Key Milwaukee

August 2017

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

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Back for the 37th year, the largest of the city's lakefront ethnic festivals again brings a taste of Ireland to Milwaukee's lakefront Aug. 17-20. With more than 100 acts on 17 stages, a variety of vendors, cultural exhibitions, sporting events and more, festivalgoers are immersed in Irish culture and customs. Special shows this year include the Gaelic Storm show, Thursday at 7pm ($5 Thursday admission); Tradfest Dublin All-Stars, Friday at 6:30pm and The Beatles – Celtic Style (featuring We Banjo 3, Skerryvore and Friends), Sunday at 7pm. Newcomers to the festival are TradFest showcase performers Aoife Scott, Cúig, Dermot and Flo, and The Young Folk. Other first-timers include Brave Giant, Celtica Pipes Rock, The Fitzgeralds, Glendessary Jam, Hermitage Green, Matt and Shannon Heaton, Pauline Conneely, Liz Carroll, Troy MacGillivray and Mick Conneely, The East Pointers, and Rory Makem & Donal Clancy. Those returning include, Dervish, Drowsy Lads, Eileen Ivers, Sweeney, Evans & Doherty, The Elders, Goitse, JigJam, The High Kings, and Scythian. Returning showcase performers are Frankie Gavin and Paddy Keenan. This year's festival welcomes Dublin's world-renowned TradFest Temple Bar for its first engagement in the U.S. TradFest is Ireland's largest festival of traditional music, known for performances in historic Dublin locations. With this "fest within a fest," musicians from TradFest Temple Bar perform all four days of Irish Fest. DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD MUSIC M I L W A U K E E IRISH FEST A N N U A L F E S T I VA L T R A N S F O R M S M I LWA U K E E ' S L A K E F R O N T I N T O A C E LT I C C E L E B R AT I O N G A E L I C S T O R M , T R A D F E S T D U B L I N A N D T H E B E A T L E S C E L T I C S T Y L E 08

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