Gathering on the Green Performing Arts center
Since 1994, Gathering on the Green has become Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier summer spot to enjoy the performing arts. Set in scenic Rotary Park, the multiple day festival offers the opportunity to enjoy the best of Milwaukee’s performing arts, while gazing under the summer stars. Gathering on the Green’s vision is to introduce new audiences, families and children to the performing arts. It’s important to continually bring new audiences to the performing arts to keep them alive and vibrant for the future.
Music under the stars goes green
To achieve GOG’s long term goals MHA was selected to study the existing and alternate sites where permanent seats would be constructed and a future roof structure installed to protect concert goers from rain. An initial concept included a retractable fabric roof that would allow the “gathering” to be under the stars. Features of the facility are to incorporate renewable concepts with natural materials as well as working with the existing topography to create the seating area.
The project includes up to 2,000 seats at a main stage with green room and supporting facilities, children’s theater, concessions areas, and corporate sponsor areas.