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Events and engagements

Join us for fulfilling, inclusive cultural experiences, connecting our diverse communities through celebratory programming and thought-provoking forums.

We want to thank the sponsors of the inaugural Summer of Soul: Outdoor marketplace & Concert Series. This extradorinaiy event would not be possible without the generous support of our leading sponsors: Marcus Performing Arts Center, Bank of America, VISIT Milwaukee, and Renewal by Anderson.

We also appreciate the invaluable contributions of our media sponsors, HYFIN and 88NINE/Radio Milwaukee. Your commitment to celebrating culture, community, an d the arts is what makes events like this a reality. Thank you for helping us create an unforgettable experience for all.

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Sunday, August 11th - The Cooperage, 822 S. Water St. | Doors at 7 p.m | Show at 8 p.m

Get ready for a night to remember as we celebrate the iconic hits of R&B legend Usher Raymond! Join us for "Groove Theory: The Usher Experience," an electrifying event curated by Brew City Soul. Experience soulful renditions of "Yeah!", "Caught Up," "Bad Girl," "Confessions Part II," "Nice & Slow," "Superstar," "You Make Me Wanna," and more. Milwaukee's finest artists will bring these legendary tunes to life, paying homage to music that defined a generation. Don't miss this unforgettable evening of nostalgia and groove!

Curated by Brew City Soul and featuring performances by Karter Carter, Brian Demetri, Troy Tyler, with special guests Simmone Grant, Elle Renee, Joe Nash, and April Lock

Summer of Soul:
Outdoor Marketplace & Concert Series

Every other Wednesday, July 10th - September 18th | Peck Pavilion - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Grounds | 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The Summer of Soul: Outdoor Marketplace & Concert Series (SoS) is not just another summer event. A unique collaboration between Culture x Design and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, SOS is a night full of diverse entertainment,  local artisans, and food vendors under the open sky for audiences of all backgrounds and ages. Best of all, it's FREE.


July 10: GROWING NATION w/ vibes provided by DJ Meg Nice

July 24: THE ROBERT RANDOLPH BAND w/ vibes provided by DJ Romke

August 7: MOONCHILD w/ vibes provided by Dj Lo Lo

August 21: TALIB KWELI w/ vibes provided by DJ-Leo Neo 

September 4: BREW CITY SOUL w/ vibes provided by DJ Bizzon

September 18: DE LA BUENA w/ vibes provided by DJ Kenny Perez

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us in creating a safe, enjoyable, and collaborative space for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience Milwaukee. Our Summer of Soul (SoS) event relies on the generosity of corporate sponsors like you. Interested in becoming a sponsor? To explore our available opportunities:

Vendor Call

Are you a local artisan, crafter, or maker? We want you to showcase your talents at the inaugural Summer of Soul: Outdoor Marketplace & Concert Series. Be part of this exciting new bi-weekly event! Vendor acceptance notifications will be sent out by the end of May. 

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