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  1. First started in 1968, Summerfest also known as "The Big Gig" is now in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Largest Outdoor Music Festival. Currently boasting 11 days and nights of music on 13 different stages dispersed throughout the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park the fest is located along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

    The Marcus Amphitheater is also located at the south end of the grounds. It holds 23,000 fans with its covered seated sections as well as the uncovered grass seating area. This stage is usually considered the big "headliner" for the 11 nights of Summerfest, but also hosts its own shows throughout the summer and fall. Tickets for their shows are not included in the Summerfest general admission, but they do offer a free wristband for lawn seating for shows that are not sold out.

    The festival also offers comedy acts that previously included George Carlin performing his "Seven Words You Can't Say on Television" routine in 1972 then was arrested for violating obscenity laws.

    The food is also a special treat, the majority are vendors from locally owned restaurants serving different ethic foods like Greek, German, Chinese, Mexican and other American items like Buffalo Wings, Pizza, Corn, Hot Dogs etc. Lots of fried goodies, favorites include fried eggplant, Mozzarella Marinera, Leinenkugel's Battered Cheese Curds.

    Drinks include many varieties of locally brewed beer (Milwaukee is Brew City) such as Leinenkugel's, Miller, Pabst, as well as other beverages soda, water, wine, champagne, martini's.

    Great for adults as well as kids, there is a childrens stage with a large playground area and a few other kid attractions. Posted by: d3va on Jun 27, 2008 (2) (0)
  2. Boasted as the world's largest music festival, each year Summerfest brings some of the biggest artists in the nation to the heart of Wisconsin. Posted by: emma on Apr 23, 2008 (0) (0)
  3. Summerfest takes place along Lake Michigan and is one of the country's largest music festivals. People come from all over the world. Also, many Wisconsinites make Summerfest an annual trip. Posted by: waukee on Apr 10, 2008 (0) (0)
  4. One of the country's largest music festivals. This takes place right on the lake and occurs over the course of eleven days, starting in late June and ending in early July. Many musical artists from all different genres come to Milwaukee to perform during that time and live music takes place all day. Posted by: klotter on Apr 22, 2008 (0) (1)
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