By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 07, 2023 at 11:31 AM

Three riders of The Hop's Harley-Davidson Homecoming-branded streetcar on Saturday afternoon will each get a free pair of tickets to next weekend’s Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival at Veteran’s Park.

The Harley-wrapped Hop will leave the Intermodal Station stop at 4th and St. Paul at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 and riders boarding anywhere along the route between then and 2:15 p.m. just might find themselves the lucky recipients of tickets to the show that will feature performances by Foo Fighters, Green Day and others.

The two-day general admission passes will get the ticketholders into the event on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 in celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 120th birthday!

You can fllow The Hop using the Transloc real-time app, which you can find at In the app, look for “Vehicle 1” to see the real-time position of the Harley-branded Hop car.

Meanwhile, complete details on Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival tickets, events, lodging and more can be found at

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

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 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.