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Milwaukee’s Summerfest 2018 featured several hundred bands scattered across a dozen stages. (Tyler Yomantas) The flagship venue of Milwaukee’s Summerfest has world-class production capabilities once again — and things are just getting started Summerfest, the Milwaukee festival that bills itself as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” had another smashing year in 2018. From June 27 to July 8, mega-touring artists including Dave Matthews Band, Blake Shelton, Journey and Def Leppard, Shawn Mendes, Imagine Dragons, Arcade Fire and The Weeknd headlined the event’s flagship venue, American Family Insurance Amphitheater, comprising the high-profile tip of a lineup iceberg that featured several hundred performers scattered across a dozen stages in Henry W. Maier Festival Park, situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. The festival posted an attendance figure that, in a vacuum, appears gaudy: Over 11 days, it drew 766,192 attendees to the 75-acre park. But, by Summerfest’s standards, the number was underwhelming. […]
Performers will play hundreds of musical numbers on the stages of Milwaukee’s Summerfest June 27-July 8, so allow us to offer up a few numbers here on the improvements at American Family Insurance Amphitheater, the biggest venue at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, home of the event. More on Summerfest here. $50 million Cost of the two-year renovation. 26 feet Distance the pavilion roof was raised as part of a four-month project. 65 feet Height of the roof now. 19 Dressing rooms at the renovated amphitheater. 9 Loading bays, with room for 13 semis. 6 New permanent LED screens in the amphitheater.