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The full schedule for the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival

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After giving us the broad strokes of the entertainment we can expect at the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival next month, event organizers on Thursday unveiled the full schedule for the four-day celebration that runs from Thursday, July 13, through Sunday, July 16.

The H-D Museum and H-D Powertrain Operations will have programming throughout the festival, while Veterans Park will host the tentpole-type portion that Friday and Saturday. We already knew what to expect on the music side of things those two days, courtesy of a January announcement that revealed Green Day, Foo Fighters and a host of other headliners. But based on the schedule released today, it seems there’s been a slight shift in and a few additions to the initial reveal.

For Friday, July 14, Social Distortion no longer appears in the lineup, and the two newcomers are Milwaukee native Abby Jeanne (who will join Say She She at a Back Room show we’re presenting 11 days later) and English rock band The Cult. It doesn’t appear that we’ve lost any of the initial announced acts for the following day, but one more has been added in the form of Pittsburgh rock/blues group Ghost Hounds.

Veterans Park will also offer various attractions, including:

  • Food-and-beverage vendors
  • H-D 120th and artist merchandise
  • H-D Collections pop-up shop
  • The Del Mar Experience presented by LiveWire
  • Wall of Death with Kyle and Cody Ives
  • H-D and LiveWire Jumpstart experience
  • Nitro Circus motocross show
  • Ball of Steel with Kyle and Cody Ives
  • Matty Matheson’s Burger Build-Off (Saturday)

Outside of Veterans Park, the festival laid out the daily music lineups for the H-D Museum, as well as the various activities available there and at H-D Powertrain Operations. The museum itself will of course be open all four days, along with the H-D Shop and Motor Bar & Restaurant. That site will also have:

  • Food trucks
  • A product showroom with 2023 models
  • Displays and demos of the all-electric LiveWire, Stacyc electric balance bikes and Serial1 eBicycle
  • Division BMX stunt shows
  • Flat Out Friday Boonie Bike Race (Friday only, obviously)
  • Mama Tried & Friends Motorcycle Show (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Vintage Motorcycle Field Games (Saturday)

Programming at H-D Powertrain Operations will include:

  • Model year 2023 demos
  • Factory tours and experiences
  • Food-and-beverage vendors
  • Powertrain Operations and 120th anniversary merchandise
  • Police skills riding demonstrations
  • The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill (Friday and Saturday)

Keep reading to find the full music schedule, and visit the Harley-Davidson website for more information about the Homecoming Festival.

 A sculpture of a person riding a motorcycle up a steep hill with several rows of motorcycles in the background.

Thursday, July 13

H-D Museum

  • 5 p.m. — American Progress
  • 7 p.m. — The War Hippies
  • 9 p.m. — Hairball

Community Events

  • 6-9 p.m. — Bonfire on the Beach @ Grant Park in South Milwaukee
  • 5-9 p.m. — H.O.G. 40th Celebration @ State Fair Park (H.O.G. members only)

Friday, July 14

Veterans Park

  • 3 p.m. — Abby Jeanne
  • 4 p.m. — Kennyhoopla
  • 5:15 p.m. — Phantogram
  • 7 p.m. — The Cult
  • 8:45 p.m. — Green Day

H-D Museum

  • 5 p.m. — God’s Outlaw
  • 6 p.m. — The Jimmys
  • 8 p.m. — The Now Band

Community Events

  • 7-10 p.m. — Down Under Disco @ Lakefront Brewery
  • 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. — Bastille Days @ Cathedral Square Park


Saturday, July 15

Veterans Park

  • 3 p.m. — Ghost Hounds
  • 4 p.m. — White Reaper
  • 5:15 p.m. — Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  • 7 p.m. — Cody Jinks
  • 8:45 p.m. — Foo Fighters

H-D Museum

  • 5 p.m. — Cactus Brothers
  • 6 p.m. — Rustbucket
  • 8 p.m. — Road Trip

Community Events

  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Bikes on the Block, Block Party @ Greenfield Avenue in West Allis
  • 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. — Bastille Days @ Cathedral Square Park

Sunday, July 16

H-D Museum

  • 11 a.m. — The Toys
  • 1 p.m. — Rebel Grace

Community Events

  • 1-2:30 p.m. — H-D 120th Motorcycle Parade through downtown Milwaukee
  • 11 a.m.-8 p.m. — Bastille Days @ Cathedral Square Park