The Bash at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin




Join us at the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s 17th Annual BASH on June 17, 2022 for a one-of-a-kind arts and culture fundraising event, featuring great food, an exclusive performance from Tony-Nominated actress Megan Hilty, and more!

With your support, MPAC can fulfill its mission to act as an energizing force that connects our community to the world through collaboration, innovation, social engagement, and the transformative power of live performing arts.

As part of the BASH, the annual iMPACt Awards recognize accomplishments, community involvement, and contributions to the development of the Greater Milwaukee arts community. This year’s distinguished honorees include community influencer Kira Lafond, educational leader Christy Stone, and dedicated philanthropists at the Herzfeld Foundation.

This annual gala is a signature fundraising event benefiting the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s engagement experiences that serve hundreds of thousands in Southeastern Wisconsin each year.

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the 17th Annual BASH are on sale now. Visit this link to purchase or contact

The health and safety of all our audience members, staff, volunteers, resident groups, and visiting shows continues to be the Marcus Center’s highest priority. We are monitoring all CDC guidelines and best practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit  reopening  for information regarding COVID-19 policies. 

Partnership Opportunities

Join us as a partner for the 17th Annual BASH! Your support as a Marcus Performing Arts Center Partner will fund access to the arts in our community, influence audience diversity, and create investment in the cultural landscape of our region.

Funding opportunities are available at a variety of levels. For more information, download our Partnership Overview or contact 

BASH iMPACt Awards

The Marcus Center is proud to present the annual iMPACt Awards, celebrating community leaders who have made noteworthy contributions benefitting the cultural landscape of the community. 

Visionary iMPACt Award 
Herzfeld Foundation 

The Visionary iMPACt Award is presented annually to an individual or company who exemplify an inspired, creative vision for arts and culture in the region.  At this year’s BASH, the Marcus Center will celebrate the Herzfeld Foundation’s philanthropic commitment to advancing and amplifying the arts in Milwaukee 

Dynamic Leadership Award 
Kira LaFond 

The Dynamic Leadership Award recognizes individuals who contribute outstanding leadership to the artistic community, contributing towards growth while embracing change.  MPAC is proud to present this year’s Dynamic Leadership Award to Kira LaFond for her long-standing dedication and mentorship to the Milwaukee community. 

Community Legacy Award 
Christy Stone 

The Community Legacy Award recognizes individuals or a company who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to bettering the region through the spirit of giving.  Christy Stone will be presented with the Community Legacy Award for the leadership and service she has provided the Marcus Center in the launch of the new Student Matinee Series and other community engagement and inclusion programs benefitting Milwaukee youth. 





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