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SUMMERFEST 2023: Everything you need to know!

Milwaukee is excited to again welcome the biggest artists in the country to the lakefront! While you’re jamming out to your favorite bands, stop by to see some of your favorite WTMJ hosts! We will be live on-site all three weekends of the Big Gig.

Celebrating 55 years of Summerfest!

This year marks the 55th annual Summerfest in Milwaukee — highlighting a dramatic achievement in music, tourism and live events for this city. As a result, Summerfest is celebrating with a host of events, a 55th anniversary logo and much more, including a Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day of Summerfest. During this timeframe, you can purchase a Miller Lite, Miller High Life, or Coors Light for $5.50 at select vendors.

“55 years of music, food, fun, and unforgettable memories will bring us together as we celebrate Summerfest’s 55th anniversary next year,” said Don Smiley, CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.  “Mayor Henry Maier’s vision of Summerfest has now grown into one of the largest and most diverse music festivals anywhere. We are proud to continue that legacy and look forward to celebrating with our fans, sponsors, and artists in 2023.”

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Summerfest 2023 - WTMJ Schedule

2023 Summerfest Lineup:

The following acts are scheduled to headline shows at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the corresponding dates and times.

  • June 22 at 2:00 p.m. CST: Elle King
  • June 22 at 7:30 p.m. CST: Eric Church, Elle King
  • June 23 at 7:30 p.m. CST: Zac Brown Band, The Marcus King Band
  • June 24 at 7:00 p.m. CST: James Taylor, Sheryl Crow
  • June 29 at 7:30 p.m. CST: Dave Matthews Band
  • June 30 at 7:30 p.m. CST: Odesza, Bonobo, Drama, QRTR, Olan
  • July 1 at 7:30 p.m. CST: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Trippie Redd, City Girls, Kia Rap Princess
  • July 6 at 7:30 p.m. CST: Yung Gravy
  • July 7 at 7:30 p.m. CST: Zach Bryan
  • July 8 at 7:00 p.m. CST: Imagine Dragons, The Moss

For a complete list of all acts, including everyone who will be performing on the Festival Stage, please click here.

Milwaukee Brewers Tailgate – June 24

Head to the Gruber Law Offices Sportzone to cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers as they take on the Cleveland Guardians at 3:10 pm. Listen to the live broadcast from the WTMJ mobile studio. Interact with the Milwaukee Brewers Street team, Bernie Brewer, and Barrelman. Challenge your friends to a game of cornhole, giant Jenga, or giant Connect-4. Participate in challenges for a chance to win prizes and enjoy a snack and beverage at our ballpark style concession experience.

Alumni Charity Challenge – June 30 @ 4:00 p.m.

Former Wisconsin Badger, Marquette Golden Eagle, and Milwaukee Panther basketball stars re-unite to raise money for charity and to prove who is still number one on the court. On Friday, June 30th, at 4:00 pm join us at the Gruber Law Offices Sportszone at Summerfest, where alumni from each university will compete in a series of shooting competitions, all to support three great charitable organizations, Garding Against Cancer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, and the MACC Fund.

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ESPN National Cornhole Pro-Am – July 7

The American Cornhole League (ACL) Pro Shootout and SuperHole Cornhole competitions is set to kick off live from the Gruber Law Offices SportsZone on Friday, July 7. It will also be broadcast nationally on ESPN2. Festivities will kick off around 6:00 p.m. with the main event set for 7:00 p.m. CST.

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