Summerfest considers replacing 30-year-old Marcus Amphitheater

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Audience with hands in the air at a music festival

Next year Summerfest will be celebrating it’s fifth year anniversary. One of the main attractions for the 11-day festival is the Marcus Amphitheater. Now, Summerfest is in the planning phase for possibly replacing the 30-year-old venue. From WISN 12:

The Marcus Amphitheater will be 30 years old next year. Summerfest CEO Don Smiley has hinted in recent weeks about replacing it. In an exclusive interview, Smiley told WISN 12 News’ Patrick Paolantonio it’s time to start having the conversation about updating the building in order to stay competitive in bringing bands to the Big Gig.

“We’ve made some progress. We’ve made some preliminary plans. We’ve talked to architects. We’ve talked to contractors. We know what we want to do there,” Smiley said. “We like the way the building lays out. We would save the roof. And we like the way the seats are laid out because the fans feel close to the artist. And the artists feel like the fans are right on top of them.”

Read more about the future plans on WISN 12.