Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Press Release

Biggest Concert Season in Over 15 Years Wraps Up at American Family Insurance Amphitheater and BMO Harris Pavilion


By - Oct 11th, 2022 10:33 am

MILWAUKEE, WI – (October 11, 2022) – FPC Live and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (MWF) wrapped up the biggest concert season in over 15 years at Henry Maier Festival Park (HMFP) on Friday, October 7, 2022 with rock heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, The Hu, and Fire From The Gods.

FPC Live and MWF co-promoted shows at HMFP throughout the season, bringing in marquee touring acts to Milwaukee such as Alanis Morissette, Alice In Chains, KISS, Josh Groban, Maren Marris, REO/Styx/Loverboy, Keith Urban, and more.

“Concerts at Henry Maier Festival Park were back in a big way this year” said Don Smiley, CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.  “It was great to get back to a full season of concerts at our world-class venues and welcome music fans to the lakefront.”

“Our partnership with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. has resulted in an incredible lineup and season that brought thousands of live music lovers to the lakefront throughout the summer to enjoy downtown and these beautiful venues,” said Scott Leslie, Co-President of FPC Live.

The American Family Insurance Amphitheater and BMO Harris Pavilion hosted 20 shows outside of Summerfest from May through October 2022, with over 160,000 fans.  The outdoor season was highlighted with sold out shows at BMO Harris Pavilion from Phoebe Bridgers, Tenacious D and Jon Pardi. The bookings on the lakefront this season had a diverse lineup, including one of the biggest shows of the summer from Pitbull during his “Can’t Stop Us Now” tour, making it his largest performance ever in Wisconsin.

Announcements for 2023 concerts will be forthcoming in the months ahead.  For more information visit American Family Insurance Amphitheater and BMO Harris Pavilion.

About Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. is an independent, private 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1965 that produces Summerfest, presented by American Family Insurance, a three-weekend festival that generates significant economic impact for the community each year.  Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. also maintains and improves Henry Maier Festival Park, located on 75 acres on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, WI.  In addition to Summerfest, Henry Maier Festival Park hosts a variety of ethnic and cultural festivals, concerts, walks, runs, and other special events, attracting nearly 1.3 million people.  The mission of the organization is to promote an understanding of different ethnic cultures, the histories and traditions of various nationalities, harmony in the community, civic pride and provide a showcase for performing arts, activities, and recreation for the public and employment opportunities for the youth of the community. For more details, visit,, Twitter: @Summerfest or Instagram: @Summerfest

About FPC Live
FPC Live is a Madison-based full-service concert promotion and venue operations company. As part of Frank Productions, FPC Live operates the company’s owned-and-operated venues and creates, produces and promotes live entertainment events in clubs, arenas, performing arts centers, amphitheaters and stadiums across the country.

As Wisconsin’s largest concert promoter, FPC Live, alongside parent company Frank Productions and its joint venture partner, Live Nation, produce nearly 550 events annually in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. FPC Live is one of the top 10 promoters in the world, producing concerts throughout the Midwest as well as tours across North America. FPC Live currently owns/operates four venues in Madison, WI (The Sylvee, Orpheum Theater, Majestic Theatre, and High Noon Saloon), two venues in Charleston, SC (Charleston Music Hall and Music Farm), and two venues in Columbia, MO (The Blue Note and Rose Music Hall). For additional information, visit

About Frank Productions
Founded in 1964, Frank Productions started as a family-run, full-service concert promotion company in Madison, WI. Frank Productions now offers executive management, administration, accounting, contract oversight, sales, box office and back-of-house support to their two national brands, National Shows 2 and FPC Live. In 2018 Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, acquired a majority interest in Frank Productions. Through this partnership, the companies have blended the independent spirit of Frank Productions with the breadth of Live Nation’s resources to enhance the live music experience for artists and fans throughout the country. For additional information, visit

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