It’s been nine long, hot, throbbing years since Downtown Milwaukee released a promotional video scored to a Peaches song about oral sex. “Cause I wanna take you downtown / Show you my thing, show you my thing” cooed Peaches over images of Milwaukeeans enjoying the RiverWalk and/or playing ping pong. Now, after two years of pandemic-forced chastity, Downtown Milwaukee is once again ready to show you its thing, show you its thing.
On Thursday, Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 revealed its downtown-employee-focused Summer in the City campaign. One of the big components of the campaign is the new Heart(beats) of the City music series, where bands will play on the upper terrace of Red Arrow Park every Wednesday at noon, June 1 – July 27. (There’ll be food trucks, too!) Here’s the schedule:
Chicken Wire Empire
Rob Knapp & The Soul Patrol
Donna Woodall Group
Extra Crispy Brass Band
Then there’s the return of [email protected], which finds musicians setting up shop in that little courtyard to the side of the 411 building on Wisconsin Avenue every Thursday at noon, June 2 – September 1. Here’s the schedule for that:
Next Paperback Hero
Texas Dave Duo
And finally: Want to win a staycation at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel? If you’re a downtown employee, just take a picture of yourself at one of this summer’s free downtown events, use the hashtag #MKEItBack, and tag @MKEDowntown on Instagram and/or @MilwDowntown on Twitter. One downtown employee will win a $500 Saint Kate gift card!
Oh, and don’t forget about Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, August 15-19! And (hopefully) another Bucks parade! Come with Downtown Milwaukee, come with Downtown Milwaukee, come with Downtown Milwaukee there.
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