As reported by OnMilwaukee last month, officials will unveil a bronze statue of professional wrestler Reggie "Da Crusher" Lisowski in South Milwaukee on Saturday, June 8.
The statue dedication has now been extended to a two-day, full-on "Crusherfest," June 8-9, 2019.
The party will take place at the site of the new bronze statue, 1101 Milwaukee Ave. On Saturday, June 8 the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the unveiling of the statue at 3 p.m. On Sunday, June 9 it goes from 10:30 to 5 p.m.
Crusherfest will host live bands including Milwaukee's Squeezettes, Jeff Winard Polka Band, The November Criminals, Blues Addiction and more. There will be a pro-wrestling show, screenings of classic Crusher matches, a "Mr. Saloon" competition, "Legends of Wrestling" appearances, antique motorcycle show, food, beer, cigars and more.
Here's the full schedule:
Saturday, June 8
11 a.m. – Festival Grounds Open
11:30 a.m. – Steve Meisner Polka Band
3 p.m. – Crusher Statue Unveiling
4 p.m. – The Squeezettes
6:30 p.m. – Pro Wrestling Show
8 p.m. – The November Criminals
9 p.m. – End of Festival
Legends of Wrestling Appearances
Wrestling Memorabilia Booths
Sunday, June 9
10:30 a.m. – Festival Grounds Open
11 a.m. – Polka Mass
12 p.m. – Jeff Winard Polka Band
1 p.m. – The Downtowners
4 p.m. – Blues Addiction
5 p.m. – End of Festival
13th Mr. Saloon Competition
Screening of Classic Crusher Matches
Badger Heritage Antique Motorcycle Show
OnMilwaukee will attend the pouring of the Crusher statue in April. Stay tuned for a Facebook Live. More information about Crusherfest can be found at www.crusherfest.com or Da Crusher Statue on Facebook.
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