Milwaukee World Festival Inc. announced that Summerfest 50 will celebrate music from past decades with Throwback Thursday on June 29, 2017. Summerfest will be 50 years old in 2017 and the festival has become known the "Largest Music Festival in the World." The festival will be held at Henry Meier Festival Park on the Lake Michigan lake shore in downtown Milwaukee, Wis.
Pick 'N' Save will present Throwback Thursday on June 29, the second day of the 11-day festival. Summerfest will run June 28-July 2 and July 4-9, 2017 (closed on July 4). There will be music on 11 stages, with a variety of music being present each day of the popular festival in Milwaukee. There will be music by bands including Toto, Foghat, Hanson, and more.
Many of Summerfest's stages will have a retro feel, with bands celebrating banner years this summer. Pick 'N' Save will also offer extra incentive to join the party with an excellent ticket promotion. Pick 'N' Save customers will be able to get free tickets, valid for June 29 (noon-6 p.m. arrival). Purchase $50 of products at Pick 'N' Save between May 10-June 13 and get four free general admission passes. The offer will be printed on the bottom of the receipt and must be presented at the Summerfest gate for entry. In addition, all beverages (excluding smoothies and ice cream beverages) will be 50% off between noon-6 p.n.on June 29, See the Summerfest 50 Throwback Thursday announcement for information.
The BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite will present the British Rock group Foghat, who released their album Under the Influence in 2016, at 4 p.m. Grammy-winning group Toto will take the stage at 9:45 p.m. Toto won Grammy Awards in 1983 for the hit song "Rosanna" and for the album Toto IV. The group will be touring summer of 2017 and is gearing up for their 40th anniversary tour slated for 2018.
The U.S. Cellular Connection Stage with FM 106.1 will present Tommy Tutone Band ("867-5309") at 4 p.m., Berlin featuring Terri Nunn at 5:30 p.m. and Hanson at 10 p.m. Hanson will be touring extensively this year, celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band and the 20th anniversary of their album debut Middle of Nowhere.
The Miller Lite Oasis will present The Suburbs at 4 p.m., and Soul Asylum at 5:30 p.m.
Line-up of featured performers for Throwback Thursday:
4 p.m. - Foghat will perform at the BMO Harris Pavilion with Miller Lite
4 p.m. - Tommy Tutone Band will perform at the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage with FM106.1
4 p.m. - Fishbone will perform at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard with Coors Light and Tap Milwaukee
4 p.m. - Slaughter will perform at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse with Miller Lite
4 p.m. - The Suburbs will perform at the Miller Lite Oasis
5 p.m. - The Church will perform at the Uline Warehouse with Miller Lite and Super 18: The CW & My 24
5:30 p.m. - Berlin, featuring Terri Nunn will perform at the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage with FM106.1
5:30 p.m. - Soul Asylum will perform at the Miller Lite Oasis
9:30 p.m. - Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot at Harley-Davidson Roadhouse with Miller Lite
9:45 p.m. - Toto at BMO Harris Pavilion
10 p.m. - Hanson at the U.S.Cellular Connection Stage with FM106.1