Milwaukee—(July 18, 2014)—The first Milwaukee Summer Soul Festival will take place August 9, 2014 at 3041North, Milwaukee’s first Urban Country Club located at 3041 W. North Avenue. The one-day event will feature live performances from top regional talent covering many genres such as R&B, Jazz, Reggae, Blues and Neo-Soul. The event will be from noon until midnight, and also feature fashion, poetry and stepping showcases, as well as ethnic food, clothing and other goods via local vendors. It is an indoor/outdoor festival and you must be 21 or older to attend.
“We hope to make this cultural experience and celebration an annual event that adults look forward to attending year-after-year,” said Tony Reese, one of the Summer Soul Festival event organizers. “From quality music to talented showcases, and a variety of vendors to ethnic food choices, this will be an awesome event in the community that celebrates the best of our communities.”
To kickoff the inaugural event the musical lineup will feature Rodney Poe, G. Womack, Tazurdee, Adi Armour, The Blues Band, Kia Harper, The Kevin Hayden Band, Cigarette Break, Andre Lamar and more. Sponsors include Jammin 98.3, RJ Harris Photography, BID 28 Milwaukee, Dee’s Elegance, Urban Vision Worldwide and Pittman Realty.
Tickets can be purchase online by clicking here, or in person at RJ Harris Photography located at 8021 W. Capitol, and Gee’s Clippers located at 4327 W. Fond Du Lac. Advanced general admission tickets are $13, gate admission tickets are $18, and VIP tickets are $50 (includes preferred seating, a food voucher and two drink tickets).
“This event is specifically targeted to those who appreciate and respect culture and music in the Milwaukee community,” said James Harris, one of the Summer Soul Festival event organizers. “It is a true entertainment event that will feature fun-filled, cultural activities such as Milwaukee’s biggest soul train line. You surely do not want to miss that.”
For more information please contact 414.215.9969 or send an email to [email protected].
Public Information Manager/City of Milwaukee/Public Information
The Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia (ACT) Business Improvement District #29 will be holding its 5th annual free 2014 neighborhood celebration on the triangle at Capitol Dr. and Atkinson Ave. on Saturday, July 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, and Alderman Willie C. Wade will be in attendance to meet neighbors and business owners as they enjoy a day of community and fun. “The ACT Festival has become a great annual tradition for the businesses and partners in BID 29, but it is also a celebration that neighbors and residents look forward to and thoroughly enjoy,” Alderman Hamilton said. “I am again looking forward to a day of fun with neighbors and businesses on Saturday.”
The ACT BID will be highlighting area businesses and organizations, and providing food and entertainment, including live music. A health fair will also be a part of this year’s ACT Festival.
The festival is held in honor of the late Will Perkins Jr., who owned Mr. Perkins’ Family Restaurant, 2001 W. Atkinson Ave.
WHAT: Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia BID celebration
WHEN: Saturday, July 19 — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Triangle intersection of Capitol & Atkinson
Bill Arnold -Public Information Manager/City of Milwaukee/Public Information
Milwaukee’s Bronzeville will again take center stage as a destination for art, entertainment, history and culture whenthe 2nd annual Bronzeville Week is held August 2 – August 9, hosted by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.
Approved unanimously as an official city-sanctioned event at today’s meeting of the full Common Council, this year’s Bronzeville Week will kick off with a major street festival, Alderwoman Coggs said. “With no African World Festival this year, I am hoping Bronzeville Week can attract a wide array of visitors who want to experience the flavor and energy of the Milwaukee Bronzeville of the early to mid-1900s, when Bronzeville was the busy, primary hub of commerce, culture, and arts and
entertainment for Milwaukee’s African-American population,” the alderwoman said. Alderwoman Coggs said Bronzeville Week 2014 will feature a positive focus
and vibe, and will include a variety of activities and events.
Bounded by Garfield Avenue to Center Street, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive to 7th Street, the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District is wholly located in the 6th Aldermanic District. The district is a City of Milwaukee redevelopment initiative inspired by Milwaukee’s original Bronzeville, and it is striving to revitalize the area of Milwaukee where African-American culture has been a mainstay. The Bronzeville Redevelopment Plan seeks to create economic development in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in a way that recaptures the enthusiasm and attractiveness of the original Bronzeville District.
Lucinda Gordon (left) and Gloria Wright were among five individuals who received Friends of the Arts Awards June 10 from Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. Along with the late Dorothy Nelle Sanders they co-founded the African American Art Alliance at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 1990. The alliance is still active today, 24 years later, raising money to support the acquisition of African American Art for the collection and to increase participation and engagement with the museum. They were nominated for the award by Arts Board member Mildred Harpole.
Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) will be closed Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th. Friday, May 23rd is a city-mandated furlough day. The library will remain closed on Saturday, May 24th and Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day. MPL is not open on Sundays from May to September.
The library follows the City of Milwaukee furlough and holiday schedule. Complete information on city department closures can be found on www.city.milwaukee.gov.
Library users may access accounts, renew items, request a hold, check out e-books and access other digital media services online. For complete information on all Milwaukee Public Library services, locations and hours of operation please go to www.mpl.org. Residents may call (414) 286-CITY (2489) for assistance with city-related services.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to launch the brand new Official Summerfest 2014 App presented by Pizza Hut that literally puts “The World’s Largest Music Festival” right in the palm of festival fans’ hands. To kick off the launch, the first 10,000 people to download the Official Summerfest 2014 App will receive one FREE Weekday Admission E-ticket to Summerfest 2014, delivered via the App. The Summerfest 2014 App is available on IOS and Android platforms for mobile phones and tablets. The App is FREE and available to download today in the App Store or Play Store.
“The new Official Summerfest 2014 App is a cool and convenient way for festival fans to find out all they need to know about this year’s Big Gig,” said John Boler, Chief Marketing Officer of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “We encourage everyone to download the FREE app to ensure they have the most up-to-date Summerfest information. And as an added surprise, we’re building in a special thank you to fans by giving away over $100,000 in FREE Weekday Admission E-tickets with the first 10,000 downloads.”
The Official Summerfest 2014 App presented by Pizza Hut has been fully redesigned with new features and architecture to improve the user experience and content offerings. Among the new features for 2014 are notifications that alert fans 15 minutes prior to a given band’s performance when they build them into their personalized schedule. The App is designed to provide festival fans with all of the information they need to enjoy their visit to the Big Gig®.
The features help users maximize their Summerfest experience in a variety of ways, including:
- Reviewing and filtering the entire 2014 Summerfest lineup by day and stage
- Searching for their favorite bands
- Building their own personalized performer schedule
- Purchasing tickets to Marcus Amphitheater shows during Summerfest
- Listening to “Summerfest Radio” powered by Radio League, an online streaming radio station which plays the music of Summerfest’s 2014 headliners
- Staying connected to Summerfest’s social media channels for up-to-date information and to find out how to win tickets and other great prizes
- Navigating the festival with the Grounds Map
- Learning the best options for Parking and Transportation
- Finding out how to get in FREE or at a reduced cost with Admission Promotions
- Having fun with the virtual Summerfest Photo Booth, which lets users take photos and share them with custom Summerfest photo frames and digital stickers
- Getting information on Food and Beverages, Attractions, Exhibits and Accessibility at Summerfest
- Delivering a FREE Weekday Admission E-Ticket to the first 10,000 downloads
The Summerfest 2014 mobile app was concepted and directed by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and developed by CrowdTorch, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cvent, which develops, markets, sells and supports Cvent’s consumer event management solutions. The Austin, TX based company’s clients include the National Cheery Blossom Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Southern Ground Music Festival, LA Times Festival of Books, Discover Orange Bowl and many more.
Summerfest 2014 will take place June 25 – 29 and July 1 – 6 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 30. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest, Twitter: @Summerfest or download the Summerfest 2014 App.
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