By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published May 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Milwaukee Irish Fest heads to the lakefront a little early this year as it presents the first Music at the Marina fundraiser Friday, July 20.

The benefit, held at the McKinley Marina's Overlook Pavilion at 1600 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., will host a variety of live Irish music from 5 to 8 p.m. to raise money for the Ward Irish Music Archives. Guests can also enjoy light food, beverages and a silent auction.

Admission is $40 and is limited to 40 guests. To RSVP, call the Irish Fest Center at (414) 476-3378.