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Jim Rice is set to unveil his music venue and community space on Nov.17.

Walker's Point Music Hall announces opening date

Walker's Point Music Hall, 538 W. National Ave., will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. to bar close.

"Point Hall" – formerly Gibraltar jazz club – offers an alternative space centered around live music for original artists that also focuses on arts, community and charity.

"I want to focus on the Walker's Point neighborhood as much as I can," owner Jim Rice told OnMilwaukee earlier this year, "and work with the community as much as possible."

Rice plans to partner with a different local charity each month, donating a percentage of every dollar that's made at the door. From November through December, Point Hall will donate to COURAGE MKE, Wisconsin's only homeless shelter for LGBTQ teens and youth.

The grand opening event will include live music from Whiskey of the Damned, The Atomic Spins and Blood Red Boots. Local DJ "DJ Avets" will also perform. The music kicks off around 8 p.m.

Walker's Point Music Hall joins a short list of small music and community venues in Milwaukee. The inspiration is drawn from The Rebel Stage, the first independent stage at Summerfest, where Rice has served as operations manager for the past 12 years.

"Our aim isn't to make money off of artists, but to promote and support them," says Rice.

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