MILWAUKEE — Summerfest is moving its 2021 dates into September.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. made the announcement Tuesday morning to give health professionals more time to vaccinate the general public.
The festival will retain the planned three weekend format, running Thursday through Saturday on consecutive weekends.
The new dates will be held Sept. 2 – 4, Sept. 9 – 11 and Sept. 16 – 18.
“From a vaccination standpoint, it just wasn’t going to happen (in time),” CEO Don Smiley told WTMJ’s Jeff Wagner. “Given the way the music business works, we didn’t think it would be a good choice to wait to make a decision and not have the best shot at the best bands (in September).”
“The bands have been very cooperative and welcome to what we are doing,” he said.
The upcoming festival will be the debut of the new $51.3 million American Family Insurance Amphitheater, new Northwestern Mutual Community Park and the new Generac Power stage.
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