Image of Milwaukee River during Lantern Festival 2019

SummerFest is upon us!

2024 Update: Summerfest 2024 will be held over three weekends again next year (Thursday through Saturday), but in the summer months when it was usually held: June 20-22, June 27-29 and July 4-6. Save those dates – summer 2024 will hopefully be here before you know it! For more info, head here:

American Family Insurance Amphitheater:

June 20: Kane Brown

June 21: Motley Crüe with Seether and Buckcherry

June 22: SZA, with special guest Aminé

June 27: Illenium

June 28: Tyler Childers with special guests S.G. Goodman and Adeem the Artist

June 29: Keith Urban with special guests Needtobreathe and Lindsay Ell.

July 4: AJR with guest Carly Rae Jepsen

July 5: Maroon 5

July 6: Lil Uzi Vert with Lil Yachty and JID

BMO Harris Pavilion

June 20: Brittany Howard with The War and Treaty

June 21: Drowning Pool

June 22: Goo Goo Dolls

June 27: Muna

June 28: REO Speedwagon

June 29: Key Glock

July 4: Mt. Joy

July 5: Bryson Tiller

July 6: Ivan Cornejo

SummerFest is right around the corner! Do you head out to the Big Gig every summer? What’s your favorite part of the festival – the food? the entertainment? the concerts? All three mixed together?

SummerFest Deals

Tickets can be purchased through this link: . They are not offering daily deals in 2021, but have the option to purchase either single or multiday tickets.

Tickets are on sale NOW! Single day admission starts at $26. In celebration of the 55th anniversary, the US Cellular Power Pass is available for $55. This includes admission for ALL 9 DAYS! You have to purchase by March 29, 2024 at 11:59 pm (CST).

Thank you to US Cellular, we are giving away a mini novelty drum set! See the details on our Instagram Page or Facebook Page.

Check out our tips for heading down to the lakefront this summer:

  • Plan and prepare your visit ahead of time. Know where you are going.
  • Shuttle in. There is parking available on and near the grounds, but we’ve been stuck in a traffic jam when the festival closes where it has taken us an hour to move a mile. Beat the traffic and shuttle in from the many area park and rides.
    • Since we are coming from Lake Country, we in previous years, liked to park at the Delafield/Naga-waukee Ice Arena park and ride. However, this year the 5 bus stops are within Milwaukee County.
    • There are many convenient transportation choices including Milwaukee County Transit (MCTS) Freeway Flyers, the new BRT CONNECT 1 route, Ride Share, Bar Busses, The Hop, and more!
    • See the schedule here.
    • Call (262) 542-8861 for more information.
  • If riding the bus in isn’t your style, you can Uber as well to avoid driving in.
    • The main Uber Zone is located right outside of the Mid Gate at E. Chicago St. & N. Jackson St.
  • BACKPACKS or bags larger than 9x10x12 are not allowed and all bags will be searched.
    • If you are heading down with other adults, just bring the necessities and leave your purse/bag at home.
    • If you are heading down with family and need a diaper bag, again sort through it and only bring what is absolutely necessary. Also measure to ensure it is smaller than 9*10*12.

What are your tips for enjoying the Big Gig?

Find Free Summer Fun HERE.

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6 thoughts on “SummerFest is upon us!”

  1. Theresa Johnson

    Just wondering if they have a bus from goerkes corner park and ride in waukesha this year to summerfest 2022. They have in the past just not finding any info. If so do u have to buy tickets ahead of time? How much is round trip? What time do they start? What time does last bus leave grounds. Come every half hour?

      1. Theresa Johnson

        Ya know that kinda sucks for people who live outside milwaukee and don’t want to drink and drive. I mean they want people to be safe. I think they need to reevaluate this for next year because what take a uber down to shuttle costs money Then bus cost money Then uber home costs money Then summerfest isn’t cheap. Do u know what they r doing for state fair?

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