FREE admission and parking: 2nd annual Big Gig BBQ details revealed

MILWAUKEE -- Summerfest officials announced Thursday, June 8th the details for the 2nd Annual Big Gig BBQ to be held on Sunday, September 3rd from noon – 7:00 p.m., rain or shine.

This year, the event will offer FREE admission and FREE parking for all attendees. At the Big Gig BBQ, food is the headliner of the event.

14 local and regional BBQ vendors will offer both tasting size and full size portions so fans can try a variety of menu offerings.

Big Gig BBQ vendors include:

    The Labor Day weekend event will feature the best BBQ in town on the lakefront at Henry Maier Festival Park, live entertainment at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard and South Pavilion – from country to rock and blues, expert insights on barbecuing your favorites at home and much more.

    In addition, the calendar of events for Henry Maier Festival Park is listed below:


    June 9 - 11 PrideFest
    June 10 Summerfest Rock ‘N Sole Run
    June 16 Capuchan’s Run/Walk for the Hungry to Polish Fest
    June 16 - 18 Polish Fest
    June 28 – July 2 / July 4 – 9 Summerfest
    July 14 Diana Ross with special guest Rhonda Ross at the BMO Harris Pavilion
    July 21 Violent Femmes with special guest Echo and the Bunnymen at the BMO Harris Pavilion
    July 21 – 23 Festa Italiana
    July 22 Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer
    July 24 Vans Warped Tour
    July 28 – 30 German Fest
    August 6 Jazz Visions on the Lake
    August 9 Rancid and Dropkick Murphys with special guests The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns at the BMO Harris Pavilion
    August 17-20 Irish Fest
    August 19 Arthritis Foundation Run/Walk to Irish Fest
    August 25-27 Mexican Fiesta
    August 26 Walk For Wishes
    August 27 Fiesta Walk
    September 3 Big Gig BBQ
    September 4 Labor Fest
    September 8 – 10 Indian Summer
    September 10 Dylan’s Run 5k Run/Walk for Autism to Indian Summer
    September 16 Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospical
    September 17 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
    September 20 Jazz Education Day
    September 23 Fromm Petfest
    September 24 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
    October 7 AIDS Walk Wisconsin