One of the best things about Milwaukee is the summertime. Events are jam packed into the three months of June, July and August. Some of the best events are free, including Jazz in the Park which is held every Thursday at Cathedral Square. People come to enjoy background music and fraternize with friends over wine, beer and cheese.
Up until now, you have been allowed to bring in your own alcohol and food. Apparently though, the East Town Association has decided to disallow the BYOB policy stating a law that has been in place for years, but not enforced at the event. Many are upset about this, including myself. Read the following article, and you will notice that even the Milwaukee police chief Ed Flynn has said that there isn't much enforcement of this at Jazz because there have never been any problems before. I hope people put up enough of a stink before the event kicks off this summer that the policy change is revisited. Time will tell, but I can tell you, I still plan bringing my own beer. :-)