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The Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District is a City of Milwaukee redevelopment initiative inspired by Milwaukee’s original Bronzeville District of the early to mid 1900’s.

The primary African-American economic and social hub of its time, Bronzeville brought all ethnicities together to celebrate African-American culture - highlighting jazz, blues and the arts. Those living in Bronzeville recall a commercial corridor with nightclubs such as Metropole Club and the Moon Glow featuring performances by such pioneers as Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, and Nat “King” Cole, to mention a few.

 

Events & Updates

  • Save the Date for Bronzeville FestBronzeville Cultural and Arts Festival - August 5, 2017, 10 a.m.-6 p.m
     
  • VENDORS WANTED: For more information and vending opportunites, please contact Arlisia McHenry at (414) 286-2206 or arlisia.mchenry@milwaukee.gov. Download Vendor Application
     
  • SPONSORS WANTED: Download Sponsorship Form
     
  • Bronzeville Week - August 5-12, 2017
    Culture, history, art, commerce, community and culture rooted in a rich urban tradition will be celebrated when the 5th annual Bronzeville Week is held in Milwaukee, hosted by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and the City of Milwaukee.

    Download Bronzeville Week poster schedule.   Download press release and schedule.
     
  • HaRUNbee 5K Walk/Run for Healthy Birth Outcomes
    The walk/run will take place as a part of Bronzeville Week on Saturday, August 5, 2017. The HaRUNbee was designed to raise awareness and to prevent infant mortality. Register online. 

     
  • Skyline Music Series - Skyline Music is a free community music series provided by COA Youth & Family Centers at the Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Kilbourn – Kadish Park, between Reservoir and Commerce Street. Concerts are on Tuesdays, July 11 through August 22, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. Family-friendly food, fun and music in the Riverwest neighborhood! View schedule online.
     
  • Unique ARCH pilot program gets Council approval - Art and Resource Community Hub (ARCH) is a matching grant program whereby the city puts up $25,000 and the artist or interested person purchasing a home must match that amount and work to rehab the home – transforming it into a livable and working art studio or resource hub. For more info please contact Rhonda Manuel at (414) 286-2037 or Rhonda.Manuel@milwaukee.gov.    
     

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