Since the crackdown on street vendors selling vials of "authentic" Tom Petty blood, it's been harder than ever to get close to famous musicians. Go under the influence of genuine rock masterpieces with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two general-admission tickets (a $30 value) to Summerfest on June 24, 2010. Summerfest is held at the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park, with Lake Michigan and downtown serving as its backdrop. This deal is only valid for entry between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., with no re-entry.
Summerfest is the pride and joy of Milwaukee's music scene, attracting between 800,000 and 1,000,000 people a year with bands playing on 11 stages. The first day of the festival features a variety of general-admission shows, with the first Groupon listening opportunity kicking off at 4:15 p.m. with the Mechanical Kids on the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage. Headlining acts that begin at 8 p.m. include Tokyo Police Club and Colbie Caillat. At 10 p.m., the big hitters emerge from the bullpen with the sultry rhythms of Sheryl Crow, the smooth jamz of The Wailers, the electro-fun of Passion Pit, and more, creating a musical-chairs game of concert options. Check the Summerfest website to view the full music schedule for June 24 (please note that your general-admission ticket does not get you into the Tim McGraw performance in the Marcus Amphitheatre).
- Summerfest is like a stretch limousine that gets great gas mileage. It sounds like a myth, but it does exist. Summerfest is gigantic yet accessible, glitzy yet affordable. – Bobby Reed, Chicago Sun-Times
- SummerFest is by far one of the best attractions around the MidWest. – ksahl, Citysearch
- Clean, fun and full of interesting people and musical talent! – cmk, Citysearch