Voting begins to name Milwaukee’s new summer music festival

The entries are in, and three finalists have been chosen for your voting pleasure!  Take a look at the release for more info:


Voting Continues Through March 7 on

MILWAUKEE – March 3, 2010 – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the final three finalists in the competition to name and brand Milwaukee’s new Alternative and Modern Rock music festival.  This new music festival will kick off the summer festival season on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 at Henry Maier Festival Park. FM102/1 is the presenting radio sponsor for the festival.

The contest started with the announcement of the new festival on January 21. Music fans, artists, designers and festival-goers everywhere had the opportunity to submit names and logos for the festival.  The deadline for entry was February 21. Over 200 submissions were received from around the world.  Staff at Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. determined and notified the top three finalists.  The public now has through Sunday, March 7 to review the finalists’ submissions and vote for their favorite name and logo at

The three finalists are…

The naming contest winner, preliminary music lineup and other details will be announced on March 10, 2010, along with the new festival’s official website. The naming contest winner will receive a VIP experience at the festival, including roundtrip airfare for two (originating in the Continental U.S.), hotel accommodations in Milwaukee, tickets to the festival, an assigned parking space, VIP hospitality access, backstage passes, meet & greets, signed merchandise from the bands, and a themed profile on and the new festival’s website.

Tickets for the festival will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, March 10 at 10:00am on with no incremental fees and on Ticketmaster via phone at 1-800-745-3000, online at, and at Ticketmaster outlets.  Advanced single day passes are $25. Advanced two-day passes are $40.  Every advanced sale ticket includes a free weekday ticket to Summerfest.  Admission at the gate is $35 per day. Tickets for this event are limited, so patrons are encouraged to buy their tickets early.

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. is the non-profit organization that plans, promotes and produces Summerfest, The World’s Largest Music Festival.  This year, Summerfest takes place from June 24 – July 4, 2010.  For more details, visit

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