Earlier today, VISIT Milwaukee presented an immersive virtual tour of Brew City featuring 30 videos that cover local traditions from Old Fashioneds to local art loved by locals and visitors alike.
Videos feature the voices of 30 Milwaukeeans who provide an inside look at what makes the city such a dynamic place. Narrators include County Executive David Crowley, Lakefront Brewery’s Russ Klisch, Alice’s Garden’s Venice Williams, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s Justin Barney, Bronzeville Collective’s Lilo Allen, WISN-TV's Mark Baden and more.
"There’s nothing like being in Milwaukee in person, of course, but we also know this year is unlike any other," says Peggy Williams-Smith, president and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee. "These 30 videos provide a look at our city through the eyes of the people who know it best from across the community, and we couldn’t be prouder to provide this experience to the visitors who couldn't visit in person this summer, including DNC delegates, donors, and members of the press."
The videos were created by local videographer Samer Ghani. Much of the music was provided by local band Paper Holland.
Check out the videos here.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.