30pm
Thursday, June 27th: The Outlaw Music Festival starring Willie Nelson & Friends, 7:30pm
Friday, June 28th: Jason Aldean with special guest Kane Brown, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 29th: Bon Iver with special guests Lord Huron & Julien Baker, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 30th: Zac Brown Band, 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 2nd: Lionel Richie with special guest Michael McDonald, 7:30pm
Thursday, July 4th: Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tours 2 with special guest Megadeth, 7:30pm
Wednesday, July 5th: The Killers with special guest Death Cab for Cutie, 7:30pm
BMO Harris Pavilion:
Miller Lite Oasis:
U.S. Cellular Connection Stage:
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard:
Uline Warehouse Stage:
Johnson Controls World Sound Stage:
Watch for new announcements, see Summerfest.com for more lineups the timeliest way possible!
Summerfest itself runs Wednesday, June 26th through Sunday, July 7th; it’s closed Monday, July 1st. In 2020, Summerfest will run June 26 – July 5.
Tickets run $21 per day, but two discount options exist. One involves a “Weekday admission” ticket, which gets you in any time before 4pm weekdays and runs $13; the other is the 11-Day Power Pass. For frequent festival-goers (we average 9-10 days at this thing), the Power Pass is a great deal: $90, and you get admission each day. You can purchase and print tickets online here. Parking lots are available just to the west of the grounds and throughout downtown Milwaukee and the Historic Third Ward. The Milwaukee County Transit System also offers “freeway flyer” express buses to and from the grounds from numerous Park & Ride lots in the metro area.
The Summerfest Grounds can be accessed directly via I-794, U.S. 18, and Highway 32. I-43/94 and Highways 38, 59, and 145 also bring you within a mile of it – which is how far away some people park! Either way, it’s one of the greatest music festivals on the planet and a definite State Trunk Tour recommendation.
Summerfest 2019 Address:
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202