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Second PANTHERFEST headliner announced

Shiny Toy Guns will join KiD CuDi as the national acts that will hit the stage on Friday, Sept. 10, at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s largest event of the year, PANTHERFEST.

Shiny Toy Guns will join KiD CuDi as the national acts that will hit the stage on Friday, Sept. 10.
Courtesy of UWM

In its fourth year, Pantherfest will be held at the Marcus Amphitheater area on the south end of Milwaukee’s lakefront Summerfest Grounds from 5 p.m.-midnight, with preshow activities from 5-7:30 p.m.

Helping to warm up the crowds for the headliners, who will play in the Marcus Amphitheater, will be the winners of the UWM Student Association Battle of the Bands. The winning bands begin playing at 5 p.m. in the Forecourt area of the Marcus Amphitheater. The groups are Delta Routine, Steel Reserve and C-Piepz.

In addition to the headline acts, entertainment options include Obstacle Course, Euro Bungee, ComedySportz, carnival games, ticket giveaways, contests, intramural sports competitions and sport demos.

PANTHERFEST is an annual celebration for the entire campus community and caps off UWM’s Campus KickOff programming. Campus KickOff is two weeks of events, activities and get-togethers for new and returning students.

Free PANTHERFEST tickets for UWM students, faculty and staff can be picked up in the UWM Union Concourse starting Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. Alumni can request tickets through the UWM Alumni Association (UWMAA) at or The PANTHERFEST Alumni Ticket Request Form must be completed by noon on Friday, Sept. 10. Alumni tickets will be available for pickup at the UWMAA will-call table outside the Marcus Amphitheater on Sept. 10 between 5-8 p.m.

General-public ticket sales begin Aug. 21 at the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office and UWM Bookstore. Tickets for non-UWM college students are $15 each with college ID. General-public tickets are $25 each. For tickets, visit or call the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office at 414-273-2600.

As an added bonus, PANTHERFEST attendees are admitted free to Indian Summer Festival on Friday only from 4 p.m.-midnight. Indian Summer Festival runs Sept. 10-12 at the Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds).


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