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Behind the Headlines: Downtown Entertainment Venues

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Milwaukee Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee WI, 53202

Hear from representatives of some of Milwaukee’s most popular entertainment venues to see how they are funded, how they have stood the test of time and their vision to ensure Milwaukee’s bright and expanding entertainment scene is funded and viable into the future.
**To truly experience this concept, guests will be seated on the stage of the Riverside Theater for this event.**

What: Several representatives from entertainment venues around Milwaukee will face a panel of journalists to answer questions and share thoughts about the future.

When: Monday, September 26, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Milwaukee Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202

The perspectives on the topic panel will be represented by the following invited guests (listed alphabetically):

  • Bob Babisch, Entertainment Director, Summerfest
  • Dustin Godsey, Chief Marketing Officer, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Paul Mathews, President & CEO, Marcus Center
  • Russell Staerkel, President & CEO, Wisconsin Center District
  • Gary Witt, Executive Director, Riverside, Pabst, Turner Hall
  • Mike Wojciechowski, Vice President of Business Development, Milwaukee Admirals

The speakers will answer questions from the media panel.  Audience questions will follow.

The media panel will include:

  • Erik Bilstad, WTMJ 620 AM radio
  • Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Molly Snyder,

Supporting Sponsors:
Brico Fund
Foley & Lardner LLP
Transportation Development Association

Hosted by:
Pabst Theater Group/Riverside Theater

Cost and Registration:

The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members.  Lunch is included. Seating will be limited.  Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below.  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club with any questions at or call 262-894-2224.

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors:

  • Brico Fund

  • Foley & Lardner

  • Transportation Development Association


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