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Summerfest hosts duo of free concert nights in September

Published Sept. 1, 2015

Summerfest may have ended almost two months ago, but apparently the music isn't quite done yet. This morning, Summerfest announced two free live music nights for the month of September down at the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage at Henry Maier Festival Park.


Confederate flag won't be sold at State Fair

Published Aug. 11, 2015

I was afraid Wisconsin State Fair might sell some "Stars and Bars" stuff this year, but my concerns have been put to rest: according to Kristi Chuckel, Communications and Marketing Manager, you won't find any Confederate flag merch at the fair.


Registration opens for the 2016 Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run

Published Aug. 10, 2015

This morning, the Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run announced that the 2016 race - once again featuring a half marathon, a quarter marathon and a 5k route - will take place on June 11 beginning at 7 a.m. In addition, registration for the 2016 Rock 'n Sole Run is now open at the event's website.


Making Paddy McFest: The creation of the iconic Irish Fest leprechaun logo

Published Aug. 8, 2015

As the 35th anniversary of Irish Fest approaches, one icon that is hard to escape in Milwaukee - and in many ways nationally - is its official logo: the smiling leprechaun known today as Paddy McFest. But Paddy's development, like other symbols of the Fest, did not come easily, since within the Irish community - and certainly within Ireland - there has long been debate on the way the country and its culture are presented to the world at large.

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Jason Aldean at Summerfest

Let me first say that I am not a hard sell when it comes to country concerts. I love the easy-going atmosphere that a country concert brings to a venue and Summerfest definitely lived up to that expectation.  When I found out that a lot of my favorite country artists were coming to the amphi...

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