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06.08.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This year was a crucial test for RiverSplash!, Milwaukee's inaugural summer music festival. After an inordinate number of altercations at last year's festival�most damning among them a non-fatal shooting�city officials threatened to pull the plug on the event if organizers couldn't curb the problems. This was a pass/fail test: Any major incident at this year's event would have almost certainly pro...
Sunday, June 7, 2009

Today @ Pere Marquette Park, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The first of Milwaukee’s many free, weekend-long bacchanals, RiverSplash! commenced the summer festival season this weekend with three days of music, fireworks, junk food and large plastic cups of beer and other luxuries Milwaukeeans will learn to take for granted over the next three months. Though the last two nights were dedicated mostly to adult entertainment, today’s Sunday line-up is all about the kids, with plenty of child-friendly...
Friday, June 5, 2009

Tonight @ Pere Marquette Park

The first of Milwaukee’s many free, weekend-long bacchanals, RiverSplash! commences the summer festival season with three days of music, fireworks, junk food and large plastic cups of beer and other luxuries Milwaukeeans will learn to take for granted over the next three months. Among the musical acts performing tonight are a broad range of crowd-pleasers including Southbound, U2 Zoo, Uptown Savages, 5 Card Studs, Fat Bottom Special...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Where It’s At:

The Wherehouse, a 5,000-square-foot, beautifully renovated old cooperage with bars, dance floors and party rooms, and the adjacent Hot Water, are hot. Last week, the first of Scott Robbe’s summer music and party series called “Sound and Vision” was launched with FUNK, spotlighting Chicago’s...

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