Thursday, June 07, 2007
Locust St Festival!
The Best Fest in Riverwest!
Locust St. Festival, voted Best Neighborhood Festival by Shepherd Express readers, kick-starts the summer season on Sunday, June 10. The fest gets off to a running start with the traditional 1.8 mile Beer Run/Walk through the streets of Riverwest. Alderman Mike D'Amato does the honors at the Start Line when hundreds of runners take off at 11:30 a.m. sharp at Locust & Booth.
Woodland Pattern will host a readings by Riverwest authors & poets. Inter-arts activities for children and adults will take place through-out the day. The gallery will feature museum class art. Come get a bad tie with the purchase of any good book!
Music and dancing in the street will be non-stop with over 20 bands on five outdoor stages presented by The Tracks Tavern, Linneman's Riverwest Inn, Klinger's East, Riverwest Commons, and Lakefront Brewery. Bands include local favorites and a full complement of musical flavors from rock to blues, bluegrass, reggae, acoustic, and Latino rhythms. Or folks can make their own music at the popular Drum Circle on the corner of Locust & Bremen hosted by Milwaukee Public Theatre.More info.