Milwaukee man makes 300th visit to Summerfest

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Rock Zimmerman of Milwaukee says Sunday, June 30th was his 300th visit to Summerfest!

Zimmerman started hitting up the fest on Milwaukee’s lakefront back in 1979, when he moved to Milwaukee.

Years later, Zimmerman’s brothers asked how often he went to Summerfest, so he started keeping track of his visits on a calendar.

Zimmerman says he loves the people watching, but the music is the most important part. He loves checking out new acts.

“There are usually a couple of bands that I want to catch every day, and the rest of the time I’m just walking around trying to find music that I find interesting,” Zimmerman said.

One of his favorite memories is a Violent Femmes show at the Rock Stage. Zimmerman says the benches were broken when the show was over. He says his next goal is to make it to 365, so he can say he’s spent an entire year at Summerfest.