Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

Bronzeville Week celebration set for August 5-12, 2023

 

By - Sep 26th, 2022 03:35 pm

The City of Milwaukee’s 12th annual celebration of African-American culture, history, art, commerce, and entertainment will take place August 5 – 12, 2023 when the 2023 Bronzeville Week is held, hosted by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

The 2023 Bronzeville Week, a formal City of Milwaukee-sanctioned event and celebration heading into its 12th full year, was approved last week (Tuesday, September 20) by the Common Council. Each August since its inception, Bronzeville Week has gained a progressively stronger following in the community, showcasing a series of performances and events, over the course of the entire week.

Alderwoman Coggs said the celebration will again feature the Bronzeville district next August with an emphasis on safely showcasing African American music, art, history, health, businesses and culture.

“Bronzeville Week is truly an event emphasizing fun, family, and community, all while introducing people of all backgrounds to culture they may not be familiar with. I am so grateful for the support each year from the community, and I am once again looking forward to Bronzeville Week 2023 next August,” she said.

Alderwoman Coggs encourages the public to monitor E-Notify and media outlets for updates, announcements and other event information related to the 2023 Bronzeville Week. Please go to https://city.milwaukee.gov/cityclerk/E-Notify to set up an E-Notify account (and select the Bronzeville District Updates subscriber category).

Bounded by Garfield Avenue to Center Street, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive to 7th Street, the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District is wholly located in the 6th Aldermanic District.

The Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District is a City of Milwaukee redevelopment initiative inspired by Milwaukee’s original Bronzeville, and it is striving to revitalize the area of Milwaukee where African-American culture has been a mainstay. The Bronzeville Redevelopment Plan seeks to create economic development in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in a way that recaptures the enthusiasm and attractiveness of the original Bronzeville District.

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