In our 8th year, Midwest Sunsplash will be held for the 4th year in our hometown, Menasha, partnering with Youth Go to bring diverse people to the downtown to build awareness for the community and raise funds for the organization. We are adding to the festival’s tradition as a summer music celebration, to focus on building an event that invites people from all corners of our community to have fun together in the sun.
Main Street Menasha alive with people from all aspects of our community.
A colorful and well organized urban street fair filled with music, dance, art and carefree fun
Diverse original music from around the Midwest that brings joy and unity while sharing culture and verse from 3 Stages; Main Street near Racine Street, Mill Street & Curtis Reed Plaza
Indoor and outdoor spaces Downtown Menasha filled with artistic visuals, original creations.
A gathering at community-style picnic tables sharing food and drink and fun bringing people together
The organizing company, Tui Productions is a Menasha-based music and entertainment management company that started Midwest Sunsplash in 2012. It is owned by Pita Katobalavu, the founder and lead singer of Unity the Band. His partner, Kay Halbrook, has 25 years’ experience in marketing, public relations and event planning working with the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Door County Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations. She is the Vice President of Telmark Sales Solutions.
Together they have used the Midwest Sunsplash event for the past 5 years to bring awareness to diversity and raise money for non-profit organizations around Wisconsin.
This year, they are partnering with Youth Go to raise money to support that organizations work to help our community’s youth and young adults with opportunities to learn, grow and feel comfortable with themselves and others. Youth Go, Inc. is a non-profit youth drop in center that was founded in 1969 by youth and supportive adults looking for a safe gathering place. Located on the border of Neenah and Menasha, Wisconsin, we are committed to making a lasting and positive difference in the lives of youth.
Through our no-cost Recreation, Education, and Support and Wellness Programming, Youth Go strives to provide underserved and at-risk youth in grades 5 through 12 with opportunities to do well in school, develop as individuals and prepare for their next step in life.
There are many opportunities to get involved with the Festival if you'd like to help us! Check out the Partners page for more information.
The festival will be held on Main Street Menasha between Racine Street and Mill Street, as well as in the Faith Technologies parking lot. The mailing address for the festival is PO Box 221, Menasha, WI 54952
Midwest Sunsplash is free admission thanks to the generous sponsors and hard working volunteers. Please support the event by eating, drinking and making purchases from the downtown Menasha stores and our vendors.
The festival will be held sun or splash, rain or shine! This is the Midwest – we can deal with any weather!! If it rains, the bands will perform safely under the pavilion roof to avoid damage to their equipment. The audience will dance joyfully in the rain or the sun.
There are no carry ins allowed in the festival area. Food and drink vendors inside the festival will be serving up food and drinks – enjoy them!
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY
The Midwest Sunsplash Festival has a zero tolerance policy for all illegal activities. Drug use is ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED and all city and state laws will be enforced at the festival. Underage drinking will not be tolerated. You must be 21 or older to drink alcohol.
KEEP MENASHA BEAUTIFUL
Please come to the festival and leave the area as clean as you found it. The Menasha waterfront and downtown area is a place of pride and history, and we are blessed to have our festival here – treat it with care!