Summerfest Announces Third Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016
Luke Bryan Will Take the Stage at the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, July 7
MILWAUKEE (January 7, 2016) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the third headlining show of Summerfest 2016. Luke Bryan will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, July 7 with special guest Frankie Ballard.
CMA’s 2015 Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, is a country music superstar who puts everything he has into each dynamic performance. His latest album, Kill the Lights, made a wildly successful debut in 2015, scoring a number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart with 320,000 album sales in the first week. On the heels of his Kill the Lights Tour, Luke Bryan promises to bring all his award-winning energy to the stage at the Marcus Amphitheater. Joining him for this special performance is Frankie Ballard, one of the genre’s most nuanced singers and writers. Ballard’s long road history and wide musical taste add substance to his unique and energetic stage shows.
Tickets for Luke Bryan’s show go on sale Friday, January 15 at 10:00 am CST and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person and by phone at 1.414.273.2600, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line). Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.
A special presale will be offered to Citi card members beginning Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 am CST until Thursday, January 14 at 10:00 pm CST. Card members will use the first six digits of their Citi credit card to access the presale.
Summerfest fans can also gain access to “Stay Connected” presales before tickets go on sale to the general public when they subscribe to receive Summerfest News email alerts at Summerfest.com, “Like” Summerfest on Facebook or follow Summerfest on Twitter. The Luke Bryan Summerfest presale will run Thursday, January 14 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm CST or until presale inventory has been exhausted.
Summerfest 2016 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – July 10 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 4. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.
Press Releases by Summerfest
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 50thDec 9th, 2016 by Summerfest
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 2018Dec 8th, 2016 by Summerfest
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 2017Dec 1st, 2016 by Summerfest
Submissions Now Open at ReverbNation.com
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, TNOct 17th, 2016 by Summerfest
IEBA is the leading not-for-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals who buy, book and sell talent.