Rhythm and Booms

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Rhythm and Booms was an annual summer fireworks show in Madison, Wisconsin.

History[edit]

The show was 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 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]

Demise[edit]

In 2015, after 22 years, the celebration was cancelled by event organizers. Rhythm and Booms has since been replaced by a new event, Shake the Lake.[4][5]

Fireworks[edit]

30 minutes of fireworks were launched from Warner park on Madison’s north side.

Production[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhythm & Booms fireworks display to move to Downtown Madison". Wisconsin State Journal. July 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Traffic and parking plans in place for Rhythm & Booms on Lake Monona". Isthmus. June 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "New Rhythm & Booms location will save the city money, according to Mayor Soglin". NBC News Madison. July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ 3000, Channel. "New fireworks show to replace Rhythm and Booms". Retrieved 2015-09-23.
  5. ^ Severson, Gordon. "Rhythm & Booms replaced with Shake the Lake in downtown Madison". Retrieved 2015-09-23.
  6. ^ "Children's Hospital is official charity of Rhythm & Booms". June 26, 2014.

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