Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
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The Marcus Center Hosts ROCKTOBERFEST During Doors Open Milwaukee!

Saturday, September 22

By - Sep 19th, 2018 11:30 am
The Marcus Center Hosts ROCKTOBERFEST

The Marcus Center Hosts ROCKTOBERFEST

MILWAUKEE, WI (Wednesday, September 19, 2018) – New this year, Rocktoberfest, will feature local, indie-rock bands of Milwaukee on Saturday, September 22 from 12:00 pm-7:00 pm. Following your Doors Open tour of the Marcus Center, enjoy live music at the Marcus Center’s outdoor Peck Pavilion with FREE ADMISSION.

This event is sponsored by Beer Capitol Distributing.

During Doors Open Milwaukee, tour the Marcus Center for free! Established in 1969, the architecturally award- winning Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Tour Uihlein Hall, Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Todd Wehr Theater, and public reception and meeting spaces. Learn the history of the center and its occupants, and gain insight into how the center provides a wide variety of entertainment and reception offerings in its multiple venues, including backstage tours when possible

Sazama’s River’s Edge Patio will be open for all performances with food and beverages available for purchase from Sazama’s Fine Catering.

Menu Items include:

Food Menu:
-Saz’s Pulled Pork Sandwich
-Grilled All Beef Hot Dog
-Grilled Hamburger
-Grilled Cheeseburger
-Saz’s Mozzarella Marinara
-Saz’s Sour Cream & Chive Fries

-Sam Adams Oktoberfest Draught 12 oz.
-Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest 12 oz. Bottle
-Paulaner Oktoberfest 12 oz. Bottle
-Assorted Domestic Beers
-Assorted Pepsi Products

Rocktoberfest Lineup:


Based out of Milwaukee, PRETTY BEGGAR is an original indie pop/rock 4-piece emphasizing storytelling and lyrical potency within catchy, upbeat grooves. Founded in January of 2016 by songwriter Michael Castle and drummer Tim Jurasewicz, the duo released 21 self-produced singles in 21 weeks, cultivating a strong and rapidly growing fan base through their continuously evolving content and charismatic live shows. The band released their debut album,  Tell ‘Em We Say Hi on November 5th, 2017.


TBA | 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

OLD PROSPECTORS | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Funky, progressive, psych rock power trio from Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, The Old Prospectors formed late in 2015 and feature Dan Dahl (drums), Bob Daly (bass), and Frank Bufe (guitar/keys).

For more information on OLD PROSPECTORS visit: OLD PROSPECTORS

ROCKET PALOMA | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

ROCKET PALOMA is a four-piece rock outfit with a heavy folk foundation and a progressive edge based out of Milwaukee. Their music blends imaginative leads atop a forceful and driving rhythm section with soaring vocals and crafted storytelling. The band is comprised of four core members: Joanna Kerner, Jonathan Blohm, Bob Schaab, and Jack Beyler.

For more information on ROCKET PALOMA visit: ROCKET PALOMA

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Established in 1969, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center moves into its 49th year, it continues to build bridges between diverse members of our community through high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway series, sponsored by Associated Bank, is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 20 years and provides opportunities to educate, entertain and engage audiences. The Marcus Center is also the home to the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage plus a variety of other important community and family events throughout the year. For more information about events visit the Marcus Center website at  The Marcus Center is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is a dedicated veterans memorial in Milwaukee.

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