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MKE Fringe Festival

Milwaukee Fringe Festival 2016

In the summer of 1947, eight theatre companies arrived at the Edinburgh International Festival hoping to put on their shows. When they were turned down by the larger festival, they decided to put on their own. These smaller companies literally performed on the fringe of the larger festival, and thus the idea of the Fringe Festival was born. In the time since, Fringe Festivals have sprouted up in arts-minded cities, including New York, London, Sydney, and Minneapolis. In 2016, Milwaukee can finally add its name to the list.

On August 27th and 28th, MKE Fringe will take place in downtown Milwaukee. Following the rich tradition of Fringe Festivals, the Milwaukee Fringe Festival is a showcase of a diverse collection of artists that call Milwaukee home. From theatrical actors to painters, musicians to tap dancers, performance artists to playwrights, MKE Fringe is a joyous celebration of what makes Milwaukee’s culture vibrant and extraordinary.

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Marcus Center Grounds

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

Single Tickets on Sale:
Jul 20, 2016
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