Monday, September 24, 2018

2018 Milwaukee Irish Fest, Set Up and Day One

2018 Milwaukee Irish Fest, Set Up and Day One

I am one of the four thousand volunteers that works with CelticMKE and Irish Fest to put on one of the world's largest outdoor Irish music festivals.  While I love being a staff photographer, I show up on the Milwaukee Summerfest grounds on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. to work until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday to make sure the festival is ready to go.

My main grounds job as a volunteer:  I cover the tables with plastic table cloths.

It is harder than it looks...and it was hot and sunny.

My ground crew boss:  25-year volunteer Dale Larson (right)

Here are some of the volunteers hard at work.

The priority: beer.  It is Wisconsin after all.

Sometime even management feels the strain:

As a grounds crew volunteer, I show up each morning before the show starts and re-set table cloths destroyed the night before by our attendees.  This goes on Thursday through Sunday so that the fest looks the best when our guests arrive.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Seo Linn


Shannon Quinn



Red Hot Chili Pipers

Thursday is a short day for the public with the stages only open from 5:00 p.m. to close. The excitement of final hearing the bands on stage is well worth all the work we do all week to make it happen.

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