Complete 2015 Summerfest schedule and guide
Gallery: Summerfest 2015
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Summerfest celebrates its 48th anniversary this summer and 45th along the 75-acre lakefront grounds, and the 11-day festival has once again lined up a diverse roster of acts across its 11 stages to celebrate the summer.
The Marcus Amphitheater, a 23,000-person capacity outdoor venue, is the home to Summerfest's biggest gigs. For 2015 you can see big-name acts such as The Rolling Stones, Kings of Leon, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar and more. Please see below for your daily list of acts and stages.
The 3-year-old, 50,000-square foot, 5,000-seat BMO Harris Pavilion has some marquee acts, too, including Punch Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Aloe Blacc and more.
Other big draws on side stages will be Public Enemy on the Miller Lite Stage on June 25; AWOLNATION on the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage on July 3; and Jane's Addiction on the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse on July 4.
Beyond music, Summerfest is melting pot of dining, shopping and activity options. Whether you come for the fireworks, the people-watching, the beer or the music, nothing says summer in Milwaukee like the Biggest Gig in town.
Where: Henry Maier Festival Park.
Hours: Noon-midnight daily.
Admission: General admission is $19 while tickets purchased Tuesday through Friday before 4 p.m. is $12. Seniors (60+) and Children (10 and under) are $7 and infants 2 and under are free. Power passes are $80 for all 11 days. A 3-day pass is $45.
Discounts: Wednesday, June 24 is Stomp Out Hunger Day from noon to 3 p.m. All patrons who donate three non-perishable food items will receive one free weekday admission ticket. Donations will be accepted at the Mid Gate Promotions Booth as well as the North Gate. All donations to benefit Hunger Task Force.
Thursday, June 25, Land the Big Gig Day: Patrons who present a coupon – exclusively available in the Sunday, June 21 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – to any ticket window and purchase one weekday admission ticket will receive one free additional weekday admission ticket, valid for this day only.
Friday, June 26, Go Red Day to Summerfest: All patrons wearing a red shirt or presenting a red Sendik's bag will receive one free weekday admission ticket, valid for this day only. In addition, beginning at 5 p.m., the first 5,000 Summerfest visitors will receive a cup coozie.
Saturday, June 27, Goodwill Day: The first 1,500 patrons who present a specially marked Goodwill donation receipt from between Monday, June 1 and Saturday, June 27 will receive one free admission ticket valid for the day of the promotion. Only one donation receipt per person.
Sunday, June 28, Family Day: The first 2,500 patrons that bring in three non-perishable food items to donate to Hunger Task Force will receive one free admission ticket valid for the day of the promotion.
Tuesday, June 30, Children's Fest Day: From noon until 3 p.m., all patrons will be admitted free into the Big Gig, with additional select vendors offering discounted food and beverages.
Wednesday, July 1, Senior Fest Day: From noon until 4 p.m., all patrons aged 60 and older will be admitted for free, in addition to receiving an offer for $2 off a food or beverage purchase of more than $10. The day is also Mountain Dew Day, where the first 2,500 patrons that present a specially marked can of Mountain Dew will receive one free weekday admission ticket. The ticket, limit one can per person, is valid exclusively for the day of the promotion.
Thursday, July 2, Boston Store Day: The first 1,500 patrons that present a Boston Store receipt dated between Tuesday, June 2 and Thursday, July 2 will receive one free weekday admission ticket, valid exclusively for the day of the promotion. In addition, July 2 is H.O.G. Day, meaning those who present a valid H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) card will receive one free weekday admission ticket, valid the day of the promotion. H.O.G. members will also have special access to the Harley-Davidson Hospitality Deck from between 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Entry to the space will be on a first come, first served basis.
Friday, July 3, Patrick Cudahy Day: The first 1,500 patrons that present a receipt for one pound of Patrick Cudahy bacon will receive one free weekday admission ticket, valid exclusively for the day of the promotion. In addition, beginning at 5 p.m., the first 5,000 patrons will receive one free bacon hat.
Saturday, July 4, Summerfest Military Appreciation Day: All active-duty military personnel and veterans – along with up to four family members – will be admitted for free after showing their military I.D. at the designated turnstile at all gates. July 4 is also Make a Child Smile Day, during which the first 1,500 patrons that drop off new or gently used children's books – preferably picture books aimed at readers aged 5 to 9 years old – with a $10 minimum value to donate to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee will receive one free admission ticket. The ticket is valid exclusively for the day of the promotion.
Sunday, July 5, Summerfest Fan Appreciation Day: All patrons will be admitted for free from noon until 3 p.m.
Full daily schedule:
Miller Lite Oasis
Noon -- Star Six Nine
3:00 p.m. – SuperFly
6:00 p.m. -- Fort Frances
8:00 p.m. – Sloan
10:00 p.m. – Bastille
BMO Harris Pavilion
2:00 p.m. -- Harper Rose
4:30 p.m. -- The WhiskeyBelles
7:30 p.m. -- Clare Dunn
10:00 p.m. -- Sheryl Crow
Noon -- Mojo Perry Band
2:00 p.m. -- Georgia Overdrive
4:00 p.m. -- Bobby Way and The Fabulous Wayouts
6:00 p.m. -- Antics
8:00 p.m. -- TBA
10:15 p.m. -- Kaskade
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Noon -- Greatest Hits
5:00 p.m. -- Summerfest Opening Ceremonies
7:00 p.m. -- Briggs Big Backyard Band
10:00 p.m. -- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
U.S. Cellular Connection Stage
12:30 p.m. -- TBA
3:00 p.m. -- Aero Flynn
4:15 p.m. -- Twin Brother
5:30 p.m. -- The Soil and The Sun
6:45 p.m. -- Jared & The Mill
8:00 p.m. -- UNRB
10:00 p.m. -- Dirty Heads
1:00 p.m. -- Hour 24
3:00 p.m. -- Gabe Kubanda
5:00 p.m. -- Halocene
6:30 p.m. -- Sweet Leda
8:00 p.m. -- Con Brio
10:00 p.m. -- Magic!
Johnson Controls World Sound Stage
Noon -- Sling Blade
2:00 p.m. -- KIC Band
4:00 p.m. -- AhVant Soul with John Pierre Gee and Kat Webb
6:00 p.m. -- Charles Walker Band
8:00 p.m. -- Jill Scott Tribute
10:00 p.m. -- Mavis Staples
KNE New Music Stage
3:45 p.m. -- Green Scene Kids
5:30 p.m. -- Doozey
7:15 p.m. -- The Sleepwalkers
9:00 p.m. -- Midnight Reruns
Jo Jo's Martini Lounge
Noon -- Taped Music
1:00 p.m. -- VJ Flux
4:00 p.m. -- Diamond and Steel
8:00 p.m. -- Road Crew
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone
1:00 p.m. -- Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Clinic
2:00 p.m. -- YMCA of Greater Waukesha County
4:00 p.m. -- Milwaukee Admirals Hockey
5:30 p.m. -- TBA
7:00 p.m. -- Milwaukee Bucks Rim Rockers
9:00 p.m. -- Division BMX Stunt Team
Northwestern Mutual Children's Theater & Playzone
Noon -- Accompany Of Kids: Song & Dance Troupe
12:45 p.m. -- Magic Morgan and Liliana
1:30 p.m. -- Steve Russell: Comedy With A Catch!
2:15 p.m. -- Marlavous Marla's Children's Music
3:15 p.m. -- Wayne & Wingnut - Red Hot Chilli Puppets
4:00 p.m. -- Magic Morgan and Liliana
4:45 p.m. -- Accompany Of Kids: Song & Dance Troupe
5:30 p.m. -- Marlavous Marla's Children's Music
6:30 p.m. -- David Seebach's Wonders of Magic
7:30 p.m. -- Steve Russell: Comedy With A Catch!
8:30 p.m. -- David Seebach's Wonders of Magic
Kohl's Captivation Station
Noon -- Milwaukee Community Circus
1:00 p.m. -- Kohl's Wild Theater
1:45 p.m. -- Join In and Dance
3:00 p.m. -- Kohl's Wild Theater
4:00 p.m. -- Kohl's Building Blocks Storytime
5:00 p.m. -- Mad Science
6:00 p.m. -- Comedy Sportz
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