These are all the arena, amphitheater and stadium concerts happening in Milwaukee in 2018

Piet Levy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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From the new $524 million Bucks arena the Fiserv Forum to Alpine Valley Music Theatre reopening to Miller Park hosting a couple shows, 2018 is shaping up to be Milwaukee's biggest year for large-scale concerts in a decade.

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Whose coming to town, and when and where are they playing? Read over our list of all the arena, amphitheater and stadium shows happening in the area in 2018 (excluding family shows and sporting events). This list will be updated as new concerts are announced.

2Cellos performs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Wednesday.


  • Jan. 24: 2Cellos (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
Bon Iver performs at a sold-out BMO Harris Bradley Center on Feb. 17, 2018.


  • Feb. 17: Bon Iver with Field Report and Collections of Colonies of Bees (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
Lorde, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Thursday, is a highlight of a promising spring concert season.


  • March 1: Lorde with Run the Jewels and Tove Styrke (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
  • March 1: TobyMac with Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson, Finding Favour and Aaron Cole (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
CONCERT PICK OF THE WEEK: Bon Jovi's tour, the first with a Milwaukee stop in seven years, is nicely timed to its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two weeks back. But there's a special connection that could matter more for local fans: Bon Jovi will be the last band to perform at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, before demolition begins this summer. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $29.50 to $549.50.


  • April 6: Little Big Town with Kacey Musgraves and Midland (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
  • April 28: Kenny Chesney with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay (Miller Park)
  • April 29: Bon Jovi with the Stereo Satellite (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
Rapper Logic will co-headline with Halsey on June 29. Logic's anti-suicide anthem "1-800-273-8255," from his Billboard 200-topping 2017 album "Everybody," went triple-platinum in the U.S. and received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.


  • June 22 and 23: Dead & Company (Alpine Valley Music Theatre)
  • June 27: Imagine Dragons with Grace VandeerWaal (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • June 28: James Taylor with Bonnie Raitt (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • June 29: Halsey and Logic with NF (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • June 30: Florida Georgia Line with Rachel Platten and Canaan Smith (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)                                                                                                
Vans Warped Tour's final tour includes a stop at in Milwaukee July 23.


  • July 1: Dave Matthews Band (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • July 3: J. Cole with Trippie Redd (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • July 4: Def Leppard and Journey (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • July 5: Shawn Mendes with Charli XCX (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • July 6: Blake Shelton with Luke Combs (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • July 7: The Weeknd with Big Boi (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • July 7: Brad Paisley with Hank Williams, Jr. and Dan Tyminski (Alpine Valley Music Theatre)
  • July 8: Arcade Fire with Manchester Orchestra (American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Summerfest)
  • July 23: Vans Warped Tour (American Family Insurance Amphitheater and Henry Maier Festival Park)
Zac Brown Band will perform at the reopened Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy Aug. 11 and 12.


  • Aug. 11 and 12: Zac Brown Band (Alpine Valley Music Theatre)
Justin Timberlake performs his first Milwaukee show in 15 years Sept. 21 at the new Bucks arena.


  • Sept. 1: Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker with Russell Dickerson (American Family Insurance Amphitheater)
  • Sept. 4: The Killers with Violent Femmes (Fiserv Forum)
  • Sept. 13: Kevin Hart (Fiserv Forum)
  • Sept. 15: André Rieu (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
  • Sept. 16: Maroon 5 with Julia Michaels (Fiserv Forum)
  • Sept. 21: Justin Timberlake (Fiserv Forum)
  • Sept. 22: Jim Gaffigan (Fiserv Forum)
Ed Sheeran performs at Miller Park Oct. 23.


  • Oct. 11: J. Balvin (Fiserv Forum) 
  • Oct. 16: Metallica (Fiserv Forum)
  • Oct. 17: Foo Fighters with Gang of Youths (Fiserv Forum)
  • Oct. 18: Eagles (Fiserv Forum)
  • Oct. 20: Twenty One Pilots (Fiserv Forum)
  • Oct. 23: Ed Sheeran (Miller Park)
  • Oct. 26: Chris Young with Dan + Shay, Morgan Evans and Dee Jay Silver (Fiserv Forum)
  • Oct. 28: Fleetwood Mac (Fiserv Forum)
Josh Groban is coming to the new Bucks arena Nov. 3. Tickets — priced between $35 and $205.50 — are available beginning at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. Each ticket purchased online includes a digital or CD copy of Groban's fall album.


  • Nov. 3: Josh Groban with Idina Menzel (Fiserv Forum)
  • Nov. 3: Martin Lawrence with DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson and Benji Brown (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
  • Nov. 18: Impractical Jokers (Fiserv Forum)
Travis Scott headlines Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 2, 2018. He will be the first rapper to headline the Fiserv Forum Dec. 9.


  • Dec. 9: Travis Scott (Fiserv Forum)
  • Dec. 30: Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Fiserv Forum)

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