MILWAUKEE - Summerfest announced the plans for the 2022 festivities on Thursday, Sept. 16.
The 2022 music festival on Milwaukee's lakefront will take place June 23-25, June 30-July 2, and July 7-9, over three weekends -- Thursday through Saturday from noon-midnight each day.
"I miss the traditional format, being a native Milwaukeean," said Renee Lewis, a Summerfest fan.
What is Summerfest's response to comments like that? Officials released the following statement:
"The reasons for the three-weekend format remain unchanged since we made a similar announcement in March 2020: increased interest from fans to attend on the weekends, a larger booking window for entertainment, and the opportunity to reset the festival park to provide the best possible live music experience.
"We are confident that this three-weekend format will allow Summerfest to continue to fulfill its mission of promoting Milwaukee as a destination, hiring thousands of seasonal workers, and delivering economic impact to the region."
"I don’t know. I’m not sure. I think the jury is still out on that.," said Rebecca Dougherty, who was preparing to see Megan Thee Stallion.
Summerfest is a festival for all generations – to make memories with the ones they love.
"The music, the food, the shopping," Dougherty said.
"Summerfest is the place to be," said Renee Lewis.
Last weekend of 2021
Summerfest has also extended the hours for free admission during Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 18 from noon-7 p.m.
In addition, the first 30,000 fans to enter through any gate during Fan Appreciation Day, will receive a ticket valid for admission to Summerfest 2022.
Headliners on Saturday in the Amphitheater include fest first-timers Megan Thee Stallion and Miley Cyrus with opener Wiz Khalifa, and Guns N’ Roses closing out the festival. Other can’t miss artists – Ludacris, Bleachers, Run The Jewels, Jake Owen, Flaming Lips, Turkuaz featuring Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew, and many more.