In case you missed it, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is, um, going through some stuff. Because of that stuff, it will likely not offer direct Freeway Flyer buses to Summerfest this year—similar to last year. But, also similar to last year, Summerfest will offer its own shuttles to the Big Gig.

There will be five continuously running routes each day of the fest, each starting at 5 p.m. The routes will pick up and drop off at these Milwaukee County Park and Ride lots:

• Milwaukee/College Avenue Park and Ride (I-43/I-94/County ZZ/College Avenue)

• Milwaukee/Holt Avenue Park and Ride (I-94/I-43/US 41/Holt Avenue)

• Hales Corners Park and Ride (I-43/I-894/WIS 100)

• West Allis Park and Ride (State Fair Grounds – I-94/76th Street)

• Wauwatosa Park and Ride (US 45/Watertown Plank Road)

Roundtrip fare is $15. Pre-purchase your reserved-seat tickets HERE.

“Only debit or credit cards will be accepted for payment,” says a press release. “Pre-paid riders must present their online purchase bar code to receive the round-trip ride wristband. Once paid, all bus shuttle passengers will receive a wristband upon arrival at the Summerfest grounds, which is mandatory to show when getting back on the bus to the park and ride lot. If a rider does not have a wristband after leaving Summerfest, they can purchase one for the full-price fare, if space is available.”

MCTS routes that get you in the general vicinity of the grounds—as well as 8,000 bar shuttles—will still be available.

Summerfest 2022 is set for three consecutive Thursday-Friday-Saturday blocks: June 23-25, June 30 – July 2, and July 7-9. Tickets are on sale NOW.

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Here’s the full Summerfest 2022 schedule, with dates, times, and stages

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