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June 30, 2021 – July 11, 2021

Summerfest

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With Summerfest 2020 cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated safety and logistical challenges, we have to look ahead to Summerfest 2021! 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 (changes dates included):

American Family Insurance Amphitheater:
Wednesday, June 30th: TBA
Thursday, July 1st: Dave Matthews Band, 7:30pm
Friday, July 2nd: TBA, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 3rd: Halsey, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 4th: TBA
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED
Tuesday, July 6th: TBA
Wednesday, July 7th: TBA
Thursday, July 8th: Chris Stapleton, 7:30pm
Friday, July 9th: TBA
Saturday, July 10th: Guns N’ Roses, 7:30pm (subject to reschedule within the festival date)
Sunday, July 11th: TBA

 

BMO Harris Pavilion:

Wednesday, June 30th: TBA
Thursday, July 1st: TBA
Friday, July 2nd: TBA
Saturday, July 3rd: TBA
Sunday, July 4th: TBA
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED
Tuesday, July 6th: TBA
Wednesday, July 7th: TBA
Thursday, July 8th: TBA
Friday, July 9th: TBA
Saturday, July 10th: TBA
Sunday, July 11th: TBA

 

Miller Lite Oasis:

Wednesday, June 30th: TBA
Thursday, July 1st: TBA
Friday, July 2nd: TBA
Saturday, July 3rd: TBA
Sunday, July 4th: TBA
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED
Tuesday, July 6th: TBA
Wednesday, July 7th: TBA
Thursday, July 8th: TBA
Friday, July 9th: TBA
Saturday, July 10th: TBA
Sunday, July 11th: TBA

Harley-Davidson Roadhouse:

Wednesday, June 30th: TBA
Thursday, July 1st: TBA
Friday, July 2nd: TBA
Saturday, July 3rd: TBA
Sunday, July 4th: TBA
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED
Tuesday, July 6th: TBA
Wednesday, July 7th: TBA
Thursday, July 8th: TBA
Friday, July 9th: TBA
Saturday, July 10th: TBA
Sunday, July 11th: TBA

U.S. Cellular Connection Stage:

Wednesday, June 30th: TBA
Thursday, July 1st: TBA
Friday, July 2nd: TBA
Saturday, July 3rd: TBA
Sunday, July 4th: TBA
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED
Tuesday, July 6th: TBA
Wednesday, July 7th: TBA
Thursday, July 8th: TBA
Friday, July 9th: TBA
Saturday, July 10th: TBA
Sunday, July 11th: TBA

 

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 30th: TBA
Thursday, July 1st: TBA
Friday, July 2nd: TBA
Saturday, July 3rd: TBA
Sunday, July 4th: TBA
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED
Tuesday, July 6th: TBA
Wednesday, July 7th: TBA
Thursday, July 8th: TBA
Friday, July 9th: TBA
Saturday, July 10th: TBA
Sunday, July 11th: TBA

Uline Warehouse Stage: TBD

Wednesday, June 30th: TBA
Thursday, July 1st: TBA
Friday, July 2nd: TBA
Saturday, July 3rd: TBA
Sunday, July 4th: TBA
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED
Tuesday, July 6th: TBA
Wednesday, July 7th: TBA
Thursday, July 8th: TBA
Friday, July 9th: TBA
Saturday, July 10th: TBA
Sunday, July 11th: TBA

Johnson Controls World Sound Stage:

Wednesday, June 30th: TBA
Thursday, July 1st: TBA
Friday, July 2nd: TBA
Saturday, July 3rd: TBA
Sunday, July 4th: TBA
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED
Tuesday, July 6th: TBA
Wednesday, July 7th: TBA
Thursday, July 8th: TBA
Friday, July 9th: TBA
Saturday, July 10th: TBA
Sunday, July 11th: TBA

Watch for new announcements, see Summerfest.com for more lineups the timeliest way possible!

Summerfest itself runs Wednesday, June 30th through Sunday, July 11th; it’s closed Monday, July 5th. In 2022, Summerfest will run June 29th – July 10th.

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 2021 Address:

Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-2680
Website

Start: June 30, 2021 11:30 am
End: July 11, 2021 11:55 pm
Venue: Maier Festival Park
Phone: 414-273-2680
Address:
200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, United States

August 12, 2021 – August 14, 2021

Ashley for the Arts


Ashley For The Arts celebrates music, art, and supporting nearby communities with a spectacular three-day event August 12-14. 2021. It takes place in Arcadia – home to Ashley Furniture – in the city’s 54-acre Memorial Park, which known for its Soldier’s Walk, one of the premier war memorials in the U.S. outside of Washington, D.C.

Ashley for the Arts - artsArcadia is right along the Chippewa River nestled in the gorgeous hills of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, where Highways 93 and 95 meet. The drive alone is worth it! Ashley for the Arts itself is a non-profit event, stacked with a star-studded lineup of musical entertainment as well as numerous family-friendly activities and some new additions to the venue. It’s one of Wisconsin’s largest charity events, growing from 300 attendees in 2009 to more than 50,000, with of course the exception of 2020, when the event had to skip a year.

With four stages this year, you won’t miss a beat! The Main Stage will host headline entertainment, the Amphitheater will portray participating school performances as well as entertaining circus acts, the Pavilion stage hosts early to mid-day side-stage performances and the Soldier’s Walk stage will create a unique ambiance for local bands to perform outdoors the second half of the day.

Ashley for the Arts’ headline lineup will include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Switchfoot, Clare Dunn, Sawyer Brown, Rival Sons, and Gone West.

Ashley for the Arts crowd

The three-day festival will also feature upbeat musical performances; in addition, 11 area schools will participate in the event’s activities and demonstrate the region’s student talent through performances on Friday and Saturday.

You can also enjoy a variety of off-stage entertainment including a living statue, balloon sculptors, Root Berry juggling and sword swallowing, a mariachi band, silly stilt walkers, an interactive drum circle, Magician Professor Pinkerton, and many more entertaining audiences throughout the grounds.

The park features nearly 100 art and craft vendors, a new interactive art space, a classic car show, two air parks including bouncy houses and obstacle courses, even a kid’s fitness course. Ashley for the Arts also hosts the Pursuit of a Cure 5K run/walk on Thursday and a spectacular firework display on Saturday.

From mini donuts to barbeque to gyros and frybread, an expanded selection of food trucks will decorate Memorial Park Drive along with Arcadia’s staple charcoal chicken, grilled to perfection in North America’s largest indoor chicken pit. A newly added beer garden, next to the main stage, will offer specialty beer and wine options for the adult audience. Event parking is free along with free bus shuttles to and from the grounds; including the county campground (Pietrek Park) just five miles north of Arcadia. Highways 93 and 95 bring you to town!

Ashley For the Arts Address:

Memorial Park
551 Memorial Park Drive
Arcadia, WI 54612
(608) 863-6700
Website




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Start: August 12, 2021
End: August 14, 2021
Venue: Memorial Park
Phone: 608-863-6700
Address:
551 Memorial Park Drive, Arcadia, WI, 54612, United States
Cost: 10