Posts Tagged ‘Gringo Star’

Photo Gallery: Scenes from Milwaukee’s First Cream City Music Festival

August 10, 2009

Words and photos by Brian Jacobsen

There’s a little park just off the main drag of the Third Ward called Catalano Square. It’s got a fountain, a popcorn wagon, some picnic tables, and some trees. But on Saturday, between storms, it had some damn fine music. Sponsored by 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, neighborhood venues like Charlie’s, and others (see our interview with event organizer Keegan Pavlik), the one-day event drew a fair crowd in the afternoon to watch Sam Roberts, Gringo Star, and three other music acts. For your amusement, here’s some photos Brian Jacobson took during the Championship and Gringo Star acts.


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The Cream City Music Festival Takes to Catalano Square for its Inaugural Year

August 7, 2009


Words by Erin Wolf

In yet another attempt to underline the fact that Milwaukee is indeed rightly monikered as ‘City of Festivals’, Cream City Music Festival steps forward to breathe a little musical life into the Third Ward, with its stage set for Catalano Square Park. Locals Invade Rome ¬†and The Championship will play side-by-side with nationals Gringo Star and the Sam Roberts Band, forming a community festival atmosphere for one of the last, sweet weekend days of summer in Brewtown. Fan-belt talks to Cream City Music Festival organizer, Keegan Pavlik about this Saturday’s event.