Summerfest launches nonprofit support program

Visitors to Summerfest this year can take advantage of the Summerfest Fundraising Program that allows them to select a local nonprofit organization to receive a portion of the proceeds from their ticket purchase.

More than 45 nonprofits are participating in the program.

Everyone who purchases tickets through the Summerfest Fundraising Program is entered to win Marcus Amphitheater tickets to see Sugarland, Peter Gabriel or Kanye West, as well as cash prizes totaling $2,500, $1,500 or $1,000.

As part of the program, Summerfest will donate $3 for every general admission ticket purchased and $2 from every weekday ticket purchased to the selected nonprofit. Fest-goers can save time and help support their favorite nonprofit by purchasing general admission tickets at

The last day to purchase tickets to help support the Summerfest Fundraising Program is June 10. Summerfest will take place June 29 through July 3 and July 5 through July 10 from noon to midnight.

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