Prof. Pinkerton's Christmas Caravan will bring holiday music to Milwaukee's east side Dec. 18

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The East Side and Downer Avenue Business Improvement Districts are teaming up again to host Professor Pinkerton's Christmas Caravan throughout the business districts and surrounding neighborhoods this Friday, Dec. 18.

The caravan will start at Thermo Fisher at 4 p.m., according to a news release, and travel throughout the east side for the next 2-3 hours, making short stops for people to enjoy the holiday music and decked out trailer.

The release says Prof. Pinkerton Xyloma, known to many Milwaukeeans for his Dead Man's Carnival, has assembled his Irrelevant Orchestra for "several nights of merriment throughout the city."

“We're doing what we're doing because we believe hope is for everyone not a luxury item. We have been donating our time and talent with the belief that by paying it forward we can Inspire others to do what they can to help the community through this exceptionally difficult time," he says.

In a year when so many artists, musicians, and performers have been without work, the districts say organizers are happy to be able to provide a stipend to bring the Christmas Caravan to the area. The East Side, Downer Avenue, Thermo Fisher, Scott Norris Photography, and Jen Norris and Jim Schleif of Shorewest Realtors are all stepping up to help pay for this special holiday treat for their neighbors.

Final stops and approximate times of each will be posted on the event's Facebook page when solidified. 

Anyone coming out to watch the show is asked to wear a mask and remain socially distanced.

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