Your 2022 Summerfest guide in Milwaukee, WI


Festival grounds are situated right on the shores of Lake Michigan. | Photo provided by Summerfest

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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 filled with music, activities, food, and local vendors.

🎶 The lineup

With 800+ acts over 9 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 + Backstreet Boys, just to name a few.

🍽️ Food and drink vendors

Come hungry — the food is local and 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 for dinner, and Pete’s Pops to end the night. With Miller as the official beer sponsor of Summerfest, expect to sip on Blue Moon, Leinenkugel, and Coors throughout the festival.


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. ⁠To get 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 on-site (parking is a separate pass from your ticket), festival organizers recommend utilizing the Summerfest shuttle, ridesharing, streetcars, the city’s Bublr Bikes, or reserving a spot 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.

💤 Accommodations

A little late to planning? No worries, we’ve got a few last-minute places to crash for the night. Disclaimer: some of these prices are not for the faint of heart.

June 23-25: Brady Street apartment that sleeps 4, Downtown Tudor revival house that sleeps 16, Lower east side mansion that sleeps 16

June 30-July 2: Historic Third Ward hotel that sleeps 8, Financial District hotel that sleeps 9, Third Ward condo that sleeps 6, Downtown penthouse that sleeps 6, Third/Fifth Ward loft apartment that sleeps 6, Knickerbocker Hotel condo that sleeps 10

July 7-9: Knickerbocker Hotel condo that sleeps 10, Downtown guesthouse hotel that sleeps 16, Third/Fifth Ward loft apartment that sleeps 6, Historic Third Ward hotel that sleeps 8

Looking for something else? Find more hotels for all your Summerfest needs here.

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