With so many special attractions to choose from, each day of Summerfest is a unique and unforgettable experience.
After its successful debut in 2013, the #SFLIVE Lounge presented by Bridgestone is back! Located just south of the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, the #SFLive Lounge will showcase LIVE artist interviews, short acoustic sets and more. This experience gives patrons the opportunity to interact with their favorite artists. Be sure to stay connected to Summerfest on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win wristbands to be included in this exclusive artist lounge.
Visit the Columbia St. Mary’s Cool Down Lounge with NewsTalk 1130 WISN, the Les Paul Foundation and Discovery World near the south end, it’s always the “coolest” spot on the grounds! Get away from the crowd in this air-conditioned lounge. While you’re there experience the Wizard of Waukesha, the man who changed music with his inventions and performances. View guitars, photos, video and more about Les Paul, the godfather of the solid body electric guitar. Learn about the nationwide and local celebration plan for Les’ 100th Birthday in 2015.
Back for the third year, Land the Big Gig® presented by Summerfest, Tap Milwaukee, Robert Haack Diamonds and Noah’s Ark gives aspiring musicians the chance to make it big! Fans can vote for their favorite performers at LandtheBigGig.com through, 10:59 am CST, June 6 and the Top 3 Finalists will be chosen to perform at Summerfest on Thursday, June 26 for their chance to win a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes! Joining Summerfest, TapMilwaukee, Robert Haack Diamonds and Noah’s Ark as Land the Big Gig® 2014 sponsors are KNE (K-Nation Entertainment), Pepsi, Wisconsin Vision and Boucher Auto Group.
Set your eyes on the sky for Summerfest’s Big Bang Fireworks Show presented by Menards and WISN-TV on Wednesday, June 25 at 9:30 pm presented by Menards. Watch WISN-TV for a taped show at 10:30 pm. Produced by Bartolotta Fireworks.
During Summerfest, visit the Summerfest Store for “Official” festival souvenirs and apparel, brought to you by TSMGI located just south of the Miller Lite Oasis in the Market Square. And for unique gifts and handcrafted items, visit our four diverse marketplace areas: North Market (near North Gate), Market Square (center of grounds), Arts & Crafts Market (on the lake walk, south of Water Street Brewery) and South Market (south end of the grounds).
Lucille’s Piano Bar is open from Noon – 11:30 pm daily. Located near the South Gate, patrons can enjoy both recorded music from Noon – 4:00 pm and LIVE piano performances from 4:00 – 11:30 pm, with Dueling Pianos show starting at approximately 7:30 pm nightly. Additionally, there will be band performances on Saturday, June 28 and Saturday, July 5 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Tee up with the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits Hole-In-One Contest! For $8 you will have the opportunity to tee up three (3) balls to hit a Hole-In-One! $1 will be donated to the PGA REACH, the PGA Championship’s charitable outreach program. One lucky winner will take home the Grand Prize, a Funjet Vacations all inclusive getaway to Jamaica. The trip for two (2) will be for seven (7) nights at the RIU Palace Jamaica and includes airfare and transportation to/from the airport in Jamaica. Travel date restrictions apply. Additional support and media provided by 540 ESPN Milwaukee, CBS 58 and the Michaels Corporation. For more information on the 2015 PGA Championship, visit PgaChampionship.com. For more contest details and rules visit Summerfest.com.
Find time to enjoy the many sights and sounds of the lakefront during Summerfest. Spend the day along the Lake Walk or take a ride on the Verlo Mattress Skyglider, which provides scenic views of Henry Maier Festival Park, Lake Michigan and all of the entertainment below. One-way and round-trip fares are available.
Your day at Summerfest will not be complete without stopping by the “Splash Pad.” This year, McDonald’s presents the Elizabeth “Bo” Black Family Fountain with B93.3, allowing kids of all ages to splash and play the day away while keeping cool. New this year, patrons will have the opportunity to win great prizes at the McDonald’s Clubhouse display. For deals and information from your local McDonald’s follow them on Twitter: @McDonaldsMKE.
The U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage with Leinenkugel’s and FM 102/1 will host the Emerging Artists Series, highlighting new, emerging talent each evening from 3:00 to 7:30 pm. Check Summerfest.com for information on nightly competitions, Text-2-Screen™ technology and much more. Vote for your favorite band each day at Summerfest.
Summerfest 2014 will take place June 25 - 29 and July 1 - 6 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 30. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest, Twitter: @Summerfest or download the Summerfest 2014 App.