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Summerfest

June 27, 2012 - July 8, 2012

Celebrate music and summer at the world's largest music festival on Milwaukee's lakefront! Summerfest runs from noon to midnight daily and features music from over 800 local and national bands, food and beverages, interactive activities for all ages and much more. For more information, concert lineups and discounts, please visit Summerfest's Web site.

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

Summerfest picks: Drew Olson

Summerfest picks: Drew Olson 

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 Drew Olson - June 22, 2010 1:05 p.m.
As always, the Summerfest lineup has at least a little something for nearly every … Read more...
Brooks & Dunn cancel Summerfest show

Brooks & Dunn cancel Summerfest 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 OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - June 22, 2010 9:36 p.m.
Due to illness, Brooks & Dunn's June 29 show has been canceled. … Read more...
Live Blog: Summerfest Opening Day, 2010

Live Blog: Summerfest Opening Day, 2010 

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 24, 2010 12:00 p.m.
The Big Gig is back for another year. If you can't get down to the Maier Festival … Read more...
The Wailers infuse reggae flavor into Summerfest's opening night

The Wailers infuse reggae flavor into Summerfest's opening 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 Bobby Tanzilo - June 25, 2010 1:01 a.m.
No, Bob Marley and his cohorts were not at Summerfest Thursday night, but his sta … Read more...
Passion Pit turns U.S. Cell bleachers into a swaying dance floor

Passion Pit turns U.S. Cell bleachers into a swaying dance floor 

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 Joshua Miller, Special to OnMilwaukee.com - June 25, 2010 8:30 a.m.
There was no dance floor at the U.S. Cellular Stage Thursday night when Passion P … Read more...
Summerfest photo gallery: Day 1

Summerfest photo gallery: Day 1 

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 25, 2010 10:03 a.m.
From Sheryl Crow to the fireworks, there was plenty to see on opening day at Summ … Read more...
Public Enemy delivers more than hype

Public Enemy delivers more than hype 

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 26, 2010 2:00 a.m.
It has been 28 years since Public Enemy formed in Long Island, New York, and 18 y … Read more...
Milwaukee Talks: Summerfest's Tracy Spoerl

Milwaukee Talks: Summerfest's Tracy Spoerl 

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 Drew Olson - June 26, 2010 9:01 a.m.
If you've ever planned a dinner party, a backyard barbecue or even a wedding, you … Read more...
Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 2

Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 2 

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 26, 2010 10:17 a.m.
Photographer John Schulze was back on the grounds Friday, capturing the action on … Read more...
Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 4

Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 4 

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 28, 2010 9:53 a.m.
You had to be on the grounds Sunday to appreciate how devoted the young female de … Read more...
Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 3

Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 3 

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 26, 2010 11:11 p.m.
Photographer John Schulze catches the action on a sunny Saturday at the Big Gig. … Read more...
Catching up with Some Hear Explosions

Catching up with Some Hear Explosions 

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 28, 2010 2:06 p.m.
One of the best parts of Summerfest is the opportunity to hear local music on the … Read more...
Bluesy Clapton Summerfest set draws from legendary catalog

Bluesy Clapton Summerfest set draws from legendary catalog  

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 28, 2010 11:56 p.m.
Seeing Eric Clapton live has long been on my "bucket list" of concerts. It's not … Read more...
Late cancellations a headache for promoters

Late cancellations a headache for promoters 

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 Drew Olson - June 29, 2010 9:06 a.m.
Summerfest officials had to scramble last week when country legends Brooks & Dunn … Read more...
Latz takes center stage on kids day

Latz takes center stage on kids day 

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 Drew Olson - June 28, 2010 8:15 p.m.
Maybe it was fitting that Monday was "Kids Day" at Summerfest Tallan Noble Latz i … Read more...
The $20 Summerfest challenge

The $20 Summerfest challenge 

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, 2010 4:32 p.m.
Last year when we did a similar challenge, we set a rule for ourselves that we co … Read more...
Porter brings gratitude and guitar mastery to Big Gig

Porter brings gratitude and guitar mastery 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 Molly Snyder - June 29, 2010 11:49 p.m.
Tonight on Summerfest's Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage, Willy Porter -- a Milwauke … Read more...
Welcoming back my buddy, Bay, and his band, Some Hear Explosions

Welcoming back my buddy, Bay, and his band, Some Hear Explosions 

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 29, 2010 9:15 p.m.
With an hour-long spot at the Cool TV Rock Stage, Some Hear Explosions played all … Read more...
Summerfest lets companies pitch products

Summerfest lets companies pitch 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 OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers - June 29, 2010 4:32 p.m.
Summerfest is all about music, with food and beer a close second. It's also an op … Read more...
Grammar police invade Summerfest men's room

Grammar police invade Summerfest men's room 

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 Drew Olson - June 29, 2010 10:03 p.m.
Going to the men's room at Summerfest can make you smarter. Provided you go the r … Read more...
Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 5

Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 5 

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 29, 2010 7:13 a.m.
With Eric Clapton and Roger Daltrey at the Marcus Amphitheater, the crowd was a l … Read more...
Pan Am shows some promise

Pan Am shows some promise 

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 Drew Olson - June 29, 2010 6:09 p.m.
A young band from L.A. mentioned the Brewers from the stage, but it wasn't pander … Read more...
Photo Gallery: Summerfest Day 6

Photo Gallery: Summerfest Day 6 

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, 2010 10:44 a.m.
As you walk around the grounds at Henry Maier Festival Park, be sure and smile. Y … Read more...
Keeping Summerfest safe: Riding along with Bell Ambulance's EMTs

Keeping Summerfest safe: Riding along with Bell Ambulance's EMTs 

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, 2010 1:02 p.m.
OnMilwaukee.com Publisher Andy Tarnoff saw a different side of crowd control Tues … Read more...
Suggestions for Summerfest virgins

Suggestions for Summerfest virgins 

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 30, 2010 12:20 p.m.
This weekend, I took a friend to Summerfest who had never been there before. Prio … Read more...
Usher is smooth in return to Summerfest

Usher is smooth in return 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 Nirvana Cobb - July 1, 2010 2:05 a.m.
It has been more than a few years since Usher last headlined a concert in our fai … Read more...
Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 7

Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 7 

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 1, 2010 9:28 a.m.
The 2010 edition of the Big Gig has passed the midpoint and photographer John Sch … Read more...
Who were the headliners for Summerfest 1976?

Who were the headliners for Summerfest 1976? 

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 Jeff Sherman - July 1, 2010 3:04 p.m.
I got a framed poster of the Summerfest lineup from 1976 as a gift recently. It' … Read more...
The Hold Steady hits Summerfest

The Hold Steady hits 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 Drew Olson - July 2, 2010 1:15 a.m.
The Hold Steady, featuring Whitefish Bay native Galen Polivka on bass and Janesvi … Read more...
Photo gallery: Santana at Summerfest

Photo gallery: Santana 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 - July 2, 2010 8:31 a.m.
Carlos Santana, one of the great guitarists of this and any era, headlined the Ma … Read more...
Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 8

Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 8 

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 2, 2010 9:55 a.m.
The 2010 edition of The Big Gig headed into its final weekend with a strong lineu … Read more...
"American Idol" tour offers 10 mini-concerts at Summerfest

"American Idol" tour offers 10 mini-concerts 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 Tim Cuprisin - July 3, 2010 2:00 a.m.
With anywhere from two to four songs, each of the 10 "American Idol" finalists of … Read more...
The Heavy rolls through Summerfest

The Heavy rolls through 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 Joshua Miller - July 3, 2010 5:23 a.m.
For English band The Heavy and singer Kelvin Swaby, life moves too fast and furio … Read more...
Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 9

Photo gallery: Summerfest Day 9 

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, 2010 11:03 a.m.
With the holiday weekend upon us and Summerfest entering its final days, the acti … Read more...
Steve Miller Band a smooth, safe gamble for new stage debut

Steve Miller Band a smooth, safe gamble for new stage debut 

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 28, 2012 1:18 a.m.
As Steve Miller's best material is pushing 40 years old, it's somewhat telling th … Read more...
Rascal Flatts and friends rock the house

Rascal Flatts and friends rock the house 

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, Special to OnMilwaukee.com - June 28, 2012 1:01 a.m.
Rascal Flatts opened up the Big Gig with fan favorites and a few new tunes. … Read more...
Easing back into the Big Gig

Easing back into 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 Lisa Simonson - July 2, 2012 3:37 p.m.
Everyone has a favorite holiday. For some it's Christmas, others Thanksgiving, bu … Read more...
Twenty years later, Sugar sounds sweeter

Twenty years later, Sugar sounds sweeter 

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 4, 2012 12:20 a.m.
The trend of bands playing one album in concert, beginning to end, is pretty fun. … Read more...
Clap for the Wolfman: Finally seeing Cummings live a mixed bag

Clap for the Wolfman: Finally seeing Cummings live a mixed bag 

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 6, 2012 12:36 a.m.
Get your laughs out of the way now: I've waited a very long time to see Burton Cu … Read more...
Milwaukee has a big time crush on Big Time Rush

Milwaukee has a big time crush on Big Time Rush 

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, Special to OnMilwaukee.com - July 7, 2012 12:31 a.m.
Big Time Rush shook the rafters at the Marcus Amphitheater tonight as they took t … Read more...
Henry Maier Festival Park