Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
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Summerfest Announces BMO Harris Pavilion Headliners and Performance Dates

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

By - Apr 18th, 2017 05:00 am
BMO Harris Pavilion.

BMO Harris Pavilion.

MILWAUKEE (April 18, 2017) – Summerfest officials are excited to announce the highly anticipated lineup of headliners slated for the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite during Summerfest’s 50th.  The lineup features:

June 28 10:00 pm The Moody Blues
June 29   4:00 pm Foghat
    9:45 pm Toto
June 30   9:45 pm House of Pain
July 1   TBA TBA
July 2   9:45 pm Steve Miller Band
July 4   9:45 pm Third Eye Blind
July 5   7:30 pm Eric Lindell
    9:45 pm Phillip Phillips
July 6   9:45 pm REO Speedwagon
July 7   9:45 pm Huey Lewis and the News
July 8   8:00 pm Naima Adedapo
    9:45 pm The Band Perry
July 9   8:30 pm
9:45 pm
Mondo Cozmo
The Shins


All performers and show times are subject to change.  Please check for updates.

As previously announced, new this year, BMO Harris Bank will offer special enhancements specifically for BMO Harris Bank customers. As part of the “BMO Effect,” BMO Harris Bank will enhance the festival experience for its customers by offering the following:

  • A dedicated entrance south of the box office that offers BMO Harris Bank customers easily accessible and exclusive entry to the festival
  • Free ATM transactions on the grounds through the entire Summerfest festival season for BMO Harris Bank customers.
  • A discount on merchandise at the Summerfest store when using a BMO Harris Bank debit or credit card.

Summerfest will once again offer a seating option at the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite for all headlining performances.  This policy offers Summerfest fans the choice of free general admission seats or reserved seats available for purchase.  All seats will be clearly marked within the venue.

  • FREE Festival Seating: The majority of seating in the BMO Harris Pavilion will be available FREE to the public on a first come, first served basis.  Similar to other Summerfest stages, fans may occupy seats as they are available from the time Summerfest gates open.
  • Advance Purchase Tickets: A select number of reserved tickets will be available for each headlining concert.  Patrons may purchase a ticket for the headlining performance for $25.00 per concert, plus fees.  Each reserved ticket for the BMO Harris Pavilion includes admission to Summerfest.  Tickets go on sale May 8 – 12 and are available through or at the Summerfest Box Office.
The Moody Blues Monday, May 8 2:00 pm
Toto Tuesday, May 9 10:00 am
House of Pain Tuesday, May 9 2:00 pm
TBA Wednesday, May 10 10:00 am
Steve Miller Band Wednesday, May 10 2:00 pm
Third Eye Blind Thursday, May 11 10:00 am
Phillip Phillips Thursday, May 11 12:00 pm
REO Speedwagon Thursday, May 11 2:00 pm
Huey Lewis and the News Friday, May 12 10:00 am
The Band Perry Friday, May 12 12:00 pm
The Shins Friday, May 12 2:00 pm


Get excited for these great headliners in advance by listening to the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite playlist on Spotify. All performers and show times are subject to change.

Please check for updates and to learn more about Summerfest’s 50th celebration and purchase general admission tickets including commemorative tickets celebrating the 50th edition. Now, for a limited time, fans can purchase a Summerfest Power Pass for $80 and a 3-Day Pass for $45.

Summerfest 2017 presented by American Family Insurance – the festival’s 50th edition – will take place June 28 – July 2 and July 4 – July 9 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 3. 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, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world 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. For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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