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Summerfest

Love music? How does the world’s largest music festival sound? It’s Summerfest, and it happens right here in Milwaukee on the shore of Lake Michigan!

Summerfest
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Read why Rolling Stone named Summerfest one of the must-see music festivals in the U.S.

For 11 days every summer, Henry Maier Festival Park is the place to be for all music fans. With over 800 acts playing on 11 stages, you’ll find alternative, rock, country, R&B, pop, reggae headliners and more, from national headliners to indie artists. The 23,000-seat Marcus Amphitheater hosts some of the biggest tours in music – the 2017 lineup includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chainsmokers, P!NK, Future, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and more.

As if more music than any one person can listen to wasn’t enough, that’s not all Summerfest has to offer. A variety of the area’s restaurants are on-site offering tasty treats to keep you fueled up and ready to rock, and you can shop for everything from music-themed jewelry to puppets at unique vendors at four shopping marketplaces. The Northwestern Mutual Children’s Theater & PlayZone will keep kids enraptured all day, with performances by magicians, jugglers, dance groups, puppets and more.

Spend the day people-watching at the lakefront, shopping or enjoying local and emerging artists on the grounds stages – the headliners start at 8 and 10PM.

There’s a reason that Summerfest is a Milwaukee tradition and the highlight of the summer for many attendees, both locals and visitors – it’s a festival experience like no other!

 

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