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Prepare for the East Side’s 13​th​ Annual Tomato Romp Festival
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Prepare for the East Side’s 13​th​ Annual Tomato Romp Festival

Only One Month Away!

New Murals Starting Today
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New Murals Starting Today

International artist bringing new color to Black Cat Alley and Crossroads Collective

Coffee & Conversation with Black Cat Alley Muralists on 7/18
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Coffee & Conversation with Black Cat Alley Muralists on 7/18

Black Cat Alley is Milwaukee’s original outdoor art gallery located in a private alley on the East Side between E Kenilworth Place and E Ivanhoe Place.

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
Sponsored

Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
Sponsored

Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
Sponsored

Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Sponsored: Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival returns June 22!

Enjoy the largest free showcase of top local bands, Milwaukee makers, and awesome food!

Summer Soulstice Music Festival Returns to North Ave June 22
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival Returns to North Ave June 22

Saturday, June 22, the East Side celebrates the longest day of the year and the best of Milwaukee

Gallery Night Comes to Black Cat Alley
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Gallery Night Comes to Black Cat Alley

The event will be free to enter, and only those over 21 will be allowed in.

East Side BID Announces First Fitness Crawl
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East Side BID Announces First Fitness Crawl

The schedule provides participants a lot of fun, some sweat, and even a beer to top it all off.

East Side BID Announces New Executive Director
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East Side BID Announces New Executive Director

Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience to this role.

Prepare for the East Side’s 12th Annual Tomato Romp Festival
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Prepare for the East Side’s 12th Annual Tomato Romp Festival

Tomatoes to Fly on Milwaukee’s Unique East Side This Weekend

Black Cat Alley will unveil three new works at its Mural Festival 9/22-9/23
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Black Cat Alley will unveil three new works at its Mural Festival 9/22-9/23

There will be other new installations to reveal in Black Cat Alley that weekend, including new wayfinding signage, garden updates and recent works placed there in summer.

A New Music Performance Series Coming to Black Cat Alley
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A New Music Performance Series Coming to Black Cat Alley

AlleyWayz will host its first performance on Sunday July 22nd at 8:00pm-9:00pm in Black Cat Alley.

Summer Soulstice Music Festival Event Alert – Saturday, June 23
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival Event Alert – Saturday, June 23

Saturday, June 23, the East Side celebrates the longest day of the year and the best of Milwaukee

Summer Soulstice Promises Family-Friendly Fun and Unique Entertainment
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Summer Soulstice Promises Family-Friendly Fun and Unique Entertainment

Saturday, June 23, the East Side celebrates the longest day of the year and the best of Milwaukee

East Side BID Announces 18th Annual Summer Soulstice Music Festival
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East Side BID Announces 18th Annual Summer Soulstice Music Festival

June 23, 2018 brings the hottest neighborhood music festival of the year

Artists Announced for Black Cat Alley
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Artists Announced for Black Cat Alley

The East Side BID will sponsor new public artworks

Black Cat Alley to Release April Mural
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Black Cat Alley to Release April Mural

The East Side BID will sponsor a new public artwork

“Fire On Ice” Event at Black Cat Alley
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“Fire On Ice” Event at Black Cat Alley

The East Side BID will sponsor a winter ice-painting event

Black Cat Alley Premieres New Murals and Urban Garden for Doors Open Milwaukee 2017
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Black Cat Alley Premieres New Murals and Urban Garden for Doors Open Milwaukee 2017

One-Year Anniversary Celebrated with Two New Murals and Green Space

East Side Business Improvement District Announces New Executive Director
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East Side Business Improvement District Announces New Executive Director

Kristin Godfrey brings a wealth of experience to this role.

The East Side Business Improvement District’s 11th Annual Tomato Romp Festival
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The East Side Business Improvement District’s 11th Annual Tomato Romp Festival

The Tomato Romp is North America’s first rotten tomato fight for a good cause.

Summer Soulstice Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

In its 17th year, the Summer Soulstice Music Festival is a celebration of the East Side and the longest day of the year.

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony to Celebrate FreshFin Poké Grand Opening
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Ribbon-cutting Ceremony to Celebrate FreshFin Poké Grand Opening

Milwaukee’s first Poké restaurant opens its doors on Milwaukee’s East Side

New Black Cat Alley Public Street Art Gallery Opens This Sunday On Milwaukee’s East Side
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New Black Cat Alley Public Street Art Gallery Opens This Sunday On Milwaukee’s East Side

Black Cat Alley Grand Opening Ceremony and Black Cat Alley at Villa Terrace Exhibition Opens Sunday, September 18

The East Side’s 10th Annual Tomato Romp Festival
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The East Side’s 10th Annual Tomato Romp Festival

The Tomato Romp is North America’s first rotten tomato fight for a good cause.

Internationally Renowned Street Artist MTO to Make Milwaukee Appearance
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Internationally Renowned Street Artist MTO to Make Milwaukee Appearance

South facing façade of Oriental Theatre to get street art mural for Black Cat Alley Fundraising Gala, on July 21

Internationally Renowned Street Artist MTO to Make Milwaukee Appearance
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Internationally Renowned Street Artist MTO to Make Milwaukee Appearance

MTO to paint south facing façade of Oriental Theatre for Black Cat Alley Fundraising Gala, July 21

Milwaukee’s East Side to be Transformed by Street Art Mural Installations
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Milwaukee’s East Side to be Transformed by Street Art Mural Installations

Juried artist selection announced, includes renowned international, national and local street artists

Summer Soulstice Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

Summer Soulstice Music Festival is Milwaukee’s largest local music festival and is set to take place on June 25th, 2016.

East Side’s Tomato Romp! Returns September 12th
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East Side’s Tomato Romp! Returns September 12th

9th Year For America’s First Rotten Tomato Fight, A Fight For Hunger

Summer Soulstice Music Festival Returns for 15th Year
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival Returns for 15th Year

Milwaukee’s Best Free Showcase For Local Music Includes Diverse Line-Up

East Side’s Tomato Romp Returns September 13th
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East Side’s Tomato Romp Returns September 13th

The 8th Annual Tomato Romp!, Wisconsin’s only celebration dedicated to the mighty tomato, returns on September 13th.

Summer Soulstice Music Festival 2014 Lineup Announced
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Summer Soulstice Music Festival 2014 Lineup Announced

New ‘Youth Showcase’ Features School of Rock, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

East Side Offers 16 Deals for Milwaukee Film Festival Ticket Holders
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East Side Offers 16 Deals for Milwaukee Film Festival Ticket Holders

Public Asked To ‘Show Stub’ To Get Special Discounts

Milwaukee Gets Ready to Cut Ribbon on First Parklet in City
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Milwaukee Gets Ready to Cut Ribbon on First Parklet in City

Public Invited to Grand Opening of ‘Curbside Dining Deck’ Today

Milwaukee Gets Ready to Cut Ribbon on First Parklet in City
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Milwaukee Gets Ready to Cut Ribbon on First Parklet in City

Public Invited to Grand Opening of ‘Curbside Dining Deck’ Aug. 23rd

Milwaukee’s East Side Hosts 12th Summer Soulstice Music Festival
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Milwaukee’s East Side Hosts 12th Summer Soulstice Music Festival

The East Side Business Improvement District is hosting its 12th annual Summer Soulstice Music Festival on Saturday, June 23 from noon to midnight on East North Avenue, between Prospect and Oakland.