Though his band broke up more than a decade ago, former Camden member Biju Zimmerman continues to be very involved in music. He’s served as 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’s regularly booked bands at Sabbatic, Tonic Tavern, and Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom. Since 2015, Zimmerman has also used his booking abilities and his reputation in the local music scene to help others with his annual Biju’s Block Party.

A few years after rounding up a variety of bands and raffle prizes to raise money for Milwaukee music super fan Shea Frevele’s medical costs and about 13 months removed from bringing in funds to assist Josh Englund and Jason Voss, Zimmerman will bring bands and businesses together once again to raise money for another in need. On Sunday, August 11, the 5th annual Biju’s Block Party will bring a total of 15 bands and solo musicians to Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom for a day full of free music, fun, and philanthropy.

Like the first four iterations, a number of Milwaukee businesses will be offering gift certificates and other items that will be raffled off. All raffle proceeds and other donations the daylong event raises will be given to Brian Kurtz, who was involved in an accident that required surgery, a week-long hospital stay, and a lengthy recovery period that won’t allow him to work. Between the beneficial component and the great performers playing on two stages, you won’t want to miss this. Here’s who’s playing this year’s Biju’s Block Party.

Inside Stage

3:00 p.m. — Anna Bohn
4:00 p.m. — Brandies
5:00 p.m. — Bum Alum
6:00 p.m. — We Are One
7:00 p.m. — DATRF
8:00 p.m. — Faux Fiction
9:00 p.m. — The Mighty Deerlick
10:00 p.m. — Hello, Face

Outside Stage (Acoustic)

3:30 p.m. — Justin Witte
4:30 p.m. — Valerie Lightheart
5:30 p.m. — Eoin McCarthy
6:30 p.m. — Jayk Burczyk
7:30 p.m. — Daniel Rey
8:30 p.m. — Joe Crockett
9:30 p.m. — Roxie Beane

About The Author

Tyler Maas
Co-Founder and Editor

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.

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