Release Date: Tuesday, August 28th 2012

4th Annual WMSE Backyard BBQ Returns to Cathedral Square on September 8!

4th Annual WMSE Backyard BBQ

Saturday, September 8th

Cathedral Square Park

3pm - 11pm

Other than the BBQ simply being one of the best times you'll have all year due to tasty food, tastier music and a swarm of like-minded music lovers with whom you can enjoy said tastiness, this year's BBQ also doubles as the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival Official Program Book Launch. If you follow us on Twitter you know that we're, like, BFFs with @mkefilm, so naturally we are extremely excited to have them as a central part of this year's Backyard BBQ.


The East Town Association was officially incorporated in 1983, although it began in the early 1960’s.

The first Bastille Days took place July 17 & 18 in 1982 and we celebrate the 30th anniversary in 2011. 

East Town Market celebrates 15 years in 2011 and over 80 vendors participate annually.

Jazz in the Park started in 1991, 21 years later we have over 8,000 weekly attendees.

The Storm the Bastille started in 1985.  Today, over 5000 runners and walkers participate.

November through May, check out the East Town Market at Discovery World on the 2nd Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. 

The first Bastille Days was located on Jefferson Street directly in front of George Watts & Son, today Bastille Days has four stages and occupies eight city blocks.

Beginning in 2009, we no longer allow guests to carry in their own alcoholic beverages to any of our events, including Jazz in the Park. Support these free events and buy a glass of wine!

Over 200 businesses and 100 individuals are members of the East Town Association, see why!

Did you know you can get your knives sharpened at the East Town Market?

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