Saturday, July 7, 2012

Milwaukee Dances Outdoors: Bastille Days

The East Town Association's Bastille Days in and around Cathedral Square Park is one of the best free festivals in Milwaukee--where else can you find a great music lineup, beignets, and a waiter/ess race all in one place?  This year's music selections won't disappoint. 

Thursday, July 12
Davina & the Vagabonds
7:15 - Cathedral Square Stage
You may remember these fun and talented performers from last fall's exchange.  We're looking forward to hearing them again, and you should plan to check them out too!


Shaker and the Egg
9:30 - Beaux Arts Stage
I had never heard of "Green Bay's first original swing/funk band" before seeing them in the Bastille Days lineup, but their tagline sold me.  :)


Friday, July 13
Chris Hanson Band
7:15 - Beaux Arts Stage
Milwaukee's very own Chris Hanson Band (featuring swing songbird Rae Cassidy) are always lovely.  This is one of your last chances to hear Rae before she leaves us for NYC!  Check out the true and kind words ThirdCoast Digest had to say about Rae. 

Saturday, July 14
 King Comets
7:15 - Beaux Arts Stage
This jump swing quartet is a favorite of local dancers.  You can hear and download a few of their tracks at their website before coming out to dance to them live on Saturday.

Extra Crispy Brass Band
10:00 - Beaux Arts Stage
They know us, they love us; we know them, we love them.  Stick around till the end of the night and dance to some authentic NOLA 2nd line tunes

Next week Thursday, July 19th
Also, Tory is DJing at the Down and Over the Thursday following Bastille Days.  She's been away for almost a month, experienced some amazing dancing with Swedes and Muscovites, and is feeling refreshed, inspired and excited to spin for you all!  



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