Rhythm and Booms

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Rhythm and Booms is an annual summer fireworks show in Madison, Wisconsin on John Nolen Drive and Lake Monona at the center of the city.

History[edit]

The show is held on the last Saturday in June. From its inception in 1993 through 2013 the event was held at Warner Park.[1]Upwards of 200,000 people have regularly attended the celebration.[2]

Location Change[edit]

In 2014, the fireworks display moved from Warner Park to downtown Madison. Environmental concerns, nimbyism, and cost reduction were all cited by city officials as reasons for the move.[3]

Fireworks[edit]

30 minutes of fireworks are launched from barges located in Lake Monona in a choreographed fashion to music broadcast over the radio.[4][5]

Production[edit]

The show is owned and operated by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Madison Festivals, Inc. Some net proceeds from Rhythm & Booms go to local charities including American Family Children's Hospital.[6]

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