F Street Hospitality and Milwaukee Brewing Company are hosting BeerFest, at Bottle House 42, 1130 N. 9th St., Sunday, May 22, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which will get all proceeds.
BeerFest will have samples from more than 20 breweries, plus food and drink specials, live music, a silent auction and drawings.
Tickets are $35, with a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $65, which include early access, exclusive tastings and a swag bag. There are also sponsorships available at a range of levels. See the ticket link below for details.
Last year, LLS provided support for nearly half of the blood cancer treatment options approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That number grows to 85 percent over the past five years.
“We care about our community, and LLS is a global leader in the fight against blood cancers,” said F Street VP Kaelyn Cervero, CPCE. “We're proud to be making an impact and fundraising for such a worthy cause.”
Tickets are available here.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.