Summerfest 2016 tickets are available today! It's a ten day music festival that can certainly be called the "World's Largest," with
eleven stages filled with music 12 hours per day, spread out over Henry Maier festival park. You can find Summerfest fans gathering along the Lake Michigan shoreline, just south of downtown Milwaukee.
Who will headline the Marcus Amphitheater in 2016? The list below will expand, as headline acts are booked. Check out the following acts at the Marcus Amp., or just wander the grounds from stage to stage.
- June 29 - Selena Gomez
- July 1 - Blake Shelton
- July 2 - Alabama Shakes with Chris Stapleton
- July 3 - Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves & Ryan Kinder
- July 6 - Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, & Tesla
- July 7 - Luke Bryan
- July 8 - Paul McCartney
- July 9 - Panic! At The Disco - Weezer
- July 10 - Sting - Peter Gabriel
Ticket King is just one-half mile from the Summerfest grounds. You can pick up your tickets on the way to the show! Tickets for the headline acts at the Marcus Amphitheater include admission to the entire festival grounds.
Since the early 1970's, the event has been centrally located near the Milwaukee skyline, just along the shore of Lake Michigan. One can expect crowds of up to 100,000 people per day. It's more than music. There are so many things to do at Summerfest!.
Over the decades, the main stage had been moved from the south end of the festival grounds, to the north, and back again. The Marcus Amphitheater was build in 1987. As the crowds grew larger and larger, something had to be done to accommodate the biggest acts.
The solution was to build a state of the art, outdoor venue with a roof and room for 25,000 people. This venue requires separate admission, but most people will tell you that it's well worth it. The Beach Boys were the first
band to hit the stage, and since that time there have been hundreds of shows performed at the "Marcus Amp."