The late night music and roaring crowds will soon be back — but this time, in the fall.
Summerfest, previously a two week-long festival in the summer, will span three weekends in September this year. And that’s not the only change.
From COVID-19 to worker shortages, Summerfest has had to make some adjustments. It’s hard to keep them all straight.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re heading out to Summerfest in September:
The basics: When and where is Summerfest
When: Noon to midnight, September 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18.
Where: Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee.
What: More than 800 bands on 11 stages over nine days.
If you purchased a Summerfest 2020 weekday admission ticket, it’s valid for the 2021 festival with entry before 4 p.m. on either Thursdays or Fridays. It permits access to all ground stages with the exception of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.
Here’s the tickets breakdown:
General admission: $23, single day. Many deals are available for discounted or free entry.
Seniors 62 and older and children ages 3 to 10 can get in for free, but due to the age restrictions, these tickets can only be obtained at Summerfest ticket windows during operating hours.
UScellular 3-day pass: $57.
6-day pass: $75.
UScellular Power Pass (9-day pass for the whole festival): $100.
BMO Harris Pavilion reserved seating (includes general admission): $30 and up.
Level Up Viewing Deck at the Miller Lite Oasis (includes general admission and two drinks): Prices vary based on the artist.
American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Artists playing at the amphitheater require an additional ticket with prices varying by demand.