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The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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Jazz In The Park

July 21, 2016 5:00 p.m. - Sept. 1, 2016, 9:00 p.m.
Cathedral Square Park - 520 E. Wells St.

Celebrating 25 years in 2016, Milwaukee's favorite free, out...

Articles about Downtown


What you must try at the inaugural Big Gig BBQ

Aug. 29, 2016 3:07 p.m.

From smoky ribs to savory brisket, barbeque lovers are sure to find a favorite among the offerings from ten barbeque vendors at the Big Gig BBQ on Sept. 4. But, with so many options, which ones should you be sure to try? We asked the vendors.


Pastiche prepares for Downtown location opening on Sept. 1

Aug. 26, 2016 12:26 p.m.

The window signs are up, and Chefs Michael Engel and Rachael Karr are preparing for a Sept. 1 opening of the new Downtown location of Pastiche in the Hotel Metro, featuring a dinner menu modeled after its former Bay View location's offerings.


Updated: New bar moving into former Ultra Lounge

Aug. 24, 2016 7:26 p.m.

It appears that Pat James will soon take a crack at the 628 N. Water St. space that formerly housed Ultra Lounge, JC's Pub & Grill, Club Bari, Edgar's Calypso, Swank and more.


Progress report: More UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena upgrades

Aug. 24, 2016 1:02 p.m.

This past spring, the Wisconsin Center District and the Milwaukee Admirals began work on $6.3 million in renovations and building upgrades at the UWM Panther Arena. We've been popping in to check on the progress of the work. Here are a few photos.