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Summerfest shares details of new North Gate project

Published Sept. 13, 2017

After opening a new Miller Lite Oasis area at this year's Summerfest and announcing that a new amphitheater would be constructed, Summerfest officials today announced the details of a new North Gate area that will better link the festival grounds to Milwaukee's new Lakefront Gateway and Downtown.


Summerfest 50: The 2010s

Published July 6, 2017

As soon as he arrived as Summerfest's new executive director in 2004, Don Smiley set about improving the grounds and facilities as a means for enhancing the guest experience at the Big Gig. That work continued, full steam ahead, in the second decade of the new millennium.


Summerfest 50: The 2000s

Published June 29, 2017

If Bo Black was a big part of the story of Summerfest in the 1980s and `90s, her departure was one of the early landmarks of the first decade of the new millennium. The other was the arrival of new director Don Smiley and his dedication to improving the Big Gig's home.


First Look: Summerfest's new Miller Lite Oasis

Published May 31, 2017

When you visit Summerfest 2017, you'll see a shiny new Miller Lite Oasis area with about a half-dozen bars, a new Miller "brew house" serving beer straight from the valley, improved sightlines, a new Summerfest merch store and more. Here's your first look.


Summerfest announces upgrades, including a new U.S. Cellular stage

Published Dec. 8, 2016

U.S. Cellular and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials today announced a new 10-year agreement that will demolish the existing U.S. Cellular Connection Stage and replace it with a new, larger stage and an enhanced guest experience for Summerfest 2018.

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