By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 23, 2019 at 5:01 AM

Yesterday it was the Miller Lite Oasis; today it's the BMO Harris Pavilion, filling out its headliner lineup for Summerfest 2019.

Like the Big Gig as a whole, the schedule's an eclectic one, hoping from classic rockers Foreigner one night to soul pop singer Elle King the next, pop singer-songwriter Jason Mraz following the night after Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra. So no matter your taste, you should find somebody here to your ears' liking.

Here's the lineup coming to the BMO Harris Pavilion this summer:

June 26

10 p.m. – Foreigner

June 27

4 p.m. – Foghat

9:45 p.m. – Elle King

June 28

9:45 p.m. – Brandi Carlile

June 29

9:45 p.m. – Chicago

June 30

9:45 p.m. – TBA

July 2

9:45 p.m. – Chaka Khan

July 3

9:45 p.m. – The Roots

July 4

9:45 p.m. – X Ambassadors

July 5

4 p.m. – The Spinners

9:45 p.m. – Dashboard Confessional

July 6

8 p.m. – Dark Star Orchestra

July 7

9:45 p.m. – Jason Mraz

As usual, the BMO Harris Pavilion will feature a seating option for headliner shows, offering fans either free general admission seating on a first come, first served basis or reserved seating, with tickets going on sale at the Summerfest box office and Ticketmaster beginning May 13-17 for $30. Here is the schedule for when reserved tickets for each individual show will go on sale:

  • Monday, May 13: Foreigner at 10 a.m. and Elle King at 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14: Brandi Carlile at 10 a.m. and Chicago at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Chaka Khan at 10 a.m. and The Roots at 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16: X Ambassadors at 10 a.m. and Dashboard Confessional at 12 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17: Dark Star Orchestra at 10 a.m. and Jason Mraz at 12 p.m.

Summerfest will also once again incorporate BMO Effect perks throughout the festival for BMO Harris Bank customers, including a dedicated Summerfest entrance south of the box office for early and easy accessibility, free ATM transactions on the grounds and a 15 percent discount on Big Gig merchandise at the on-site store for those using a BMO Harris debit or credit card.

You may have noticed a TBA still on the board both today with the BMO Harris Pavilion lineup and yesterday with the Miller Lite Oasis, so stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more Summerfest announcements and updates as they become available. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.