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18th Annual BASH

Join us on June 16 for an evening of great food, fundraising, and an exclusive performance from Grammy®-nominated artist Cheyenne Jackson.

New this year, take a culinary tour through food stations with small plates and bites inspired by next season’s performances! Visit the Moulin Rouge-inspired station for delightful French cuisine. In the mood for southern, New Orleans-style cooking? Visit the Jazz Series station. Experience an Arabian night at the Aladdin-inspired station. Food, cocktails, live entertainment, and so much more awaits!

MPAC will honor community influencer Betsy Corry, dynamic leader Tarik Moody, and dedicated philanthropists from the Peck Foundation, Milwaukee LTD with the annual iMPACt Awards. These awards recognize accomplishments, community involvement, and contributions to the development of the Greater Milwaukee arts community.

Honorary Chairs for the 18th Annual BASH are Janan and Waleed Najeeb and Cindi and Damani Short.

The BASH is a one-of-a-kind arts and culture event that raises funds to support the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s mission-based programs.

REGISTER HERE to secure your tickets and take advantage of discounted pricing.

Early Bird pricing on Single Tickets, available through May 15, is $250 per ticket (regular price $300).

Tickets for the 18th Annual BASH are on sale now! Take advantage of special Early Bird pricing on Single Tickets for only $250 per ticket.

Early Bird pricing is available through May 15 (regular pricing $300).


Grammy®-nominated Cheyenne Jackson is a multi-talented stage, television, and film actor, singer, and songwriter. A versatile and celebrated performer, Cheyenne will share a thrilling and exclusive evening of music highlighted by powerhouse showstoppers, musical gems, and more.

He can most recently be seen in “Call Me Kat” as well as the “Saved By The Bell” revival, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” and Disney’s “Descendants 3.” On the small screen, Cheyenne starred in the critically-acclaimed HBO biopic of Liberace, “Behind the Candelabra,” and appeared in “American Woman,” “Full Circle,” “Glee,” and “30 Rock.”

On Broadway, Cheyenne made his debut understudying both male leads in the Tony Award ®-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. He originated the role of Matthew in the off-Broadway musical Altar Boyz and took on his first leading role in All Shook Up. Additional Broadway credits include Xanadu, Damn Yankees, Finian’s Rainbow, The Performers, and Into the Woods.

Cheyenne made his film debut in 2005 in the short film, “Curiosity,” and has since appeared in numerous films, including “The Green,” “Love is Strange,” “Price Check,” "A Beautiful Now,” and the Oscar®-nominated “United 93.”

The iMPACt Awards recognize accomplishments, community involvement, and notable contributions to the development of the Greater Milwaukee arts and cultural community. We are pleased to announce this year’s distinguished honorees, who will be recognized at the 18th Annual BASH: 

Community Legacy Award: Betsy Corry will receive the Community Legacy Award for her long-standing mentorship to the Milwaukee arts community and dedication to fostering collaboration throughout her career at First Stage.

Dynamic Leadership Award: Tarik Moody will receive the Dynamic Leadership Award for the leadership and advocacy he has provided in the launch of HYFIN, Radio Milwaukee's new Urban Alternative channel, and his work in building partnerships throughout the community.

Visionary iMPACt Award: Peck Foundation, Milwaukee LTD will receive the Visionary iMPACt Award for enduring philanthropic commitment to developing and enhancing the arts in Milwaukee.

Join us as a sponsor for the 18th Annual BASH! Your support will increase youth program opportunities, fund access to the arts in our community, and create investment in the cultural landscape of our region.

Funding opportunities are available at a variety of levels. For more information, view our partnership overview or contact give@marcuscenter.org.

Dinner Sponsor
Sazama’s Fine Catering

Beverage Sponsors
Maker’s Mark

Encore Sponsor
Brewers Community Foundation

Premier Sponsors
Fields Auto Group

Arts Advocate Sponsors
Ballard Spahr LLP
Jackie and Michael Barber
BMO Harris Bank
CG Schmidt
Johnson Financial Group
Mindpool Live
Northwestern Mutual
Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel
Ray and Kelly Wilson

Supporting Sponsors
54 Hands Productions
The Ambassador Hotel
Broadway Across America
Independent Physicians of Wisconsin
Johnson Controls, Inc.
KEI Landscaping
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation
Dr. Waleed and Janan Najeeb
Peck Foundation, Milwaukee LTD

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Event dates

June 16 @ 5:00 pm

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Uihlein Hall – MPAC
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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