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Summer Sizzle - Third Ward Jazz Festival

Press Release

Media Contact:

 Nancy O'Keefe, Executive Director

March 20, 2013

For Immediate Release


Third Ward Jazz Festival on Hiatus

(Milwaukee, WI)  The Historic Third Ward Jazz Festival: Summer Sizzle, hosted by the Historic Third Ward Association, Inc., is going on hiatus. The festival was scheduled to be held on August 2-3, 2013.

              The Association is anticipating the festival’s return in the future when the neighborhood quiets down. Just three weeks after the date the jazz festival was scheduled, the Third Ward Art Festival (August 31 and September 1), which coincides with the Harley Davidson 110th Reunion (August 29 – September 1), will be held on the same site. Along with these events, construction of the new Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design student apartments will be taking place on Menomonee and Erie near the festival site. Having an additional event during this time period will be would be too disruptive to the neighborhood’s residents and businesses.

         “We’re appreciative to our long time sponsors and many other supporters and festival goers,” said Nancy O’Keefe, Executive Director of the Historic Third Ward Association.

              September will also bring the closing of the St. Paul Ave. Bridge for reconstruction, the rebuilding of I-794 along St. Paul Ave. and the construction of the new hotel on Broadway and Chicago St.  It is a busy and challenging time for the Historic Third Ward district.

Summer Sizzle is a free neighborhood festival which features live jazz -- best of local, regional and Chicago musicians -- in a variety of styles: traditional, Latin, swing, Dixieland and even blues.

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Interested in sponsoring this event in the future?

Your financial support helps keep the Third Ward "sizzlin!" Contact Executive Director Nancy O'Keefe at 414.273.1173 or via email to discuss future sponsorship opportunities!



Summer Sizzle Jazz Festival


Presented by
Historic Third Ward Association
with help from these previous sponsors
Business Improvement District No. 2
Milwaukee Public Market
Ritz Holman
Blue Moon
WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7
Faymous Music & Sound
Area Rental
 Milwaukee Downtown

Thank you to our Resident Supporters!

Tom Wilson and Patrick Crimmings

Tim and Debbie Costello

Sue and Russ Darrow

Michael Drescher

Kathleen Golembiewski

Craig & Mary Schanning


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