Summerfest 50th entrance

Happy Summerfest 2017! It’s the final day

Summerfest SmileOur favorite festival wraps up today – Summerfest 2017! The “World’s Largest Music Festival” is finishing up celebrating its 50th year. Be sure to note the new access ramps to and from I-794 for the Lakefront and Lincoln Memorial Drive. The entire Mid-Gate area is revamped with a relocated Lincoln Memorial Drive, new bus and HOV lanes, wider pedestrian walkways, and adjustments with some of the parking lots.  This is all part of the Lakefront Gateway Project.

So many great artists and performers along with great food and plenty of beverage options, the Markets and vendors, plus the beautiful views of the lake, downtown, and more make for a fun time. And the people watching can’t be beat!

Summerfest Harbor Drive, 2017

The newly-revamped Harbor and Lincoln Memorial Drives offer new ways to get in and out of Summerfest, whether by vehicle or on foot.

Summerfest 2017: Today’s Highlights (Sunday, July 9):

Summerfest 2017 walkwaysOutlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan and his Band, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Margo Price and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, American Family Insurance Amphitheater, starts at 2pm and runs all day and evening
The Shins, BMO Harris Pavilion, 9:45pm
Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds, Uline Warehouse Stage, 8pm
The Spinners, Uline Warehouse Stage, 9:30pm
Lee Brice, Miller Lite Oasis Stage, 10pm
Domenic Marte, Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 7:30pm
Gilberto Santa Rosa, Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 9:30pm
The Steepwater Band, Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, 8pm
Blackberry Smoke, Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, 9:45pm
Lauv, U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, 8pm
Walk Off The Earth, U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, 10pm
The Weeks, Johnson Controls World Stage, 8pm
Chicano Batman, Johnson Controls World Stage, 10pm
Cold Sweat & The Brew City Horns, Jojo’s Martini Lounge, 8pm

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You can access Summerfest via I-794 or U.S. 18 directly. I-43/94 and Highways 32, 38, 59, and 145 all bring you close!