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2024 Summerfest Fast Facts

When : June 20-22, June 27-July 29, and July 4-6, 2024 (tentative)

Where : Henry W. Meier Summerfest Grounds

Getting there: Milwaukee County Transit


This year's Summerfest celebrates its 56th annniversary at the Henry W. Meier Summerfest Grounds on the Milwaukee waterfront for a concert schedule featuring America's most popular music artists.

In all, some 800 acts will be taking part in this year's Summerfest celebration across seven stages.

As it did last year, 2024 Summerfest will likely continue its three consecutive weekend format in late June with tentative dates of (Thursday-Saturday), June 20-22, June 27-July 29, and July 4-6, 2024.

Last year, A-list performances last year included Imagine Dragons, Eric Church, James Taylor, and lots more including appearances by Dave Matthews Band, Smoky Robinson, Elvis Costello, Zach Bryan, and Odesza.

While this year's 2024 Summerfest concert lineup takes shape, keep it here when the complete concert schedule is announced with top performers appearing at Mikwaukee's American Family Insurance Amphitheater.

Summerfest 2024 lineup

TBA. Most major performances traditionally begin at 7:30PM.

Summerfest 2024 ticket info

It's "come one, come all" when tickets go on sale at the official Summerfest site and at Ticketmaster.

Ticket prices traditionally include a $25 anytime general admission and $10 for children and seniors. Multi-day passes are available beginning at $60, while the $100 "power pass" gains you admission to all three weekends of entertainment.

milwaukee summerfest
Totally Summerfest: Shop for cool merch, eat to your heart's content, and listen to live music from top artists.

Getting there

Directions by car: From the west, take I-94 east and exit at 26th St. Follow St. Paul Ave. east to Water St. and follow the signs to area parking lots.

From the north, take I-43 south and exit at McKinley Blvd. Proceed south on 6th St. to Michigan St. Take Michigan St. east to Water St.and follow the signs.

From the south, follow I-94 north and exit at Lapham/Greenfield. Go east to 1st St. and head north to follow the signs to Summerfest.

Public transportation: Park your car downtown and catch one of the frequent shuttle buses that leave every half-hour to the North Gate and check out . for more information.

All about Summerfest - the world's biggest music fest

summerfest audienceHenry Maier, the mayor of Milwaukee during the 1960's, was so inspired by his visit to the German beer festival Oktoberfest that he came back to Milwaukee determined to create a similar cultural event for his city.

And that's how Milwaukee Summerfest was born.

Among other things, Summerfest is first and foremost a music festival - one of the biggest in the world, in fact - a title officially bestowed upon Summerfest in 1999 by none other than the Guinness Book of World Records.

Today, 11 different stages give almost 1 million annual festival goers ample opportunity to sample a wide variety of musical talent ranging from small, local acts, on up to world renowned entertainers.

The local food and restaurant scene is also typically well represented, and attendees can participate in a host of family-friendly activities -- including the spectacular annual "Big Bang" fireworks display at 9:30PM on opening night.

Shopping? You bet. Visitors can visit four marketplaces offering everything from clothing, jewelry, home accessories, artwork and more, incuding (of course) the Summerfest Store for official Summerfest T-shirts and other gear.

Have fun!

More about Milwaukee Summerfest around the Web:

2024 Summerfest
- Check out the official site with complete information about the concert lineup and online ticket purchase, maps & directions, live Webcam, photo gallery.

Summerfest, Milwaukee's Big Gig - Check out the Trip Savvy review with travel details, ticket information, entertainment lineup.

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