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Summerfest

June 26, 2013 - July 7, 2013

"The World’s Largest Music Festival” runs June 26-30 and July 2-7 (Closed July 1) noon to midnight. See the hottest bands from around the globe on Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront.

Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-273-3378
http://www.summerfest.com
Venue Description:
Home to many of Milwaukee's largest festivals, such as Summerfest and ethnic festivals that run every weekend throughout the summer. The Henry Maier Festival Park is located in downtown Milwaukee along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Recent OnMilwaukee.com stories about Summerfest

The naming of a Summerfest stage

The naming of a Summerfest stage 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Colleen Jurkiewicz - May 2, 2013 11:11 a.m.
What's in a Summerfest stage name? When Johnson Controls entered into a sponsorsh … Read more...
Summerfest announces 2013 Emerging Artist Series

Summerfest announces 2013 Emerging Artist Series 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - May 21, 2013 11:18 a.m.
Summerfest is bringing back its popular Emerging Artists Series this year. Every … Read more...
Tom Petty to headline Summerfest

Tom Petty to headline Summerfest 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - Feb. 28, 2013 5:00 a.m.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, … Read more...
FUN. coming to Summerfest

FUN. coming to Summerfest 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - March 11, 2013 11:00 a.m.
Summerfest just got a little more FUN. Festival officials announced today that th … Read more...
Violent Femmes kick off Summerfest 2013

Violent Femmes kick off Summerfest 2013 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - March 26, 2013 1:55 p.m.
The Violent Femmes revealed on their tour schedule that they will be headlining t … Read more...
Summerfest announces Pitbull, Luke Bryan gigs; Cooper also on tap

Summerfest announces Pitbull, Luke Bryan gigs; Cooper also on tap 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - March 28, 2013 8:18 a.m.
Summerfest has announced two more headliners for 2013. Rapper Pitbull will headli … Read more...
Summerfest announces Avett Brothers, grounds stages headliners

Summerfest announces Avett Brothers, grounds stages headliners 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - April 4, 2013 10:25 a.m.
Summerfest made a few big announcements today, revealing that the Avett Brothers … Read more...
Summerfest names some grounds stage headliners

Summerfest names some grounds stage headliners 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - April 24, 2013 5:00 a.m.
Summerfest announced headliners for the new K-Nation/Cascio Interstate Music Stag … Read more...
Summerfest reveals Harley-Davidson headliners

Summerfest reveals Harley-Davidson headliners 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - April 25, 2013 5:00 a.m.
Summerfest announced the headliners for the 2013 Harley-Davidson Roadhouse with M … Read more...
Briggs & Stratton headliners announced

Briggs & Stratton headliners announced 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - April 26, 2013 6:30 a.m.
Summerfest officials today announced the headliners for the 2013 Briggs & Stratto … Read more...
Student performers compete at Summerfest

Student performers compete at Summerfest 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - May 28, 2013 10:04 a.m.
Thirty bands comprised of more than 200 student performers from around the countr … Read more...
Stage upgrades can keep Koch rockin' a Fender amp for 21,418 hours

Stage upgrades can keep Koch rockin' a Fender amp for 21,418 hours 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - July 3, 2013 4:31 p.m.
Back in March, when summer and Summerfest seemed a distant dream, Milwaukee World … Read more...
Delong's one man show is a concept that makes you move

Delong's one man show is a concept that makes you move 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Brian Kramp - June 26, 2013 5:40 a.m.
In today's Kramp Cast I talk to Robert Delong about his music and musical tastes, … Read more...
Palec's picks for Summerfest success

Palec's picks for Summerfest success 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Steve Palec - June 25, 2013 12:03 p.m.
I cringe when people ask for my picks. I glance at a schedule and see dozens of a … Read more...
Capital Cities is safe with its sound

Capital Cities is safe with its sound 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Brian Kramp - June 27, 2013 5:31 a.m.
In today's Kramp Cast I talk to Sebu Simonian of the breakout alt-dance group Cap … Read more...
Ageless Alice Cooper shock-rocks "The Good Land"

Ageless Alice Cooper shock-rocks "The Good Land" 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Andy Tarnoff - July 1, 2013 12:17 a.m.
Against the background of the beautiful BMO Harris Pavilion, Alice Cooper and cre … Read more...
On home turf, reunited Femmes recreate magic of first album, more

On home turf, reunited Femmes recreate magic of first album, more 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Andy Tarnoff - June 27, 2013 1:16 a.m.
Do you like American music? OnMilwaukee.com Publisher Andy Tarnoff does, especial … Read more...
Familyman's Wailers conjure memories of Marley

Familyman's Wailers conjure memories of Marley 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Bobby Tanzilo - July 1, 2013 12:28 a.m.
Despite the fact that there are no original members of the vocal group that inclu … Read more...
Garric plays bass guitar and golf with Alice Cooper

Garric plays bass guitar and golf with Alice Cooper 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Brian Kramp - June 28, 2013 6:05 a.m.
In today's Kramp Cast I talk with musician Chuck Garric about the current Alice C … Read more...
Kip Moore brings good ol' boy fun to Big Gig

Kip Moore brings good ol' boy fun to Big Gig 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Colleen Jurkiewicz - June 27, 2013 12:01 a.m.
It's a real pleasure to see an artist who has the talent and stage presence of a … Read more...
Diplo gets Milwaukee moving

Diplo gets Milwaukee moving  

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Mark Stewart, Special to OnMilwaukee.com - June 27, 2013 1:25 a.m.
Los Angeles-based producer and DJ Diplo took the stage at 10 p.m. at the Miller L … Read more...
Karen O, Yeah Yeah Yeahs provide plenty of reasons to scream "yeah!"

Karen O, Yeah Yeah Yeahs provide plenty of reasons to scream "yeah!" 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Matt Mueller - June 27, 2013 4:30 a.m.
Mere minutes after the traditional opening day fireworks finished lighting up the … Read more...
9 sure-fire sources for Summerfest sweet treats

9 sure-fire sources for Summerfest sweet treats 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Bobby Tanzilo - June 29, 2013 8:19 a.m.
You've had mozzarella sticks, topped them off with eggplant strips, maybe a brat … Read more...
Kulick talks KISS, Summerfest and more

Kulick talks KISS, Summerfest and more 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Lindsay Garric - June 28, 2013 10:02 a.m.
Ask prolific guitar player Bruce Kulick why being a judge for the School of Rock … Read more...
Local bands bring talent and spirit to the Big Gig

Local bands bring talent and spirit to the Big Gig 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Bobby Tanzilo - June 27, 2013 2:02 p.m.
Tales of ego trips, prima donna performances and hissy fits are legendary among t … Read more...
Mali to MKE: Amadou and Mariam deliver Afro-blues straight to Summerfest

Mali to MKE: Amadou and Mariam deliver Afro-blues straight to Summerfest 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Andy Tarnoff - June 27, 2013 11:56 p.m.
It's possible you've never heard of Amadou and Mariam, but this was a show I circ … Read more...
Fun.'s second Summerfest visit lives up to band's name

Fun.'s second Summerfest visit lives up to band's name 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Matt Mueller - June 28, 2013 3:15 a.m.
If the name of your band is Fun., you had better bring the fun. Luckily for fans … Read more...
Social Circle: Do you miss the Summerfest midway?

Social Circle: Do you miss the Summerfest midway? 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - June 30, 2013 2:48 p.m.
Today, there is not a midway at Summerfest and people have mixed opinions on whet … Read more...
Petty performance predictably solid

Petty performance predictably solid  

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Molly Snyder - June 29, 2013 12:26 a.m.
Fans know what they are signing up for when they attend a Tom Petty and The Heart … Read more...
Femi Kuti delivers at summerfest

Femi Kuti delivers at summerfest 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Mark Stewart, Special to OnMilwaukee - June 29, 2013 1:00 a.m.
The tightness and quality of the band was beyond belief and those who were in att … Read more...
Matt & Kim reward rain-soaked fans with raucous, rapid-fire show

Matt & Kim reward rain-soaked fans with raucous, rapid-fire show 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Matt Mueller - June 29, 2013 4:00 a.m.
The antsy electro-pop rock duo Matt & Kim hit the U.S. Cellular Stage Friday nigh … Read more...
Aldean and Owen bring country to Summerfest

Aldean and Owen bring country to Summerfest 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Colleen Jurkiewicz - June 30, 2013 1:47 a.m.
It was a packed house tonight - and packed grounds, for that matter - to see Jaso … Read more...
Pitbull gives Milwaukee everything

Pitbull gives Milwaukee everything 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Colleen Jurkiewicz - July 1, 2013 12:17 a.m.
Pitbull is one of those artists whose reputation precedes him. So I was excited t … Read more...
Dr. John's technical difficulties

Dr. John's technical difficulties 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Mark Stewart special to OnMilwaukee - July 1, 2013 12:07 a.m.
Being close to the stage, it was obvious that Dr. John and his band were performi … Read more...
Cold War Kids pleasantly thaw audience on chilly night

Cold War Kids pleasantly thaw audience on chilly night 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Matt Mueller - July 1, 2013 4:11 a.m.
The weather late Sunday night at the U.S. Cellular Stage didn't exactly put the s … Read more...
Summerfest store gets new vendor and products

Summerfest store gets new vendor and products 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Colleen Jurkiewicz - July 1, 2013 4:16 p.m.
You may notice some cool new products for sale at the Big Gig this year. That's b … Read more...
New Kids on the Block still hangin' tough

New Kids on the Block still hangin' tough 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Carolynn Buser, Special to OnMilwaukee.com - July 3, 2013 1:29 a.m.
With New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men headlining the Marcus Amph … Read more...
The Delta Routine rocks, roams and couch surfs with its own crowd

The Delta Routine rocks, roams and couch surfs with its own crowd 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Brian Kramp - July 4, 2013 5:00 a.m.
In today's Kramp Cast I talk to Nick Amadeus of The Delta Routine about the band' … Read more...
Celebrate July 4 with Vicci Martinez of "The Voice"

Celebrate July 4 with Vicci Martinez of "The Voice"  

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Brian Kramp - July 3, 2013 9:15 a.m.
In today's Kramp Cast I talk to Vicci Martinez about the challenges of touring, p … Read more...
Rush rocks like "Clockwork" at Summerfest

Rush rocks like "Clockwork" at Summerfest 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Michael Pflughoeft, Special to OnMilwaukee.com - July 5, 2013 6:01 a.m.
For many acts with a history as long as Rush, "new" songs tend to send throngs of … Read more...
The fashion trends of Summerfest

The fashion trends of Summerfest 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Colleen Jurkiewicz, Hannah Becker and Kaitlyn Farmer - July 6, 2013 3:01 p.m.
Music isn't the only reason to go to Summerfest. As far as people-watching goes, … Read more...
Nelly sends crowd into nostalgic mania

Nelly sends crowd into nostalgic mania  

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Margaret Wilson and Mark Stewart, Special to OnMilwaukee.com - July 6, 2013 2:01 a.m.
Nelly did not disappoint. Known widely for his break-out album "County Grammar," … Read more...
Henry Maier Festival Park
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