Summerfest Announces BMO Harris Pavilion Headliners and Performance Dates

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Blue Circle Seat Passes Available in Advance Online and Day of Show

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Summerfest officials are excited to announce the highly anticipated lineup of headliners slated for the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite during Summerfest 2014. Operational plans for the venue will remain the same as in 2013 including how fans can secure their reserved “Blue Circle Seat Passes” in advance and day of show.

The BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite will feature the following headliners:

June 25, 8:00 pm, Ray LaMontagne with special guest Foy Vance
June 26, 8:00 pm, TBA
June 27, 3:00 pm, The Cadillac Three
June 27, 8:00 pm, TBA    
June 28, 5:00 pm, The Yardbirds    
June 28, 8:00 pm, REO Speedwagon with special guest Babe Ruth
June 29, 8:00 pm, .38 Special with special guest Bad Boy
July 1, 8:00 pm, Kip Moore with special guest Blackjack Billy
July 2, 8:00 pm, Bonnie Raitt with special guest James Hunter Six
July 3, 8:00 pm, New Order
July 4, 8:00 pm, Kool and the Gang with special guest Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds
July 5, 8:00 pm, Thompson Square with special guest Chasin’ Mason
July 6, 8:00 pm, Cheap Trick with special guest No Quarter (Led Zeppelin Tribute)

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

Blue Circle Seat Passes:
Once again, 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 in the lower bowl at 7:00 pm for each listed opening act and headliner. The lower bowl of the permanent seating area (known as the Blue Circle Section) accommodates approximately 2,500 attendees for each show. An additional 2,500 bleacher seats and viewing/standing areas for 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. Blue Circle Seat Passes will be available for each headlining show during Summerfest on a first come, first served basis through two means:

Advance Online Release:
Blue Circle Seat Passes for each headlining show will be available at Noon on the dates listed below online at 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:
A limited amount of Blue Circle Seat Passes for each headlining show will be available on the day of the show at the Interior Summerfest Box Office (located inside the South Gate at Henry Maier Festival Park) beginning at Noon (12:00 pm). 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. Blue Circle Seat Passes will be available at at Noon and will not be available at the Summerfest Box Office in advance.

Ray LaMontagne, Monday, May 12
TBA, Tuesday, May 13
The Cadillac Three, Wednesday, May 14
TBA, Wednesday, May 14            
The Yardbirds, Thursday, May 15
REO Speedwagon, Thursday, May 15
.38 Special, Friday, May 16    
Kip Moore, Saturday, May 17
Bonnie Raitt, Monday, May 19
New Order, Tuesday, May 20
Kool and the Gang, Wednesday, May 21
Thompson Square, Thursday, May 22
Cheap Trick, Friday, May 23

Fest-goers can save time and money with print-at-home Advanced Sale General Admission tickets and the Weekday Value Pass which can be purchased now at with no incremental service fees. The 11-Day Power Pass presented by Pick ‘n Save with Coffee-mate and Screamin’ Sicilian is available now exclusively at Pick ‘n Save locations in southeastern Wisconsin for only $70 through June 1 or while supplies last.

About Summerfest
Summerfest 2014 will take place June 25 - 29 and July 1 - 6 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 30. 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, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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