By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 23, 2020 at 6:21 PM

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Summerfest announced that it will move the dates for this year's festival, previously scheduled for June 24 through July 5. The formerly 11-day Big Gig will now be a nine-day festival spread across three weekends, moving to Sept. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19. 

Don Smiley, president and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival Inc., made the announcement in a statement on Monday night. The release did not mention if any previously scheduled acts or groups have canceled their Big Gig appearances or moved their dates along with the festival.

"We know there will be many questions and we look forward to sharing details with you in the future," Smiley says, in the release. "All purchases of festival tickets will be honored for the rescheduled September dates. More information about rescheduled performances at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater and BMO Harris Pavilion will follow soon. Please check frequently for updates."

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more updates.

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.