Summerfest 2021 moving to September to allow more time for people to be vaccinated

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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced Tuesday that Summerfest will move from its original June 2021 dates to September 2021 to give health professionals more time to vaccinate the general public.

Summerfest 2021 will take place over three consecutive weekends (Thursday-Saturday), on September 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2021.

“While the progress made through the vaccine rollout is encouraging, we believe it is in the public’s best interest to hold the festival in September to give government leaders and healthcare organizations enough time to distribute the vaccine,” said Don Smiley, President & Chief Executive Officer of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “We will continue to work diligently with civic officials and healthcare professionals as we prepare to welcome artists, fans, employees, vendors and sponsorship partners this summer. Our team is excited to get back to what we do best, as soon as possible.”

Summerfest 2021 will introduce three new major amenities to the public, including the new $51.3 million American Family Insurance Amphitheater, the new Northwestern Mutual Community Park, and the new Generac Power Stage. All three capital projects will be completed by June 2021 and may be opened prior to Summerfest in September.

Information on Amphitheater shows and the line-up will be available soon.

All valid Summerfest 2020 and 2021 general admission tickets will be honored, including digital tickets, UScellular™ Power Passes, multi-day passes, or promotional tickets received through a Summerfest partner or as a donation.

For each canceled, postponed and rescheduled show, Ticketmaster will contact each ticket purchaser to advise them on how to secure a refund. Only tickets purchased from or will be eligible for refunds. All refunds should be requested at the original point of purchase. There are no refunds available for donated or complimentary tickets provided by Summerfest or one of our partners in a promotion. All requests for full refunds must be initiated by March 3, 2021. More information can be found on