Before the Bucks battle the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night, the area outside the arena will be transformed into a community tailgate-like celebration featuring live music, food and beverage from tavern partners at the Old World Third Street Association.
Yep, the Bucks are throwing a tailgate. Saturday's "Build the Future Community Tailgate" – presented by Milwaukee Tool and supported by the Play It Forward coalition, of which OnMilwaukee is a member – is this on Saturday, Nov. 7. beginning at 2 p.m.
Here's the scoop. The Wisconsin Badgers (7-2) play Maryland (2-7), and the game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. It will be projected onto massive screens for your viewing and cheering pleasure. The forecast has temperatures at around 52 degrees Saturday, so it should be perfect football weather.
Throughout the football game, there will be gigs from local musicians, culminating with a performance by hip-hop legend DMC. After the game, a program with speakers including the Bucks owners and former Buck Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, days after the debut of his new HBO Sports and Mandalay Sports Media documentary, will take place.
In addition, all in attendance will have the unique opportunity to be part of a photo collage that will be featured in the construction of the new arena.
It's all taking place just outside the BMO Harris Bradley Center near the intersection of Fourth Street and Highland Ave.
List of Events:
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: DJ O
2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Wisconsin Badger game on big screen TV and live local music
2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.: DLux
3 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.: Klassik
3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.: KimberLee
4 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.: Pizzle
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Aleem
5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Performance by hip hop legend DMC
5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.: On-stage presentation
6 p.m.: Fireworks show presented by Johnson Controls
Get tickets to the Bucks vs. Nets game here. It tips off at 7:30 p.m.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.