an Oyster Roast?
The 14th Annual Milwaukee Oyster Roast is one of the more unique events you'll attend in 2017. Popular in the "low country," oyster roasts involve copious amounts of freshly-steamed oysters, beer, music and fun, not necessarily in that order! It's so simple...we can't imagine why it took so long to get up to Milwaukee!
Check Out What's New!
We are excited to be partnering with Maxie's again this year! From Jambalaya & Étouffée to raw oysters & cornbread, Maxie's does it all! Enjoy an authentic cajun cuisine un-like anything you'll get in Milwaukee! Join us at the The Black Swan in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward on Saturday, April 1st, 2017.
VOLUNTEER or donate
Help us help people with blood cancer and their families. Our dedicated volunteers are the heart and soul of the Oyster Roast. Schlepping oysters, selling tickets, auction donations... there are many different ways you can participate and make a difference in the lives of those touched by blood cancer.
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Get updates, see Red Carpet photos, get a preview of 2017 auction items.
SILENT AUCTION NOW OPEN!!
CLICK HERE to access the 2017 silent auction! No need to buy tickets, just register and you're on your way! Check out these spectacular items we just added: Packer Great Leroy Butler Autographed Jersey, Framed Giannis Antetokounmpo autographed photo and Green Bay Packers Tickets on the 50-yard line!!
SPRECHER HOMETOWN BREW ON TAP!
That's right! Limited edition WKLH / Sprecher Hometown Brew 30th Anniversary Lager will be flowing at the Roast this year! The evening will also feature other Sprecher brews and our signature drink the Lake Effect...our play on the NOLA Hurricane!
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
CLICK HERE to order tickets for the 2017 Milwaukee Oyster Roast! Tickets will sell out fast! Don't miss Milwaukee's most unique fundraiser! Check out our Facebook page and Twitter for daily updates and photos.
Original Artwork: Introducing the 2017 Milwaukee Oyster Roast Poster!
The 2017 Roast Poster features our mascot "Jack" descending the ornate staircase at the Black Swan in spectacular art deco fashion! Of course he's got an over-sized tray of piping hot, freshly steamed oysters en tow.
This marks the 11th poster being designed by local artist Steve Somers. We are so lucky to have Steve back for 2017, Steve donates his time and skill to this amazing cause. Please check out his website (Fair warning: NSFW). Posters will be for sale at the Roast! Credit: Steve Somers.
The 2017 Fundraising Goal is $100,000!
Why $100,000? $100,000 will allow our non-profit partners to provide financial support to individual families and organizations focused on cancer research, education or advocacy. And $100k can fund two Special Fellowships for one year, Special fellows are qualified investigators who have completed a minimum of two years post-doctoral research training and are continuing their research under the direction of a research Sponsor. The Special Fellowship should permit the scientist to transition to an independent research program.
Oyster Roast featured on WTMJ4 "The Morning Blend":
Click on the photo to the left to check out our very own Katie and Cory on the Morning Blend! Cory played a very cool acoustic version of "This Time Tomorrow."