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Get ready to party in honor of Da Crusher.

"Crusherfest" coming to South Milwaukee

As reported by OnMilwaukee last month, officials will unveil a bronze statue of professional wrestler Reggie "Da Crusher" Lisowski in South Milwaukee on Saturday, June 8.

The statue dedication has now been extended to a two-day, full-on "Crusherfest," June 8-9, 2019.

The party will take place at the site of the new bronze statue, 1101 Milwaukee Ave. On Saturday, June 8 the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the unveiling of the statue at 3 p.m. On Sunday, June 9 it goes from 10:30 to 5 p.m.

Crusherfest will host live bands including Milwaukee's Squeezettes, Jeff Winard Polka Band, The November Criminals, Blues Addiction and more. There will be a pro-wrestling show, screenings of classic Crusher matches, a "Mr. Saloon" competition, "Legends of Wrestling" appearances, antique motorcycle show, food, beer, cigars and more.

Here's the full schedule:

Saturday, June 8

11 a.m. – Festival Grounds Open
11:30 a.m. – Steve Meisner Polka Band
3 p.m. – Crusher Statue Unveiling
4 p.m. – The Squeezettes
6:30 p.m. – Pro Wrestling Show
8 p.m. – The November Criminals
9 p.m. – End of Festival

All Day

Legends of Wrestling Appearances
Food Vendors
Beer/Wine Sales
Wrestling Memorabilia Booths
T-Shirt Sales
Cigar Sales

Sunday, June 9

10:30 a.m. – Festival Grounds Open
11 a.m. – Polka Mass
12 p.m. – Jeff Winard Polka Band
1 p.m. – The Downtowners
4 p.m. – Blues Addiction
5 p.m. – End of Festival

All Day

13th Mr. Saloon Competition
Screening of Classic Crusher Matches
Food Vendors
Beer/Wine Sales
Badger Heritage Antique Motorcycle Show
T-Shirt Sales
Cigar Sales

OnMilwaukee will attend the pouring of the Crusher statue in April. Stay tuned for a Facebook Live. More information about Crusherfest can be found at or Da Crusher Statue on Facebook.


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