Summerfest giving away 25,000 tickets for opening day

Posted: 8:52 PM, Jun 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-26 14:33:52-04

MILWAUKEE -- Summerfest is celebrating the start of this year’s big gig by giving fans 25,000 free tickets on Opening Day this Wednesday. 

The music festival announced in a news release that staff members will give one free weekday admission ticket to fans who approach them while supplies last. 

“Last year celebrating the 50th was a chance for us to look back and as we head into this year’s Big Gig, we are truly looking forward as we unveil the reimagined North End of Henry Maier Festival Park, including a new North Gate entrance, U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, and the Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden.  We care excited to have our fans experience these areas, from an easier way to get into the festival, to the tech forward U.S. Cellular Connection Stage featuring the largest video screen on the grounds, and the backyard picnic feel and acoustic music at Klement’s” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

Summerfest officially opens at noon on Wednesday. 

The Opening Day Ceremony is at 5 p.m. at the brand-new U.S. Cellular Connection Stage.