Milwaukee musicians are a generous breed. Recent years have found artists using their talents and passion for specific causes to bring assistance to others through entertainment with grassroots events like Arte Para Todos, Riverwest FemFest, and tomorrow night’s Colors & Chords show. As a reaction to the country’s rapidly-changing political climate, a group of local musicians have banded together to “assist people negatively affected” by creating Listen Up! Volume 1: Room To Live. The event listing offers a more thorough explanation about the fundraiser:
“A group of individuals have come together in solidarity to create an event fueled by compassion, understanding, education and the urge to create positive energy in a time of need. We desire that Listen Up! be a platform for organizing future events to educate our communities, celebrate resistance, and support many other wonderful organizations and groups that positively impact marginalized parts of our society. This event is open to all. Intolerance will not be tolerated.”
Saturday, December 10, a diverse and excellent assemblage of Milwaukee talent will come together at The Lindsay Building (126 S. 2nd Street) in Walker’s Point to play an ALL AGES concert that will benefit Planned Parenthood, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, and The Coalition for Justice. The lineup includes:
A secret headliner (who will be announced 48 hours before the show)
Dogs In Ecstasy
Moreover, the event will feature a variety show and DJs between acts, food from Gypsy Taco, a beer and wine bar, live visuals, a photo booth, and tables with representatives from each benefiting organization to give more information on the causes. The show begins at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. doors). Cover for the show is $10-$20, based on what showgoers can afford and wish to donate.