The Milwaukee entertainment scene has been thriving for a couple years and has been recently gaining momentum now more than ever. Recognizing the community vibe in our fair city, Christopher Roze of Milwaukee Odyssey (a local art curation company) and Irie Vibez Productions reached out to several organizations around the city to come together to support one event. Local Playlist was honored to be asked to be a part of this great event so please join us this Friday, May 11th, at O’Lydia’s Pub (338 S. 1st Street) for the kickoff of Milwaukee Odyssey’s newest gallery! It will be a unique night combining art, music, shopping, multi-media and food. Cover is $10 and the music has a broad scope of style, focusing on reggae, to remember the 31st anniversary of Bob Marley’s death, featuring the following performers;
• R.A.S. Movement & Naima Adedapo (Reggae)
• Natty Nation (Reggae band from Madison)
• Undercover Organism (Electronic Funk)
• D’Amato (Soul, Funk, R&B)
• BOXXX Ft. ReB (Milwaukee rap duo)
• DJ Marcus Doucette of 88.9 Radio Milwaukee
In addition to all of these great tunes, there will be a variety of activities going on all night such as;
• Drum Circle
• Odyssey Grupo de Fuego, fire spinning
• Bus painting in parking lot across from O’Lydia’s
• Live video projection
• Catering by Take Home Owen
• Patio hula hoop session
• Mini ARTket (artist vending area)
The groups sponsoring & promoting this event are as unique & eclectic as the music and activities, all representing different areas of the entertainment industry in Milwaukee. Click on the sponsors to be directed to their websites to find out more about the exciting things they’re doing!
And last but certainly not least, for those of you who don’t have transportation or would rather not drink & drive (or bike) from the 5th Ward, there’s a party bus to transport you from the East Side, details are as follows;
Bus departs Murray Pantry (2430 N Murray Ave) at 8pm. $5 gets you a ride there and back as well as a free PBR upon entry to O’Lydia’s! Space is limited so make sure to get there before 8pm.
Check out the Facebook invite for more details and we hope to see you there!