Announcing Radio Summer Camp

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We here at WMSE 91.7FM are super excited to announce Radio Summer Camp – a four-day music festival and symposium taking place at venues throughout Milwaukee from Thursday, August 20th through Monday, August 24th.

We will be slowly unveiling the full club line-up in the coming weeks, but today we are proud to unveil the artists playing the featured event of Radio Summer Camp, The Backyard BBQ. The BBQ will be held at Cathedral Square park from 11AM – 9PM on Saturday, August 22nd, mixing some of Milwaukee’s best with great national touring acts.

11 – 11:45am          Cedarwell
12: – 12:45pm        Alex Wilson Band
1:15 – 2:05pm        The Championship
2:30 – 3:30pm       Joe Pug
4:00 – 5:00pm      Bill Kirchen
5:30 – 6:30pm      Justin Townes Earle
7:00 – 8:30pm      Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

As you all can probably tell, the BBQ has a kind of straw hats and lemonade, country, blues and bluegrass kind of feel. And we’re really excited to have Milwaukee legend (and WMSE DJ) Paul Cebar as the headliner for the event.

Stay tuned for more updates.


7 Responses

  1. Heck ya, it’s really happening!! Can’t wait!!

  2. […] to give you something to look forward to at the WMSE Backyard BBQ, I want to point you to our friends at, who have a download of the audio from […]

  3. When can we expect more announcements about this? Looks to be a lot of fun.

  4. Do we need proof of immunizations for this summer camp?
    When and where are the swimming tests?
    Do we need to bring a sleeping bag – or will one be provided?

    Great event guys –

  5. […] The Backyard BBQ is an idea [WMSE} Station Manager Tom Crawford has been kicking around for years. Once we decided as a staff to go forward with Radio Summer Camp, we immediately realized that the BBQ was the perfect ‘main event’ for a festival. The BBQ is an all-day outdoor show at Cathedral Square Park from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tom’s idea has always been to make it a sort of rootsy, straw hats and lemonade kind of concert, so the BBQ leans towards country, blues, folk and Americana styles of music. And we really, really want to stress that Paul Cebar is the headliner. Paul is maybe the most under-appreciated musician in Milwaukee. He just keeps making great music, yet because he’s not really concerned with being ‘in the scene’, he often gets overlooked. He’s amazing and deserves the spotlight, so we made sure to give it to him. […]

  6. is there an entrance fee for the backyard bbq? I have my laminate, but i’m wondering if the bbq is like the day show at sxsw in that they’re free…?

  7. The BBQ is completely free to the public

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