Hit pause on your Spotify playlist + tune into this. We’re here to plan out your 2022 Summerfest schedule.
The three-weekend music festival takes place June 23-25, June 30-July 2, and July 7-9 in Milwaukee with a schedule of music, activities, food, and local vendors.
Festival grounds are situated right on the shores of Lake Michigan. | Photo provided by Summerfest
🎶 The lineup
With 800+ acts over nine days at 12 different stages, rock n’ roll, pop, country, and alt fans will all find something to jam out to. Headliners include Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Machine Gun Kelly, Halsey, Rod Stewart + the Backstreet Boys, just to name a few.
🍽️ Food and drink vendors
Come hungry — the food is localand delicious. Plan to start your visit with a Saz’s sampler combination(mozzarella stick, curds, and fries), followed by a funky chicken sandwich from Bottle House Forty-Two + Pete’s Pops to end the night. With Miller Brewing as the official beer sponsor of Summerfest, expect to sip on Blue Moon, Leinenkugel, and Coors.
Portugal. The Man will be gracing this stage on Thurs., July 7. | Photo provided by Summerfest
🎟️ Tickets, travel + park info
Tickets start at $25 a day or you can get a 3-day pass for $60. For access to the headliners rocking out at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, you’ll need to purchase an Amphitheater ticket, which includes admission to all of the Summerfest grounds as well.
For those not planning to park onsite(parking is a separate pass from your ticket), festival organizers recommend utilizing the Summerfest shuttle, ridesharing, streetcars, the city’s Bublr Bikes, or reserving parking through SpotHero. Walking or biking is always encouraged, with onsite bike parking available.
Pro tip: No backpacks or bags larger than 9x10x12, outside drinks or food, or selfie sticks are allowed in.
Gina Brillon | Fri., June 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Comedy on State | $18+ | Stand-up comedy from the actress, comedian, and writer. 🎭
Madison Mallards: Pride Night | Fri., June 17 | The Duck Pond, 2920 N. Sherman Ave. | Gates open at 5:35 p.m., game starts at 6:35 p.m. | $13+ | Celebrate Pride Night, presented by TDS, as the Mallards take on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters — stick around after the game for fireworks, presented by Zimbrick and Morgan Murphy Media. ⚾ *
Art Cart | Sat., June 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Blankenheim Park, 300 Blankenheim Ln., Sun Prairie | Free | An afternoon of craft making for kids hosted by MMOCA . 🎨
Inspired by Wright | Sat., June 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Monona Terrace | $30 | Learn about how the Madison landmark was influenced by the architect + make your own glass art.
National Drink Up Week is July 25-31. | Photo by 608today
Raise your glasses. This toast is dedicated to Madison’s beverage industry, from morning iced lattes to afternoon power smoothies and evening specialty cocktails. We appreciate what makes our local drink scene unique.
And to kick off our National Drink Up Week, July 25-31, we want to partner with local coffee shops, wineries, bars, restaurants, distilleries + more to shine a spotlight on our local beverage tastemakers. Find out more below.
A proposal for the old Wonder Bar + adjacent site has been approved by the Plan Commission. McGrath Properties plans to build a 12-story mixed-use apartment building while keeping the historical building on a separate lot. (Cap Times)
The City of Madison offices will be closed in observance of Juneteenth on Mon., June 20. Emergency services will remain open, along with utility emergency operations.
There’s still time to submit your recipe for the Dane County Farmers’ Market’s 50th anniversary cookbook. The “shop local and cook global” themed book will also include personal stories of connection to the market, acknowledging the community impact of the DCFM. 🥕 (Isthmus)
Over 55 new staff positions are expected to be added to support MMSD this coming school year. 22 schools(mostly elementary) will receive resource coordinators, family liaisons, and village builders to help facilitate social-emotional wellness. (Cap Times)
The Dane County Humane Society has tips for keeping pets cool in the summer heat. Walk pets during cooler parts of the day, offer animals an ice cube or fan + never ever leave your furry friends in a parked car. 🐾 (Channel3000)
Schwinn — the Madison-headquartered company — is auctioning off two one-of-a-kind bikes designed by LGBTQ+ artists. Proceeds from the bikes by Madison artist Rae Senarighi and Portland artist Lisa Congdon will go to The Venture Out Project. (NBC15)
Playdates on The Green — Madison Mom’s summer series — kick off on Wed., June 29 at Hilldale. Each week’s event features special entertainment, a snack, crafts + yard games for little ones to enjoy — RSVP please. (Madison Mom)
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