Summerfest is just around the corner: There's plenty to look forward to

Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 12:46:58-04

Summerfest is right around the corner! There are plenty of things to look forward to including great headliners, a new look on some parts of the grounds, and other festival fun.

From June 27 through July 8, Milwaukee will host "the world's largest music festival."

The headliners

Several big names will perform on the American Family Insurance Amphitheater stage. Here's who's been announced so far:

The festival doesn't stop with just the headliners. Tons of other performers will take to the additional 11 stages. There'll be over 1,000 performances throughout the festival. Free stage headliners and schedules will be released in the coming weeks.

Tickets on sale now

Admission prices start at $14. You can purchase parking passes, with opportunities to park up close with premier passes. If you plan on attending more than one day, there are great package deals. For $100 the U.S. Cellular Power Pass grants entrance for all 11 days. Large group ticket discounts are available for only $17 per ticket. After April, 30, the group ticket prices increase.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Big construction changes on the grounds

You might see a few new things on the festival grounds this year including a new North Gate ticket building. There'll be digital displays, more turnstile lines, and a new box office, doubling the amount of spots to purchase tickets. The Community Plaza is under way as well. Utilities are in place and the final touches are being made. When finished, this will include seating, bike parking, and interactive play structures.

This year the U.S. Cellular stage is completely rebuilt to include a larger performing area and more capacity for attendees. Constructors have began installing beams. The main sign is up and will double as a cell phone charging station. 

Klement's is the Official Sausage of Summerfest

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce a new ten year sponsorship agreement with Klement’s Sausage Company.  The sponsorship includes the building of a new stage area, “The Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden,” as well as Klement’s being named the Official Sausage of Summerfest. 

The Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden will be located on the North End of Henry Maier Festival Park and will feature acoustic music from 2-8 p.m. daily, spotlighting local artists.  Modelled as a “backyard” picnic-style area, there will be a seated lounge area, picnic tables, and barbeque grills, as well as locations to purchase Klement’s products.

There's a chance to win tickets to the festival and some 'Summerfest swag.' Summerfest posted a contest on Facebook that closes on Friday, March 23.

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