Opening Reception

Pop Culture and Pacific Cuisine!

Saturday, October 7 • 7:30–9:30 pm • 9:30–10:30

Afterparty sponsored by Milwaukee Tool

NECA will kick things off on Saturday night at the Museum of Pop Culture – locally known as the MoPOP. MoPOP, housed in a stunning Frank Gehry-designed building, combines interactive and interpretive exhibits that tell the story of the creative, innovative and rebellious expression that defines American popular music. Milwaukee Tool’s Tool Shed Band will be center stage for the third year in a row, this time in the stunning Sky Church (based on a concept proposed by Jimi Hendrix), where their backdrop is the world’s largest video screen, a 48,000-watt JBL surround sound system and amazing computer controlled lighting.

Enjoy the interactive exhibits, where you can try out performing in the On-Stage exhibit or create your own music in the Sound Lab, or spend time touring the extensive collection of music and pop culture artifacts. From the wines and beers offered to the catered cuisine, tonight is fueled by the fresh and farm-to-table Pacific Northwest ingredients and experience.

Sponsored Activities Include:

  • Outdoor Music Harvest (upper plaza)
    Sponsored by: Greenlee
  • Culture Kitchen & Outdoor Patio
    Sponsored by: Greenlee

  • Cash & Prizes Cube
    Sponsored by: Schneider Electric

  • Caricature Artist
    Sponsored by Wheatland Tube

  • After Party
    Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool