A special event will be held Oct. 14 to raise money for a scholarship in the name of Don Walker, a longtime Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and editor, who died suddenly in May at age 62. And members of Rebecca and the Grey Notes are proud to be a part of the event.
The event will be attempting to raise $25,000 for the Don Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarship money to a student from either Marquette University or the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to study journalism.
Michael Juley, the bass player for Rebecca and the Grey Notes, worked in the newsroom with Don during every year Don was at the paper and is a member of a committee that is organizing the event. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at Buck Bradley’s, 1019 N. Old World Third St., in downtown Milwaukee. The event will end around 9 p.m.
The Grey Notes will be providing two hours of live music at the event, with Tyler and Michael joining harmonica player Richard Sternkopf for the first set, from 6 to 7 p.m., and Rebecca joining that group for the second set, from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Our first set will be mostly acoustic blues; our second set will feature Rebecca on vocals.
Admission to the event is a minimum $25 donation, which will be fully tax deductible. You can pay at the door, or go todonwalkerscholarship.org for advance donation details. The homepage also has background on Don and information on where to park. There’s also a Facebook page that gives updates on the event. Free hot and cold snacks and a cash bar, in addition to the live music, will be available.
We hope you can join us for this special occasion.