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Charity Ball

Friday, 8:00 PM to midnight | Regency Ballroom, Hilton Milwaukee Downtown | $15 tickets (available at door)

Not sure what to do after opening ceremonies? Want to show off those ballroom dancing lessons you got as a gift over the holidays? Have you ever wanted to go to prom and dance with a Tuxedo Mask? (Who hasn’t?) Then, have we got the event for you! Suit up and dance the night away for a good cause at our annual masked charity ball. Get your picture taken on the grand staircase, enjoy a drink at the cash bar and enjoy some amazing music! Music & dance instruction by Joey Stone. Tickets are sold on the fourth floor of the Hilton near the skywalk entrance (past the escalators to the left, if you’re getting off the skywalk).

The charity chosen for 2020 is Key to Change.

Key to Change directs funds to programs that have a lasting impact. Donations are used to further the mission of Milwaukee County Housing Division’s Housing First project – an initiative that recognizes housing as the first step toward stabilization. Stable living conditions are then complemented by wraparound services, which range from rehabilitation and counseling to job training and placement. To date, over 1,500 homeless individuals in Milwaukee have been placed.

THEME: Masked Heroes & Villains Ball

General rules for attending the ECPS Charity Ball:

  1. This event is open to the public. An Anime Milwaukee badge is not required.
  2. Formal attire and a mask is required*. Masks are available for purchase at the door.
  3. No outside food or drink is allowed unless medically necessary.
  4. Large bags/purses are not allowed. Small purses/handbags/clutches are acceptable.
  5. Coats will not be allowed into the event. Please leave your coats in your car or hotel room.
  6. No smoking or vaping.
  7. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  8. Please be respectful of the venue, our equipment, our staff and fellow attendees to avoid damages/injuries.

The dress code is formal. Acceptable other formalwear includes traditional costumes (i.e. kimonos, kilts, Saris, Kebaya) and formal military attire. If you plan on cosplaying during this event, your costume must still be formal appropriate. Please use your best judgment on whether your costume is considered formal. Costume paint and street shoes will not be allowed.

*Be advised that you will not be admitted into this event without formal attire and a mask. Appropriate attire is per staff discretion.
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Friday, 10pm–3am | Hilton Milwaukee Empire Ballroom for 2020

Join us at Hilton Milwaukee Empire Ballroom for Club AMKE! Come see Anime Milwaukee’s top DJs spin the hottest music. Drink and let’s make the first night of AMKE go out with a bang. Must be 18 to enter and 21+ to drink. Admission is free with your Anime Milwaukee badge.


  • Kurtz Callum
  • DJ Rozz
  • W.T. Snacks

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Nocturnal Underground Rave

Saturday, 10pm–3am | Main Programming

The lights turn low and the beats go way up at Nocturnal Underground, Anime Milwaukee’s premier dance party! Light up the night with the best DJs from the around the country, as they spin the hardest beats and the hottest new jams all night long. Throw down for the most electrifying dance party experience ever. Get your dancing shoes and your glow sticks on, and join us on the dance floor tonight! 

Admission is free with your Anime Milwaukee badge. Check the rules below before going!


  • HEADLINER: Lady Faith with support from MADGRRL
  • DJ Rozz
  • Zurc
  • Snack Attack (W.T. Snacks b2b DJ HYPE☆GIRL)
  • VDJ Dagaru

*Photos courtesy of PunkBurd Arts

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  1. Nocturnal Underground is ALL AGES until 11 PM. Per Milwaukee law, unaccompanied minors after that time must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. Minors exiting the dance will not be permitted to re-enter alone after 11 PM. Please remember to bring your photo ID if you plan on exiting Nocturnal Underground during the event after 11 PM.
  2. Admission is included with your Anime Milwaukee badge to both events, and is required for entry.
  3. No bottles with any liquids will be allowed inside the dances. There will be water stations inside the event.
  4. No bags are permitted, except for a clutch, wristlet, or a medical device that will be subject to search at all times. This is for the safety of everyone. Pro tip: Utilize your phone case for your forms of ID and locker information.
  5. No photography or recording is permitted during concerts.
  6. No line jumping, reserving spots and saving seats. If you need to use the restroom or get a drink of water while in line, let staff know first.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Rave FAQ

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