January 18, 2022
REO Speedwagon at the BMO Harris Pavilion during Summerfest 2021, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Summerfest: Day 6 Guide

Here’s what’s up for Saturday, September 11th at Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival!
Summerfest 2018 Uline Stage and downtown

Summerfest 2021 is finishing its second weekend Saturday, part of a three-weekend party that runs through Saturday the 18th. This year, Summerfest runs Thursdays through Saturdays, each weekend kicking off with a Wednesday concert at the newly-remodeled American Family Insurance Amphitheater.

Speaking of, Summerfest is requiring proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test within the previous 72 hours of entry, so be sure to bring that as you go. Masks are recommended for indoor activity (restrooms, for example), but not required. Grounds are open from noon until midnight, per usual.

So, it’s Summerfest DAY 6: Saturday, September 11th. And here’s the full info and lineup of performers for today and tonight!

Admissions Promo of the Day: It’s Military Appreciation Day, with a ceremony at 3:00pm at the Generac Power Stage. FREE ADMISSION to all active-duty military personnel and veterans and up to four family members during the hours of Noon to 3pm. Just show your Military I.D. at your entry gate.

Major Stages (going from south to north):

American Family Insurance Amphitheater:
7:30pm: Dave Chappelle

BMO Harris Pavilion:
2 p.m. – The Cuz
4 p.m. – Betty Who
6 p.m. – Frederic Yonnet
8 p.m. – Reyna
10:15 p.m. – Kesha

Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard:
Noon – School of Rock – Shorewood
2 p.m. – Brett Newski & The No Tomorrow
4 p.m. – Toad the Wet Sprocket
6 p.m. – The Gufs
8 p.m. – The Weather Station
10 p.m. – Manchester Orchestra

Generac Power Stage (formerly the Harley-Davidson Stage)
Noon – Kharma Shotgun with Guitars for Vets
3 p.m. – Military Appreciation Day Ceremony
4 p.m. – Iration
6 p.m. – Iya Terra
8 p.m. – Lucky Boys Confusion
9:45 p.m. – 311

Miller Lite Oasis:
Noon – The Screamin’ Cucumbers
2 p.m. – Jay Matthes
4 p.m. – Willow Hill
6 p.m. – Bobby Friss
8 p.m. – Jackson Michaelson
10 p.m. – Brett Eldredge

Johnson Controls World Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Litmus Vinyl
3 p.m. – Hunter Cross
4:15 p.m. – Phillip Michael Scales
5:30 p.m. – Naia Izumi
6:45 p.m. – Klassik
8 p.m. – Tank and the Bangas
10 p.m. – DJ Gemini Gilly
10:30 p.m. – DJ DRiPSweat

U.S. Cellular Connection Stage:
Noon – Dirty Deuce
2 p.m. – Altered Five Blues Band
4 p.m. – Reverent Peyton’s Big Damn Band
6 p.m. – Nikhil Korula Band
8 p.m. – Koch Marshall Organ Trio
9:30 p.m. – ZZ Top

Uline Warehouse Stage:
1 p.m. – The Gingers
3 p.m. – The Gelheads
4:30 p.m. – Filter
6:30 p.m. – Living Colour
8 p.m. – Hinder
9:45 p.m. – Buckcherry

Smaller stages

Jojo’s Martini Lounge:
1 p.m. – Jake Warne
4 p.m. – Marcell of the Rhythm Kings
8 p.m. – Rhythm Kings

Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden:
Noon – Jim Ohlschmidt & Steve Cohen
2 p.m. – Big Al Dorn
5 p.m. – Mighty Ms. Erica and the Sound Production
7 p.m. – Johnny Burgin

Northwestern Mutual Community Park:
Noon – Marlavous Marla’s Children’s Music
12:45 p.m. – Flossy La Tooth
1:30 p.m. – Dancers in Motion
2:15 p.m. – Marlavous Marla’s Children’s Music
3:15 p.m. – MYSO Calypso Steel Drum Band
4 p.m. – Dancers in Motion
4:45 p.m. – Mark Hayward: Cool Yo-Yo Guy
5:30 p.m. – MYSO Calypso Steel Drum Band
6:30 p.m. – Mark Hayward: Cool Yo-Yo Guy
7:30 p.m. – MYSO Calypso Steel Drum Band

Gruber Law Offices SportsZone:
1:30 p.m. – USTA/Wisconsin Tennis Association
3 p.m. – Zumba Demonstrations
4:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Admirals Hockey
6 p.m. – Bella Beauties Dance Company
7 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks Rim Rockers
9 p.m. – Division BMX Stunt Team

Summerfest is easy to get to via I-794 (Lakefront or Jackson/Van Buren exits from the west, Milwaukee Street exit from the south), Highway 32, or U.S. 18, the east end of which is right by the north gate for Summerfest. Three shuttles are also available from the College Avenue Park & Ride (south side, off I-94 at Exit #319), the State Fair Park & Ride (76th Street at Kearney, along I-94 in West Allis), or the Brown Deer Park & Ride (I-43/Highway 100/Highway 32 at Brown Deer Road). Shuttles run frequently and cost $12 round trip. You can buy passes ahead of time!

More on Summerfest, including lineups for other days

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