MILWAUKEE (September 13, 2022) – 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.


“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 



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