The world’s largest music festival takes the stage for its 51st year on June 27-July 1/July 3-8 (closed July 2). Summerfest offers something for all musical tastes. Are you into slower, melancholy melodies? The Weeknd hits the Amphitheater July 7. On July 3, J. Cole provides fans with lyricism and big beats. Artists set to perform on Summerfest grounds stages include Steven Tyler, Janelle Monae and the Flaming Lips to name a few.
Families and kids
Enjoy interactive exhibits and displays, children’s performers and attractions, professional sports demonstrations, comedy acts and more on the permanent, 75-acre grounds. See more >>
Celebrate Summerfest on the water! This family friendly activity provided by Lakeshore Paddle Sports gives patrons the opportunity to relax and take in views of the festival and downtown Milwaukee. Located at the boat dock on the north end of the grounds.
Over 45 food and beverage vendors
An array of foods and flavors to satisfy fest-goers. From donuts to spaghetti, grilled cheese to fajitas, ribs and anything fried, find it at Summerfest. See more >>
“shop till you drop” crowd
Vendors offer apparel, jewelry, home accessories, artwork and more. The Summerfest Store offers official Summerfest Gear.
Summerfest 2016 Headliners
For a listing of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners and featured performers on other stages, click here >>
General admission tickets are $20, with admission promotions available. Tickets for shows at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater are not included in Summerfest general admission and must be purchased separately. (Tickets for shows at the amphitheater DO include admission to Summerfest.)
Transportation & Parking
Many bars and restaurants run shuttle services to and from the fest, including The Harp, Trinity Three Irish Pubs, and Milwaukee Brat House. Info on travel, best routes, public transportation and parking can be found here >>. Remember to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel.
11 Days • 11 Stages • Over 800 Acts • Over 1,000 Performances