Has it really been 10 years since 88Nine Radio Milwaukee took to the local airwaves? Yes, it really has been 10 years (the station launched on February 26, 2007). To celebrate the big anniversary, 88Nine will throw a free block party on Saturday, June 24, from 1:30 p.m.-10 p.m., outside its Walker’s Point studios at E. Pittsburgh Ave. and S. Barclay St. Presented by Educators Credit Union, it should be a blast on an already-busy festival day.
So what does 88Nine have in store for the party? For starters, here’s the live music lineup:
Strand Of Oaks
Folks can also hang out in the station’s recently renovated Studio 1 and contribute to the 88Nine Block Party playlist, or play a round of “Milwaukee-themed games.” Interactive art installations and local food vendors throughout the festival grounds round will round out the fun. Oh, and a pop-up Bublr Bikes bike-share kiosk will, well, pop up on Barclay Street.
The party is free, though a limited number of VIP tickets will be available starting May 1 at noon. VIP tickets are $88.90 for Educators Credit Union and 88Nine members, and $100 for the general public. Tickets include “two complimentary food servings, access to two private indoor bars, special sessions and interviews with headliners and admission to the VIP After Party in the 88Nine building and on the roof from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.” Fun!