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Summerfest Announces Full Headliner Line-Up for 2019

Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce the 2019 headliner lineup. The 52nd edition of the festival, Summerfest 2019 will remain true its roots, offering something for every music fan from pop to hip-hop, country to EDM, and alternative to classic rock.

“For 11 days on 12 stages, Summerfest delivers on its reputation as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” offering a diverse lineup of artists to our fans on Milwaukee’s lakefront,” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “The completion of the first phase of the new American Family Insurance Amphitheater will make its debut this year during Summerfest, and, immediately after the festival, work will begin on the second phase of the construction project. The grand opening of the amphitheater will take place in June 2020, at which time $148 million will have been invested in Henry Maier Festival Park in the last 15 years. We are committed to remaining a top destination for music fans worldwide, as well as a driver of $186 million dollars of economic impact for the region,” he added.

Construction during the first phase of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater features improvements to the infrastructure and back-of-house areas, including the raising of a portion of the current roof from 36’ to 65’ feet, which was completed in early February, to accommodate the largest touring productions, in addition to the following: a removable stage and flat floor seating in front of the stage, 19 state-of-the-art dressing rooms, new production spaces, dining/catering facilities, nine loading docks, and six new high-definition LED walls throughout the venue.

Previously announced American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners include: Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson, June 26 • The Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Dawes, and Trapper Schoepp, June 27 • Jason Aldean with Kane Brown and Carly Pearce, June 28 • Bon Iver with Lord Huron and Julien Baker, June 29 • Zac Brown Band with Drake White, June 30 • Lionel Richie with Michael McDonald, July 2 • Jennifer Lopez, July 3 • The Killers with Death Cab for Cutie, July 5 • Billie Eilish, July 6 • Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and ScHoolboy Q, July 7.

Summerfest 2019 headliners on the festival stages include:

 

June 26

Walk The Moon

Foreigner?

Weathers

Voila

Chelsea Cutler

Quinn XCII

Hanson

Steve Aoki

Matt Hoyles

Judah & The Lion

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

Otis Taylor and the Psychedelic Banjo Posse

 

June 27

Lizzo

R&B Cadets

Dillon Carmichael

Neon Trees

Aaron Lee Tasjan

10,000 Maniacs

Foghat

Andrew W.K.

Gryffin

Elle King

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

X

Donna Missal

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Lanco

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

 

June 28

Brandi Carlile?

Collective Soul

Styx

T-Pain

The Beths

Flora Cash

Shaed

Sweet Crude

Cory Wong

Lovelytheband

The Lonely Island

Ggoolldd

 

June 29

Third Eye Blind

Chicago

Jimmy Eat World

Silent Planet

Silverstein

Jordan Davis

Ludacris

August Burns Red

Mitchell Tenpenny

 

June 30

Lake Street Dive

Los Lonely Boys

Brothers Osborne

3 Doors Down?

Reverend Horton Heat

Jimmie Allen

Ozomatli

Riley Green

Catfish & The Bottlemen

ADIA Victoria

Guided By Voices

The National

 

July 2

Young the Giant

Trap Manny

First Aid Kit

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Big Gigantic

Chaka Khan

Black Pumas

Coin

Chvrches

Frenship

The Allman Betts Band

 

July 3

Nora Collins

Brandy Clark

The Roots

Two Friends

Lindsay Ell

Switchfoot

Matoma

Soja

Loverboy

Hawthorne Heights

Carousel Kings

The Association

Royal Tusk

Taking Back Sunday

Trea Landon

Lauren Alaina

Yungblud

 

July 4

X Ambassadors

Hardy

Courtney Barnett

Christopher Randolph& the Family Band

Chase Rice

Tenille Arts

Chris Janson

Sublime with Rome

Vic Mensa

Common Kings

 

July 5

Cole Swindell

Daya

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Leonid & Friends

Max

Jesus Jones

Trea Landon

38 Special

The Spinners

Dashboard Confessional

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Anna-Marie

The Head and the Heart

Oxymorrons

Matisyahu

 

July 6

Dark Star Orchestra

Chris Lane

The Suffers

DJ Keezy

DJ Abilities

Evidence

Dumpstaphunk

Dem Atlas

Semisonic

Nikki Jean

Sa-Roc

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Skillet

Brother Ali

Atmosphere

 

July 7

Jason Mraz

Juice

Sego

La Sonora Poncena

Dispatch

Dylan Scott

Dispatch

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Dates, times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ticket prices for Summerfest are as follows:

  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The U.S. Cellular 11-Day Power Pass is available for $110 (only $10/day) includes admission for all 11 days
  • The U.S. Cellular 3-Day Pass is available for $57 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival
  • General admission tickets are only $23
  • $15 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 p.m.).

To purchase tickets, see the full Summerfest lineup and festival information, visit https://summerfest.com

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Collin & Brad Return to Capitol Civic Centre

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the stage with their uproarious live improv show, The Scared Scriptless Tour, coming to the Baileigh Industrial Marquee Season at the Capitol Civic Centre on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.). Ticket prices start at $35 (plus tax and fees).

Known by TV audiences for their work on The CW Network’s Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin and Brad played to packed houses and amazed Capitol audiences in the past and will improvise new material from audience suggestions and participation when they play the Capitol on April 26. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin and Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! Audiences raved over Colin and Brad and have been asking Capitol staff to bring them back ever since. This is your chance to see them live, on stage!

Millions of fans are enjoying Colin Mochrie and guest star Brad Sherwood in the triumphant return of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ on The CW. The highly-rated series is more popular than ever and is now in its 14th season and has been renewed for its 15th season.

“A two hour laugh riot,” -Springfield Sun News, Springfield OH

“They had the audience in stitches from start to finish” -Deseret News, Salt Lake City UT

Learn more at colinandbradshow.com and purchase advance seats at cccshows.org or reserve by phone, 920-683-2184

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UnitedOne Credit Union donates $5,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

UnitedOne donation.JPGUnitedOne Credit Union is making a donation of $5,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

UnitedOne raised $3,105 in February during the Children’s Miracle Network annual Chain of Hearts. Anyone who donated $1 could add a heart link to the chain.

The $5,000 donation is a result of funds raised throughout the year by UnitedOne, which for more than 20 years has hosted fundraising events and activities to gather donations for programs benefitting Children’s Miracle Network facilities.

UnitedOne Credit Union has branches in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and is open to everyone living or working in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kewaunee and Door counties. For more information, visit http://www.UnitedOne.org.

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Matt Kenseth to Race Slinger Nationals in 2019

In a statement to the track, Kenseth said of returning to run the Slinger Nationals:

“I can’t think of a better place for me to get back in a race car than Slinger. It’s been a good track for me throughout my career. We’ve had a lot of success there, a lot of memorable moments, and I’m looking forward to going back.

“The Nationals have always been one of the major events in all of short track racing. Certainly it was the one you wanted to win growing up in Wisconsin. Throughout the years, a lot of big names in NASCAR have raced in the Nationals. That’s a testament to how big of a race this has been for some time.”

Kenseth is a seven-time Slinger Nationals champion, winning the event in 1994, 2002, ’06, ’08, ’09, ’12, ’16.

Among those who have won the Slinger Nationals in the past are racing legends such as Alan Kulwicki, Dick Trickle, Mark Martin and Kyle Busch. 

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72nd Alice in Dairyland Top Candidates Announced

Five top candidates for the 72nd Alice in Dairyland were announced today, a key step in the process of selecting Wisconsin’s next agricultural ambassador.

The five top candidates ­were announced at a press conference held at the New Glarus Hotel in New Glarus. Following an extensive interview process, the 72nd Alice in Dairyland will be selected from among the five candidates at the conclusion of the Alice in Dairyland Finals Program, scheduled May 9-11 at various locations in Green County.

The five top candidates are Sarah Achenbach, Eastman; Cassandra Krull, Lake Mills; Abigail Martin, Milton; Mariah Martin, Brooklyn; and Tess Zettle, Juda.

“While the end destination is naming the 72nd Alice in Dairyland, the journey through the coming weeks is one in which each top candidate will gain from this professional development experience,” said 71st Alice in Dairyland Kaitlyn Riley. “The various components of the extensive interview process allows each candidate to showcase communications and public relations skills required for being Wisconsin’s agricultural ambassador. The personal growth they will experience from this process will carry far into their future careers.”

About the candidates:

Sarah Achenbach grew up learning about hard work and dedication while helping her parents raise crops and livestock on their diversified farm, and by helping at her uncles’ dairy farms. Achenbach participated in her local 4-H and FFA clubs, where she held multiple leadership roles. Achenbach shared her love of Wisconsin agriculture as the 2010 and 2011 Senior Fairest of the Fair, and the 2014 Crawford County Fairest of the Fair. She graduated in 2018 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in therapeutic recreation with an emphasis in communication. While at UWLC she held officer positions in Student Senate, Therapeutic Recreation Club, Tri Sigma, and Gamma Sigma Sigma. With her degree, she strives to connect individuals with disabilities to life on the farm.

“As Alice in Dairyland, I will use my leadership skills and abilities to communicate to inform consumers from diverse backgrounds about the importance of the agricultural industry in Wisconsin, where their food comes from, and the farming community,” said Achenbach.

Cassandra Krull learned her work ethic and go-getter attitude from farming alongside her parents and siblings on the family dairy farm. Striving to be the fourth-generation farmer at Krull Farms, Krull completed her degree in animal science with a dairy emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in December 2015. Upon graduation, she started her professional career with Cargill Animal Nutrition, working with customers on all phases of the farm to improve dairy cow and farmer profitability. Currently, she works for STgenetics as a call center sales specialist, providing dairy farmers with different genetic opportunities throughout their herd. In her free time, she gives back to the organizations that helped mold her into the individual she is today. She helps with Jefferson County Dairy Youth, coaching dairy quiz bowl and jeopardy, teaching fitting and showmanship clinic; and she oversees dairy youth exhibiting at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair.

“As the 72nd Alice in Dairyland, I will strive to create awareness of Wisconsin’s diverse agriculture industry through different channels of communication and education,” said Krull. “As Alice, I will share our Wisconsin agriculture story, as well as traditions and values, to many audiences throughout my travels of our beautiful state.”

Abigail Martin has a passion for all things Wisconsin: good cheese, the Wisconsin Badgers, and her Wisconsin farm family. She is the fourth generation on her family’s registered Holstein farm. It was there that she found a love for dairy cattle, and long summer days at the county and state fairs. Her interest in agriculture led her to pursue a degree in dairy science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On campus, she was involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and was on the intercollegiate dairy judging team. She has held previous roles in marketing at the Rock County 4-H Fair, East Central/ Select Sires, and Babcock Hall Dairy Store. Upon graduation in May 2018, she accepted a role with DeLaval Inc. in their North American marketing and communications department.

“Being chosen as Alice in Dairyland would be an extreme honor,” said Martin. “As Alice, I would demonstrate a strong commitment to learning and sharing about our great state and its robust agriculture industry.”

Mariah Martin is the seventh generation in her family to be involved in the agriculture industry. Her love for Wisconsin agriculture began with her involvement with the Brooklyn Mighty Mites 4-H club. Martin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in life sciences communication and a certificate in agricultural business management. Her passion for agriculture has led her to work for and with farmers as an account associate at Osborn Barr + Paramore, an advertising agency with a focus in the rural and agriculture landscape. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and her involvement with Association of Women in Agriculture Benefit Corporation and Farm Bureau.

“From the farmer’s gate, to the consumer’s plate, the diversity of Wisconsin agriculture is evident. As Alice in Dairyland, I will use my gift of gab and passion for sharing farmers’ stories to deliver the value and economic impact to diverse audiences throughout our great state,” said Martin.

Tess Zettle found her love for agriculture at a young age. Growing up on her family’s dairy farm, she learned firsthand about the hard work and dedication involved with farming. Zettle was an active member of 4-H, FFA and the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, and she also served as her community’s Dairy Queen and Green County Fairest of the Fair. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in animal science, with an emphasis in dairy and a minor in public relations. She currently is employed at Kuhn North America, an international innovator in agricultural forage and manure handling implements. As product management administrator, she is responsible for the creation of catalogs for domestic and export products. Zettle had the opportunity to travel to Kuhn’s home office in Saverne, France, and, while in France, she tasted some locally made cheeses, further driving her passion and love of all things cheese. As such, this past fall, she proudly represented the dairy industry and Swiss heritage as the 2018 Cheese Days Ambassador.

“Sharing the story of Wisconsin agriculture is my passion, from cheese to cranberries, ginseng to mink pelts and more,” said Zettle. “As Alice in Dairyland, I will promote and educate the public on the diversity and importance of agriculture in our state.”

Alice in Dairyland is a one-year, full-time public relations position with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The start date for the 72nd Alice is June 3, 2019. Top candidates completed an application and a preliminary interview.

In this highly visible and fast-paced position, Alice in Dairyland travels throughout the state teaching rural and urban audiences of all ages about Wisconsin’s extensive agricultural industry. In the position, Alice cultivates relationships with television, radio and print media outlets; writes and delivers speeches; and utilizes social media to tell the stories of Wisconsin agriculture. Additional duties include developing and executing marketing plans, delivering classroom presentations, and networking with industry professionals.

Each year, a different Wisconsin county hosts the Alice in Dairyland interview and finals activities, with Green County serving as the host county this year. The 72nd Alice in Dairyland will be selected at the conclusion of the three-day finals program, May 9-11.

The public is welcome to attend two public events during the finals in Green County in May:

Candidate Discussion Panel, Friday, May 10 (Albany Lions Club): dinner, 6 p.m.; discussion panel, 7 p.m. Ticket required ($15). Join the 72nd Alice in Dairyland candidates as they take part in a discussion panel addressing agricultural topics.

72nd Alice in Dairyland Finale Program, Saturday, May 11: social, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; finale, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required: Dinner (Monroe Turner Hall) and Finale Program (Monroe Middle School Auditorium), $30 for both; Finale Program only, $10.

For more event information, visit aliceindairyland.com.

 

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Miss Harbor Cities 2019

Service, Style, Success, and Scholarship – the four points of the crowns that
will be awarded March 16th at UWGB, Manitowoc Campus!

Manitowoc will again be host for a local preliminary competition for the Miss America
Organization. The Miss Harbor Cities and Outstanding Teen Competition will be held on March 16, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the University Theatre of UWGB, Manitowoc Campus.

Nineteen women from the state of Wisconsin will compete for the titles and scholarship.
The winners will represent the shores of Lake Michigan at the Miss Wisconsin and Miss
Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen pageants in Oshkosh, June 2019.

The areas of competition are private interview, fitness, onstage question, evening gown,
and talent.  The show will be hosted by Manitowoc native and Miss Wisconsin 2016 Courtney Pelot and feature the current Miss Harbor Cities, Serena Larie, Miss Harbor Cities’ Outstanding Teen, Olivia Lulich, and Miss Wisconsin 2018, Tianna Vanderhei, who was Miss Harbor Cities in 2016.

Vanderhei placed as a top 15 semi-finalist and was the winner of the preliminary Onstage Interview Award at the Miss America Competition this past September.  The show is open to the public and will feature special performances by current and past
titleholders, people’s choice voting and a drop raffle. Tickets are available at the door for $20 or in advance for $15 online at missharborcities.org. People’s choice voting is also available prior to the show on the website. More information is available on the website and Facebook.

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Mutts Gone Nuts Coming to CCC March 10th

Disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. And, this hilarious show, “Mutts Gone Nuts,” is coming to the Baileigh Industrial Marquee Season on Sunday, March 10. This special 3:30 p.m. matinee show delivers furry fun for the entire family and is endorsed by Lakeshore Humane Society and Port Cities Animal Hospital.

Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation that includes incredible high-flying frisbee dogs, tightwire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs, and of course, the one and only… Sammie the Talking Dog!

Audiences and media are raving about this show, that has sold out throughout the country!

“I laughed until I wept.” – Former First Lady, Barbara Bush

“Wow, that was strong!” – Former late night host and comedian, David Letterman

“A must see!” – The Washington Post

Since 1985, comedy duo Scott and Joan Houghton have brought their unique blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. They spent three years with country star Lee Greenwood at his theater in Tennessee and seven years as the featured comedy act at Dolly Parton’s Theaters in Branson, Orlando, and Myrtle Beach.

In 2005, the duo turned their attention to a creating a comedy dog act. Their nine amazing canine partners are all adopted from animal shelters and rescues. Mutts Gone Nuts is sure to unleash havoc and hilarity as the Houghtons attempt to match wits with their mischievous mutts in a family-friendly performance that is leaving audiences howling for more!

Mutts Gone Nuts mission and assurances: The show’s dogs were adopted from animal shelters or from rescue groups. The Houghtons use all positive, reward-based training methods, which means they reward and reinforce the behaviors that they want (with treats, toys, and praise) and they ignore the behaviors we don’t want.  They look for what their dogs like to do naturally, and cultivate those talents. In addition, living conditions for their four-legged stars are a priority, with their dogs traveling in large, padded, and climate controlled kennels for their safety when on tour. And, their dogs live indoors and are never kept outside in kennels. All are USDA APHIS (Animal Welfare) registered. And, all are incredibly talented and entertaining! Don’t miss this special matinee performance at the Capitol; it’s sure to be furry family fun for all.

IF YOU GO: $25 adult tickets and $15 student tickets (plus tax and fees). Doors at 2:30 p.m. and performance at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Visit with pooches from Lakeshore Humane Society in the lobby.