Summerfest Becomes Bummerfest, No Festival In 2020

It’s considered by many to be one of the premiere musical festivals in not just the state, but the country. And for the first time in 53 years, there will be no Summerfest in Milwaukee. The largest music fest in the US was canceled Thursday by Milwaukee World Festival, parent company of Summerfest. The original 11-day festival was trimmed back to 9-days, due to COVID-19. Officials have said that a number of the acts that were booked for 2020 have already committed to being part of Summerfest 2021. In addition to Summerfest, the fest grounds was to be home to another eight concerts after the festival. 7 of the 8 shows have now been canceled or postponed to next year.