Summerfest 2023 will once again be spread over three weekends: June 22-24, June 29-July 1, and July 6-8. This format was adopted in 2021. At the moment of this posting, we have some headline acts already locked in for the fest.
Summerfest Headline Shows
As usual, there are three country music acts headlining the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. Classic rock/folk fans will be happy to see James Taylor hit the stage on June 24. Dave Matthews loves to play Wisconsin in the Summer. Closing the festival is the band Imagine Dragons. There is just one open date as of this post. That would be July 6. Here is the complete headline show list as of May 2023.
Summerfest 2023 Headline Shows
The BMO Harris Pavilion seating chart above makes it easy for music fans to find their seats. The BMO Harris Pavilion has thirteen separate sections under the roof. The first five sections, also numbered one through five are directly in front of the stage. The remaining sections, numbered six through thirteen are separated by a walkway. Seat number one at BMO Harris Pavilion is always on the right side of each section. The seat numbers go up as you move to the left.
BMO Harris Pavilion History & Design
This award-winning, outdoor Milwaukee venue was completed in 2012. It’s one of the many stages on the Summerfest grounds, and it’s located just north of the American Family Insurance amphitheater. It’s one of only two venues that allow for reserved seating during Summerfest performances. The pavilion seats 5000 people, with room for much more if you add the standing room areas behind the assigned seats. Some shows have assigned seats throughout the venue, whereas other less popular events may list the center sections as reserved. ADA seating can be found in nine separate areas in the venue.
The BMO Harris Pavilion is nearly 50,000 square feet in area, with grand views of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee skyline for ticket holders that sit in sections to the right of the stage. The pavilion can be accessed from any festival entrance, but for shows that occur before or after Summerfest, try entering the south gates to make your journey to your seats as short as possible.