Press Release

6th Annual WMSE Backyard BBQ

Great Music, Great Food and A Great Time for The Entire Family

By - Jul 10th, 2015 11:04 am

On Saturday, Sept. 5, WMSE will host its sixth annual Backyard BBQ, an incredible day of music and fun at Cathedral Square Park.  It’s the station’s small thank you to its listeners and members for their continued support.

This year’s lineup is incredible. Kicking off the day is world renowned harmonica player Jim Liban with blues legends The Joel Patterson trio. Next on the schedule, local goth-americana band Devil Met Contention, then it’s roots rock Minneapolis band, Pill Hill. All the way from New Orleans WMSE is pleased to host for the first time ever in Milwaukee, circus brass band, Dirty Bourbon River Show and then capping off the night, dubbed the “Savior of Rock-N-Roll,” JD McPherson.

“Every year we try and put together the best lineup possible.  This year we’ve out done ourselves from having legendary harp player Jim Liban as our opener all the way to the raw edginess of  JD McPherson as the closer. It doesn’t get much better than this as far as a live show goes,” declared WMSE GM Tom Crawford.

All the fun takes place Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4 to 11 p.m. in the station’s backyard at Cathedral Square Park at the corner of Jefferson and Wells. The BBQ is also an exciting event for MSOE’s freshmen, who will be on campus for Welcome Week. Once again Milwaukee Film Fest fans will be able to pick up this year’s guide to the festival, which runs from  September 24 – October 8.

Listener support of WMSE means it can continue to bring the best in music programming be it Dewey Gills’s Big Band on Saturday Mornings, The Blues Drive, Orgullo Latino, Local/ Live or indie rock shows.   Tune into Milwaukee’s Frontier Radio – 91.7FM WMSE – broadcasting live from Milwaukee School of Engineering every day.

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