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The Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District is a City of Milwaukee redevelopment initiative inspired by Milwaukee’s original Bronzeville District of the early to mid 1900’s.

The primary African-American economic and social hub of its time, Bronzeville brought all ethnicities together to celebrate African-American culture - highlighting jazz, blues and the arts. Those living in Bronzeville recall a commercial corridor with nightclubs such as Metropole Club and the Moon Glow featuring performances by such pioneers as Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, and Nat “King” Cole, to mention a few.

Today you see annual festivals that celebrate the strong roots of jazz and the arts in the neighborhood, and the main thoroughfare, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, is lined with African American-owned businesses. Enjoy the diverse dining and shopping establishments on this street and throughout surrounding neighborhoods like Harambee and Halyard Park.


Our Bronzeville website is currently under construction, we'll be back and updated soon! 


Events & Updates

To be involved in Bronzeville Week contact Akuwa Dantzler at adantz@milwaukee.gov. 

Check the Past News and Events page for more info!


Vendor Information

Bronzeville Week Cultural & Arts Festival 2019 Vendor Application

If you are interested in participating as a vendor, click the image below to download the Vendor Application. 

Bronzeville Vendor application




  • Unique ARCH Pilot Program - Art and Resource Community Hub (ARCH) is a matching grant program whereby the city puts up $25,000 and the artist or interested person purchasing a home must match that amount and work to rehab the home – transforming it into a livable and working art studio or resource hub. For more info please contact Larry Kilmer at Larry.Kilmer@milwaukee.gov.    



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