Briggs & Stratton gives back during Summerfest 2019
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The world's largest music festival kicks off Wednesday at the Henry Maier Festival grounds.
As thousands are looking forward to 11 days and over 800 music artists, Briggs and Stratton is hoping visitors will help the company give back to the community.
For a second year, attendees will have a chance to vote for one of four local nonprofit organizations to win a $5,000 donation.
The organizations include:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
- FIRST Robotics of Wisconsin
- STEM Forward
To vote, text briggshelps to 33988. Participants can vote once every 24 hours. The organization with the most votes on July 7 at 11:59 p.m. will be the recipient of the donation from Briggs & Stratton and will be announced on the Company's Facebook page on July 8.
Briggs and Stratton is also introducing the $100 Power Hour this year. Visitors can head to the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage between 4-5 p.m. every day for a chance to win a custom stage T-shirt. Each day, a lucky shirt will have a $100 Power Hour voucher attached and the winner can use it to donate $100 to a nonprofit of their choice.
New this year, the custom Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage T-shirts are designed by local artist Too Much Metal Fred for 414 Milwaukee. It will be sold at the Briggs & Stratton stage located at the South end of the grounds and at the Too Much Metal store located in the South Market. All proceeds from shirt sales will be donated to the four nonprofits listed above.
Here are the headlining acts at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage for Summerfest 2019:
June 26 – Chelsea Cutler and Quinn XCII
June 27 – 10,000 Maniacs and St. Paul & The Broken Bones
June 28 – Flora Cash, SHAED and lovelytheband
June 29 – Ra Ra Riot and Third Eye Blind
June 30 – Ozomatli and Catfish and the Bottlemen
July 2 – First Aid Kit
July 3 – The Association, Royal Tusk and SWITCHFOOT
July 4 – Courtney Barnett
July 5 – Big Head Todd, Monsters and 38 Special
July 6 – SHIM and Skillet
July 7 -- Dispatch