Summerfest is turning 50 in 2017. Summerfest Officials announced a surprise kick-off to the year-long celebration: a promotion offering 50,000 FREE admission tickets to next year's festival. Patrons arriving at the Big Gig on Sunday, July 10th from noon - 5pm will each receive one general admission ticket to Summerfest 2017. Tickets will be limited to one per guest, and they will be distributed at all grounds gates while supplies last.
This promotion is in addition to the already planned "Fan Appreciation Day" presented to Meijer, which offers FREE admission to all patrons arriving between noon and 3pm.