PNC presents Tunes@Noon, which takes place in the 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. courtyard on Thursdays is back for 2020, but, of course, it's gone virtual, with a series of concerts from July 2 through Sept. 10 that can be enjoyed online.
The shows, from noon until 1 p.m., will be streamed by Facebook live on Milwaukee Downtown’s Facebook page, @MilwaukeeDowntown.
The shows feature:
- Joe Wray, July 2
- Donna Woodall, July 9
- Social Cig, July 16
- Pressure Point, July 23
- Front Porch Rockers, July 30
- SleeperSound, Aug. 6
- Roxie Beane, Aug. 13
- Trapper Schoepp, Aug. 20
- Reyna, Aug. 27
- The Rumskis, Sept. 3
- Orlando Peña, Sept. 10
"Tunes@Noon is a great way to take a midday break and listen to the talented local artists in our community," says Beth Weirick, CEO of Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21.
"We are excited to offer a livestream this year so that more people may partake in this great event while staying safe this summer."
For more info, go to tunesatnoonmke.com.
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.