Milwaukee Summerfest stars Bruno Mars, DMB, Motley Crue, Usher, and Many More

Milwaukee Summerfest stars Bruno Mars, DMB, Motley Crue, Usher, and Many More

The famous Summerfest in Milwaukee, which features over 800 acts on 11 stages over 11 days in front of over 900,000 attendees, in addition to about 45 food and beverage vendors and shopping, runs June 25-July 6.

What exactly goes on at Summerfest?  Well the more effective question is probably, what doesn’t go on at Summerfest?  Think of a classic Chicago neighborhood festival, Lollapalooza, and the Taste of Chicago combined–except that this mega-fest continues for nearly two weeks long.

Summerfest spans almost a mile along the waterfront in Milwaukee's Henry Maier Festival Park.  Photo Source: communityjournal.net

Summerfest spans almost a mile along the waterfront in Milwaukee’s Henry Maier Festival Park. Photo Source: communityjournal.net

Milwaukee is home to the Henry Maier Festival Park, an open event space southeast of downtown.  The long, thin slice of land is situation along the Lake Michigan waterfront and a small inlet right in front of the lake.  It’s a picturesque place to hold Milwaukee’s universally acclaimed event of the year.

A sky glider flies tens of thousands from one side of the fair to the other.  Photo Source: https://suite.io/christine-nyholm/y8j2f8

A sky glider flies tens of thousands from one side of the fair to the other. Photo Source: https://suite.io/christine-nyholm/y8j2f8

Few events offer such a variety of things to do.  Try any variety of burgers, a ‘one-hand’ pizza shaped like an ice cream cone, freshly baked mini donuts, or much more.  Work on your golf precision with a hole-in-one competition involving hitting floating golf balls onto an island in the middle of the inlet.  Watch professional street performers and athletic acrobats.  Stock up on clothing, jewelry, and keepsakes.  Grab a cold one–there’s a great variety of those too.  And take a relaxing sky glider ride that hovers above it all.

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Take the hole-in-one challenge!  In 2012, over 22,000 golf balls were hit for this challenge.  None made it in.  You can be the first!  Photo Source: jsonline.com

Oh, and the music.  Those 800 acts play continually through the day.  The vast majority of them are available for just the price of admission to the fest–$18 or $11 weekdays before 4 PM.  The headliner acts take place at the Marcus Amphitheater, a 23,000-seat concert venue in the far corner of the park.  Those shows require a separate ticket which also serves as admission to Summerfest for the day.

Photo Source: Official Summerfest Flickr

The massive Marcus Amphitheater, home of the fest’s many headliner acts.  Photo Source: Official Summerfest Flickr

In chronological order, the headliner acts are Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Outkast, OneRepublic, Dave Matthews Band, Zac Brown Band, Motley Crue, Monumentour (Fall Out Boy and Paramore), and Usher.  Gold Coast Tickets is proud to offer a limited selection of tickets to Summerfest headliner shows, but we also recommend that you check out the rest of the festival.  It is truly a one-of-a-kind summer event!

  • Buy Luke Bryan Summerfest Tickets here
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  • Buy Monumentour: Fall Out Boy and Paramore Summerfest Tickets here
  • Buy Usher Summerfest Tickets here
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