• 23 September, 2021 9:30 am

Summerfest’s 2021 return in Milwaukee marked by skinny crowds up to now

After canceling for the primary time in its 53-year-history, Summerfest has returned, albeit with noticeably thinner crowds, in accordance with a number of distributors and patrons.

The music competition confronted many challenges this yr, together with a staffing scarcity, the introduction of COVID-19 security protocols (which require displaying a latest damaging COVID-19 take a look at or a vaccination card) and the lack of a number of headliners.

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In February, it was introduced the competition can be additional delayed to permit for extra coronavirus vaccinations, transferring from its normal June-July dates to a collection of three-day weekends in September.

All of the adjustments seem like exacerbating a pattern of decrease attendance that began for the competition in 2018.