Summerfest to giveaway 25,000 tickets on opening day

Milwaukee World Festival is having a $300,000 ticket giveaway on Summerfest grounds to kick-off the 2015 edition of “The World's Largest Music Festival.”

At 5:00 pm on Opening Day, Summerfest Grounds Crew and Security Staff, stationed throughout Henry Maier Festival Park, will thank patrons by actively taking part in distributing 25,000 FREE Weekday Admission tickets ($12 value/ticket or $300,000 in total ticket value). Patrons on the Summerfest Grounds who approach them and show their Summerfest spirit and smile will receive one Weekday Admission ticket while supplies last.

To signify the start of the ticket giveaway at 5:00 pm, horns will sound, fireworks will fly and a recorded message will play over the PA system, officially kicking-off Summerfest 2015 and starting the “Opening Day Ticket Giveaway.” At this time, designated Summerfest employees who have Weekday Admission tickets will each hold up their tickets to distribute, at which point patrons may seek them out.

In addition, fest-fans are invited to attend Opening Ceremonies at 5:00 pm at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard with Coors Light and Tap Milwaukee. The festivities will include a welcome from Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. President and CEO, Don Smiley and local community members to officially open Summerfest 2015 and a performance by Streetlife accompanied by an amazing a gospel choir led by Antoine Reynolds.

Opening Day headliners include Marcus Amphitheater Headliner, Florida Georgia Line with special guests Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard and grounds stage headliners Bastille, Sheryl Crow, Kaskade, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dirty Heads, Magic!, Mavis Staples and more!

Summerfest 2015 will take place June 24 - 28 and June 30 – July 5 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 29. 15 

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