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New Order, Ray LaMontagne and Cheap Trick are amongst the headliners coming to the BMO Harris Pavilion for Summerfest.

Summerfest roll-out continues with BMO Harris Pavilion headliners

Yesterday Summerfest announced headliners and dates for the Miller Lite Oasis; today, it's headliners and performance dates for the BMO Harris Pavilion.

They are as follows (save for two spots on Thursday, June 26 and Friday, June 27 that are still to be announced):

Wednesday, June 25: Ray LaMontagne with special guest Foy Vance, 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 26: TBA, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 27: The Cadillac Three, 3 p.m.; TBA, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 28: The Yardbirds, 5 p.m.; REO Speedwagon with special guest Babe Ruth, 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 29: .38 Special with special guest Bad Boy, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 1: Kip Moore with special guest Blackjack Billy, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 2: Bonnie Raitt with special guest James Hunter Six, 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 3: New Order, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 4: Kool and the Gang with special guest Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 5: Thompson Square with special guest Chasin' Mason, 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 6: Cheap Trick with special guest No Quarter (Led Zeppelin tribute), 8 p.m.

As with last year, there will be free Blue Circle Seat Passes – reserved, under cover seats that make up the first 27 rows – available for these performances on a first come, first served basis. Fans can get Blue Circle Seat Passes free online in advance at (with a $5 Ticketmaster convenience fee, just not completely free). The passes will be available starting at noon on Monday, May 12 for the Ray LaMontagne show. Passes for the rest of the BMO Harris Pavilion shows will become available one-by-one the throughout the ensuing week.

If you want to hold off on getting Blue Circle Seat Passes, a limited amount will also available the day of each show at the interior Summerfest box office starting at noon.

For more information, visit the Summerfest website, and for more updates, stay tuned to The news from the Big Gig lately is coming fast and furious. It's almost as though Summerfest is only two months away.


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