Gokey's got a full day in Milwaukee on Friday
Milwaukee's own Danny Gokey made the final three on "American Idol." This means he's coming home, and Friday is the big day.
The plans are still coming together, but here's what we know. He'll do the national anthem and throw out the first pitch at the Brewers / Cubs game, do a live concert at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse at Summerfest, parade down Wisconsin Avenue with Aaron Rodgers and several other Packers players, visit an AT&T store, hang with the Bronze Fonz and much more.
Here are all the details, including how you can see Danny live. Below is a schedule of locations and times (all are subject to change) for Danny's day in Milwaukee.
Friday, May 8
7 a.m.: Danny arrives at WITI-TV (Channel 6) studios, 9001 N. Brown Deer Rd., Brown Deer, for TV interviews.
11:15 a.m.: Danny visits the AT&T store, 9078 N. Green Bay Rd.
3-4:30 p.m.: Scheduled short stops at Milwaukee Downtown area landmarks: the Bronze Fonz, the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World.
4:15 p.m.: Main gates to Summerfest open.
4:30 p.m.: Short car parade to the Summerfest concert venue from Michigan and Jackson down to Chicago and east on Chicago entering the main gate at Summerfest. The parade (and mini-concert) will also feature four Green Bay Packers players:
• Aaron Rodgers
• Greg Jennings
• Nick Barnett
• Ruvell Martin
Note: all people who attend Gokey's mini-concert at Summerfest receive a free Summerfest weekday admission ticket as they depart the grounds after the concert.
5:15-6 p.m.: Mini-concert at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse starring Gokey and special guests. Several national recording groups and artists are in town (including James Taylor, Sing it Loud, Rick Springfield and others). As has been the case at other home town visits, there may be special guests joining Gokey on stage. Nothing, though, is confirmed at this point.
6 p.m.: Motorcade leaves concert for Miller Park. People are invited to line the Wisconsin Avenue route as the motorcade heads to Miller Park.
6:40 p.m: Gokey throws out first pitch and sings the national anthem before Brewers-Cubs game.
"EAT YOUR HEART OUT RICK SPRINGFIELD!" -Jesse Ventura. 1987 Survivor Series in Cleveland.
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