Sunday, December 9, 2012
General admission tickets go up $1 in 2013, Summerfest announced this week. But do you pay for tickets at all?
Summerfest announced earlier this week that ticket prices will go up $1 for general admission entry in 2013 to Summerfest — but who really pays for Summerfest admission anymore? There are numerous ways to get into “The Big Gig” for free. In 2012, each day had a freebie deal except for July 4, which had a buy-one-get-one opportunity. For most, you have to enter between noon and 3 p.m. A few standing deals also were available. The Blood Center of Wisconsin offered a free ticket for a blood donation; the ticket was good any time. Kapco made general admission tickets for children available. And of course the festival itself gave away 45,000 tickets to opening day, a promotion that temporarily crashed that web page. Despite those freebies, …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
With just weeks before the November presidential election, Barack Obama backers came out in force Saturday afternoon, as the president spoke at Milwaukee's Summerfest grounds.
President Barack Obama’s campaign trail led him to Milwaukee Saturday evening, where he rallied thousands of supporters. People filled the BMO Harris Pavilion at the Summerfest grounds and cheered on Obama as he spoke about saving the middle class if elected to a second term.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Stop in during this hot spell at Culver's and get a free kid's ticket to Summerfest
Don't like paying full price for anything? How about free, especially when it comes to the summer's biggest gig? Culver’s restaurants in the Milwaukee area are teaming up with Kapco, Inc. to provide free tickets to 2012 Summerfest for kids 13 years of age and under. Tickets can be used for admission between the hours of Noon and 3:00 p.m. daily. The number of tickets is limited and are available while supplies last at the local participating Culver's restaurants, including the Muskego Culver's. While it doesn't appear that you are required to purchase an item to receive the ticket, it's hot and you're at Culver's so enjoy a frozen treat while you're there.
Today is the first day of the 45th annual Summerfest music festival in Milwaukee, and Patch has collected some of the recommendations, guides and information in one place, so you don't have far to look if you need some tips before heading in for the fest.
Summerfest starts today. Some years, it's hard to decide which stages to see, and others, I've had to come up with reasons to go. My husband and I have gone (on purpose) to see bands like the Indigo Girls, Wilco and They Might Be Giants. There are dozens of other bands we've happened upon while there, like Doctor John, Femi Kuti and MIke Doughty. Most years, we've been able to find a few bands we're interested in, and, especially when we lived in Milwaukee, we went out to hear them. I've always enjoyed talking with people about the bands they're there to see—and it seems like we always unexpectedly run into friends there, usually in the audience for a band we didn't know we all liked. If you haven't perused the line-up yet, the …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The BloodCenter of Wisconsin offers another opportunity to give blood and get a ticket to the hottest festivals of summer.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Another chance to save a life and save the expense of an admission ticket to two of Wisconsin's hottest festivals - Summerfest and State Fair - comes your way on June 26.
If you haven't gotten around to it yet, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin will be giving potential donors another opportunity to get a free Summerfest or State Fair ticket on Tuesday, June 26. The BloodCenter will hold its 11th annual 'Declaration for Donations' blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 at the State Fair Park – Products Pavilion, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. As a special “thank you” for their life-saving gift, all attempting donors will receive either a ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair or a ticket to Summerfest. Donors will also be treated to some great food including brats, burgers, baked beans and roasted corn. Summertime blood need Blood donation decreases during busy summer months as donors’ attention turns to …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is thanking donors in June by handing out free Summerfest tickets in exchange for blood at one of the nine area locations.
Rock out to your favorite Summerfest performances for free this year when you give blood at an area BloodCenter of Wisconsin donation center. The campaign is called “Give Blood, Go Free,” and it’s an effort to boost blood donations during the slow summer months. BloodCenter says between summer vacations and the decrease in school and community drives, it could use the extra donors. “Blood donations through BloodCenter of Wisconsin are a priceless gift that can help save the lives of children and adults who are seriously injured, undergoing surgery or being treated for cancer and other illnesses,” the organization said in a memo. “As a small ‘thank you’ to those generous donors, BloodCenter is offering a free ticket to Summerfest, which can…