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Summerfest Celebrates its 50th Edition with a Series of Historical Exhibits Presented by Pick 'n Save

Posted on March 16, 2017

In honor of Summerfest’s 50th edition, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. is excited to announce Summerfest 50, a retrospective of Summerfest’s history presented in partnership with the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Sponsors of the series include Pick ‘n Save, American Family Insurance, Derse, and Johnson Controls, Inc. Media sponsors include Milwaukee’s Hometown Rock 96-5 WKLH, OnMilwaukee.com and WISN 12.

Summerfest Foundation, Inc. Accepting Music Education Grant Applications for 2017

Posted on March 13, 2017

The Summerfest Foundation is excited to announce applications are now being accepted for 2017 Music Education Grants up to $5,000. More information and the application is available at summerfestfoundation.org. This year’s Music Education Grant cycle will close April 17, 2017. Qualifying applicants must be non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status or K-12 schools located in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Fromm Petfest Caps Off Milwaukee Summer Festival Season for Fourth Year

Posted on February 23, 2017

Milwaukee's four-legged festival will be back this fall for another barkin' good time. The 4th Annual Fromm Petfest will be held on September 23rd, 2017 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at Henry Maier Festival Park.

BMO Harris and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Renew Long-Term Partnership

Posted on February 15, 2017

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and BMO Harris Bank are excited to announce the renewal of their partnership and exciting new enhancements specifically for BMO Harris Bank customers during Summerfest’s 50th.

Summerfest Announces Luke Bryan to Headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on June 29

Posted on February 6, 2017

Luke Bryan has become a staple at Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance where he has sold out all three of his previous headlining performances. Summerfest is thrilled to have him back to take part in the 50th celebration.

AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE AND MILWAUKEE WORLD FESTIVAL, INC. BEGIN NEW 10‑YEAR PARTNERSHIP

Posted on January 26, 2017

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce a new, comprehensive sponsorship with American Family Insurance that will strategically align both brands into the next decade and beyond through a naming rights partnership.

SUMMERFEST ANNOUCES ZAC BROWN BAND TO HEADLINE THE MARCUS AMPHITHEATER ON JULY 1

Posted on January 13, 2017

The 40+ date tour sees the band returning to stadiums and amphitheaters nationwide including Hollywood Bowl, Wrigley Field, Coors Field, Gorge Amphitheatre, the Marcus Amphitheater for Summerfest's 50th and Camden's BB&T Pavilion where last year they broke the record for the best-attended show in the venue's 22-year history.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS BRING THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR TO THE MARCUS AMPHITHEATER AT SUMMERFEST’S 50TH

Posted on December 9, 2016

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced the first dates of their 40th Anniversary Tour, which includes two shows, Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6, at the Marcus Amphitheater for Summerfest’s 50th celebration. Chris Stapleton will appear as a very special guest.

U.S. CELLULAR® AND MILWAUKEE WORLD FESTIVAL, INC. SIGN NEW 10-YEAR DEAL

Posted on December 8, 2016

U.S. Cellular and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials today announced a new ten-year agreement that will demolish the existing U.S. Cellular Connection Stage and replace it with a new, larger stage and an enhanced guest experience for Summerfest 2018.

Summerfest and ReverbNation Partner Again to Offer Free Artist Submission Platform for the 50th Edition of “The World’s Largest Music Festival” in 2017

Posted on December 2, 2016

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation launch year three of a three year agreement that provides up-and-coming artists the opportunity to take the stage and perform for an audience at Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival” on a marquee year.

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