Summerfest putting $50M into renovation of American Family Insurance Amphitheater

MILWAUKEE -- Summerfest has begun the demolition of the current American Family Insurance Amphitheater.

This comes after the Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. board of directors approved of a $50 million budget for construction of the amphitheater.

The project has two phases, the first of which began September 20 that will include the lifting of the amphitheater roof to 65', reconfiguring the stage to increase production options and the backstage building will also be rebuilt, offering new artist amenities.

Phase two is set to begin immediately after Summerfest 2019 and will focus on patron amenities, such as new concourses, restrooms, seats, additional hospitality and increased food and beverage options.

The grand opening of the Amphitheater is set for Summerfest 2020.

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