Key Milwaukee

June 2015

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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FOR THE 34th YEAR, Polish Fest launches Milwau- kee's outstanding series of lakefront ethnic fests at Maier Festival Park (Sum- merfest grounds) on Lake Michigan. Recognized as the largest celebration of Polish culture in the U.S., the three-day festival, June 12-14, features food, music, dance and more with five stages of enter- tainment. Hours are noon-midnight Friday and Saturday and noon-8pm Sunday. At 10:30pm on Saturday, the "Big Boomski" presented by Planners Financial Group, LLC, brings fabulous fireworks to the lakefront. Non-stop music Participation is the name of the game at the Non-Stop Polka stage, with groups like The Knewz from New York, the Polka Country Musicians from Connecticut and The Polka Fam - ily Band from Penn- sylvania. Top-notch per- formers at the Miller Contemporary Stage include 18-time Grammy winner Jim- my Sturr & Orchestra and 76 Juliet. Hailing from Canada are D/ Vision and John Gora & Gorale. Wowing crowds at the Chopin Vodka Cultural Stage are the Syrena Polish Folk Dance En- semble and Polonez Song & Dance Ensemble. Also fir- ing up the audience are contemporary groups Maggie D Grupa and the Hap- py Singers Band. The Children's Stage keeps young- sters busy with acts like Magician David Seebach, Jim Krzews- ki (the Spoon Man), Julie Sobanski, Prin- cess of Magic and Wayne & Wingnut. 12 Polish Fest 2015 Where art, heritage and entertainment come together M I LWA U K E E ' S E T H N I C F E S T I VA L S | P O L I S H F E S T | J U N E 1 2 - 1 4 For updates and more information, phone (414) 529-2140 or visit Photos by Monika Sobierajski

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