Summerfest Announces BMO Harris Pavilion Headlining Talent And Reserved Seating Options

Blue Circle Seat Passes available in advance online and day of show

MILWAUKEE, WI– Summerfest officials are excited to announce the highly anticipated lineup of headliners slated for the BMO Harris Pavilion during Summerfest 2013.  Operational plans for the venue have also been announced including how fans can secure their reserved “Blue Circle Seat Passes” in advance and day of show.

The BMO Harris Pavilion will feature the following headliners during Summerfest 2013:

June 26                        

8:00 pm                       

Foreigner with special guest Bad Boy
June 27

8:00 pm

Billy Idol with special guest Cherry Pie
June 28

8:00 pm

LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip with special guest Terry Sims
June 29

2:00 pm

The Zombies with special guest Et Tu Bruce’                                                                                                                                                                

8:00 pm

Dispatch with special guest The Ballroom Thieves
June 30 8:00 pm

Alice Cooper with special guest No Quarter (Led Zeppelin Tribute)

July 2 8:00 pm Styx with special guest Connor Christian with Southern Gothic
July 3 2:00 pm

Cody Simpson with special guest Ryan Beatty

8:00 pm The Go-Go’s with special guest Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz
July 4 8:00 pm

Barenaked Ladies with special guest Vicci Martinez

July 5 8:00 pm

Lewis Black

July 6 8:00 pm

Gavin DeGraw with special guest Nikhil Korula Band

July 7 8:00 pm Jimmy Eat World with special guest Super Happy Fun Club

Please check Summerfest.com for updates.  All performers and show times are subject to change.

For the second year, “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, for each listed opening act and headliner one hour prior to the performance time.  The lower bowl of the permanent seating area (now known as the Blue Circle Section) accommodates approximately 2,500 attendees for each show.

“Blue Circle Seat Passes” will be available for each headlining show during Summerfest on a first come, first served basis through two means.  Another 2,500 bleacher seats and viewing areas in and around the venue, accommodating 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.”

Fans have two options to secure Blue Circle Seat Passes:

  • Advance Online Release:
    Approximately half of the best available “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:
    New for 2013, approximately half of the best available “Blue Circle Seat Passes” for each headlining show will be available the day of the show at the Interior Summerfest Box Office (located inside the South Gate at Henry Maier Festival Park) beginning at 2:00 pm with the exception of The Zombies with special guest Et Tu Bruce’ and Cody Simpson with special guest Ryan Beatty whose “Blue Circle Seat Passes” will be available at Noon on those performance dates.  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, available at Ticketmaster.com at Noon.  “Blue Circle Seat Passes” will not be available at the Summerfest Box Office in advance.

Foreigner Saturday, May 4
Billy Idol Monday, May 6
LL Cool J Tuesday, May 7
The Zombies Wednesday, May 8
Dispatch Wednesday, May 8
Alice Cooper Thursday, May 9
Styx Friday, May 10
Cody Simpson Saturday, May 11
The Go-Go’s

Saturday, May 11

Barenaked Ladies

Monday, May 13

Lewis Black

Tuesday, May 14

Gavin DeGraw

Wednesday, May 15

Jimmy Eat World

Thursday, May 16

Fest-goers can save money with Advanced Sale General Admission tickets and great ticket pass options, most of which can be purchased now at Summerfest.com with no incremental service fees.

  • Advanced Sale discounted offers include a $15 General Admission ticket ($17 value), an $8 Weekday Admission ticket valid Tuesday – Friday, prior to 4:00 pm ($10 value) and a “3 for $39” multi-day pass, valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($51 value).
  • The widely popular “11-Day Power Pass” presented by Pick ’n Save with Coffee Mate and Palermo’s is available for purchase at an amazingly low price of only $60 exclusively at 69 Pick ’n Save locations across southeastern Wisconsin now through May 31.  A complete list of locations can be found at Summerfest.com.
  • Festival fans can enjoy extreme savings on weekdays and parking with ease when they purchase the new “Summerfest Weekday Value Pass” for only $20 at Summerfest.com now through June 2.  The Weekday Value Pass is valid for one (1) weekday admission, each weekday, Tuesday – Friday from Noon – 4:00 pm and one (1) parking pass, each weekday, Tuesday – Friday when fans arrive and park between Noon – 1:00 pm.

About Summerfest
Summerfest 2013 will take place June 26 – 30 and July 2 – 7, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 1. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest

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