Marcus Amphitheater / Summerfest

Marcus Amphitheater / Summerfest

Marcus Amphitheater/Summerfest History

We all know that Milwaukee has plenty of entertainment options to offer, but locals know that it doesn't get any better than when a big-time event is going down at Marcus Amphitheater. Come out to the Marcus Amphitheater for Summerfest and you'll see a steady stream of unbelievable bands that will give you plenty of different musical styles and flavors, making it a riveting concert experience that you'll be talking about long after it's all over. This is just one of those venues that has been making serious waves around town ever since it first opened in 1987, which has been more than enough time for it to become a staple of the entertainment scene and one of the best places in Milwaukee to see an exciting live show.

Of course, all you have to do is look at the illustrious history to see what this venue is all about. Past popular acts include icons like Dolly Parton, Bob Hope, Cher, Whitney Houston, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Prince, Pearl Jam and many more, showing not only that it has brought many amazing musicians to the stage but that they cover a wide variety of different genres. There has never been a better time to ditch the couch and make it out to see one of your favorite bands, mainly because the action gets taken to a completely different level when you get a chance to see them in person.

Marcus Amphitheater/Summerfest Events

One look at the background of this venue or festival will probably give you goosebumps if you're a music lover, as this is the type of venue that has been bringing the cream of the crop to the stage for years. The Summerfest boasts of being able to call itself the biggest music festival in the world, thanks to up to one million fans who show up to see the action for themselves each year. The lineup changes from year to year, promising new and exciting bands to show up, as well as making room for some other famous and fascinating musical geniuses. These days, you might see musicians like Usher or Motley Crue, or even the highly followed Vans Warped Tour. Either way, this is the type of venue that has a little something for music lovers of all kinds.

Marcus Amphitheater/Summerfest Trivia

Did you know that Marcus Amphitheater was built as a response to an enormous Huey Lewis and the News concert?

In 1984, 30,000 fans showed up at the current site for a Huey Lewis and the News concert – even though it was meant to hold only 15,000. Clearly more room was needed, and a few years later the Marcus Amphitheater was opened to help usher in a new era of live music around Milwaukee.

Marcus Amphitheater/Summerfest Experience

We all know that you can just put on your head phones, or maybe just crank your sound system in your car, but you're way off if you think you're going to connect with a band because you have sick bass and some solid acoustics. It's being along the rest of the fans that love a band just as much as you do where you'll get a completely different type of experience, making the live-music atmosphere something that you're just not going to duplicate anywhere else. When your favorite musician breaks out your favorite ballad, you'll see loud and clear what you've been missing by bumping tunes on your sound system at home.

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