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June 26, 2019 11:30 am
July 7, 2019 11:55 pm
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
March 5, 2016
Maier Festival Park
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200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, United States
Summerfest 2018 Uline Stage and downtown

Milwaukee Summerfest 2019

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.

summerfest2015_169wSummerfest 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, 1:00pm (runs all day and evening)
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
Monday, July 1st: CLOSED
Tuesday, July 2nd: Lionel Richie with special guest Michael McDonald, 7:30pm
Wednesday, July 3rd: Jennifer Lopez “It’s My Party” Tour, 7:30pm
Thursday, July 4th: OPEN
Friday, July 5th: The Killers with special guest Death Cab for Cutie, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 6th: Billie Eilish with special guest Finneas, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 7th: Lil’ Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and Schoolboy Q, 7:30pm

BMO Harris Pavilion:
Wednesday, June 26, 10pm, Foreigner
Thursday, June 27, 9:45pm, Elle King
Friday, June 28, 9:45pm, Brandi Carlile
Saturday, June 29, 9:45pm, Chicago
Sunday, June 30, 9:45pm, Tori Kelly
Tuesday, July 2, 9:45pm, Chaka Khan
Wednesday, July 3, 9:45pm, The Roots
Thursday, July 4, 9:45pm, X Ambassadors
Friday, July 5, 9:45pm, Dashboard Confessional
Sunday, July 7, 9:45pm, Jason Mraz

Miller Lite Oasis:
Wednesday, June 26, 10pm, Steve Aoki
Thursday, June 27, 10pm, Gryffin
Friday, June 28, 10:15pm, The Lonely Island
Saturday, June 29, 10pm, Jordan Davis
Sunday, June 30, 10pm, The National
Tuesday, July 2, 10pm, Chvrches
Wednesday, July 3, 10pm, Taking Back Sunday
Thursday, July 4, 10pm, Chase Rice
Friday, July 5, 10pm, The Head and the Heart
Saturday, July 6, 10pm, Atmosphere
Sunday, July 7, 10pm, The Strumbellas

Harley-Davidson Roadhouse:
Wednesday, June 26, 10pm, Judah & the Lion
Thursday, June 27, 10pm, Lizzo
Friday, June 28, 9:45pm, T-Pain
Saturday, June 29, 10pm, August Burns Red
Sunday, June 30, 9:45pm, 3 Doors Down
Tuesday, July 2, 10pm, Big Gigantic
Wednesday, July 3, 10pm, Matoma
Thursday, July 4, 9:30pm, Sublime with Rome
Friday, July 5, 9:45pm, Cole Swindell
Saturday, July 6, 10pm, Bleachers
Sunday, July 7, 9:30pm, La Sonora Ponceña

U.S. Cellular Connection Stage:
Wednesday, June 26, 10pm, Hanson
Thursday, June 27, 9:45pm, LANCO
Friday, June 28, 10pm, Styx
Saturday, June 29, 10pm, Lifehouse
Sunday, June 30, 10pm, Brothers Osborne
Tuesday, July 2, 10pm, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Wednesday, July 3, 10pm, Lauren Alaina
Thursday, July 4, 9:45pm, Chris Janson
Friday, July 5, 10pm, T.I.
Saturday, July 6, 10pm, Semisonic
Sunday, July 7, 10pm, Dylan Scott

Summerfest 2018, skyline and US Cellular Stage Sign

Part of Milwaukee’s skyline hovering above the northern part of the Summerfest Grounds, including the new US Cellular Connection Stage sign. The stage was completely redone for 2018.

Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard:
Wednesday. June 26, 10pm, Quinn XCII
Thursday, June 27, 9:30pm, St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Friday, June 28, 10pm, lovelytheband
Saturday, June 29, 10pm, Third Eye Blind
Sunday, June 30, 10pm, Catfish and the Bottlemen
Tuesday, July 2, 9:45pm, Liz Phair
Wednesday, July 3, 10pm, Switchfoot
Thursday, July 4, 10pm, Courtney Barnett
Friday, July 5, 10pm, .38 Special
Saturday, July 6, 10pm, Skillet
Sunday, July 7, 9:30pm, Dispatch

Uline Warehouse Stage:
Wednesday, June 26, 10pm, Walk the Moon
Thursday, June 27, 9:45pm, Neon Trees
Friday, June 28, 10pm, Collective Soul
Saturday, June 29, 10pm, Jimmy Eat World
Sunday, June 30, 9:30pm, Lake Street Dive
Tuesday, July 2, 10pm, Young the Giant
Wednesday, July 3, 10pm, Loverboy
Thursday, July 4, 10pm, Vic Mensa
Friday, July 5, 10pm, Daya
Saturday, July 6, 10pm, Chris Lane
Sunday, July 7, 9:45pm, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Johnson Controls World Sound Stage:
Wednesday, June 26, 10pm, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Thursday, June 27, 10pm, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Friday, June 28, 10pm, GGOOLLDD
Saturday, June 29, 10pm, Cory Wong
Sunday, June 30, 10pm, Los Lonely Boys
Tuesday, July 2, 10pm, The Allman Betts Band
Wednesday, July 3, 10pm, SOJA
Thursday, July 4, 10pm, Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Friday, July 5, 10pm, Matisyahu
Saturday, July 6, 10pm, Dumpstaphunk
Sunday, July 7, 10pm, JOHNNYSWIM

Watch for new announcements, see 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 24 – July 5.

Tickets run $23 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
(414) 273-2680