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Milwaukee offers FREE entertainment this summer! | Around the Town Chicago with Al Bresloff

MILWAUKEE, WI (Wednesday, June 12, 2019) – Stay @ Peck Pavilion returns to the Marcus Performing Arts Middle grounds this summer time. The season will run from June 26 by means of September 5 with every day of the collection that includes a unique program focus. Optimist Theatre: Shakespeare in the Park returns to Peck Pavilion from June 26-July 13 with their presentation of The Comedy of Errors. Group Partners, Milwaukee Ballet’s Ballet Beat, True Skool Block Get together and Milwaukee Fringe Pageant, additionally return this summer time. All events in Peck Pavilion are free and open to the public.

Stay @ Peck Pavilion will function the following:


July 25 – Mixtape MKE
Mixtape: A Tribute to the 80’s is a high power dance band enjoying your favorite UK and Euro-Pop, New Wave, and basic American hit songs from the peak of the MTV era. Righteously fun, energetic, and tubular to the max, this band options skilled Milwaukee musicians who lived it, beloved it, and look ahead to bringing back the reminiscences and creating new ones. Mixtape will take you again to the 80’s and on to the dance flooring – like, for positive!

August 1 – Milwaukee Clean Jazz Tribute
Led by pianist/band chief JL Russell, this night might be a really particular night time of clean jazz. That includes a very special salute to Milwaukee’s own Al Jarreau, the tribute will ignite fond reminiscences for any who keep in mind the basic station WJZI.

August 8 – The Ron Burgundy’s
Expertise an evening of yacht rock and softcore rock of the 60s, 70s, 80s! Hits from Hall and Oates, TOTO, Michael McDonald, Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins, Fleetwood Mac and MORE!

Instagram: @theronburgundys

August 15 – Heartache Tonight – A Tribute to the Eagles!
From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert expertise. With meticulous attention to every detail, Heartache Tonight brings collectively music from all eras and incarnations of this large rock powerhouse that produced hits over four many years.

There are not any pre-recorded backing tracks in this show – all vocal harmonies and guitar elements are trustworthy to the originals and carried out stay. A Heartache Tonight live performance is one unforgettable hit music after one other from considered one of the biggest rock bands of all time, performed by tremendously gifted musicians with perfection and keenness.

The six multi-talented members of Heartache Tonight have shared levels with some of the largest names in rock, together with Jimmy Buffet, Joe Cocker, Eddie Cash and the Doobie Brothers, and have performed festivals and performing arts facilities across the nation – Style of Chicago, Ravinia Pageant and Wrigley Subject to name just some.

A Heartache Tonight performance is crammed with moments designed to thrill basic rock fans: the hovering a cappella harmonies of “Seven Bridges Road,” the snarling guitars of “Life In The Fast Lane,” the anthemic country rock of “Take It Easy,” and the superbly evocative “Heart Of The Matter”.

August 22 – Women First: A Tribute to the Ladies of Basic Hip Hop & R&B
Milwaukee Renaissance Lady, B-Free, curates a night of Milwaukee musicians in an all-star tribute to the Ladies of Basic Hip Hop and R&B. The Chicago-born Milwaukee native is just not solely recognized for her soulful voice, but as a multi-instrumentalist as properly. Composing unique songs at only seven years previous, B~Free has dedicated her life to music. B~Free serves her musical group as an educator, curator, music producer and efficiency artist of all types.

DANCE MKE | July 30, August 6, 13, 20 | 7 PM

DANCE MKE is a four-week dance competition that includes Milwaukee dance artists from ANY self-discipline. Chosen efficiency groups will battle it out over three consecutive weeks beginning July 30, 2019. A panel of native dance specialists will choose the prime three groups from each week to advance to the finals on August 20. Now getting into its fourth yr, over lots of of native dancers have performed to hundreds of dedicated dance lovers in the first three years of the competition. Submissions are open now at


July 25 – Nineteen 13
Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (founding drummer of Violent Femmes) create the new, dynamic sound that’s NINETEEN THIRTEEN.  Schiff performs a cello that was made in Romania in the yr of 1913 whereas DeLorenzo plays a set of drums made in modern day America. Collectively their music suggests mystery, romance and future thought.  Powered by cello layers and beat brush percussion, this award-winning duo defies expectations and rewards listeners with their unique expression of music.

August 1 – WhiskeyBelles
Three Chords and the fact! Roots Nation Music, Born of Gin Halls and Juke Joints – Hank Williams passion, Carter household harmonies, with just a little Hee Haw combined in for good measure.

The WhiskeyBelles are an all-female traditional country and Americana trio based mostly out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Belles are extensively recognized for fascinating exhibits that includes their very own take on basic and obscure vintage-country, Americana, folk-revival and roots-country tunes, with their own witty originals sprinkled in. They’ve been in contrast with the Pistol Annies, Dixie Chicks and The Trio (Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris & Linda Ronstadt). The ‘Belles have personalities as massive as the Texan skyline – they have a good time on stage, and love to share the enjoyable with their viewers.

August eight – B-Free & Quinten Farr Duo
Multi-faceted husband and spouse combo B-Free & Quinten Farr convey their savvy method and musical experience to the venue by means of flute, voice, piano & loops. With an array of jazz standards, covers & originals steeped in a number of genres, the efficiency is certain to ship an array of soulful and jazzy sounds.

August 15 – Chris Crain
Singer, Songwriter and multifaceted Musician Chris Crain is taking the R&B scene by storm. His passion for using his music to make a change is prevalent in every lyric; each rhythm; every observe. Change – in the means individuals take heed to music and the means it makes them really feel.

August 22 – Nickel & Rose with Sista Strings
This August, Americana/People duo Nickel&Rose be a part of forces with R&B/gospel duo, SistaStrings, to type an exciting and unique quartet.  These Milwaukee acts will carry out duo sets in addition to combined units, pulling from one another’s lush repertoires in lovely 4 half string and vocal concord.

Nickel&Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carl’s background brings parts of West African music and Blues whereas Johanna brings her expertise enjoying Bluegrass, People and Jazz. From loss to coronary heart break to like, Nickel&Rose tackle the human expertise with mild harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a want to break rules, the two have have created a singular sound that embodies Americana’s past and future.

The sound of SistaStrings can’t be described in a single word. The Milwaukee-based sister duo (Chauntee – violin, Monique – cello) combines their classical background with R&B and a touch of gospel that culminates in a deep, lush sound. Shaped in 2014 after the sisters graduated from school, the sisters started composing string preparations for local hip-hop artists and the relaxation is historical past. SistaStrings has carried out with Malik Yusef, Black Violin, Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony, Lupe Fiasco, BJ The Chicago Child, and The Roots. They’ve soloed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

August 29 – The New Grey
The New Grey was solidified as a band in August of 2017. Nevertheless, its roots started in 2013,  when bassist, Jake Rieboldt, and Luis Santana (drums) disbanded from a previous venture, deciding to maneuver in a unique musical path.

After one yr of songwriting with a number of guitarists, Mike Hartl (guitar) was discovered by way of a Craigslist advert. Mike’s clean blues rock fashion and Reggae flair have been a welcome addition to the group, including a special dynamic to the Indie Rock basis that Rieboldt and Santana had already established. In what appeared like a futile effort, the band continued to audition one singer after the subsequent.  This went on for almost four years till Hartl walked into an open mic night time and heard Johnny Helm, an R&B solo artist. Helm had been releasing singles on his own, working the open mic circuit in Racine, Wisconsin.

While it was little question that Helm had talent, Santana was not convinced that his R&B type would gel with the instrumentation.  This assumption was shortly dispelled, when Johnny easily freestyled over an open jam, revealing that he was not solely a gifted R&B vocalist, however might additionally deliver an aggressive, but powerful Hip Hop factor to the table. Johnny’s unique blend of Hip Hop and R&B, along with the band’s instrumentation, proved to be an extended awaited breath of recent air.

After solely four months together, the band hit the studio, producing a five music self-titled EP.  They then hit the ground operating to market it, enjoying each native and regional venues starting from basements and bars to high schools and festivals.  Lower than a yr from conception, they began receiving radio play, evaluations, and have been asked to perform on the Emerging Artist Stage at Summerfest.  With two EPs beneath their belt, and plans to return to the studio to begin work on their third, there isn’t a telling what’s ahead for The New Gray’s musical endeavors.

September 5 – Trapper Schoepp Duo
The Milwaukee-based tunesmith had been on a roll, earning acclaim as certainly one of America’s most gifted new singer-songwriters, singled out for his remarkably detailed tales of characters on the fringes of society. His Brendan Benson-produced second album, 2016’s RANGERS & VALENTINES, was hailed amongst that yr’s best, declared a “mini masterpiece” by Relix after being named Billboard’s “Best of the Week.” However by the time 2016 came to its end, Schoepp had cut up with his longtime companion, been all but pressured out of his longtime house and band clubhouse by a brand new landlord, and worst of all, painfully re-herniated a disc in his back that had plagued him for years.


June 30 – Youngsters From Wisconsin (Wilson Theater at Vogel Corridor)
After 50 years of entertaining audiences across Wisconsin and beyond, the KIDS beat is stronger than ever. The curtain opens in June and closes in August with over 60 performances of “The Beat Goes On”. This 51st season will function music and artists which have stood the check of time.

Dwelling legends corresponding to Billy Joel, Tina Turner and Cher, simply to name a number of, alongside with music that’s each conventional, award profitable and infamous, will get audiences on their ft. Music from some tremendous all-stars akin to Queen and Gershwin will maintain them wanting increasingly more.

The songs of at this time which might be featured, have beats that may final any further…. as they captivate our youthful dreamers and wannabe’s in the audience. The long-lasting sound of the Youngsters From Wisconsin BAND will wow you with some profitable tunes from all-time rockers corresponding to the Doobie Brothers, Pageant Di Ritmo, some FAVORITE Tremendous Heroes and more. These band features will get toes tapping to a few of rock’s biggest guitar riffs and percussive Latin beats.

The basic Broadway medley will make you need to stomp, clap and sing along. It should deliver to life a few of the greatest recognized, beat crammed Broadway tunes. This yr’s gifted Hometown KIDS hail from as far north as Eagle River, west to River Falls, east to Kohler, and as far south as Salem!

July 21 – Milwaukee Pageant Brass
Based in 1985, Milwaukee Pageant Brass is an thrilling brass ensemble made up of volunteer brass and percussion gamers from all walks of life, both younger and previous from all over Southeastern Wisconsin. Led by its highly regarded Director, Mark A. Taylor, they have added their very own unique aptitude to a repertoire starting from classics to modern alternatives utilizing traditional British Brass Band instruments.

As extremely regarded musical ambassadors for the nice and vibrant metropolis of Milwaukee, award-winning Milwaukee Pageant Brass helps its robust cultural basis and is devoted to creating younger brass and percussion musicians.

The Band is a state of Wisconsin registered 501(C)3 non-profit group as well as a 509(A)2 Public Charity and is run by a member elected Board of Administrators.

July 28 – Command Performance Massive Band
Command Efficiency is a standard 17-piece huge band that options two dynamic vocalists (one male and one feminine), performing Jazz requirements from the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and beyond. The Band’s library additionally consists of music in all kinds of different types which are suitable for group dances and private events and weddings, as well as concert settings, both indoors and outside. In addition to performing in both casual and formal settings, the Band also portrays itself as a Glenn Miller-style army band that performs all-World Struggle II packages, superb for historic and retro-style occasions.

For more info visit the Band’s web site or contact music director, Sal Terrasi, at [email protected] or call (414) 628-3921.

August 4 –  The Superb Grace Refrain
The “Amazing Grace” Chorus is a Milwaukee-based numerous Chorus made up of people dwelling with dementia and their caregivers. The chorus program improves the high quality of lifetime of its individuals and caregivers via socialization and music; and supplies schooling and help to connect with dementia and Alzheimer’s care help providers, assets, packages and respite opportunities. The program is offered by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Regional Milwaukee Workplace.

August 11 – MYSO Calypso & Soca Metal Bands
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s metal pan packages, Calypso and Soca, supply middle and highschool students who stay or attend faculty in the metropolis of Milwaukee, a chance to develop new and exciting musical and rhythmic expertise. Calypso has carried out throughout Milwaukee, with highlight performances together with, Summerfest, the Lakefront Pageant of the Arts, the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations and lots of different performances throughout the group

August 18 – Milwaukee Police Band
The members of the Milwaukee Police Band beneath Retired Lieutenant Karen Dubis, a 40 yr veteran of the band and 37 yr veteran of the department, continue of their position as “goodwill ambassadors” to the citizens of Milwaukee. They cherish the opportunity to do their part in enhancing the high quality of life in this effective City of Milwaukee.

The Band performs repeatedly at the Regulation Enforcement Officer’s Memorial, recruit graduation ceremonies, the Regulation Enforcement Mass of Blessing at the Basilica of St. Josephat, the Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies and other Civic features.

The Band is funded solely by the Milwaukee Police Band Affiliation and has earned the status as a 501(C)3 non revenue group.


August 2 – Wizard of Oz
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Ouncesin a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new buddies to see the Wizard who may help her return residence to Kansas and assist her buddies as nicely.

August 9 – Courageous
Decided to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery expertise to undo a beastly curse.

August 16 – 101 Dalmatians
An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies to be able to make an extravagant fur coat, however as an alternative creates an extravagant mess.

August 23 –– Massive Hassle in Little China with Stay DJ: Can I Kick It
A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his good friend’s fiancé from an historic sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown. CAN I KICK IT? creates a singular film expertise. This particular screening is given a singular scene-by-scene score that includes a blend of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk and extra combined stay by DJ 2-Tone Jones, using his turntables. The outcome – your film expertise redefined where 2-Tone creates a stay mixtape to the movie.

TASTE OF ISLANDS | August 24 | 2pm – 10pm
Rejoice the Stay at Peck Pavilion collection with a celebration of the music, food and tradition of the Caribbean Islands. The mini-festival will function stay performance, youngsters activities, art distributors and more!

Group Associate Occasions:

OPTIMIST THEATRE | June 26 – July 13
It’s the 10th anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park! Be a part of the fun with William Shakespeare’s masterful and riotous The Comedy of Errors. The Comedy of Errors is a fast-paced farce of mistaken twins. It’s certainly one of Shakespeare’s shortest performs and options a few of his most accessible language.

Milwaukee Ballet Company’s BALLET BEAT | Week of July 15
Ballet Beat brings professional dancers into libraries, outside levels, and group centers throughout the Higher Milwaukee area for FREE interactive activities, professional performances and pop-ups all through the city. Particulars introduced soon.

TRUE SKOOL BLOCK PARTY | July 27 | 11am – 5 pm
TRUE Skool is tapping into young peoples’ potential to be artistic, productive and empowered. The annual Block Get together options reside performances, stay artwork, youngsters’s space, Circulate Market, BBoy Battle, Skate Jam, MKE Photographer Meetup and extra!

Following the rich custom of Fringe Festivals, the Milwaukee Fringe Pageant is a showcase of a diverse collection of artists that decision Milwaukee residence. From theatrical actors to painters, musicians to tap dancers, efficiency artists to playwrights, MKE Fringe is a joyous celebration of what makes Milwaukee’s culture vibrant and extraordinary.

Marcus Middle’s Peck Pavilion options fastened seats in a coated pavilion along the lovely Milwaukee Riverwalk. Events are introduced rain or shine.

Extra details for all the occasions for the Reside @ Peck Pavilion collection can be found at All performances are free and open to the public. Food and beverage shall be obtainable for buy for all events from Sazama’s River’s Edge Patio. No carry in meals or beverages are allowed.

Established in 1969, the Marcus Performing Arts Middle is the premier performing arts group gathering area in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Middle strikes into its 50th yr, it continues to build bridges between numerous members of our group via high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway collection, sponsored by Associated Bank, is acknowledged as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 20 years and supplies alternatives to teach, entertain and have interaction audiences. The Marcus Middle can also be the residence to the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage plus quite a lot of other essential group and household occasions throughout the yr. For extra information about occasions go to the Marcus Middle web site at  The Marcus Middle is a personal non-profit 501(c) three corporation and is a dedicated veterans memorial in Milwaukee.