Summerfest Announces BMO Harris Pavilion Headliners and Performance Dates

Summerfest officials have announced the highly anticipated lineup of headliners slated for the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite during Summerfest 2016.  With a nod to classic rock, the line-up will feature the following headliners:

June 29                    8:00 PM                Kris Kristofferson

June 29                   10:00 PM               Willie Nelson

June 30                     9:45 PM               Styx

July 1                       9:45 PM               Commodores

July 2                       3:00 PM               Blue Oyster Cult

July 2                       9:45 PM               Billy Idol

July 3                       7:30 PM               Indigo Girls

July 3                       9:45 PM               BoDeans

July 5                       9:45 PM               Hollywood Vampires

July 6                       9:45 PM               Andra Day   

July 7                       9:45 PM               Cheap Trick

July 8                       9:45 PM               The Fray

July 9                       6:00 PM               Howard Jones

July 9                       8:00 PM               OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

July 9                       9:45 PM               Barenaked Ladies

July 10                     9:30 PM               Kirk Franklin

All performers and show times are subject to change.  Please check for updates.  

New in 2016, Summerfest will offer a seating option at the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite for all headlining performances.  This new policy offers Summerfest fans the choice of free general admission seats or reserved seats available for purchase.  All seats will be clearly marked within the venue. 

FREE Festival Seating:

The majority of seating in the BMO Harris Pavilion will be available FREE to the public on a first come, first served basis.  Similar to other Summerfest stages, fans may occupy seats as they are available from the time Summerfest gates open.

Advance Purchase Tickets:

A select number of reserved tickets will be available for each headlining concert.  Patrons may purchase a ticket for the headlining performance for $25.00 per concert, plus fees.  Each reserved ticket for the BMO Harris Pavilion includes admission to Summerfest.  Tickets go on sale May 2 – 6 and are available through or at the Summerfest Box Office.  Reserved seats will not be available for Blue Oyster Cult. 

Willie Nelson/Kris Kristofferson                    Monday, May 2                          10:00 AM

Styx                                                          Monday, May 2                            2:00 PM

Commodores                                             Tuesday, May 3                         10:00 AM

Billy Idol                                                    Tuesday, May 3                           2:00 PM

BoDeans/Indigo Girls                                  Wednesday, May 4                     10:00 AM

Hollywood Vampires                                    Wednesday, May 4                       2:00 PM

Andra Day                                                  Thursday, May 5                        10:00 AM

Cheap Trick                                                Thursday, May 5                          2:00 PM

The Fray                                                     Friday, May 6                             10:00 PM

Howard Jones/OMD/Barenaked Ladies          Friday, May 6                             12:00 PM

Kirk Franklin                                                Friday, May 6                               2:00 PM

Music fans can buy tickets early, skip the lines at the Summerfest Box Office and conveniently download or print their own general admission tickets at home when they purchase them on Summerfest’s website.  Visit the new and improved Summerfest Store now to find general admission tickets, weekday admission tickets, 3-Day Passes for $48 and an 11-Day Power Pass for $90.  Offers are available while supplies last and are subject to change. 

Summerfest 2016 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – July 10 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 4.  For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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