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Thu 09/12/19

An evening dedicated to David Berman.

An evening dedicated to David Berman. As many as you know, David took his own life on August 7th. He was one of the most gifted songwriters of our time. Drag City summed this up in the best way possible: “His decades-long fight against what he termed “treatment-resistant” depression is over. We can tell you with authority, the problem wasn’t drugs — he had made hard drugs a thing of his past for over a decade. His problem wasn’t debt — he knew his new work and tour looked to settle that. It wasn’t family estrangement — he remained close with his wife, family and friends to the end. He was subject to pervasive, chronic, chemical depression, and fought it daily, as best as he was able.”

Music tributes and performances by:
Nick Abel
Apollo Vermouth
Sean Hickey
Alex Shah
Zack Pieper
The Smudge
Sat. Nite Duets
Lifetime Achievement Award
Bob Bucko Jr.
Marielle Allschwang

Poetry reading by Sam Pekarske

Donations to the event will go to NAMI Greater Milwaukee.

Our Bike Benefits Program: 2-for-1 on all beers and rails during happy hour if you ride your bicycle to the club
Cactus Club
2496 S. Wentworth Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • WED & THURS: 4:00 PM—12:00 AM
  • FRI: 4:00 PM—2:00 AM
  • SAT: 11:00 AM—2:00 AM
  • SUN: 11:00 AM—10:00 PM
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All Ages
$12 ADV // $15 DOS

CLUB RULES: No sexism, no racism, no ableism, no ageism, no homophobia, no transphobia, no fatphobia, no hatefulness. (Thanks, AfroPunk)

Cactus Club is committed to creating a welcome and inclusive environment. Predatory behavior is not tolerated. All gender expressions are welcomed and affirmed.

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