Seventeen-year-old MPS student Reiley Hofschulte, a junior at Rufus King International High School, has organized and hosts a 414-minute music event Saturday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 8 p.m, at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave., in Walker's Point.
Admission is by donation and all proceeds from the all-ages show benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.
Hofschulte (pictured at right) is a drummer and performs with local band Mad Red Kat and with the Rufus King drumline.
Hofschulte is also one of 14 candidates for Lymphoma Society Student of the Year.
Milwaukee-based bands and DJs will perform beginning at 1 p.m., and the lineup includes Samba Da’Vida Milwaukee, Under the Table Goods, Floor Model, Chris Porterfield of Field Report, Rust Belt Rejects and DJs Enzo DeMay, Ryot, Alien Dance, SJ and DripSweat.
No No Yeah Okay headlines the gig at 7 p.m.
There's a special 70-minute kids "dance off winter" DJ set at 1:40 p.m., with kid-friendly music in honor of the 2018 LLS Honored Hero, 10-year-old leukemia survivor Ashely Roade.
There will also be face-painting, prizes, a bake sale, food trucks (including Matty's Food Truck) on-site, Stone Creek Coffee Roasters for sale and more.
Learn more about Reiley’s Student of the Year Campaign here.
Learn more about 414 for LLS 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.