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Boys & Girls Clubs students get virtual look at construction of Summerfest stage

A group of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee students got a special treat Monday as they received a virtual tour of the new U.S. Cellular Stage being built on the Summerfest grounds and were also able to sign a beam that will have a permanent home in the stage. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Kenny Yoo to see photos from the event.

The 12 students, who are part of the group's STEM program, visited the Milwaukee 3rd Ward offices of Eppstein Uhen Architects, which is designing the new stage for Milwaukee World Festival Inc., the operator of Summerfest.

The renovation of the stage is part of a new 10-year agreement with sponsor U.S. Cellular and Milwaukee World Festival.

It continues a collaboration that began 11 years ago when U.S. Cellular, in its role as the official wireless communications provider of Summerfest, enhanced the festival experience through technology. The new stage will provide a Lake Michigan view and feature a 25-foot LED screen – the largest screen on the grounds.

Students were given a tour of Eppstein Uhen by firm president Rich Tennessen. The event also included representatives of Milwaukee World Festival and general contractor C.G. Schmidt Inc.

Mark Kass
Milwaukee Business Journal

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