By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jun 15, 2021 at 6:46 AM

We may still be months out, but the Big Gig is coming even further into focus as Summerfest today revealed the headliner lineup for the BMO Harris Pavilion – complete with some previously unannounced acts now locked into the schedule, such as Leon Bridges, Kesha and Dropkick Murphys. 

With no further ado, here's the lineup for the BMO Harris Pavilion's featured performances:

Thursday, Sept. 2

4 p.m. – Riley's L.A. Guns
8 p.m. – Bad Boy
10 p.m. – REO Speedwagon

Friday, Sept. 3

9:30 p.m. – Leon Bridges

Saturday, Sept. 4

4 p.m. – John Waite
8 p.m. – Steely Dane
9:30 p.m. – STYX

Thursday, Sept. 9

4 p.m. – Soul Asylum
8 p.m. – Ronnie Nyles
9:30 p.m. – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Friday, Sept. 10

4 p.m. – Jefferson Starship
8 p.m. – U2 Zoo
9:30 p.m. – Goo Goo Dolls

Saturday, Sept. 11

10 p.m. – Kesha

Thursday, Sept. 16

4 p.m. – Tower of Power
8 p.m. – TBA
9:30 p.m. – Dropkick Murphys

Friday, Sept. 17

4 p.m. – Ohio Players
8 p.m. – TommyGunn and Fast Company
9:30 p.m. – Charlie Wilson

Saturday, Sept. 18

8 p.m. – Neal Francis
9:30 p.m. – Black Pumas

As with previous years, the BMO Harris Pavilion will offer reserved seating for evening headliner shows starting at 8 p.m. as well as free general admission seating that will be available the day of the concerts on a first come, first served basis. Reserved seating will be found in sections 1-5 while general admission seats will be located in sections 6-13. 

Reserved admission will go on sale for these particular shows at the following dates and times:

  • REO Speedwagon – Wednesday, June 16 at 10 a.m.
  • Black Pumas – Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m.
  • Charlie Wilson – Wednesday, June 16 at noon
  • STYX – Thursday, June 17 at 10 a.m.
  • Goo Goo Dolls – Thursday, June 17 at 11 a.m.
  • Kesha – Thursday, June 17 at noon
  • Joan Jett – Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m.
  • Leon Bridges – Friday, June 18 at 11 a.m.
  • Dropkick Murphys – Friday, June 18 at noon

Tickets can be purchased at Summerfest's website

For the rest of the Summerfest headliner lineup, click here – and stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more Big Gig news. 

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.