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BMO Pavilion with city backdrop
BMO Pavilion Day
BMO Pavilion along the lake
BMO Pavilion

BMO Pavilion


Celebrating spectacular artists in a state of the art facility

One of the many stages included with your Summerfest admission, the BMO Pavilion with Miller Lite located on the south end of the grounds features large video screens along with a contoured seating bowl with lakeside bars and restrooms located conveniently nearby. 

BMO Pavilion has featured artists from across all genres including classic rock, country, hip-hop, and alternative. Artists previously featured on this stage include Steve Miller Band, Chicago, Styx, Kip Moore, Cheap Trick, Sheryl Crow, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Willie Nelson, Billy Idol, and Hollywood Vampires.

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BMO Customer Information for Summerfest 2022

  • Summerfest 2022 is cashless. Be sure to bring your BMO debit or credit card to Summerfest this year as no cash will be accepted at the box offices or on the grounds
  • BMO Customer Gate: Use the exclusive BMO Customer Gate for easy access to Summerfest by showing you are a customer with your BMO debit/credit card. The entrance is located south of the Summerfest Box Office building, leading to the Amphitheater forecourt
  • Summerfest Merchandise Discount: Enjoy a 15% discount on merchandise at all Summerfest store locations during the festival when you use your BMO Harris Bank MasterCard® credit or debit card.


Summerfest will offer seating options at the BMO Pavilion with Miller Lite for all evening headlining performances. This policy offers Summerfest fans the choice of free general admission seats or reserved seats available for purchase, beginning at 8:00 p.m. for the evening headliners. All seats will be clearly marked within the venue. 

  • FREE Festival Seating: FREE to the public on a first come, first served basis, the day of the show in Sections 6 - 13. Similar to other Summerfest stages, fans may occupy seats as they are available from the time Summerfest gates open.

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  • Advance Purchase Tickets: Reserved tickets will be available for each evening headlining concert, in sections 1 - 5.


BMO Pavilion Show Schedule

Please view the lineup page or download the Summerfest App for the latest times and artist additions to the stage schedule. 

*Show times are subject to change.


The BMO EMpower Grant program is a long-term platform that helps support minority-owned businesses through BMO’s partnership with Summerfest. This year, 9 small business minority owners received funding, along with educational opportunities, to support their work as vendors during Summerfest 2022. Check them out here or at Summerfest!

These grants are part of BMO’s EMpower program, a $5 billion commitment over five years to address key barriers faced by minority businesses, communities and families in the United States. For more information, visit BMO EMpower.

2022 BMO Empower Grant Program Recipients

Visit the following vendors on the Summerfest grounds!

Lori Budnick Lori Budnick

Lori Budnick of Badass Baubles creates handmade, hand-stamped jewelry with some serious sass. Budnick says, “Badass Baubles is about celebrating individual empowerment and how our unique qualities make us strong.”

Melanie Zarth Melanie Zarth

Salon Owner Melanie Zarth of Dazzle Body Art (Originails, LLC) offers full and partial face painting, hand-painted temporary tattoos, and glitter body paint. Zarth says, “Dazzle Body Art fully embraces festival culture, and spreads joy to those who appreciate the arts.”

Edna Peterson Edna Peterson

Owner Edna Peterson of Necessary Pieces carries one-of-a-kind jewelry made from silver, semi-precious stones, amber, leather and cloth. She also sources fashion-forward clothing from unique designers. Peterson says, “I am inspired to adorn women by using unique jewelry for them to express their inner self awareness.”

Sylvester Ndhlovu Sylvester Ndhlovu

Owner Sylvester Ndhlovu of RuvaAfricWear LLC. offers functional African wear including leggings, T-shirts, sports bras, joggers, tracksuits, shorts, socks, headbands, hats, fanny packs, bandanas, and African jewelry. Ndhlovu says, “My brand is changing the narrative of fashion and bringing people together to celebrate African culture by emphasizing on everyday functional clothing that celebrates African history and heritage.”

Danielle (Lilo) Allen Danielle (Lilo) Allen

Owner Lilo Allen of Papyrus & Charms creates and curates handmade wearable art and crystals. Allen says, “Papyrus & Charms is where my love for crystals, self care, jewelry making and my Afro-Caribbean culture meet. People should be proud of the things they adorn themselves with, and it's my goal to Charm everyone I meet with a little bit of handmade goodness.”

Ashley Bester Ashley Bester

Owner Ashley Bester of Scents & Such LLC. creates all natural, essential oil infused scented soy wax container candles, diffusers, and melts. Bester says, “My love of chemistry has always kept my imagination ignited which often meant gifting friends and family with scented concoctions of some sort. It was those gifts that caused my tribe to gently nudge me into sharing my creations with the world, and with their encouragement and prayers Scents & Such was born.”

Bianca Gedeon Bianca Gedeon

Executive Director Bianca Gedeon of Golden Reign offers sterling silver jewelry accented with select stones. Gedeon says, “Our jewelry represents on some level the wonders and exoticness of cultures from all over the world– it’s what makes our work unique.”

Cesar Cornier Cesar Cornier

Owner Cesar Cornier of Keepnitmil LLC offers clothing, hats, fanny packs, and art – including posters and buttons. Cornier says, “Keepnitmil’s mission is to help unify people through music fashion and art. I believe that people can be empowered by using these creative tools together.”

Manuel Corona Manuel Corona

Owner Manuel Corona of Khepra Jewelers, LLC handcrafts jewelry with natural gemstones and precious metals including rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, and cufflinks. Corona says, “The jewelry that we create will continue to be keepsakes that are passed from generation to generation – creating the immortality of our jewelry-art.”


ADA Information

The covered seating area of the BMO Pavilion has designated accessible seating.