Press Release

WMSE Thanks Milwaukee with a Free Concert at Humboldt Park

Guided By Voices to headline the 14th annual Backyard BBQ event

By - Apr 22nd, 2024 02:04 pm

MILWAUKEE – April 22, 2024 – WMSE 91.7FM, Milwaukee’s only free-form, community-supported radio station, is thrilled to announce that Guided by Voices will headline its annual Backyard BBQ concert event on August 24 at Humboldt Park in Bay View. Since 2010, WMSE has hosted the Backyard BBQ, a free music festival that serves as a thank-you to listeners, supporters, and the community.

Presented by Lakefront Brewery, the 14th Annual Backyard BBQ musical lineup features:

The Exotics
Buffalo Nichols
Guided by Voices

“Guided by Voices is a seminal progressive post-punk band whose influence on the modern independent music scene is unparalleled,” said Station Manager Tom Crawford. “Their music embodies the spirit of Frontier Radio, and it’s our privilege to welcome the band to the city of Milwaukee and share them with our loyal listeners and beloved community.”

Beyond live music, the Backyard BBQ provides a full day of summer fun for the whole family with food trucks, activities, and cold local craft beer.

“We are thrilled Guided by Voices will be on the Backyard BBQ stage, but we’re equally pumped about the exceptional local talent that will share it with them – Buffalo Nichols, NEWSKI, Jinksie, and the Exotics,” said Music Director Sid McCain. “Wear tight socks because we’ll knock them off on August 24.”

WMSE’s Backyard BBQ is made possible by the support of Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee County Parks, Direct Supply, Fuel Cafe, and MSOE.

About WMSE
“Anti-established” in 1981, WMSE 91.7 FM – Frontier Radio has grown into Milwaukee’s truest and longest-standing music radio institution. A financially independent department of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), WMSE – with a 24-hour free-form format representing every musical genre – has been primarily funded by listening supporters and community partners since 1997. The station’s vision is to educate the listening community by providing a wide selection of musical programming not heard anywhere else in the market. WMSE is Milwaukee’s champion for the city’s diverse community of musicians and artists. For more information, visit www.wmse.org.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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