19th Annual BASH featuring Christopher Jackson!

The Marcus Performing Arts Center held its 19th Annual BASH on May 3, bringing together 550+ community leaders to celebrate the performing arts. The evening featured themed food stations, an award presentation and program hosted by Portia Young, a special performance from Broadway star Christopher Jackson, dancing, live music, a surprise appearance from MPAC Cultural Ambassador Donald Driver, and more. BASH co-chairs Tammy Belton-Davis and Syneathia LaGrant honored the 2024 iMPACt Award Recipients: We Energies, who received the Visionary iMPACt Award, and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, who received the Community Legacy Award. Students from Ronald Reagan High School and Riverside University High School joined Christopher onstage as guest artists during the show.

Over $325,000 was raised in support of the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s education and engagement programs through donations, sponsorships, ticket sales, and live auction.

The Annual BASH

The BASH is our signature fundraising event benefiting MPAC’s performing arts, education, and engagement experiences that serve hundreds of thousands in our region each year.

Funds raised from the BASH ensure that MPAC continues to serve as an anchor for arts and culture in our region.

The Annual iMPACt awards are presented at the BASH in recognition of notable accomplishments and contributions to the development of the Greater Milwaukee arts and cultural community.

Here's how to get your name on the guest list


Register and purchase your tickets for the BASH. We’ll follow up with more information.


Come network and connect at a night you’ll never forget.


Making the arts accessible for all happens because of you.

Thank you!



Many of us can remember the first time we saw a live performance.

The stage, the lights, the sounds, and the feel of the seat fabric. It was a magical moment when the curtain finally went up.

We’re passionate about creating those moments for everyone in our community. Whether it is attending an inspiring performance or engaging in an interactive experience. None of it would be possible without our donors.

Join us on our journey. Be a catalyst for ensuring future generations and our community also have front-row memories.


Registration for the 19th Annual BASH is closed.

Please reach out to give@marcuscenter.org with any BASH-related questions.