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Summerfest BMO Harris Pavilion Headliner Announcement
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Summerfest BMO Harris Pavilion Headliner Announcement

The Isley Brothers will be replacing Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, who had to cancel their performance due to personal reasons.

Summerfest Announces New “Level Up” Concert Viewing Deck at Miller Lite Oasis
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Summerfest Announces New “Level Up” Concert Viewing Deck at Miller Lite Oasis

Reserved tickets for Level Up will be available for each day of Summerfest, beginning on Monday, May 22, 2017.

Summerfest Announces Additional Headliners to 2017 Lineup
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Summerfest Announces Additional Headliners to 2017 Lineup

Summerfest 2017 presented by American Family Insurance will take place June 28 – July 2 and July 4 – July 9 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 3.

Summerfest Celebrates its 50th Edition with Special 50th Activities and Promotions
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Summerfest Celebrates its 50th Edition with Special 50th Activities and Promotions

These special activities are designed to celebrate with the greater Milwaukee area.

Summerfest Celebrates its 50th Edition with Throwback Thursday on June 29th
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Summerfest Celebrates its 50th Edition with Throwback Thursday on June 29th

Presented by Pick ‘n Save

Summerfest Announces JoJo’s Martini Lounge Headliners and Performance Date
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Summerfest Announces JoJo’s Martini Lounge Headliners and Performance Date

All performers and show times are subject to change.

Summerfest Announces U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage with FM106.1 Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage with FM106.1 Headliners and Performance Dates

All performers and show times are subject to change.

Summerfest Announces Johnson Controls World Sound Stage Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces Johnson Controls World Sound Stage Headliners and Performance Dates

Now, for a limited time, fans can purchase a Summerfest Power Pass for $80 and a 3-Day Pass for $45.

Summerfest Announces BMO Harris Pavilion Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces BMO Harris Pavilion Headliners and Performance Dates

Free Access to Up Front Seating Continues for Summerfest’s 50th

Summerfest Announces the Ground Stage Lineup for the 50th Edition and Streaming Collaboration with ABC’s <em>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</em>
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Summerfest Announces the Ground Stage Lineup for the 50th Edition and Streaming Collaboration with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Times and stage locations, as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Summerfest Announces The Eighth American Family Insurance Amphitheater Headliner for the 50th
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Summerfest Announces The Eighth American Family Insurance Amphitheater Headliner for the 50th

Multi-PLATINUM artist Dierks Bentley Will Take the Stage on Friday, July 7 with Special Guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi

Summerfest Announces the Seventh American Family Insurance Amphitheater Headliner for the 50th
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Summerfest Announces the Seventh American Family Insurance Amphitheater Headliner for the 50th

The Chainsmokers Will Take the Stage on Tuesday, July 4

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys to Play the BMO Harris Pavilion on Wednesday, August 9
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Rancid and Dropkick Murphys to Play the BMO Harris Pavilion on Wednesday, August 9

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys announce from Boston to Berkeley tour kicking off July 27 in Bangor, ME and wrapping august 26 in southern California.

BMO Harris Bank and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Renew Long-term Partnership
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BMO Harris Bank and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Renew Long-term Partnership

Multi-Year Agreement Includes Additions to Festival Experience for BMO Customers

Summerfest Announces Luke Bryan to Headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater Thursday, June 29
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Summerfest Announces Luke Bryan to Headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater Thursday, June 29

Luke is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year.

American Family Insurance and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc Begin New 10-Year Partnership
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American Family Insurance and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc Begin New 10-Year Partnership

Components include a Presenting Sponsorship of Summerfest, Construction of a new 23,000-seat Amphitheater, new North Gate and Plaza and Community Programming and Outreach

Summerfest Announces Zac Brown Band to Headline the Marcus Amphitheater on July 1
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Summerfest Announces Zac Brown Band to Headline the Marcus Amphitheater on July 1

Zac Brown Band Announces 40+ Date "WELCOME HOME" 2017 North American Tour

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Bring Their 40th Anniversary Tour to the Marcus Ampitheater at Summerfest’s 50th
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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Bring Their 40th Anniversary Tour to the Marcus Ampitheater at Summerfest’s 50th

Chris Stapleton will appear as very special guest. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

U.S. Cellular and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Sign New 10-Year Deal that Includes Building a Redesigned U.S. Cellular Connection Stage in 2018
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U.S. Cellular and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Sign New 10-Year Deal that Includes Building a Redesigned U.S. Cellular Connection Stage in 2018

New stage area, with largest video screen yet, and new guest amenities

Summerfest and ReverbNation Partner Again to Offer Free Artist Submission Platform for the 50th Edition of “The World’s Largest Music Festival” in 2017
Summerfest Announces First Two Major Headliners for the 50th Summerfest in 2017
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Summerfest Announces First Two Major Headliners for the 50th Summerfest in 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers will Headline the Marcus Amphitheater on June 28 and P!nk will headline on July 2

Summerfest’s V.P. of Entertainment, Bob Babisch, wins Festival Buyer of the Year Award at the 2016 IEBA Conference in Nashville, TN
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Summerfest’s V.P. of Entertainment, Bob Babisch, wins Festival Buyer of the Year Award at the 2016 IEBA Conference in Nashville, TN

IEBA is the leading not-for-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals who buy, book and sell talent.

Announcing New Miller Lite Oasis Stage Area for Summerfest’s 50th Edition
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Announcing New Miller Lite Oasis Stage Area for Summerfest’s 50th Edition

Improvements will be completed for 2017 Festival Season and 50th Edition of Summerfest

Summerfest Foundation, Inc. Announces Music Education Grants Recipients for 2016
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Summerfest Foundation, Inc. Announces Music Education Grants Recipients for 2016

Twelve Area Schools and Non-profit Organizations Will Receive Grants Totalling $25,000 for Music Education

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Presents Jazz Visions on the Lake
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Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Presents Jazz Visions on the Lake

A FREE Music Event to be Held on August 7, 2016

Summerfest Releases 2016 Festival Results
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Summerfest Releases 2016 Festival Results

In addition to this year’s party, a special effort was made to raise excitement for the huge celebration in 2017 – the 50th Summerfest.

Summerfest Announces “50,000 for Summerfest 50” Free Ticket Giveaway
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Summerfest Announces “50,000 for Summerfest 50” Free Ticket Giveaway

Festival Kicks off Year of Celebration Offering FREE Tickets to 2017 Event

Summerfest Launches Into Opening Day by Giving Away $325,000 in Tickets to Attendees at 5:00 pm on June 29, 2016
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Summerfest Launches Into Opening Day by Giving Away $325,000 in Tickets to Attendees at 5:00 pm on June 29, 2016

As Part of Opening Ceremonies, Summerfest Hosts a Ticket Giveaway for Patrons

There’s More Than Just Great Music at Summerfest
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There’s More Than Just Great Music at Summerfest

Summerfest's 2016 Food Lineup Offers Old Favorites and New Fare

Planning Ahead Offers Advantages When Attending Summerfest 2016
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Planning Ahead Offers Advantages When Attending Summerfest 2016

Transportation Options and Other Tips to Plan Your Visit

Summerfest Offers Fun Activities for the Whole Family
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Summerfest Offers Fun Activities for the Whole Family

Offering free or discounted admission each day of the festival, Summerfest is a budget-friendly opportunity for families to enjoy a day at Milwaukee’s lakefront.

The Emerging Artist Series Showcases Up-and-Coming Talent on the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage
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The Emerging Artist Series Showcases Up-and-Coming Talent on the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage

Past Artists Include Walk the Moon, Nathaniel Rateliff and X Ambassadors

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces Entertainment Lineup for the Big Gig BBQ Presented by Meijer
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Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces Entertainment Lineup for the Big Gig BBQ Presented by Meijer

The Big Gig BBQ will be held September 4, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, rain or shine.

Special Attractions Enhance the Summerfest Experience
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Special Attractions Enhance the Summerfest Experience

Fest-goers Experience More than Just Great Live Music on the Lakeshore

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces East Summerfest Place
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Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces East Summerfest Place

From now on, the home of the company that produces “The World’s Largest Music Festival” can be found by its name at 639 E. Summerfest Place.

Summerfest Announces Final Marcus Amphitheather Headliner for 2016
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Summerfest Announces Final Marcus Amphitheather Headliner for 2016

Pitbull will play the Marcus Amphitheater on June 30 with Special Guest Prince Royce

Summerfest Launches New and Improved 2016 Mobile App
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Summerfest Launches New and Improved 2016 Mobile App

And gives away 25,000 Weekday admission tickets with downloads

Celebrate Kohl’s Family Day and Kohl’s Captivation Station at Summerfest 2016
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Celebrate Kohl’s Family Day and Kohl’s Captivation Station at Summerfest 2016

As part of Kohl’s Family Day, on Sunday, July 3 from noon – 3 p.m., the first 2,500 patrons who donate three non-perishable food items for kids will receive one FREE Summerfest admission ticket valid for that day.

Summerfest Announces Tenth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016
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Summerfest Announces Tenth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016

Blink-182 will Play the Marcus Amphitheater on July 5 with Special Guest All Time Low

Summerfest Announces JoJo’s Martini Lounge Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces JoJo’s Martini Lounge Headliners and Performance Dates

Please check Summerfest.com for updates and to purchase general admission tickets, weekday admission tickets, 3-Day Passes and the 11-Day Power Pass.

Summerfest Announces Johnson Controls World Sound Stage Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces Johnson Controls World Sound Stage Headliners and Performance Dates

Please check Summerfest.com for updates and to purchase general admission tickets, weekday admission tickets, 3-Day Passes and the 11-Day Power Pass.

Summerfest Announces Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Headliners and Performance Dates

Get excited for these great headliners in advance by listening to the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard playlist on Spotify.

Summefest Announces U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summefest Announces U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage Headliners and Performance Dates

The U.S. Cellular Connection Stage is teaming up with FM106.1, Milwaukee’s Best Country, to introduce a new genre to the stage for Summerfest 2016.

Summerfest Announces Uline Warehouse Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces Uline Warehouse Headliners and Performance Dates

Get excited for these great headliners in advance by listening to the Uline Warehouse playlist on Spotify.

Summerfest Announces Harley-Davidson™ Roadhouse Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces Harley-Davidson™ Roadhouse Headliners and Performance Dates

All performers and show times are subject to change.

Summerfest Announces BMO Harris Pavilion Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces BMO Harris Pavilion Headliners and Performance Dates

Free Access to Up Front Seating Added for Summerfest 2016

Summerfest Announces Miller Lite Oasis Headliners and Performance Dates
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Summerfest Announces Miller Lite Oasis Headliners and Performance Dates

All performers and show times are subject to change

Calling All Bands! Calling All Fans!
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Calling All Bands! Calling All Fans!

5th Annual Land the Big Gig® Offers Bands Their Shot at Fame, Determined by Fans’ Votes

Summerfest Adds X Ambassadors, Chris Isaak, KT Tunstall, Eric Hutchinson, The Record Company and Willy Porter to the 2016 Lineup
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Summerfest Adds X Ambassadors, Chris Isaak, KT Tunstall, Eric Hutchinson, The Record Company and Willy Porter to the 2016 Lineup

These additional artists add even more talent to the diverse list of over 90 headliners previously announced.

Paul McCartney to Headline The Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, July 8
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Paul McCartney to Headline The Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, July 8

Paul McCartney has confirmed that his brand new One On One tour will visit Milwaukee.

Summerfest Announces 2016 Grounds Stage Headliners
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Summerfest Announces 2016 Grounds Stage Headliners

Summerfest officials are excited to announce over 90 headlining acts that will perform at the 2016 festival.

Summerfest Announces Eighth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016
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Summerfest Announces Eighth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016

Chris Stapleton and Alabama Shakes to Co-headline the Marcus Amphitheater on July 2

Summerfest Announces Seventh Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016
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Summerfest Announces Seventh Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016

Tim McGraw will play the Marcus Amphitheater on July 3 with Special Guests Kacey Musgraves and Ryan Kinder

Summerfest Announces Sixth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016
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Summerfest Announces Sixth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016

Def Leppard will play the Marcus Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 6 with Special Guests REO Speedwagon and Tesla

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces the Big Gig BBQ Presented by Meijer
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Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces the Big Gig BBQ Presented by Meijer

The Inaugural BBQ Event will Debut on Sunday, September 4

Special Guest DNCE, With Frontman Joe Jonas, to Perform with Selena Gomez on Wednesday, July 29
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Special Guest DNCE, With Frontman Joe Jonas, to Perform with Selena Gomez on Wednesday, July 29

DNCE has a palpable chemistry and easy camaraderie that carries over into their audience.

Fromm Petfest to Cap Off Summer Festival Season with Third Annual Event
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Fromm Petfest to Cap Off Summer Festival Season with Third Annual Event

Free Pet-Themed Festival Returns to Henry Maier Festival Park in 2016

Summerfest Announces Fifth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016
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Summerfest Announces Fifth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016

Sting and Peter Gabriel Bring Their Once in a Lifetime Tour to the Marcus Amphitheater on Sunday, July 10

Summerfest Announces Fourth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016
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Summerfest Announces Fourth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016

Weezer and Panic! At The Disco will perform at the Marcus Amphitheater on Saturday, July 9

Summerfest Announces Third Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016
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Summerfest Announces Third Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016

Luke Bryan Will Take the Stage at the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, July 7

Summerfest and ReverbNation Partner Again to Offer Free Artist Submission Platform for “The World’s Largest Music Festival” in 2016
Summerfest Releases Attendance and 2015 Festival Results
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Summerfest Releases Attendance and 2015 Festival Results

External factors during the event impacted attendance at this year’s music festival.

Summerfest Adds Matt Nathanson, Robert DeLong, OK Go and More to Already Massive 2015 Lineup
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Summerfest Adds Matt Nathanson, Robert DeLong, OK Go and More to Already Massive 2015 Lineup

Summerfest officials are excited to announce an additional 15 headliners that will take the stage at Summerfest 2015.

The Rolling Stones Kick-Off Summerfest 2015!
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The Rolling Stones Kick-Off Summerfest 2015!

Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee - June 23. Tickets on Sale Money, April 13 at 10am.

Summerfest Announces 2015 Grounds Stage Headliners
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Summerfest Announces 2015 Grounds Stage Headliners

Summerfest officials are excited to announce over 90 headlining acts that will perform at the 2015 festival.