Kesha, Leon Bridges, Dropkick Murphys and MORE Added to Lineup

MILWAUKEE (June 15, 2021) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce the highly anticipated lineup for the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite. NEW this year, the stage lineup features daytime national talent.

“After the 15 months we’ve all just experienced, I cannot put into words how much my colleagues and I are looking forward to Summerfest 2021, and particularly to hosting music fans again,” said Jud Snyder, BMO’s Senior Executive for Southeast Wisconsin.  “The BMO Pavilion lineup is exceptional, boasting an incredibly diverse and talented group of musicians, and it’s going to be great to be back experiencing live music again at Summerfest 2021!”

The 2021 lineup for BMO Harris Pavilion includes:


DATE                                     ARTIST                                                    SHOW TIME


September 2                      Riley’s L.A. Guns                                        4:00 p.m.

                                           Bad Boy                                                      8:00 p.m

                                           REO Speedwagon                                      10:00 p.m.


September 3                      Leon Bridges                                             9:30 p.m.


September 4                      John Waite                                               4:00 p.m.

                                           Steely Dane                                              8:00 p.m.

                                           STYX                                                         9:30 p.m.


September 9                      Soul Asylum                                            4:00 p.m.

                                           Ronnie Nyles                                           8:00 p.m.

                                          Joan Jett and the Blackhearts                 9:30 p.m.


September 10                    Jefferson Starship                                  4:00 p.m.

                                           U2 Zoo                                                    8:00 p.m.

                                           Goo Goo Dolls                                        9:30 p.m.


September 11                    Kesha                                                   10:00 p.m.


September 16                    Tower of Power                                     4:00 p.m.

                                           TBA                                                        8:00 p.m.

                                           Dropkick Murphys                                9:30 p.m.


September 17                    Ohio Players                                         4:00 p.m.

                                           TommyGunn and Fast Company          8:00 p.m.           

                                           Charlie Wilson                                      9:30 p.m.


September 18                   Neal Francis                                          8:00 p.m.

                                          Black Pumas                                         9:30 p.m.

Summerfest will offer seating options at the BMO Harris 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.

  • Advance Purchase Tickets:

Reserved tickets will be available for each evening headlining concert, in sections 1 - 5. Ticket prices will vary depending on the concert.  Each reserved ticket includes admission to Summerfest on the day of the performance.  Tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday June 16, 2021 and are available through or in person at the Summerfest Box Office.

On sale dates and times for reserved seats for evening concerts at the BMO Harris Pavilion are as follows:

REO Speedwagon

Wednesday, June 16, 10:00 a.m.


Black Pumas

Wednesday, June 16, 11:00 a.m.


Charlie Wilson



Wednesday, June 16, Noon


Thursday, June 17, 10:00 a.m.


Goo Goo Dolls

Thursday, June 17, 11:00 a.m.




Thursday, June 17, Noon


Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Friday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.


Leon Bridges

Friday, June 18, 11:00 a.m.


Dropkick Murphys

Friday, June 19, Noon






BMO Harris Customer Information for Summerfest 2021:

  • Summerfest 2021 goes 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.

All performers and show times are subject to change.  Please check for updates, to purchase tickets and to see the full Summerfest lineup.

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance

Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s biggest acts, emerging talent, and local favorites along with approximately 750,000 fans, for an unforgettable live music experience. The 53rd edition of the festival will take place September 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2021.  Summerfest features over 1,000 performances on 11 stages, along with food, beverages, and activities, all in a world-class festival setting.  For more details, visit, or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @Summerfest.

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