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Summerfest Ticket Information

Billed as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” and rightfully so, Milwaukee’s Summerfest has been bringing talented live acts to the city’s lakefront since 1968. As with any long-running event, Summerfest has continued to evolve year after year, diligently improving the guest experience as a whole through various enhancements and additions that have helped keep this premier multi-day celebration at the forefront of North American music festivals. Purchase your Summerfest tickets from Vivid Seats for a prime spot at the coming year’s concert lineup. Veterans of the Summerfest lineup include artists like Kenny Chesney, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Pearl Jam, Cher, Sting, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and many more. This year promises to bring even more talented veterans and up-and-coming artists to Milwaukee’s lakefront, and you can see it all happen live with a purchase of Summerfest tickets from the Vivid Seats marketplace. If you have any questions about securing passes to see this year’s Summerfest lineup in person, you can contact our support team using the Live Chat feature online. Assistance is also available by phone when you call 866.848.8499.

  1. The Summerfest dates usually kick off in late June and, following a brief break for a day or two, pick back up in early July for the final run of concerts. While the festival generally books hundreds of live acts each year, only a select few will serve as headliners on the Summerfest lineup, and all will be spread out across the venue performing at multiple stages.
  2. The Summerfest schedule on this page generally details each day’s Marcus Amphitheater headliner. To browse Summerfest ticket prices for a respective artist, click the red button associated with the event date to view the concert’s full set of listings and seating availability for the show. You also can check out our Marcus Amphitheater seating guide to get an idea of different views for shows at the venue.
  3. You can complete your purchase for Summerfest tickets online by following the remaining steps in the buying process, which will include creating or signing into a Vivid Seats account and entering in any needed information for payment and delivery. Make sure to review your order for Summerfest tickets when the final order summary appears, and then submit the request by clicking "Place Order."

 

FAQ

What time do the Summerfest grounds open?

Gates typically open at noon each day of Summerfest, but that is subject to change.

What time do the gates close at Summerfest?

The festival is normally open until about midnight. Fans are only permitted same-day re-entry until 7 p.m. local time.

When is Summerfest 2016?

The Summerfest schedule for 2016 runs June 29-July 3 and July 5-10.

Where is Summerfest?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How much is it to get into Summerfest?

Prices vary depending on whether you're looking to attend a concert by a Marcus Amphitheater headliner, or simply wish to purchase grounds access. Click the "Tickets" link above for the date of your choice for more detailed pricing information.

What is the biggest music festival in the world?

Summerfest has been dubbed “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” thanks to the large number of artists performing on the fest’s multiple stages over the course of two weeks each summer.