Are you looking to save some cash when you head on down to Summerfest this year? Every day of the event, there is one promotion or another, as the annual music festival is again partnering with a number of local businesses to provide fans with special offers.
From Military Appreciation day to Mountain Dew day, chances abound for people from all walks of life to enjoy Milwaukee’s largest festival. Rules do apply however, as most promotions are redeemable only from noon-to-three at the mid-gate promotions tent. A chance for free entry is available every day of the 14 day event, and giveaways and unique attractions will be held as well.
Wednesday, June 26 – Johnson Controls and FOX 6 Stomp Out Hunger
Present three non-perishable food donations to be given to the Hunger Task Force and receive one ticket for free admission. Thursday, June 27 – Show Your Smile DayPresented by the MilwaukeeJournal Sentinel Bring the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel coupon found in the paper’s June 23rd edition to receive a ticket for free admission. Friday, June 28 – Klement’s Sausage Day& U.S. Cellular Bandanna Giveaway Fans who bring a label from an 8oz or larger Klement’s product and one food item to donate to the Hunger Task Force receive free admission. The first 5,000 entrees after 5PM will get a free U.S. Cellular Summerfest bandanna. Saturday, June 29 – Goodwill Industries Day The first 1,500 fans who bring a donation receipt showing a donation made to any Milwaukee Goodwill location in the month of June will receive free admission. Sunday, June 30 – Kohl’s Family Day Three non-perishable food items, urged to be kid friendly, will get you free entry to Summerfest. (Available to the first 2,500 patrons coming to the event after 3PM.) Tuesday, July 2 – Children’s Fest Day Presented by Sentry, Dean’s Milk & Ice Cream, and TODAY’S TMJ4 All fans arriving to the grounds between noon-and-three are admitted free. Special kids activities will be held and discounts on concessions will be available. Wednesday, July 3 – Mountain Dew Day Fans with marked Summerfest Mountain Dew products receive free entry. Thursday, July 4 – Harley Owners Group Day & Military Appreciation Day Harley Owners Group members receive free entry to Summerfest and access to the Harley-Davidson Hospitality Deck. Active-duty military receive free admission at any gate at any time during the day, along with up-to four family members. The fifth annual Summerfest Salute will take place, as well as fireworks and music. Friday, July 5 – Malt-O-Meal Day The first 1,500 people to present a receipt from any Wisconsin supermarket showing the purchase of two Malt-O-Meal cereals between June 26th and July 5th receive free admission. Saturday, July 6 – Make a Child Smile DayPresented by Northwestern Mutual The first 1,500 fans to donate children and infant books worth at least $10 to the Next Door Foundation’s Books for Kids Program receive free admission. Sunday, July 7 – Summerfest Fan Appreciation Day All fans arriving between noon-and-three get in free to celebrate yet another successful year for Summerfest!
Dave Matthews will come to Alpine Valley for two nights, starting on July 5. Fans of the band are happy to know that Dave considers Alpine to be one of his favorite venues. He’s not the only one who finds the East Troy venue to be top notch. Rolling Stone just listed it as a top ten destination for music lovers.
Dave Matthews formed way back in 1991. It all started with a home recording, and has blossomed into one of the world’s most popular bands. There have been a few lineup changes in the past 22 years, but the core of the band remains the same. The band’s early fan base was mostly made up of East Coast residents. They were the lucky ones, as the band toured that area heavily in the early years. By 1993, they released their first full length disk. One unique aspect of the group is that they allow fans to record their live performances.
The band’s biggest early hit was titled “What Would You Say.” That disk spent over two years in the top 100. Devoted fans have managed to keep the fires burning over the past two decades. Check them out at Alpine Valley this summer.
The Brewers are just a few days away from their last home stand of the month. It’s been a tough spring for our Brew Crew, but they seemed to have gotten back to playing better baseball in the past ten games. The Reds took two of three before Milwaukee enjoyed a day off, but the Brewers have won six of ten as of late. The team will start a three game series against the Astros, then they come home to play the Braves on June 21. Be sure to check out our Brewers tickets for the Polish Bobblehead Game on June 23.
The team will enjoy a day off on June 24, then they face the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park, starting on 6/25. Included in the three game series against the Cubs will be a rare Thursday afternoon game. Will Chicago Cubs fans make the trip up to Milwaukee? They always do.
WWE Monday Night RAW comes to the Resch Center on August 5th, two years since the high-impact event last performed in the city. It will be WWE’s only event in Wisconsin this year, so mark your calendars now! The greatest night in professional wrestling returns to Green Bay in August.
RAW first debuted in 1993 on cable’s USA Network. Since then, the live television spectacle has received wide-acclaim as one of the best wrestling programs in the country, as well as one of the premier events of WWE’s season. RAW is also one of the most attended shows in WWE wrestling, attracting thousands of fans to arenas throughout the world.
Defending league champion John Cena headlines the list of wrestlers that will compete in Green Bay this August. World heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler will be there, as well as fan favorites like Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Team Hell No. All-in-all, nearly 20 wrestlers will step into the ring during the night.
Tickets for the WWE August 5 show go on-sale Saturday June 15. Ticket King has inventory in hand. General admission and assigned seats are available. General admission sections include sections 301-325, 201-212, and 218-226. Sections 213-217 will be closed to allow room for the main entry stage. Ringside sections are 101-106. Sections 101-103 are off the south-side of the ring, while 105 and 106 straddle the ramp, and 104 and 107 straddle the ring itself. Parking for the Resch Center is located across Oneida Street at Lambeau Field.
Classic rock fans will have lots of musical options at this year’s Summerfest. It’s safe to say that the most deserving acts will play the big stage for 2013. The “big three” compliment the already stellar lineup of contemporary and timeless rock bands booked for side stages on the grounds. Headlining bands on some of the smaller stages include Alice Cooper, REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Foreigner.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Rush, and the Eagles will be the featured rock acts for Summerfest 2013. All three bands will make a stop during their current respective tours, and the shows will celebrate the various honors that each act has been recognized for recently.
Now considered a veteran of the Big Gig, Tom Petty takes the Marcus Amphitheater stage for the 13th time on June 28that 8PM. One of the most famous live acts in the history of rock-and-roll, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are in the midst of a small, Midwest summer tour that follows their successful worldwide 2010 tour. On that tour, Chuck Berry joined Tom on the stage during a tour stop in Phoenix. Dubbed Mojo, the tour broke both attendance and revenue records that went back 40 years. Tom is sure to play hits like Refugee and Free Fallin’, though lesser known songs from his 20-plus album repertoire will also be played. The Smithereens will open the night. Canadian rock pioneers Rush will ring-in America’s independence on July 4. Extending their 2012 world tour, this three-man ensemble brings their Clockwork Angels tour to Summerfest on that night. That same tour and album won Rush the titles of “Band of the Year” and “Album of the Year” at the 2012 Classic Rock Awards.
Eagles Come To Summerfest
The Eagles will wrap up Summerfest on July 7. After finding themselves the subject of a highly popular Showtime documentary titled “History of the Eagles,” the band decided to do a summer tour honoring the film. The documentary and tour focuses on the ten year span when the Eagles were flying high. Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Don Henley will wow fans with renditions of classics like Take It To The Limit, though rare performances of solo singles will be a welcome highlight.
2013 Summerfest Marcus Amphitheater Lineup
June 26@ 7PM – Violent Femmes and The Avett Brothers w/ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Ivan and Alyosha
June 27 @ 7:30PM – FUN w/ Walk The Moon, Family of the Year June 28 @ 8PM – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers w/ The Smithereens June 29 @ 7:30PM – Jason Aldean w/ Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett June 30@ 7:30PM – Pitbull July 2@ 7:30PM – New Kids on the Block w/ 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men July 3 @ 7:30PM – Luke Bryan w/ Thompson Square, Florida Georgia Line July 4 @ 8PM – Rush July 5 @7:30PM – Tim McGraw w/ Brantley Gilbert, Love and Theft July 6 @ 7:30PM – John Mayer w/ Phillip Phillips July 7 @ 7:30PM – The Eagles