We’re at Summerfest, that ten day marathon of music that takes place in downtown Milwaukee. After noticing that people were getting in free yesterday with three cans of food, the MFJ staff tracked down all the gate specials. So eat some ice cream, grab your cable bill, or just show up at certain times to get free tickets.
Curious about the lineup? Click here for our Summerfest Festival Guide.
Friday, June 26 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – Cedar Crest “Flip your Lid at Summerfest” Day. The first 1,500 patrons will receive one free admission ticket at the Mid-Gate promotions tent when they turn in a lid and receipt from Woodman’s or Sendik’s Food Markets, dated June 1 – June 26, for the purchase of one 48 oz. Cedar Crest ice cream. No copies or handwritten receipts will be accepted.
Friday, June 26 – Noon – 3:00 pm – Time Warner Cable Admission Customer Appreciation Day. Present your Time Warner Cable Summerfest bill stuffer at any ticket window on Friday, June 26 from Noon to 3:00 pm and you may purchase one ticket and get one free!
GATE GIVEAWAY Friday, June 26 Starting at 5:00pm while supplies last DeVry University Summerfest Guitar Key Chain. The first 5,000 patrons will receive one (1) co-branded guitar shaped Key Chain compliments of DeVry University and Summerfest.
GATE GIVEAWAY – Saturday, June 27 – Starting at Noon while supplies last – Marcus Hotels & Resorts Gift Card Booklet. The first 5,000 patrons will receive one Marcus Hotels & Resorts gift card booklet valued at over $75. Offer includes coupons to Mason Street Grill, Milwaukee Chop House, Kil@Wat, Miller Time Pub, Blu, Paradise Landing Indoor Waterpark, WELL Spa, Janice Salon and more.
Sunday, June 28 – Noon – 3:00 pm – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Coupon Discount. Purchase a $15 admission for only $8 ($7 savings) when presenting an original 2009 Summerfest coupon from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel at any ticket window. Copies of coupon will not be accepted. One discounted admission per coupon per person.
GATE GIVEAWAY – Sunday, June 29 – Starting at Noon while supplies last – Chipotle Summerfest Cup Koozie. The first 5,000 patrons will receive one co-branded Cup Koozie with a special offer from Chipotle included, compliments of Chipotle Mexican Grill and Summerfest.
Monday, June 29 – Noon – 3:00 pm – Time Warner Cable Children’s Fest Day with TODAY’S TMJ4. All patrons arriving between Noon and 3:00 pm will be admitted free!Spend a fun-filled day with the family enjoying free Children’s Fest activities including the Map of Fun and Family Ticket Package giveaways at 3:15 pm. Select food vendors will offer discounts on food & beverage items.
Tuesday, June 30 – Noon – 8:00 – Kapco’s 2 Buck Tuesday at Summerfest. All patrons attending Summerfest on Tuesday, June 30 between Noon and 8:00 pm can purchase an admission ticket for only $2 compliments of Kapco! Purchase tickets now on Summerfest Instant Tickets.
Wednesday, July 1 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – Johnsonville & Pick ‘n Save/Copps Partyville Day. The first 2,000 patrons who show their receipts from any Pick ‘n Save or Copps Food Centers that specify the purchase of two Johnsonville Party Packs (fresh Brats or Italian sausages) at the Mid-Gate promotions tent will receive one free admission ticket. Receipt must be dated between June 14 and July 1. No copies of receipts will be accepted.
Wednesday, July 1 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – Wisconsin Lottery Discount. Purchase an $8 adult admission ticket for only $3 ($5 savings) by presenting a non-winning Wisconsin Lottery Summerfest instant scratch ticket at any ticket window. One discounted admission per lottery ticket per person.
Thursday, July 2 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – Northwestern Mutual “Make a Child Smile Day.” The first 1,500 patrons who donate any new, indoor children’s toy, book, art supplies or children’s G or PG rated DVD movie with a $5 minimum value will receive one free admission ticket. All books donated will benefit the Next Door Foundation’s Books for Kids program. All other items collected will be used throughout the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin system. (All items must be new with original tags attached and/or original packaging).
Thursday, July 2 – Noon – 3:00 pm – H.O.G.® Day. Receive one free admission ticket when presenting a valid H.O.G.® (Harley Owners Group®) card at the tent located on the northwest corner of Chicago Street and Harbor Drive. One admission ticket per card per person.
Friday, July 3 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – Malt-O-Meal Day. The first 1,500 patrons will receive one free admission ticket when presenting an original receipt from any Wisconsin grocer that specifies the purchase of any two Malt-O-Meal Bag Cereals 10 oz. or larger. Receipt must be dated between June 25 and July 3, 2009. No copies or handwritten receipts will be accepted. To find the store nearest you go to Maltomeal.com
Saturday, July 4 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – CBS 58 Milwaukee/MDA Day. The first 1,500 patrons contributing $10 or more to the Muscular Dystrophy Association will receive one free admission ticket.
Sunday, July 5 – Noon – 3:00 pm – We Energies Day. All patrons attending Summerfest on the final Sunday between Noon and 3:00 pm will receive free admission compliments of We Energies!