By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jul 09, 2022 at 7:06 AM Photography: Dan Garcia

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The great Milwaukee summer is with us – and so is Summerfest, back where it belongs in under the gorgeous glare of June and July for one final 2022 weekend. 

This year's three-weekend format overall offers more than a week jam-packed with delicious food, good lakefront vibes, tremendous traditionsexciting activities, outstanding vendors and, of course, live music seemingly belting out of every nook and crook of the Summerfest grounds – from huge names to local favorites to the next big thing and everything in between. This final terrific Big Gig trifecta is headlined by the likes of Thomas Rhett, French Montana, Rick Springfield, Death Cab for Cutie – and that's just a small handful of the dozens of performers hitting the stage this weekend. 

To guide your way to living your fest self at the Big Gig, here's a full guide to the Summerfest's final set – from who's playing on what stage to how to score free admission. Now get out there and have a stellar Summerfest!

Day 9: Saturday, July 9

Daily admission deal

Fan Appreciation Day

One final day of Summerfest means one final way to get into the Big Gig for cheap. How cheap? Free – that's how cheap. Attendees who go arrive this day between noon and 3 p.m. will get in for free. And as an added bonus, the first 30,000 fans through the gates will also score a free admission ticket for next year's fest. That's right: The Summerfest savings have already begun for 2023!

Full music schedule

American Family Insurance Amphitheater

7:30 p.m. – Thomas Rhett with Ryan Hurd and Rhett Akins

Miller Lite Oasis

12:45 p.m. – 7th Heaven
2:30 p.m. – No Quarter (Led Zeppelin tribute)
4:15 p.m. – Scott E. Berendt and the US Project
6:15 p.m. – The Warning
8:15 p.m. – Piqued Jacks
10:15 p.m. – Chevelle

BMO Harris Pavilion

Noon – School of Rock WI/IL
3:30 p.m. – De La Buena
5:30 p.m. – PHUN - A Tribute to Phish
7 p.m. – DJ Kenny Perez
7:30 p.m. – Gego y Nony
9:30 p.m. – French Montana

USCellular Connection Stage

Noon – School of Rock WI/IL
4:15 p.m. – Louie and the Flashbombs
6:15 p.m. – Zola Jesus
8:15 p.m. – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
10 p.m. – The Cult

Uline Warehouse

Noon – School of Rock WI/IL
3:30 p.m. – The Noize
5:30 p.m. – The Marshall Tucker Band
7:30 p.m. – The Sedonas
9:30 p.m. – Rick Springfield

Generac Power Stage

Noon – The Belle Weather
1:45 p.m. – Illuminati Hotties
3:30 p.m. – Bob Mould
5:30 p.m. – Dry Cleaning
7:30 p.m. – Parquet Courts
9:30 p.m. – Death Cab for Cutie

Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

Noon – School of Rock WI/IL
4 p.m. – Sister Hazel
6 p.m. – The Cuz
8 p.m. – Dante Bowe
10 p.m. – For King & Country

Johnson Controls World Sound Stage

Noon – School of Rock WI/IL
4:15 p.m. – The Appalachians
5:30 p.m. – Ben Harold and the Rising
6:45 p.m. – Mike Mains and the Branches
8 p.m. – Guster
9:30 p.m. – DJ Bizzon

Klement's Sausage & Beer Garden

Noon – Andii
1:45 p.m. – Ryann Lyn Band
3:30 p.m. – Ryann Lyn Band
5:30 p.m. – Wade Fernandez

JoJo's Martini Bar

1 p.m. – Mission Accomplished
4 p.m. – Beach Bums
8 p.m. – Modern Giants

Gruber Law Offices Sportzone

3 p.m. – Roll Train
4:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Admirals Hockey
6 p.m. – Bella Beauties Dance Company
9 p.m. – Division BMX Stunt Team

Northwestern Mutual Community Park

Noon – Kohl's Wild Theater
12:45 p.m. – Mad Science
1:30 p.m. – First Stage
2:15 p.m. – Accompany of Kids
3:15 p.m. – Pink Umbrella
4 p.m. – Accompany of Kids
4:45 p.m. – First Stage
5:30 p.m. – David Seebach's Wonders of Magic
6:30 p.m. – Wayne & Wingnut - Red Hot Chilli Puppets
7:30 p.m. – David Seebach's Wonders of Magic

For more information on Summerfest, from getting to the grounds and more, check out all of OnMilwaukee's coverage here

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.