The Summerfest Experience

11 Days.
11 Stages.
Over 800 Acts.
Over 1,000 Performances.
Nearly 900,000 of your closest friends.

Summerfest provides the backdrop for the music industry's hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites to create unforgettable live music experiences in a world-class festival setting. Celebrating 50 years in 2017!

Live Music

For 11 days, more than 800 acts play across the 11 stages featured on the grounds. On any given day, attendees can enjoy alternative, rock, country, R&B, pop, reggae headliners and more.

Great Food

Over 45 food and beverage vendors deliver an array of foods and flavors to satisfy fest-goers. From donuts to spaghetti, grilled cheese to fajitas, ribs and anything fried, you can find it at Summerfest.

Cold Beer

Patrons can enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest.

A Party on the Lakefront

Set on the shores of Lake Michigan at Henry Maier Festival Park, even the hottest days are cool at Summerfest. Fest-goers can enjoy music, food and fun across the 75-acre permanent setting.

Interactive Exhibits

Check out new products and great activities from the nation's biggest brands.


Patrons can visit four marketplaces for all of their shopping needs including apparel, jewelry, home accessories, artwork and more. The Summerfest Store offers official Summerfest Gear including t-shirts, sweatshirts, drinkware and hats.