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MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Summerfest officials are excited to announce the highly anticipated lineup of headliners slated for the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite during Summerfest 2014.  Operational plans for the venue will remain the same as in 2013 including how fans can secure their reserved “Blue Circle Seat Passes” in advance and day of show.

The BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite will feature the following headliners:

  • June 25th 8:00 p.m. Ray LaMontagne with special guest Foy Vance
  • June 26th 8:00 p.m. TBA
  • June 27th 3:00 p.m. The Cadillac Three
  • June 27th 8:00 p.m. TBA
  • June 28th 5:00 p.m. The Yardbirds
  • June 28th 8:00 p.m. REO Speedwagon with special guest Babe Ruth
  • June 29th 8:00 p.m. .38 Special with special guest Bad Boy
  • July 1st 8:00 p.m. Kip Moore with special guest Blackjack Billy
  • July 2nd 8:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt with special guest James Hunter Six
  • July 3rd 8:00 p.m. New Order
  • July 4th 8:00 p.m. Kool and the Gang with special guest Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds
  • July 5th 8:00 p.m. Thompson Square with special guest Chasin’ Mason
  • July 6th 8:00 p.m. Cheap Trick with special guest No Quarter (Led Zepplin Tribute)

Once again, Blue Circle Seat Passes will be offered for FREE to fans that enjoy sitting “up close” in reserved seats (first 27 rows) and under cover for opening acts and headlining performances during Summerfest.

Show specific, Blue Circle Seat Passes will provide the bearer with access to a specific reserved Blue Circle seat in the lower bowl at 7:00 pm for each listed opening act and headliner.

The lower bowl of the permanent seating area (known as the Blue Circle Section) accommodates approximately 2,500 attendees for each show.

An additional 2,500 bleacher seats and viewing/standing areas for approximately 5,000 attendees are open and will not require passes, similar to other ground stage operations.

The Blue Circle Seat Passes are not a Summerfest admission ticket.  Patrons must first obtain admission to Summerfest in order to utilize a Blue Circle Seat Pass.

Blue Circle Seat Passes will be available for each headlining show during Summerfest on a first come, first served basis through two means:

  • Advance Online Release:
    Blue Circle Seat Passes for each headlining show will be available at Noon on the dates listed below online at Ticketmaster.com for FREE, however there is a Ticketmaster convenience fee of $5.00/pass.   Fans may receive a maximum of four (4) passes per order online.  Blue Circle Seat Passes will not be available at the Summerfest Box Office in advance.
  • Day of Show Onsite Release:
    A limited amount of Blue Circle Seat Passes for each headlining show will be available on the day of the show at the Interior Summerfest Box Office (located inside the South Gate at Henry Maier Festival Park) beginning at Noon (12:00 pm).  Fans may receive a maximum of two (2) passes per person onsite.

Advance online release dates for Blue Circle Seat Passes for headlining Summerfest performances are as follows.  Blue Circle Seat Passes will be available at Ticketmaster.com at Noon and will not be available at the Summerfest Box Office in advance.

Ray LaMontagne Monday, May 12
TBA Tuesday, May 13
The Cadillac Three Wednesday, May 14
TBA Wednesday, May 14
The Yardbirds Thursday, May 15
REO Speedwagon Thursday, May 15
.38 Special Friday, May 16
Kip Moore Saturday, May 17
Bonnie Raitt Monday, May 19
New Order Tuesday, May 20
Kool and the Gang Wednesday, May 21
Thompson Square Thursday, May 22
Cheap Trick  Friday, May 23

Fest-goers can save time and money with print-at-home Advanced Sale General Admission tickets and the Weekday Value Pass which can be purchased now at Summerfest.com with no incremental service fees.

The 11-Day Power Pass presented by Pick ‘n Save with Coffee-mate and Screamin’ Sicilian is available now exclusively at Pick ‘n Save locations in southeastern Wisconsin for only $70 through June 1 or while supplies last.

Summerfest 2014 will take place June 25 – 29 and July 1 – 6 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 30.