Key Milwaukee

July 2012

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

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YEAR AFTER YEAR, Summerfest delivers an unforgettable live music experience to fans, showcasing the top touring talent on the planet on 11 stages, including the 23,000-seat Marcus Amphitheater. Summerfest brings 700 performances, activities for all ages and plenty of smiles 40, Hip Hop, Reggae headliners and more. See the Marcus Amphitheater lineup in this issue's Arts & Entertainment listings. This year, the world's largest music festival celebrates its 45th anniversary. See the Nightlife Guide in this issue and Family Fun Page of for tips on visiting Summerfest. The 2012 festival June 27-July 1 and July 3-8 (closed Monday) again takes place at Henry Maier Festival Park, a 75-acre permanent setting along downtown Milwaukee's Lake Michigan shoreline. Approximately 900,000 music fans from throughout the world attend this 11-day mega-event each year. Summerfest offers something for all musical tastes, including more than 700 performances by today's hottest national touring acts, emerging artists and everything in between. On any given day, attendees can enjoy alternative rock, country, blues, R&B, Top Families and kids enjoy interactive exhibits and displays, children's performers and attractions, professional sports demonstrations, comedy acts, video and technology pavilions and shopping at four extensive marketplaces. The grounds host 45 different food and beverage vendors, offering a wide variety of cuisine. General admission is $16, but there is a "3 for $36" Pass at Marcus Amphitheater tickets are sold separately and include admission to Summerfest. Text "SMILE" to SFEST (73378) for updates, connect at Facebook or Twitter. Visit for event and performance schedule information or phone 414-273-2680. 21

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