Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Press Release

Summerfest to Extend Fan Appreciation Day Hours Saturday

FREE Summerfest 2022 Tickets to first 30,000 Fans 2022 Dates Announced

By - Sep 16th, 2021 05:00 am

MILWAUKEE, WI (September 16, 2021) – The final weekend of Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance will wrap up with a blockbuster lineup at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater and throughout the festival grounds. Headliners in the Amphitheater include fest first-timers Megan Thee Stallion and Miley Cyrus with opener Wiz Khalifa, and Guns N’ Roses closing out the festival. Other can’t miss artists – Ludacris, Bleachers, Run The Jewels, Jake Owen, Flaming Lips, Turkuaz featuring Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew, and many more.

To thank fans for their support during the festival’s unique September run, Summerfest has extended the hours for FREE admission during Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 18 to Noon-7:00 p.m.  In addition, the first 30,000 fans to enter through any gate during Fan Appreciation Day, will receive a ticket valid for admission to Summerfest 2022.

“As we were forced into September dates, we knew it would be a novel experience to host the festival in late summer. That said, it was the only viable option to accommodate artists and fans within this fluid environment,” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “Our team pulled it off and provided an economic boost to the local economy and gave patrons live outdoor music on the lakefront. We want to thank all our attendees, vendors, and sponsors for their support – we can’t wait to see them again next year.”

Summerfest 2022 will take place June 23-25, June 30-July 2, and July 7-9, over three weekends, Thursday through Saturday, from Noon-Midnight. More details on the lineup will be forthcoming in the months ahead.

To purchase tickets for the last weekend of Summerfest, view the lineup, and more information, visit or download the official Summerfest App fueled by Pepsi.

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance 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 biggest acts, emerging talent, and local favorites along with approximately 750,000 fans, for an unforgettable live music experience. The 53rd edition of the festival will take place September 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2021.  Summerfest features over 1,000 performances on 12 stages, along with food, beverages, and activities, all in a world-class festival setting.  For more details, visit, or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @Summerfest.

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