October 20, 2021
REO Speedwagon at the BMO Harris Pavilion during Summerfest 2021, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Summerfest: Day 7 Guide

Here’s what’s up for Thursday, September 16th at Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival!
Summerfest 2018 Uline Stage and downtown

Summerfest 2021 is into its final weekend of the season, as this year the “World’s Largest Music Festival” has been running Thursdays through Saturdays over three weekends in September, with 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 7: Thursday, September 16th. And here’s the full info and lineup of performers for today and tonight!

Admissions Promo of the Day: It’s Seniorfest Day, where all attendees ages 60 and older will score free admission between noon and 4 p.m. by showing their ID at the designated turnstiles found at any Summerfest gate. And as an added bonus, they’ll also receive a $2 voucher for any food or non-alcoholic beverage purchase over $10. You’ll also find over 25 senior-aimed resource booths near the south gate.

Major Stages (going from south to north):

American Family Insurance Amphitheater:
7:30pm: Megan Thee Stallion with Polo G

BMO Harris Pavilion:
Noon – Direct Supply – Golden Idols
2 p.m. – St. Oshun
4 p.m. – Tower of Power
6 p.m. – Derrick Procell and the Redeemers
8 p.m. – Reignwolf
9:30 p.m. – Dropkick Murphys

Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard:
Noon – Doo-Wop Daddies Gold
2 p.m. – The Grass Roots
4 p.m. – GGOOLLDD
6 p.m. – Valerie Lighthart
8 p.m. – World’s First Cinema
10 p.m. – Fitz and the Tantrums

Generac Power Stage (formerly the Harley-Davidson Stage)
Noon – Geoff Landon Show
2 p.m. – Cathy Grier and the Troublemakers
4 p.m. – Masked Wolf
5 p.m. – LUXI
6:30 p.m. – Dot
8 p.m. – Amtrac
9:45 p.m. – Diplo

Miller Lite Oasis:
Noon – Titan Fun Key
2 p.m. – Twan Mack
4 p.m. – Big Daddy Kane
5 p.m. – DJ DRiPSweat
6 p.m. – Daydream Masi
8 p.m. – Vincent Van Great
9:45 p.m. – Ludacris

Johnson Controls World Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Stephen Cooper & The Nobody Famous
3 p.m. – Eyedress
4:15 p.m. – Fishbone
5:45 p.m. – KASE
6:45 p.m. – Caley Conway
8 p.m. – Natasha Bedingfield
10 p.m. – Treat Yo Self

U.S. Cellular Connection Stage:
Noon – Bonn E Maiy
2 p.m. – Fire on High
4 p.m. – Elizabeth Lyons
6 p.m. – Thompson Square
8 p.m. – Jimmie Allen
10 p.m. – Jordan Davis

Uline Warehouse Stage:
1 p.m. – The Noize
3 p.m. – Paper Holland
4:30 p.m. – Spin Doctors
6:30 p.m. – Versio Curs
8 p.m. – Artikal Sound System
9:30 p.m. – Dirty Heads

Smaller stages

Jojo’s Martini Lounge:
1 p.m. – Superdave
4 p.m. – Dirty Boogie
8 p.m. – 76 Juliet

Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden:
Noon – Neil Davis Quartet
2 p.m. – The Stephen Hull Experience
5 p.m. – Mrs. Fun
7 p.m. – The Group

Northwestern Mutual Community Park:
Noon – Wayne & Wingnut: Red Hot Chilli Puppets
12:45 p.m. – Julie Sobanski: Princess of Magic
1:30 p.m. – The Spoon Man
2:15 p.m. – Julie Sobanski: Princess of Magic
3:15 p.m. – MYSO Jazz Combos
4 p.m. – MYSO Jazz Combos
4:45 p.m. – MYSO Jazz Combos
5:30 p.m. – Shandini
6:30 p.m. – The Spoon Man
7:30 p.m. – David Seebach’s Wonders of Magic

Gruber Law Offices SportsZone:
4:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Admirals Hockey
6 p.m. – Steve Jennings: Frisbee Exhibition
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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