'Idol' to sing anthem at Friday's game

Danny Gokey’s vocal chords have already been tested. On Friday night, he’ll test his arm, too.
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Milwaukee is rolling out the red carpet for Gokey, a 28-year-old native son who made it through to American Idol’s final three on Wednesday night’s show. He will be in town for a series of events on Friday including a public concert at the lakefront Summerfrest grounds, and a Brewers spokesperson confirmed that Gokey is scheduled to sing the National Anthem and throw a ceremonial first pitch before the Brewers-Cubs game at Miller Park.

As of 1 p.m. CT on Thursday, there were still a very limited number of tickets still available to the game.

According to the Associated Press, Gokey will make brief stops in downtown Milwaukee at the “Bronze Fonz” statue, the Harley-Davidson Museum and the neighboring Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World from 3-4:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by a short parade to the Summerfest grounds from Michigan Ave. and Jackson Ave. down Chicago Ave. to the festival grounds’ main gate. Green Bay Packers players Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Nick Barnett and Ruvell Martin will join Gokey on that trip.

From 5:15-6 p.m., Gokey will perform a mini-concert at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse inside the Summerfest grounds. That’s a few stages down from the site of the Brewers’ fan rally prior to the National League Division Series, for which more than 14,000 fans turned out on short notice.

At 6 p.m., the motorcade leaves for a trip up Wisconsin Ave. to Miller Park.

A crew from American Idol will be filming Gokey’s busy day.

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