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WMSE’S Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser

Apr 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

WMSE’s Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser – Sunday, April 16 at MSOE’s Kern Center

WMSE is putting some spice in your spring and turning up the heat with its 21st annual Rockabilly Chili fundraiser. Presented by Lakefront Brewery, WMSE’s Rockabilly Chili will take place Sunday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at the MSOE Kern Center, 1245 N. Broadway. Join thousands of chili lovers as they taste over 40 different chilis from restaurants, cafes, and caterers from all over Milwaukee.

Known as THE springtime event, WMSE’s Rockabilly Chili promises fun for the whole family.  Chicken Shack DJ Johnny Z and Saturday Morning Car Tunes DJ Dietrich will spin, kids are invited to color and do puzzles on placemats, and Tom Crawford will MC! Guests can also test their taste buds with a new, special edition, very hot, hot sauce called Hellraiser. It was developed exclusively for WMSE by  A&M Provisions. Trust us when we say it’s a hot one!

Attendees will once again determine which place has the best: Meat, Heat, Veggie, and Unique chili, and who has the hottest display! Participating restaurants include: Aperitivo, Belair Cantina, Bavarian Bierhaus, Beans & Barley, Blue’s Egg, Cafe Corazon, Café Hollander Downer, Camino, Colonel Hart’s, Comet, Crafty Cow, Foxtown Heritage Meats, Fuel Cafe 5th St, Gavilan, Glorioso’s Appetito & Sage Harvest, Hacienda Taproom and Kitchen, Hector’s, Kettle Range Meat Company, Lakefront Brewery, LuLu Café & Bar, Maxie’s, MOTOR, MPS School to Work Transition Program, Nessun Dorma, Plant Joy, Puddler’s Hall/Foltz Family Market, Riverwest Co-op, SALA, Semolina MKE LLC, Story Hill BKC, Strange Town, Sweet Basil, The Bay, The Iron Horse Hotel, The Old German Beer Hall, Twisted Plants, Xray Arcade. Restaurants, cafes, and catering companies that want to sign up for Rockabilly Chili should visit https://www.wmse.org/rbcsignup/.

Advance tickets are on sale now for $15. Day-of tickets are $20, so buy early to save money.  We are also offering a special—8 tickets for $100.  Kids ages 10 and younger are free. Each ticket includes 4 chili samples. Now is the time to buy! Grab tickets here.

Donate two or more non-perishable food items to Hunger Task Force and you’ll receive two additional sample tickets.  Healthy non-perishable foods like Peanut butter, low-sodium canned vegetables, or whole grain breakfast cereals are critically needed at this time.

WMSE’s Rockabilly Chili is made possible with the support of MSOE, Clark Graphics, Hunger Task Force, Shepherd Express, Direct Supply, Ramirez Restoration, Milwaukee Downtown, and A&M Provisions.


Apr 16, 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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MSOE Kern Center
1245 N Broadway
Milwaukee, 53202
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