Though his band broke up more than a decade ago, former Camden member Biju Zimmerman continues to be very involved in music. He’s a tour manager for a variety of notable musicians (including Milwaukee-born R&B superstar Eric Benet), he handles backstage duties at Burnhearts’ annual Mitten Fest and Pabst Street Party events, and he regularly books bands at Sabbatic and Tonic Tavern. Since 2015, Zimmerman has also used his booking abilities and his reputation on Second Street—which he calls “The Block”—to help others with his annual Biju’s Block Party.

A couple years after rounding up a variety of bands and raffle prizes to raise money for Milwaukee music super fan Shea Frevele’s medical costs, Zimmerman will bring bands and businesses together again to raise money for two more friends in need. On Sunday, July 22, the 4th annual Biju’s Block Party will bring a total of 17 bands and solo musicians to Sabbatic and Tin Widow for a day full of fun and philanthropy.

Like the first three iterations, a number of Milwaukee businesses have offered gift certificates and other items that will be raffled off. All raffle proceeds and other donations the daylong event raises will be given to Josh Englund and Jason Voss, both of whom were involved in accidents that required medical treatment. Performers like Lady Cannon, Faux Fiction, Paladino, Awkward Terrible, and Joe Crockett, and more are also donating their time and talent at the Walker’s Point bars to provide more than 10 hours of free entertainment. Here’s who’s playing this year’s Biju’s Block Party.


2:00 p.m. — Lady Cannon
2:45 p.m. — Atomic Spins
3:30 p.m. — Paladino
4:30 p.m. — Dirtbike
5:30 p.m. — Awkward Terrible
6:30 p.m. — DATRF
7:30 p.m. — Andrew David Weber
8:30 p.m. — Pet Engine
9:30 p.m. — Neocaveman
10:30 p.m. — Faux Fiction
11:30 p.m. — Hot By Ziggy

Tin Widow (acoustic)

3:00 p.m. — Mr. Cameron James
4:00 p.m. — Mariano
5:00 p.m. — Drew
6:00 p.m. — Brandies
7:00 p.m. — Joe Crockett
8:00 p.m. — Roxie Beane

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.