Summerfest 2015: Getting to the Big Gig…and the acts you can see while you’re there

MILWAUKEE --  Summerfest 2015 is here! The Big Gig will officially kick off on Wednesday, June 24th — with the gates opening at noon.

Keeping summer construction in mind, specifically the Hoan Bridge Project, here are some tips to help ensure ease of travel and parking availability.

Officials are encouraging folks to utilize public transportation — as parking is and will be an issue in downtown Milwaukee throughout Summerfest’s 11-day run.

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) offers easy options that get you straight to the gates of Summerfest. Catch an MCTS Freeway Flyer or an Ozaukee County Express from designated parking lots. You can also take advantage of the MCTS Downtown Shuttle along Wisconsin Avenue and park within walking distance of a Shuttle stop. Or, you can ride a local bus route and walk a short distance to the Summerfest Grounds.

For a list of Park-Ride lots and weekday and weekend Freeway Flyer schedules, visit or call (414) 344-6711 for 24-hour automated bus information.

Additional transit options include:

    Directions for Drivers

    If driving to Summerfest is your preference, the following tips will help you avoid road closures and traffic back-up’s from any direction:

      When leaving Summerfest, the following locations will be available for highway entrance:

        For additional information, grab a Summerfest Official Schedule or a 2015 Summerfest Get Around Guide (See Attached) available at local restaurant, retail and hotel establishments and travel centers throughout southeastern and south central Wisconsin, or visit the Transportation and Parking page on

        2015 Summerfest Get Around Guide

        Summerfest Parking Lots

        Summerfest parking lots open daily at 9:00 a.m. Preferred Parking is only $20 and Exclusive Parking is only $35. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-paid parking passes for specific dates during Summerfest may be purchased online at, at the Summerfest Box Office and via phone.


        Download the SpotHero app for iPhone or Android and book parking right from your phone!  Find and pay for parking, review shuttle services and reserve a spot in advance.  Now through the end of Summerfest, new mobile users get an extra $5 off with the promo code SUMMERFEST.  To redeem, download the app, search Summerfest, select your spot and apply the code.  Visit the SpotHero Summerfest Parking Page for more information.

        Once you’re there, you’ll want to know which acts you can check out — and on which stages. Below is a list of headliners for Wednesday, June 24th:

        The BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite:

        Clare Dunn 7:30 p.m.

        Sheryl Crow 10:00 p.m.

        Marcus Amphitheater headliners:

        Florida Georgia Line with Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard 7:00 p.m.

        The Uline Warehouse with Miller Lite and CW 18 & My 24:

        Epic Porportions Tour featuring Hour 24, Gabe Kubanda & Halecene 1:00 p.m.

        Sweet Leda 6:30 p.m.

        Con Brio 8:00 p.m.

        Magic! 10:00 p.m.

        The Miller Lite Oasis:

        Star Six Nine 12:00 p.m.

        Superfly 3:00 p.m.

        Fort Frances 5:00 p.m.

        Sloan 8:00 p.m.

        Bastille 10:00 p.m.

        Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage:

        Mojo Perry Band 12:00 p.m.

        Georgia Overdrive 2:00 p.m.

        Bobby Way & The Fabulous Wayouts 4:00 p.m.

        Antics 6:00 p.m.

        Captain Symphony 6:00 p.m.

        Five Knives 8:00 p.m.

        Kaskade 10:15 p.m.

        Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage:

        Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 10:00 p.m.

        US Cellular Connection Stage:

        AJ Smith & The Apollo 12:30 p.m.

        Kyle Feerick 3:00 p.m.

        Twin Brother 4:15 p.m.

        The Soil and The Sun 5:30 p.m.

        Jared & The Mill 6:45 p.m.

        UNRB 8:00 p.m.

        Dirty Heads 10:00 p.m.

        Johnson Controls World Sound Stage:

        Slingblade 12:00 p.m.

        KIC Band 2:00 p.m.

        Charles Walker Band 6:00 p.m.

        Mavis Staples 10:00 p.m.

        KNE New Music Stage:

        Green Screen Kid 3:45 p.m.

        Doozey 5:30 p.m.

        The Sleepwalkers 7:15 p.m.

        Midnight Runners 9:00 p.m.