Opening Day of Summerfest: Tips on “How to Fest” on day one

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MILWAUKEE --As you prepare for Opening Day of Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, listed below are some tips on “How to Fest” on day one:

  1. Plan Ahead
  • Visit for the most up-to-date information on the festival, artists, lodging, transportation options, and more.
  • Buy tickets online in advance to avoid waiting in line.
  • Arrive early for the best spot to watch your favorite artist.
  • Make sure your phone is charged before you leave for Summerfest. If you need a charge, various charging stations are located throughout the festival.
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  1. Get in FREE to Summerfest – Johnson Controls Stomp Out Hunger Day with FOX 6 Milwaukee
  • Donate three non-perishable food items, such as peaches and pears, to any of the Summerfest gates between 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and receive one free admission ticket, valid for the day and time of the promotion only.
  • All donations benefit Hunger Task Force.
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  1. Help Summerfest Officially Open and Receive a FREE 2019 Weekday Ticket (while supplies last)
  • Summerfest Opening Ceremonies start at 5:00 p.m. at the brand new Uline Warehouse Stage with Miller Lite and CW 18 and MY 24.
  • 25,000 FREE Summerfest Weekday Tickets will be given away, following Open Ceremonies, while supplies last.
  1. Pick Your Shows and Find Your Fest-Friends
  • Download the official Summerfest App, fueled by Pepsi, and plan your day. Select what acts you want to see – headliners include Steve Aoki, WALK THE MOON, Hanson, Judah & The Lion, Quinn XCII, and more.  Plus, Thomas Rhett with special guests Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson, will be at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.
  • Pick a location to meet your friends
  1. Plan Your Fest-Style
  • Pick up some official Summerfest merchandise at the three Summerfest store locations at Summerfest, or visit the online store to order.
  • Bring your BMO Harris Bank card to receive a 15% discount on Summerfest merchandise in person at the Summerfest store.
  • Visit the various marketplace vendors located throughout the festival for a wide variety of items.
  1. Bring only the essentials and DON’T bring a backpack
  • No bags larger than 9” x 10” x 12” or backpacks of ANY size will be permitted.
  • Be prepared – bring non-aerosol sunscreen, hat, jacket – you can never be too prepared.
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