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Independence First presents a free...

Empower Fall Concert

Presented by Independence First, Milwaukee Public Library, and BMO
featuring award-winning singer-songwriter Victoria Canal


When: Thursday, October 26th, 2023 

Doors Open: 6pm, Show Begins: 7pm  

Where: Centennial Hall at the Milwaukee Public Library 

733 N 8th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 

Free Admission: Ticket required

Victoria Canal received the 2023 Rising Star award at the prestigious Ivor Novellos and her song “Swan Song” was hailed by Coldplay’s Chris Martin as “one of the best songs ever written.”

Canal’s captivating new EP Well Well explores body dysmorphia and the lasting impact of passing cruelty, experiences all too common for anyone who sits outside the status quo.   

Independence First is a nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities to live independently in the community instead of in nursing homes and institutions. 

Please note that no flash photography, food, or drinks are allowed inside the historic Centennial Hall.  

Limited seating available, reserve your spot now!

Please reserve a ticket below for each guest:

Reasonable Accommodations: Independence First is committed to providing the highest degree of accessibility when offering agency sponsored events. ASL Interpretation will be provided. Please note accommodation requests on the registration form or notify Lorna Pecard at 414-226-8356V/Relay or by 2 weeks before the event. We will do our best to honor accommodation requests made after this date. 

Environmental and Chemical Sensitivities: For the safety and comfort of those with chemical and environmental sensitivities, Independence First requests that attendees please refrain from using any perfumed products such as scented soaps, deodorants, perfumes, colognes and heavily scented fabric softeners.