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Summerfest, the “World’s Largest Music Festival”, doesn’t need much of an introduction. It’s been a Milwaukee cornerstone for 50 years. With an epic backdrop of Lake Michigan and a permanent spot on the Henry Maier Festival grounds, Summerfest provides an incredible platform to showcase the hottest musical acts and celebrate the area’s most promising emerging artists. Set over 11 days and across 11 stages, over 800 acts make their mark during the festival, playing for crowds that come from all over to experience the fun. But, it’s not all about the music. It’s the great food and party atmosphere that really makes the event unique. And Saz’s has the pleasure of being a huge part of the experience. Not only are our concessions found all over the festival grounds, serving up some notable festival-favorites, but Saz’s Catering is the exclusive caterer for all of Summerfest’s VIP and Private Events. We also have the pleasure of providing festival-goers with the only sit down, full-service restaurant on the festival grounds at Saz’s Dockside Barbecue.

VIP and Private Events

Being the exclusive caterer for Summerfest VIP and Private Events allows us to not only offer you some of “The Finest” in catering and hospitality, but it also gives you access to the best locations and views with quality and service to make any celebration truly memorable. From the Lake Deck and Ticketmaster Terrace to the BMO Harris Pavilion Club Bar and Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage VIP Deck, we can provide the perfect spot for a summer party with friends or a corporate gathering that can accommodate up to 200 guests. For more info on how to book your private party, contact Todd Melcher at Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. at 414.273.2680

The ALL NEW Summerfest Corkscrew

New this year is the addition of Summerfest Corkscrew – a unique area just outside the American Family Insurance Amphitheater offering upscale wine selections as well as a variety of shareable cheese and charcuterie. A perfect place to relax, unwind, and people watch, this space offers a bit of a different atmosphere for festival-goers to enjoy the ambiance of Summerfest. Find it near the American Family Insurance Amphitheater Forecourt. Opens daily at 4pm.

Enjoy the view at Saz’s Dockside Barbecue

With so much to be seen at Summerfest, it’s definitely an all day affair, which means plenty of walking around and standing in line for food and drinks. Do your feet a favor and relax at our Dockside Barbecue, where you can sit back and enjoy a full-service wait staff, savor some delicious food and enjoy some spectacular views. Dockside Barbecue is completely open to the public; so you can walk up, see our host and grab a table. If you want to catch the Big Bang (there’s no better place to watch!) or kick back with a group of 8 or more, you’ll want to reserve your table ahead of time to secure your spot, as tables fill up quickly. To make a reservation, call 414.453.4023 or email dockside@sazs.com

The Taste of Summer: Saz’s Sampler Combo Platter

Saz’s and Summerfest go hand-in-hand and it’s a relationship we’re proud of. We’ve heard that summer doesn’t officially start until you’ve grabbed yourself one of our signature combination platters at Summerfest. We can’t think of a better way to represent our love for the city, its people and our passion to provide service that exceeds expectations. So, stop by one of our concessions between stages, relax and unwind at Saz’s Dockside Barbecue and let us know how we’re doing if you happen to be at one of the many private events throughout the festival. We love high-fives and sharing some #SazsLove!