By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 10, 2020 at 10:04 AM

Like almost all festivals this summer, Bay View Bash was cancelled this year. However, in an attempt to maintain the tradition of live music in the streets, a couple of local bands will wind through the neighborhood parade-style.

Thus, this Saturday, Sept. 12 musical groups The Quilz, Nasty Boys and special guests (including some marching dinosaurs) will start rolling through the entire 'hood at 7:30 p.m.

The bands ask that neighbors enjoy the performance from their porches, keep their distance and wear masks.

"We are bummed that we can’t see all of you for the Bash this year, but we wanted to bring a little flavor of the festival to our neighborhood," reads an Instagram post.

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.