Release Date: Thursday, February 7th 2013

February East Town Coffee Connections Panel Announced!

East Town Coffee Connections

Thursday, February 28 • 7:30-9:00am
InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel
139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Join East Town Association, InterContinental Milwaukee,  The Business Journal, OnMilwaukee.Com & 88Nine Radio Milwaukee for this FREE round-table morning speaker series. The 2nd installment of this season's Coffee Connections will feature a discussion on the state of the performing arts scene in Milwaukee.  Fresh off the heals of being named one of the Top 12 places for art in 2013, these movers and shakers discuss what's happening to make Milwaukee such a lively art city!


Guest Moderator:

Paul Kosidowski, Contributing Writer, Milwaukee Magazine •

& Panel:

Frank Almond, Concertmaster, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Michael Cotey, Artistic Director,  Youngblood

David Ravel, Director, Alverno Presents •

Deanna Tillisch, President & CEO,

as they talk about the state of performing arts in Milwaukee.


Please RSVP to Peter Adams at by February 26.

A continental breakfast will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public

Make sure to support the folks that help make Coffee Connections happen!

Mark your calendars for these other Coffee Connections dates & topics: Details to follow

March 28, 2013- What's Trending in Social Media: To Tweet or Not To Tweet- Guests TBA

April 19, 2013- Attracting & Retaining Talent: Fighting Brain Drain in Milwaukee (Grand Ballroom)- Guests TBA

May 30, 2013- Moving Forward: Development in Milwaukee- Guests TBA


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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