Monday, July 2, 2012

It's Summerfest Time!

Summerfest is a yearly music festival held at the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park but most people know it as Summerfest Grounds.  Its located just 4.5 miles south of campus along the lakefront. The festival last for about 11 days running from late June through early July(June 27th-July 1st and July 3rd-8th). Summerfest is run by the non-profit organization, Milwaukee World Festival.  Milwaukee World Festival works to bring in music both locally and nationally known from a variety of music genres. The venue of 11 stages with performances from over 700 bands make up what is been known to attract upwards to 1,000,000 people each year, giving Summerfest the Guinness World Records title of "The World's Largest Music Festival" since 1999. Its the perfect chance to enjoy the summer weather, hangout with great friends, and knock some of those must see bands off your bucket list.

Not only does Summerfest offer the best of music, but it also embraces the best of some of what Milwaukee has to offer. Including our wide variety of restaurants and their delicious foods. Not to mention, a plethora of entertainment options beyond music, including sports acts, magicians, comedians, and fireworks. Summerfest also has different shopping vendors that sell everything from clothing to cars.

However, it wouldn't be Summerfest without the Marcus Amphitheater.  The Marcus Amphitheater seats about 23,00 people for some of the biggest acts in the music business. This year you could catch the Beach Boys on their 50th anniversary tour, or maybe, Kelly Clarkson and Train. You can also catch Rascal Flatts or Lady Antebellum.  If that isn't your taste you could always catch Big Time Rush, Foo Fighters, or Aerosmith. There's something for everyone!

Know you maybe thinking, "that's great and all but what if I'm not going to be in Milwaukee until move in?"  Well, we here at UWM have something for you to kick off your year right. You maybe missing Summerfest, but we have our very own Pantherfest. It's your time to show your school pride and celebrate the start of the school year with all the other Panthers! There are several games and prizes, not to mention two awesome musical acts that preform for UWM on the Marcus Amphitheater stage. The best part about of it all is that its FREE for UWM students as part of our Fall Welcome!

It almost time to get out there and enjoy all that Summerfest has to offer. Keep your eye out on deals to get free general admission. You can buy your tickets on line or at the gates.  If you can't make it to Summerfest, then be sure to keep your eye out for when you can pick up your Pantherfest tickets! Where ever you go, or how ever you celebrate, we hope you enjoy the rest of your summer! Just remember  to always apply sun screen and be safe! We hope to see you all here at Fall Welcome and what is sure to be a great year!

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