St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and the weather is slowly starting to warm up, so it's natural to start getting excited about all things Irish. That includes Milwaukee Irish Fest, which returns to the Henry Maier Festival Park from August 18-21 for its 41st celebration of music and culture. To add to the anticipation, Milwaukee Irish Fest is providing a sneak peek of the festival, including some of the confirmed entertainment acts along with a new ticket promotion.
Milwaukee Irish Fest is also unveiling a first look at some of the many entertainment acts that will perform at the Henry Maier Festival Park this summer. The much anticipated, genre-spanning list includes:
The Drowsy Lads
Enter the Haggis
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Rory Makem & Donal Clancy
Socks in the Frying Pan
We Banjo 3
“We spend a whole year planning each Milwaukee Irish Fest celebration, and we’re thrilled to finally shine a spotlight on what our guests can expect this year,” said Mike Mitchell, executive director of CelticMKE, the organizer of Milwaukee Irish Fest. “Once again, we’ll have world-class entertainment from a wide variety of genres, great food, sports, cultural activities, and fun for the whole family.”
The 2022 festival also signals the return of the “Grand Hooley” Thursday night preview, with parts of the festival grounds open to help kick off the weekend. The festival will conclude on Sunday with the traditional “Scattering” event, where dozens of entertainment acts will convene on one stage as a send-off to next year.
To learn more about the festival, see additional updates, visit irisfest.com.
About CelticMKE & Milwaukee Irish Fest
CelticMKE, which is home to Milwaukee Irish Fest, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting both the heritage of Celtic nations and their current cultures. Through original programming and events, CelticMKE aims to celebrate all aspects of Irish, Irish American and Celtic cultures and to also instill an appreciation of these cultures in current and future generations. In addition to producing the Milwaukee Irish Fest, CelticMKE hosts a variety of Celtic themed concerts, lectures, music workshops and classes and cultural heritage projects. For more information about CelticMKE, please visit www.celticmke.com. To learn more about Milwaukee Irish Fest, visit www.irishfest.com