Aoife Scott Band will be among the performers from
TradFest Temple Bar in Dublin that will be
featured at Milwaukee Irish Fest, which runs from
Aug. 17 to Aug. 20 at Henry Maier Festival Park.
- Performers from the renowned TradFest Temple Bar in
Dublin will take on their first engagement on U.S. soil
at Milwaukee Irish Fest as five more city landmarks turn
green during the world’s largest Irish festival.
in collaboration with the Dublin City Council, the
TradFest Dublin Showcase will include Aoife Scott,
Goitse, Frankie Gavin, The Maguires, Dermot & Flo,
The Young Folk, Paddy Keenan and Cœig.
acts set to debut at Irish Fest include Celtica Pipes
Rock, The East Pointers, The Fitzgeralds and Open the
Door for Three. They are among the 15 new acts at Irish
addition to contemporary acts, festival favorites will
return to the festival running from Aug. 17 to Aug. 20,
including Gaelic Star, We Banjo 3, JigJam, Skerryvore,
Dervish and The High Kings.
shows will include the Gaelic Storm Throwback Thursday
show, the TradFest Dublin All-stars show and The Beatles
- Celtic Style. For the entertainment schedule, visit
city will welcome performers and fair goers alike as
businesses and other participants turn their lights
green as part of Turning Milwaukee Green.
has been tremendous to see the Turning Milwaukee Green
effort grow, and we’re excited to have five new
landmarks turning green for this year’s festival,”
said Catherine Ward, interim executive director of
CelticMKE, home of Milwaukee Irish Fest.
green sites for 2017:
Holey Moley Donuts, 316 N. Milwaukee St.
Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St.
Milwaukee Historical Society, 910 N. Old World 3rd St.
Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St.
The Pfister Hotel, 424 East Wisconsin Ave.
“green” participants range from Potawatomi Hotel
& Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., to the Mitchell Park
Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., and from Mitchell
International Airport, 5300 S. Howell Ave., to the
there will be plenty of green at the lakefront festival
grounds, there will be new cultural highlights.
Ireland author, Tony Macaulay, will launch the American
publication of his memoir “Little House on the Peace
Line” at Irish Fest. Macaulay will also appear in the
Hedge School to discuss the work he and his wife do
toward the reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
Ireland food ambassador P‡draic îg Gallagher, chef of
Boxty House, Temple Bar, Dublin, will share lively Irish
stories, delicious food and recipes in the Celtic
new to the festival, Mulligan's Irish Pub will offer
guests award-winning Irish Lamb Stew, Reuben Quesadilla
and an Irish banger sandwich. Two new whiskeys, the
Yellow Spot and Green Spot, will make their Milwaukee
Irish Fest debut at The Jameson Lounge.
will be daily parades, a search for gold at the
Leprechaun Villages, highland games and more.
admission is $20, $15 for seniors 60 and up, and free
for 12 and younger. Promotions include a two-day pass
for $30 for Aug. 19 and Aug. 20, available online.
specials abound. Admission is $5 Aug. 17 but free with a
donation of school supplies that day and it’s half
price Aug. 18. On Aug. 20, college students get $3 off
admission with a student ID between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Military get in free plus one guest with valid ID on
Aug. 20. A food donation before 11 a.m. Aug. 20 get
anyone in free.
are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 17, 4 p.m. to midnight Aug.
18, noon to midnight Aug. 19 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug.