Hey! Summerfest 2021 is happening September 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18! (There are also some amphitheater-only “Wednesday Kick-Off Concerts.”) You can find the full list of headliners HERE. You can find the full list of BMO Harris Pavilion headliners below:

Thursday, September 2
Riley’s L.A. Guns @ 4 p.m.
Bad Boy @ 8 p.m.
REO Speedwagon @ 10 p.m.

Friday, September 3
Leon Bridges @ 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 4
John Waite @ 4 p.m.
Steely Dane @ 8 p.m.
STYX @ 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 9
Soul Asylum @ 4 p.m.
Ronnie Nyles @ 8 p.m.
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts @ 9:30 p.m.

Friday, September 10
Jefferson Starship @ 4 p.m.
U2 Zoo @ 8 p.m.
Goo Goo Dolls @ 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 11
Kesha @ 10 p.m.

Thursday, September 16
Tower Of Power @ 4 p.m.
TBA @ 8 pm
Dropkick Murphys @ 9:30 p.m.

Friday, September 17
Ohio Players @ 4 p.m.
TommyGunn and Fast Company @ 8 p.m.
Charlie Wilson @ 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 18
Neal Francis @ 8 p.m.
Black Pumas @ 9:30 p.m.

And here’s the deal with the not-at-all-confusing seating policy for the BMO Harris Pavilion:

Summerfest will offer seating options at the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite for all evening headlining performances. This policy offers Summerfest fans the choice of free general admission seats or reserved seats available for purchase, beginning at 8:00 p.m. for the evening headliners. All seats will be clearly marked within the venue.

FREE Festival Seating: FREE to the public on a first come, first served basis, the day of the show in Sections 6 – 13. Similar to other Summerfest stages, fans may occupy seats as they are available from the time Summerfest gates open.
Advance Purchase Tickets: Reserved tickets will be available for each evening headlining concert, in sections 1 – 5. Ticket prices will vary depending on the concert. Each reserved ticket includes admission to Summerfest on the day of the performance. Tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday June 16, 2021 and are available through Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Summerfest Box Office.

And here are the on-sale dates and times for the reserved seating shows:

Wednesday, June 16
REO Speedwagon @ 10 a.m.
Black Pumas @ 11 a.m.
Charlie Wilson @ Noon

Thursday, June 17
STYX @ 10 a.m.
Goo Goo Dolls @ 11 a.m.
Kesha @ Noon

Friday, June 18
Joan Jet & The Blackhearts @ 10 a.m.
Leon Bridges @ 11 a.m.
Dropkick Murphys @ Noon

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