Milwaukee's Summerfest Postponed Until September

WBBM Newsradio Staff
March 24, 2020 - 10:36 am
Luke Bryan performs onstage at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (

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MILWAUKEE (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Coronavirus is postponing yet another major festival this year.

Milwaukee's long-running Summerfest will shift to the fall this year.

Officials announced Monday that Summerfest 2020 will move to new dates: Sept. 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19, in the interest of safety and in cooperation with artists - all because of the coronavirus.

Officials said the new dates provide the best possible option to deliver the Summerfest experience fans and sponsors have grown to love.

"We know there will be many questions and we look forward to sharing details with you in the future. All purchases of festival tickets will be honored for the rescheduled September dates. More information about rescheduled performances at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater and BMO Harris Pavilion will follow soon. Please check frequently for updates," the festival wrote in a statement.

"All of us at Summerfest look forward to seeing you in September. Until then, I hope you can take some time to listen to your favorite artists and enjoy the magic of music. Please take care of yourself and one another," the release concluded.

Those scheduled to perform at Summerfest 2020 included Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Khalid, Blink-182, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews Band, Halsey, Guns 'N Roses, and many more.

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