Summerfest 2011 Opens At Henry Maier Festival Park 6/29-7/3, 7/5-10


Summerfest officials prepare for the World's Largest Music Festival to open in one week, which will bring over 850,000 music fans from around the world to Henry Maier Festival Park. Summerfest 2011 runs June 29 - July 3 and July 5 - 10. For 11 days, the shores of Lake Michigan will boom with the sounds of guitars, drums, fireworks and cheers from fans as festival-goers take in over 700 bands, 45 diverse food vendors, 4 marketplaces and more.

Summerfest 2011 will feature an amazing and eclectic collection of music from Modern Rock to Country, Pop, Classic Rock, Electronic, Reggae and R&B. Music lovers will find a plethora of acts to enjoy and discover on all 11 Summerfest stages.

Fans can purchase tickets to shows at the 23,000 seat Marcus Amphitheater which boasts an outstanding lineup in 2011, including Peter Gabriel with the New Blood Orchestra, Kanye West with special guest Kid Cudi, Toby Keith with special guest Eric Church, Jason Mraz with special guest Guster, Kid Rock with special guests Sheryl Crow and Leroy Powell and The Messengers, Def Leppard with special guest Heart, The Black Keys with special guests Florence + The Machine and Cage the Elephant, Katy Perry with special guest Marina and The Diamonds, Jason Aldean with special guests Chris Young and Thompson Square, Britney Spears with special guest Nicki Minaj and Sugarland with special guest Sara Bareilles.

Also known as "The BIG GIG", Summerfest will host Grounds Stage Headliners including: The Flaming Lips, Rise Against, George Clinton, 311, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Alkaline Trio, O.A.R., Girl Talk, Third Eye Blind, Phil Vassar, Alejandro Escovedo, Wiz Khalifa, G. Love & Special Sauce, Maroon 5, The Jayhawks, Civil Twilight, The Wailers, Raphael Saadiq, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Sick Puppies, Owl City, Amos Lee, Buddy Guy, Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos, Stephen Marley, Ben Harper, Hinder, Crash Kings, Morris Day and the Time, Switchfoot, Goo Goo Dolls, Gaelic Storm, Meat Loaf, Dropkick Murphys, Danny Gokey, Cory Chisel, Old 97's, Grupo Niche, Hall and Oates, Panic! At The Disco, Saving Abel, The Spinners , Wanda Jackson, REO Speedwagon, Styx, My Darkest Days, Loretta Lynn, Cinderella, The Airborne Toxic Event, Peter Frampton, Kansas, Fuel, Leon Russell, Jackyl, Matisyahu, Better Than Ezra, Paul Rodgers, Here Come The Mummies, Michael Franti, Michelle Branch, Blue Oyster Cult, Parachute, The BoDeans, Max Weinberg Experience, Taj Mahal, Cowboy Mouth, Don Felder, Toots and the Maytals, Indigenous, Taking Back Sunday, Yonder Mountain String Band , Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, De La Soul, Todd Rundgren, Blackberry Smoke, Urge Overkill, Pop Evil, Finger Eleven, Sevendust, Buckcherry, Ten Years, Hollywood Undead, The Ike Reilly Assassination, Jack's Mannequin, Neon Trees, Anberlin, Young The Giant, Tonic , Middle Class Rut, America, Willy Porter, The Meat Puppets, AWOLNATION and The Bravery. A complete lineup can be found at; all performers and show times are subject to change.

Summerfest delivers an unforgettable live music experience and value for festival-goers at an amazingly low price. General Admission tickets are only $15 and Weekday tickets (valid for entry prior to 4:00 pm) are only $8. The value continues with a "3 for $33" multi-day pass, valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($45 value).

Fest-goers can save time and money by purchasing General Admission tickets at with no incremental service fees and print their tickets in the convenience of their own home. Patrons can also visit to learn more about Admission Promotions that provide access to the event for free or at reduced prices.

Summerfest 2011 will take place June 29 - July 3 and July 5 - 10, from Noon until Midnight. Summerfest will be closed Monday. The World's Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee's cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry's hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites. The Marcus Amphitheater and 10 additional stages, along with a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits, are set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrops, creating a festival experience like no other. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details visit

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