Summerfest kicked off music festival season and it had us wondering what it takes to make these pop-up and large scale productions on a tight schedule.
Radio Milwaukee’s own Luke Repetti, who manages the Miller Lite stage, takes us on a looooong day of the life of a stage manager setting up a headline performance by The Decemberists.
Milwaukee’s most interesting bike race is happening this Friday and Saturday as hundreds of bikers take to the streets of Riverwest for the Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike race/spectacle. You’re probably already saying to yourself “but Marcus, I didn’t even get in this year” or “I don’t even bike.” That’s okay, you can still ride it even if it’s only you counting your laps and testing your bicycling fortitude. Besides the riding of it, RW24 is also a huge all-Riverwest party with practically every bar and business bubbling with activity; bands, house parties and race-watching are all easy to do and surprisingly fun too. The four checkpoints that make up the race circuit are all places of general merriment as well on a night and day that sees Riverwest come to life.
Friday-Saturday @ Riverwest
If you love discovering new music, here’s the place to dig in.
In the stories to the right, you can keep up on the latest music news, watch behind-the-scenes videos, get to know emerging artists, who’s coming to town, who’s hot in Milwaukee’s music scene, and get a free download (every week!).
You can listen on demand to exciting new jazz, hip-hop and R&B, world and electronic dance music, interesting covers and songs we just can’t stop listening to.You can hear live performances recorded in our studio, featuring local and touring bands. Yes, there’s more. But we’ll leave the rest of the discovery up to you!