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October 20, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

A Benefit Concert for Assembly Candidate LuAnn Bird

Produced by Christopher Porterfield and David Ravel

MILWAUKEE  – Named after a Paul Westerberg song about the power
of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things, “We May Well Be The Ones” is a benefit
concert in support of LuAnn Bird’s campaign for Wisconsin’s 84th Assembly District. This unique
event is being produced by Christopher Porterfield of Field Report, and David Ravel, former
Artist Director of Alverno Presents. The concert will bring together artists from across
Milwaukee’s diverse music scene to entertain, inspire, and raise awareness about a campaign
with state-wide significance at The Cooperage on Thursday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m.
MORE INFO + TICKETS: actblue.com/donate/wemaywellbetheones
“This seat will likely determine the future of the state. Not enough people are aware of that,” said
Christopher Porterfield in a letter to supporters. “We hope to introduce LuAnn Bird to a larger
audience and provide a space where all of us can join together around the joy of music to
achieve a positive outcome.”
Porterfield lives in the newly re-configured 84th assembly district that now contains parts of
Greenfield, Hales Corners, Greendale, and Milwaukee. Historically owned by Republicans, 2020
partisan redistricting has made the district competitive for the first time in a generation. If the
GOP-controlled legislature wins this seat, they may achieve a supermajority, removing
Governor Evers’ power to veto.
David Ravel will be coming out of retirement to produce the concert, which will follow the format
of his acclaimed Alverno Presents “Uncovered” concert series. The “We May Well Be The
Ones” benefit concert will see unique collaborations from Milwaukee music luminaires with a
focus on songs about the power of collective action. Porterfield and his band, Field Report, will
be joined by B-Free & Quinten Farr, Tontine Ensemble, Caley Conway, Marielle Allschwang,
Sarah Vos, Treccy MT, Ellie Jackson, and Cree Myles. In addition to original material, they will
be re-interpreting the music of Paul Westerberg, Laura Nyro, Gil Scott-Heron, and others.
Tickets are $25, and all proceeds will be donated to the LuAnn Bird Campaign. More info on
LuAnn Bird and her campaign can be found here.

The Cooperage, 822 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204



October 20, 2022
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


The Cooperage
822 South Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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