Summerfest will move to September

Summerfest will move to September

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Faced with lingering uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summerfest has rescheduled this year’s event for the fall. The festival had been set to kick off June 24, but will now run over three spans in September: Sept. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19, festival president Don Smiley announced today in a statement. Smiley wrote that the move was done “in the interest of safety and in cooperation with artists.”

“The new dates provide the best possible option to deliver the Summerfest experience our fans and sponsors have grown to love; we are doing everything possible to continue a tradition which spans five decades,” Smiley wrote.

The move leaves many details to be ironed out.   

“We know there will be many questions and we look forward to sharing details with you in the future,” Smiley wrote. “All purchases of festival tickets will be honored for the rescheduled September dates. More information about rescheduled performances at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater and BMO Harris Pavilion will follow soon. Please check Summerfest.com frequently for updates.”

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