What to know: Final weekend of Summerfest 2023 (2024)

YEAH. YOUNG GRAVY’S JUST NOW WRAPPING UP, PLAYING HERE AT THE AMERICAN FAMILY AMPHITHEATER. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SECOND TIME THAT YOUNG GRAVY HAS PLAYED SUMMERFEST THIS YEAR. ORGANIZERS TELL ME THAT THEY INVITED HIM BACK TO HEADLINE TONIGHT BECAUSE HIS TURNOUT WAS SO GREAT THE FIRST TIME. GRAVY. HUNDREDS LINED UP SOME HOURS IN ADVANCE TO BOARD THE GRAVY TRAIN AFTER HEARING THAT YOUNG GRAVY WAS COMING BACK FOR A SECOND SHOW AT SUMMERFEST. FANS PLANNED ACCORDINGLY. WE ALL LIKE TOOK OFF OUR WORK TO LIKE, GET HERE EARLY ENOUGH. SO NOW WE’RE JUST GOING TO WAIT IN LINE AND HOPEFULLY GET GOOD SPOTS. I HAD HEARD ABOUT JIMMY BUFFETT AND THEN, WHICH BOTH UNFORTUNATE. WHY THEY HAD TO CANCEL. SO WE’RE LIKE, WE MIGHT AS WELL GO FOR GRAVY YUNG GRAVY A UW MADISON ALUM, DREW A DEDICATED CROWD, HIS FACE ALL OVER CREATIVE SHIRTS ON FANS. THIS GROUP LINED UP OUTSIDE THE AMERICAN FAMILY AMPHITHEATER AT 11 A.M. HE SANG HIS SONG TO ME. HE’S REACHED HIS HAND OUT LIKE WHILE I WAS ON STAGE. I GOT A ROSE. PEOPLE WAITING IN LINE SAY THEY APPRECIATE GRAVY’S ABILITY TO BRING YOUNGER AND OLDER GENERATIONS TOGETHER THROUGH HIS MUSIC. DOORS OPEN FOR THE CONCERT AT 630, BUT BEFORE THEY LEFT, I ASKED FANS FOR THEIR MESSAGES TO GRAVY. YOU HAD A MESSAGE FOR YOUNG GRAVY. WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL HIM? GO CRAZY TONIGHT. PLAY ALL THOSE SONGS YOU DID LAST TIME. I LIKE KNOW ALL THE WORDS. THIS TIME SOMEONE SING ALONG. I’M LITERALLY IN LOVE WITH YOU. JUST SO YOU KNOW. LITERALLY. OH, MY GOD. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT, EMILY. THIS IS THE HOME STRETCH FOR SUMMERFEST. JUST TWO MORE ROUNDS OF MUSIC FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. YEP. IT LOOKS LIKE THOSE HEADLINERS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ARE BOTH SOLD OUT. TICKETMASTER HAS RESALE TICKETS ONLY FOR ZACH BRYAN AND IMAGINE DRAGONS. THERE ARE LOTS O

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What to know: Final weekend of Summerfest 2023

Big Gig gates opens at noon

It's hard to believe, but it's already the third and final weekend of Summerfest 2023, the festival's 55th anniversary.In honor of that celebration, from 4 to 5 p.m. each day of the Big Gig, fans can enjoy select Miller products, including Miller Lite, Miller High Life and Coors Light, for $5.50 at select bars throughout the festival grounds. The gates open at noon Thursday. This Weekend Only: Latin Music Day is Friday at Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard. See artists such as Cache MKE, Tito Puente, Jr., Grupo Niche, and more, Plus, enjoy Latin Tropical music and Salsa music starting at noon.American Cornhole League Pro ShootoutThe American Cornhole League (ACL) Pro Shootout and SuperHole Cornhole competitions, will take place in Milwaukee, during Summerfest on Friday at the Gruber Law Offices Sportzone with Newsradio 620 WTMJ, ESPN Milwaukee, and 101.7 The Truth, and be broadcast live on ESPN 2.The ACL Pro Shootout will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the SuperHole event at 7 p.m., which features four celebrities: Tyler Hubbard, Aaron Jones, Spice Adams and Nikki Garcia, paired with four professional ACL players. Fans are welcome to watch and cheer on the competition. Admission Promotions:Thursday: Silgan Community Food DriveThe first 2,000 patrons who arrive between noon and 3 p.m. and donate three non-perishable food items will receive one free admission ticket, valid for the day and time of the promotion only. Canned fruits and vegetables are especially appreciated! Donations will be accepted at the Mid Gate Promotions Booth. All donations benefit Hunger Task Force. Seniorfest Day From noon to 4 p.m., all patrons ages 60+ will be admitted for free when they present their ID at the designated turnstile at any gate. Admitted seniors will also receive a voucher for $2 off a food or non-alcoholic beverage purchase over $10. Spend the day enjoying music spanning a range of genres including The Bar-Kays, Doo Wop Jukebox, and Downtown Harrison, the Direct Supply Golden Idols, and more. Also, stop by the Direct Supply Area to check out 30 senior-focused vendors. All wheelchairs will be provided free of charge to seniors between noon and 4 p.m., while supplies last. Friday: It's Free with FritosFree admission with Fritos, the official chip of Summerfest! All patrons arriving between noon and 6 p.m. will be admitted free. Additionally, the first 1,000 patrons who enter through the Mid Gate will receive a free Fritos and Summerfest branded bag. Saturday: Summerfest Fan Appreciation DayAll patrons arriving between noon and 3 p.m. will be admitted free, compliments of Potawatomi Casino | Hotel and Summerfest. Plus, the first 30,000 patrons arriving through the gates will receive an admission ticket for Summerfest 2024 and a Big Win entry ticket.To participate in the Big Win drawing, simply drop the perforated BIG WIN Entry ticket in a specially marked bin inside the Summerfest Mid Gate between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. p.m. on Saturday. American Family Insurance Amphitheater Headliners:Thursday: Yung Gravy with DJay MandoFriday: Zach Brown with Charles Wesley GodwinSaturday: Imagine Dragons with Benson BooneBMO Pavilion Headliners:Thursday: Lauren Daigle Friday: Styx, Jet Black Roses Saturday: NE-YO Other useful information:TicketsWhat you can and can't bring in Summerfest ParkingAccessibilitySummerfest is a cashless festival, no cash will be accepted at the box offices or on the grounds. Reverse cash machines will be available.

It's hard to believe, but it's already the third and final weekend of Summerfest 2023, the festival's 55th anniversary.

In honor of that celebration, from 4 to 5 p.m. each day of the Big Gig, fans can enjoy select Miller products, including Miller Lite, Miller High Life and Coors Light, for $5.50 at select bars throughout the festival grounds.

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The gates open at noon Thursday.

This Weekend Only:

Latin Music Day is Friday at Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard. See artists such as Cache MKE, Tito Puente, Jr., Grupo Niche, and more, Plus, enjoy Latin Tropical music and Salsa music starting at noon.

American Cornhole League Pro Shootout

The American Cornhole League (ACL) Pro Shootout and SuperHole Cornhole competitions, will take place in Milwaukee, during Summerfest on Friday at the Gruber Law Offices Sportzone with Newsradio 620 WTMJ, ESPN Milwaukee, and 101.7 The Truth, and be broadcast live on ESPN 2.

The ACL Pro Shootout will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the SuperHole event at 7 p.m., which features four celebrities: Tyler Hubbard, Aaron Jones, Spice Adams and Nikki Garcia, paired with four professional ACL players. Fans are welcome to watch and cheer on the competition.

Admission Promotions:

Thursday: Silgan Community Food Drive

The first 2,000 patrons who arrive between noon and 3 p.m. and donate three non-perishable food items will receive one free admission ticket, valid for the day and time of the promotion only. Canned fruits and vegetables are especially appreciated! Donations will be accepted at the Mid Gate Promotions Booth. All donations benefit Hunger Task Force.

Seniorfest Day

From noon to 4 p.m., all patrons ages 60+ will be admitted for free when they present their ID at the designated turnstile at any gate. Admitted seniors will also receive a voucher for $2 off a food or non-alcoholic beverage purchase over $10. Spend the day enjoying music spanning a range of genres including The Bar-Kays, Doo Wop Jukebox, and Downtown Harrison, the Direct Supply Golden Idols, and more. Also, stop by the Direct Supply Area to check out 30 senior-focused vendors. All wheelchairs will be provided free of charge to seniors between noon and 4 p.m., while supplies last.

Friday: It's Free with Fritos

Free admission with Fritos, the official chip of Summerfest! All patrons arriving between noon and 6 p.m. will be admitted free. Additionally, the first 1,000 patrons who enter through the Mid Gate will receive a free Fritos and Summerfest branded bag.

Saturday: Summerfest Fan Appreciation Day

All patrons arriving between noon and 3 p.m. will be admitted free, compliments of Potawatomi Casino | Hotel and Summerfest. Plus, the first 30,000 patrons arriving through the gates will receive an admission ticket for Summerfest 2024 and a Big Win entry ticket.

To participate in the Big Win drawing, simply drop the perforated BIG WIN Entry ticket in a specially marked bin inside the Summerfest Mid Gate between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. p.m. on Saturday.

American Family Insurance Amphitheater Headliners:

Thursday: Yung Gravy with DJay Mando

Friday: Zach Brown with Charles Wesley Godwin

Saturday: Imagine Dragons with Benson Boone

BMO Pavilion Headliners:

Thursday: Lauren Daigle

Friday: Styx, Jet Black Roses

Saturday: NE-YO

Other useful information:

Summerfest buses are back with new free option

Summerfest unveils new food, beverages and merch for 2023

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What to know: Final weekend of Summerfest 2023 (2024)
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