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Articles tagged with 'Festivals'

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New motorcycle festival revs up in spring

Published Jan. 17, 2015

Rockerbox moved to Road America in Elkhart Lake after being in Riverwest for a decade. So now get ready for the first Brewtown Rumble. The street festival will feature bikes, music, food, drinks, a swap meet, custom bike contest, vending, a pin-up girl contest and more. It take place on Sunday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Best Place.

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State Fair sends out call for entries for annual poster competition

Published Nov. 12, 2014

This afternoon, the Wisconsin State Fair began its call for entries for the second annual Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Art Competition. The contest, open to all interested Wisconsin artists age 18 and older, is currently accepting postmarked or hand-delivered first draft submissions through 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15.

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Griswold ignites Burning Man culture in Milwaukee

Published Oct. 4, 2014

Curious about Burning Man festival? Eric Griswold, one of two regional contacts for Burning Man, shares stories and a Burning Man documentary on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Southtown Cinema.

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Milwaukee Masterpiece rolls into town

Published Aug. 19, 2014

I recently interviewed a former boss, a courageous woman who once hired me as an intern. She's now affiliated with the Milwaukee Masterpiece, a high-end car show. Meet Bev Jurkowski, my mentor, and the woman crazy enough to ask me to be a "celebrity judge" this weekend at the show.

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Ren Faire artist spends hours creating very-temporary chalk drawings

Published July 19, 2014

Imagine putting 16 to 18 hours into a painting or drawing, only to have it washed away by rain a few days or even hours later? Such is the reality for Stacey Williams-Ng, a Milwaukee artist who spends numerous weekends at the Bristol Renaissance Faire chalking masterpieces on the cement.

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Help Global Union raise $15,000

Published July 15, 2014

Alverno College's Global Union, a free world music festival, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Humboldt Park. Today, the organizers launched a campaign to raise $15,000 in 15 days to offset costs.

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Pop duo A Great Big World becoming a great big deal

Published June 24, 2014

It's good to have fans in the music industry. It's even better if one of those fans is a famous, powerful pop star. That's exactly what happened with the duo of Chad Vaccarino and Ian Axel, better known as A Great Big World.

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Sun Fair to rise on Mitchell Street

Published May 28, 2014

The Sun Fair, the South Side's largest street carnival, will kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30. It runs until 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 on Historic Mitchell Street, between 7th and 11th Streets.

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Walking in Memphis, appreciating Summerfest

Published May 7, 2014

Over the weekend, I spent four great days in Memphis, Tenn., in part to take in the 2014 Beale Street Music Festival. I had a great time in the city, but it reinforced just how special Summerfest is as a music event.

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Update on River Rhythms 2014 line-up

Published May 1, 2014

River Rhythms will once again offer free, outdoor concerts in Pere Marquette Park on Wednesday nights this summer from 6:30 to 9 p.m