By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published May 08, 2009 at 8:22 PM

One of the main questions around town today was "how many people do you think will show up for the Gokey thing?"  I guessed 20,000 at the Summerfest show alone, but wouldn't have been surprised if it was double that.  

Summerfest offiicals report the number at the concert at around 25,000.  Gokey cranked though several songs after introductions and accolades from the Mayor, County Executive, the MSO's Marvin Hamlisch, Rick Springfield, Don Smiley from Summerfest and others.

Before the mini concert at Summerfest's Harley-Davidson Roadhouse,  an overflow crowd filled the Riverwalk as Gokey posed for photos and signed a few autographs at the site of the Bronze Fonz.  

Gokey finished his whirlwind day at Miller Park.  


Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

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.