Sunday, January 23, 2011


Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the second performance slated for Summerfest 2011. Katy Perry will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30PM. An opening act will be announced at a later date.

Katy Perry sang in her local church as a child and began to pursue her career in music during high school. In 2007 she signed with her current label and rose to fame with the release of her second single “I Kissed a Girl” in 2008. Her first studio album One of the Boys followed later that year and also produced the singles “Hot n Cold” and “Waking Up in Vegas.” Perry’s sophomore album, Teenage Dream, was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200. The album includes hit singles “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream” and “Firework”, all of which have topped the charts on the Billboard Hot 100 and worldwide.

Perry is known for her unconventional clothing style, incorporating bright colors and patterns as well as fruit and dessert accessories into her outfits. She recently made the news for her October 2010 marriage to comedian Russel Brand. Katy has begun to build her empire beyond music with the recent release of her fragrance, Purr.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 29th at 10:00AM and include Summerfest admission.Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line). Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at to print bar coded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

Due to the construction project on the south end of the grounds, the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office has been temporarily relocated to the intersection of Harbor Drive and Chicago Avenue at the Mid-Gate of the festival grounds. The building on the north side of the Mid-Gate will serve as the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office.

Summerfest 2011 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – 10, from Noon until Midnight daily. Summerfest will be closed Monday, July 4. The World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites. The Marcus Amphitheater and 10 additional stages, along with a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits, are set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrops, creating a festival experience like no other. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details visit

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