By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jun 02, 2017 at 5:02 AM

For more than 160 years, Miller Brewing has helped supply Milwaukeeans with gallons upon gallons of tasty suds – and yet today, they're the ones saying thank you. Good deal!

This morning, Miller Brewing and The Pabst Theater Group announced a special free surprise concert hosted at the Riverside Theater at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 9. All those in attendance will also receive a free admission ticket to Summerfest. 

"This is just another way of supporting and giving back to our community," said Jim Kanter, MillerCoors general manager for Wisconsin, in a press release. "From the Brewers to the Bucks, from Summerfest to the State Fair, Miller has an established and extensive history of investing in this city and its residents who have also supported us for more than 160 years." 

"We are thrilled to be a part of this event and help Miller Brewing thank the city of Milwaukee for their support over the last 160 years by hosting a really cool, free concert at The Riverside Theater with a band we know everyone will love," said Gary Witt, CEO of The Pabst Theater Group. "We are proud that The Riverside Theater has helped to bring Milwaukee back to life and ‘Cheers to Milwaukee’ will be another great night of music and, of course, the beer that put Milwaukee on the map."

The surprise concert is free, but attendees will still need a ticket for entry, available at the Girl in the Moon shop located at Miller Brewery. For more ticket locations, visit the event calendar on the Pabst/Riverside/Turner Hall Ballroom's Facebook page.

And now you've got a week to start guessing who the surprise band is going to be June 9. My money's on Elton John.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.