Last April, Milwaukee Record decided to help raise funds for Arte Para Todos by throwing our first “Broken Up Band Bazaar” event. For a few hours on a spring Saturday, dozens of people came out to Black Husky Brewing to browse a wide selection of records, CDs, shirts, posters, and other merchandise from broken up bands, retired rappers, and defunct record labels that were priced to sell. Since the inaugural iteration went over so well, we raised more than $400 for Arte, and our office is still cluttered with other people’s merch, we’ve decided to bring the Bazaar back during this year’s Arte Para Todos.
Join us at Black Husky Brewing on Saturday, April 28. We’ll be there selling goodies from yesteryear from 4-7 p.m. If you never got around to picking up that Wildbirds record, if that Juniper Tar shirt doesn’t fit as well as it used to, or you have tons of CDs collecting dust in your basement, this is the event for you. Get some hard-to-find merch from Milwaukee music past on the cheap or unload some stuff you thought couldn’t be sold. No matter what side of the table you’re on, you can feel good knowing you’re benefiting Arte Para Todos.
The Broken Up Band Bazaar is free to attend. Vendors will be charged a $10 booth fee (that will donated to Arte Para Todos). The first 50 people who pick up (or purchase) their Saturday pass for Arte at Black Husky will get a complimentary 12-ounce beer from the brewery. There are still some vendor spots available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.