Will be official hotel and catering partner for Milwaukee's largest free event
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2012-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced it is once again proud to be the premier sponsor of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show taking place August 11 & 12 along the city's lakefront. The company will also continue to be the official hotel and catering partner for this summer's event, offering overnight packages at its three Milwaukee hotels. Presenting sponsors at this year's Milwaukee Air & Water Show are Potawatomi Bingo & Casino, the Green Bay Packers and Precision Metrology.
"Marcus Hotels & Resorts is proud to be a premier sponsor of the largest free festival in Milwaukee that draws families throughout the region to our city's beautiful lakefront," said Chris Anderson, senior vice president, sales, marketing and brand development for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. "We welcome residents and visitors alike as we look forward to showcasing the best our community has to offer through this fantastic air show event."
The Milwaukee Air & Water Show to Feature Exciting Lineup of Aviation Performers
The Milwaukee Air & Water Show will take place along Lake Michigan between Bradford Beach and McKinley Park Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The air show practice will take place on Friday, August 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's air show boasts a lineup of top aviation performers. Headliner performers include:
A vast array of military aircraft will be flown, including the 440th Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules, a U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye, U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon Four Ship, a U.S. Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon Jet and other exciting acts including the Lima Lima Aerobatic Flight Demonstration Team, Matt Chapman, Bill Stein, Mike Goulian, Firebirds X-Treme, Rob Holland and Mike Wiskus.
The 2012 Milwaukee Air & Water Show takes place during an exciting week of events in Milwaukee honoring veterans and military service men and women. These military events include the Navy's Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and "Navy Week," giving residents the opportunity to experience U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Navy ships first-hand, in addition to naval receptions, military band concerts and other outreach activities.
Also taking place on the evening of Saturday, August 11 is a once-in-a-generation event saluting WWII veterans and their families hosted by Milwaukee's Stars and Stripes Honor Flight organization. The event, "Field of Honor," will take place at Miller Park Stadium from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m., and will feature a full length documentary of previous honor flights, the Pillars of Honor WWII Memorial and fireworks. The U.S. Navy Leap Frogs "Navy Seals" will jump into Miller Park Stadium at the event and the Lima Lima Flight Demonstration Team will fly over the stadium in conjunction with the Milwaukee Air & Water Show.
Field of Honor attendees can bring their Saturday ticket stub to the Air & Water Show reserved ticket booth located on Lincoln Memorial Drive on Sunday to receive a buy-one-get-one free reserved ticket for the Air & Water Show that day.
Overnight Packages Available for Air & Water Show Weekend
Marcus Hotels offers exclusive hotel access and shuttle transportation for Air & Water Show attendees, with value-priced packages at the Hilton Milwaukee, InterContinental Milwaukee and the Pfister Hotel.
Hotel Packages start at $214 and include:
- Overnight hotel accommodations
- VIP admission passes to the Air & Water Show, which include:
- Admission into the Marcus Club with an upscale luncheon buffet and drink passes
- Complimentary hotel shuttle service to and from the Air & Water Show
Individual tickets to the Marcus Club are available for purchase for $50.00 plus tax for adults and $25.00 plus tax for children 5-12 years old. Marcus Club passes can be purchased by calling 877-704-5327.
For more information on hotel package offerings, please visit www.MKEairshow.com.
Companies interested in sponsorship hospitality tents should contact Peggy Williams-Smith at 414-905-1154 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General admission, Center Point reserved and other Air & Water Show ticket packages are still available at www.milwaukeeairshow.com.
For more information on the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and "Navy Week" please visit: http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org and http://www.navyweek.org/milwaukee2012/index.html.
For more information on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight "Field of Honor" event, please visit: http://starsandstripeshonorflight.org.
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historical renovations. The company's portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information, please visit http://www.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).
2012 Milwaukee Air & Water Show
The Milwaukee Air & Water Show , unlike other sources of entertainment, is unique in Milwaukee's history and provides affordable, wholesome entertainment for the entire family! From its grassroots beginnings in 2002, the air show has grown into Milwaukee's largest free event, providing a substantial economic impact to Milwaukee's local economy. For many people attending the annual Air & Water Show, the excitement of witnessing the event first-hand translates into career advancement within aerospace, aviation, careers in national defense, civil service and other related careers.
The Air & Water Show is Milwaukee's quintessential event that showcases the role of aviation in the community, the history of air power, provides a forum for educating young people about aviation, and encourages the natural excitement these upcoming generations have for flight.
For more information, please visit http://www.milwaukeeairshow.com. Follow the Milwaukee Air & Water Show on Facebook and on Twitter (MKEAirandWater).
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