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The Largest Music Festival in the US Is Back in Full Force This June

Wisconsin News Music + Nightlife Festivals
by Olivia Harden May 31, 2022

Music festival season is back in force and it doesn’t get bigger and better than the “people’s party,” Summerfest.

Summerfest will take place from June 23-25, June 30-July 2, and July 7-9 — and will showcase 800 acts on twelve different stages in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The nine-day, three-weekend festival has been running since 1968 at various locations around the city. Last year over 400,000 people made their way through the festival gates, and it is estimated that this summer numbers will return to the pre-pandemic crowd of 700,000.

If you’ve been dreaming of Summerfest, but been put off by the cost, this year tickets are going for as little as $20 for an all-access day.

The Summerfest lineup is expansive, with over 100 headliner acts including Justin Bieber, Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Steve Aoki, Boys II Men, JoJo, Backstreet Boys, Willow, Charli XCX, and more. Lil Wayne will also be taking to the stage with Wiz Khalifa and the Wu-Tang Clan. On top of the main stage action, there will be lots of free acoustic sets with country music star Rodney Atkins kicking off opening day.

The festival is held on a 75-acre site, so when attendees are not enjoying live music, there are plenty of other activities such as boat rides on Lake Michigan, firework displays, a festival parade, and funfair. This is a family-friendly affair, with playgrounds and kid-focused activities, exhibits, and services in the Northwestern Mutual Community Park.

Summerfest organizers have also chosen to relax COVID-19 restrictions. This year, attendees will not be required to wear masks, show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination status to enter the grounds.

Tickets are available to purchase now. And at these prices, you couldn’t get more bang for your buck.

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