Save big! Summerfest officials announce Admission Promotions, Gate Giveaways

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Summerfest officials have announced Admission Promotions and Gate Giveaways for 2015, providing patrons with free or discounted admission alternatives on every day of this year’s festival.

All exchanges, unless otherwise stated, will take place at the Mid Gate Promotions Booth, located across the street from the Summerfest Mid Gate, at Harbor Drive and Chicago Street.  Patrons are reminded to arrive early as Admission Promotions are very popular!

“We are continuing the tradition of providing great admission offers and promotions each and every day of the festival,” stated John Boler, Chief Marketing Officer of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.  “We, along with our sponsors, want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the fun and unforgettable live music performances that Summerfest is famous for.  These admission deals are simply unbeatable and the very best way to save dollars at the Gate.”

All Admission Promotions begin at Noon and run while ticket supplies last OR through 3:00 pm, whichever comes first, unless otherwise noted and are valid for admission benefits on the day of the promotion only.  Patrons can also visit Summerfest.com for complete details on all Admission Promotions and Gate Giveaways. 

ADMISSION PROMOTIONS / GATE GIVEAWAYS OVERVIEW:

Wednesday, June 24 is “Johnson Controls Stomp Out Hunger Day with FOX 6” from Noon – 3:00 pm.  All patrons who donate three (3) non-perishable food items will receive one (1) FREE Weekday Admission ticket, valid for the day of the promotion only. Donations will be accepted at the Mid Gate Promotions Booth as well as the North and South Gates. All donations to benefit Hunger Task Force.

Thursday, June 25 is “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ‘Land the Big Gig®’ Day” from Noon – 3:00 pm.  All patrons who present the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel coupon at any ticket window will receive one (1) FREE Weekday Admission ticket when they purchase one (1) Weekday Admission ticket, valid for the day of the promotion only. Watch the top 3 finalists from Land the Big Gig® music competition perform on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage and see who wins! The coupon will be exclusively available in the Sunday, June 21 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  No copies will be accepted.

Thursday, June 25 is “Quaker Chewy Granola Bar Day” from Noon – 3:00 pm.  The first 1,500 patrons will receive one (1) FREE Weekday Admission ticket when presenting an original receipt dated June 11 – June 25 that shows the purchase of any flavor of Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (5 ct. or larger), valid for the day of the promotion only.  No copies or handwritten receipts will be accepted.

Friday, June 26 Sendik’s presents “Go Red Day to Summerfest” with the Wisconsin Badgers, The Big 920 and Oldies 95.7 from Noon – 3:00 pm.  All patrons wearing a red shirt or presenting a famous Sendik’s Red Bag will receive one (1) FREE Weekday Admission ticket, valid for the day of the promotion only.  Participants can stop by the Mid Gate Promotions Booth to receive the Admission ticket.

GATE-GIVEAWAY:  On Friday, June 26 starting at 5:00 pm while supplies last, the first 5,000 patrons will receive one (1) cup coozie.  Compliments of U.S. Cellular® and Summerfest.

Saturday, June 27 is “Goodwill Day” from Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last.  The first 1,500 patrons who make a donation to a Goodwill Store & Donation Center between June 1 – 27, 2015 and bring in their specially marked original Goodwill Summerfest donation receipt, will receive one (1) FREE admission ticket, valid for the day of the promotion only. One (1) donation receipt per person.  Only original receipts received at a Goodwill Store & Donation Center dated June 1 – 27, 2015 will be accepted.

Sunday, June 28 is “Kohl’s Family Day” from Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last.  The first 2,500 patrons who donate three (3) non-perishable food items for kids will receive one (1) FREE admission ticket, valid for the day of the promotion only.  Suggested items include peanut butter, canned fruit and macaroni and cheese.  All donations to benefit Hunger Task Force.  

Tuesday, June 30 is “Sentry Foods and Dean’s Milk & Ice Cream Children’s Fest Day with TODAY’S TMJ4” from Noon – 3:00 pm.  All patrons will be admitted FREE!  Spend a fun-filled day with the family enjoying Children’s Fest activities including the Map of Fun, the Family Ticket Package giveaway contest and more.  Select food vendors will offer discounts on food and beverage items. 

Wednesday, July 1 is “Direct Supply Senior Fest Day” from Noon – 4:00 pm.  All patrons age 60 and up will be admitted FREE when they check in at any gate. Those seniors will also receive an offer for $2 off a food and beverage (non-alcoholic) purchase over $10. Spend a fun-filled day enjoying Rhythm and Blues from the 40’s and 50’s band performances and more!  Check out exhibits and enjoy additional programming.

Wednesday, July 1 is “Mountain Dew Day” from Noon – 3:00 pm.  The first 2,500 patrons who present a specially marked Mountain Dew can with the Summerfest offer on the can will receive one (1) FREE Weekday Admission ticket, valid for the day of the promotion only.  Limit one can per person.

Thursday, July 2 is “Boston Store Day” from Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last.  The first 1,500 patrons that present an original receipt from any Boston Store will receive one (1) FREE Weekday Admission ticket, valid for the day of the promotion only. Receipt must be dated between June 2 – July 2, 2015.  No copies or handwritten receipts will be accepted. 

Thursday, July 2 is “H.O.G.® Day” at Summerfest from Noon – 3:00 pm.  Receive one (1) FREE Weekday Admission ticket when presenting a valid H.O.G.® (Harley Owners Group®) card, valid for the day of the promotion only.  One admission per card. In addition, H.O.G.® members will have exclusive access to the Harley-Davidson™ Hospitality Deck located at the Harley-Davidson™ Roadhouse between 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  Limited space; first come, first served.  Once the deck reaches capacity, access will be on a “one out, one in” basis.

Friday, July 3 is “Patrick Cudahy® Day” from Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last.  The first 1,500 patrons receive one (1) FREE Weekday Admission ticket when presenting an original receipt for one (1) pound of Patrick Cudahy® bacon, valid for the day of the promotion only.  No copies or handwritten receipts will be accepted.  Be sure to check out the bacon eating contest at the Uline Warehouse stage starting at 5:45 pm!

GATE-GIVEAWAY:  Friday, July 3 starting at 5:00 pm while supplies last, the first 5,000 patrons will receive one (1) free bacon hat.  Compliments of Patrick Cudahy®.  

Saturday, July 4 is “Summerfest Military Appreciation Day” from Noon – 3:00 pm.  All active-duty military personnel and veterans, along with up to four (4) family members, who present their Military ID at the designated turnstile at any gate will be admitted FREE.

Saturday, July 4 is “Northwestern Mutual ‘Make a Child Smile’ Day” from Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last. The first 1,500 patrons who donate new or gently used children’s books (preferably picture books and early readers for children ages 5-9 years old) with a $10 minimum value will receive one (1) FREE admission ticket, valid for the day of the promotion only.  All books collected will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Sunday, July 5 is “Summerfest ‘Fan Appreciation’ Day” Presented by Meijer from Noon – 3:00 pm.  All patrons will be admitted FREE, compliments of Meijer and Summerfest.

Summerfest 2015 will take place June 24 – 28 and June 30 – July 5 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 29.