Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced it will be the official backstage caterer for performances at the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest 2013, The World’s Largest Music Festival held in Milwaukee, Wis. June 26 – 30 and July 2 – 7, 2013. As part of the agreement, the company will provide catering and craft services for entertainers, bands, crews and production staff in the Amphitheater during the eleven-day mega-event.
“We are thrilled to work with Summerfest as the official backstage caterer at the Marcus Amphitheater for this year’s festival,” said Peggy Williams-Smith, corporate vice president of food and beverage, Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “As one of the largest caterers in the state, we strive to provide exceptional quality and service to key Milwaukee-area events. As the official caterer of Milwaukee IndyFest and the Milwaukee Air & Water Show, our off-site catering business continues to expand and we welcome the opportunity to add Summerfest to our growing portfolio.”
“We look forward to expanding our relationship with Marcus Hotels & Resorts,” said John Boler, chief marketing officer, Summerfest. “As the official hotel partner of Summerfest for over five years, we are very familiar with the company’s high-quality services and customer-focused culture, which will bring additional value to the Big Gig this year.”
“Our strong ties to Summerfest date back to its founding, as my father was integral in the creation and development of the festival as we know it today. We have been active supporters ever since. We helped to create the Amphitheater in 1987 as our way of supporting Summerfest and the value and economic impact this exceptional event has on the city of Milwaukee. We look forward to our expanded role in providing food and beverage services to the performers and touring staff at the largest concert venue at our city’s cornerstone event,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation.