Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:46 am
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., recently kicked off the 45th anniversary season of Summerfest by offering 45,000 free general admission tickets for opening day. The offer began yesterday, Feb. 1 at 12 p.m.
Fans were able to visit www.summerfest.com and print one complimentary Summerfest general admission ticket valid only on opening day, June 27, 2012. The offer was supposed to last 45 hours or until the 45,000 ticket limit was reached. The website experienced an overwhelming number of visits and many people were not able to get their tickets.
A statement on the Summerfest website indicates that all 45,000 tickets will still be available and fans are encouraged to follow Summerfest on Twitter and Facebook for updates as to when the extended offer will take place.
Summerfest 2012 will take place Wednesday, June 27 through Sunday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 8, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 2. Summerfest attracts over 700 bands, including the music industry stars, emerging talent and local favorites and hosts a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits.