Community Events, Concert Announcements, Lakeshore News

Taste of Sheboygan Coming September 14th

Great food and more fun – TASTE SHEBOYGAN to benefit the United Way of Sheboygan County will take place in Fountain Park on Thursday, September 14 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.  This year’s event will feature something for the entire family including food, beverages, entertainment, and a visit from the United Way of Sheboygan County Business Champions.

10 restaurants, with unique and diverse menus from throughout the area, have agreed to participate.  Tasty tidbits from restaurants such as 8th Street Ale Haus, Paradigm, Black Pig, Ranieri’s Four of a Kind, Three Guys & a Grille, Sprechers Restaurant and Pub, The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Nicki’s Pizza and Jakes Roundabout Steakhouse will present a diverse food sampling.

To quench every thirst, beverages including soft drinks, beers and wines will be served in a specially designated area.

A variety of entertainment will perform throughout the evening starting with Buck Shot performing at 4:00 p.m., The Big Bass Trio from 7:00 – 9:45 p.m.  So it will be food, music, fun and much, much more.


The United Way of Sheboygan County Business Champions are key companies that support the efforts of United Way, and each of these companies have created life size characters that will be interacting with the guests at Taste, as well as participate in their first every event of Punt, Pass and Kick.  Companies participating are Sargento, Johnsonville, Vollrath, Kohler, Plastics Engineering and Rockline.


Randy Schwoerer, organizer of Taste Sheboygan to Benefit the United Way of Sheboygan County said, “I’m very excited about the diversity in food sampling presented this year at Taste and all the activities we have scheduled for the night.  This will be a memorable night of sharing and recognition.  This is also a major performance by The Big Bass Trio in Sheboygan and I know they will rock the park with their diverse and fun song list.”


Proceeds raised from TASTE SHEBOYGAN will go to benefit the United Way of Sheboygan County.  This funding is used to support 42 programs and 3 focus areas provided by 22 non-profit partner agencies. United Way is also the home of the Volunteer Center with more than 50 member agencies.


#nascar, Concert Announcements, Country News

Brickyard 400 Named After Brantley Gilbert

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be home to the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 on July 23.

Big Machine Label Group, which is the label home of Brantley as well as Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett, is the new title sponsor of the Brickyard 400. In addition, Brantley Gilbert will attend the race on July 23 and perform during a pre-race concert.

“Racing has always been part of Big Machine’s DNA, and we’re thrilled to partner with the world’s most iconic racing brands,” said Big Machine Label Group president/CEO Scott Borchetta.


Concert Announcements, Country News

Wynonna’s 2017 Tour Dates

Wynonna Judd is hitting the road again with her Roots & Revival Tour in 2017.

The tour will focus on elements of the past, present and future of Judd’s career, which has spanned more than three decades.

According to a press release, “Wynonna’s live shows are well known not only for the energy of her talented band, but also for the undeniable connection that she has with her audience. The show is part nostalgia, part comedy, and all rich, soulful music featuring Wynonna’s incomparable vocals.”


Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise 2017 Roots & Revival Tour Dates:

March 2 — Englewood, Fla. @ Englewood Event Center
March 3 — Ocala, Fla. @ Reilly Arts Center
March 4 — Mount Dora, Fla. @ Mount Dora Community Building
March 5 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
March 9 — Hopewell, Va. @ Beacon Theatre
March 10 — Elizabethtown, Ky. @ Historic State Theater
March 11 — Hiawassee, Ga. @ Anderson Music Hall
March 12 — Myrtle Beach, S.C. @ Calvin Gilmore Theater
Sept. 22 –Tiffin, Ohio @ Ritz Theatre
Sept. 24 — Jasper, Ind. @ Jasper Arts Center
Sept. 28 — Annapolis, Md. @ Rams Head On Stage
Sept. 29 — Keene, N.H. @ Colonial Theatre
Oct. 1 — Great Barrington, Mass. @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Oct. 6 — Salisbury, Mass. @ Blue Ocean Music Hall
Oct. 7 — York, Pa. @ The Pullo Center at Penn State York
Oct. 8  — Millville, N.J. @ Levoy Theatre
Oct. 9 Alexandria, Va. @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Oct. 13 — Des Moines, Iowa @ Hoyt Sherman Place
Oct. 14  — Naperville, Ill. @ Pfeiffer Hall
Oct. 19 — Clinton Township, Mich. @ Macomb Center For The Performing Arts
Oct. 20 — Cedarburg, Wis. @ Cedarburg Performing Arts Center


Community Events, Concert Announcements

Valentine’s Concert

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day by attending “Six Centuries of Love Songs,” a concert of music from the 16th century through the present,starting at 3 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The concert will feature Bella Voce Camerata, a Chicago-based professional choral ensemble,

in the college’s Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance.  All members of the Camerata are drawn from Bella Voce’s full ensemble.

From Renaissance madrigals to music of our time, the concert will celebrate love through the beauty of timeless song. The program will feature music by Thomas Morley, Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, W. A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, The Beatles, Billy Joel and Cold Play.

Bella Voce is an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Theatre & Music. Its repertoire and performance practices are rooted in the discipline of the English Renaissance and European Baroque traditions.

Since 1983, the ensemble has performed historically informed presentations of vocal works, whether well-known, rare or new. Audiences are invited to join Bella Voce in discovering artworks that have the power to lift up, move and transform them.

In 2004, Bella Voce received the prestigious American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Alice Parker Chorus America Award. The ensemble has recorded for Centaur, Harmonia Mundi, Narada and Cedille Records, and also has four self-produced CDs in release.

Bella Voce performs under the leadership of Andrew Lewis, artistic director. Bella Voce Cameratasingers include Laura Lynch, soprano; Kirsten Hedegaard, soprano; Sarah Ponder, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Dean, tenor; and Vince Wallace, bass.

Tickets to the Silver Lake College Artist Music Series concert are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (ages 55 and older) and $5 for students (ages 5-18). For ticket information, please visit the box office at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, call 920-686-6274 or visit


Photo caption:

Chicago-based Bella Voce Camerata will perform on Feb. 12 at Silver Lake College. Photo courtesy Bella Voce

Concert Announcements, Country News

New Brad Paisley Tour

Brad Paisley just announced that he will go on tour in 2016. The tour will be called the Life Amplified World Tour, and he will be joined by Tyler Farr, and Maddie & Tae. The closest he will come to the Manitowoc area will be Indianapolis on July 30th, and Clarkston, Michigan on July 31st. I don’t know about you all, but I would love to go to a Brad Paisley Concert. He looks like a lot of fun live. For a complete list of tour dates click here.

#hotcountry 921

Community Events, Concert Announcements, Lakeshore News

The Sing Off’s Street Corner Symphony to Play the Capitol

2013-UseThisOne-Color.jpgThe Capitol Civic Centre’s 2015-16 Baileigh Industrial Marquee Series officially wraps on Thursday, May 19, with the ultra-cool clear sounds of a cappella group Street Corner Symphony. Sure to be a hit with patrons of all ages, tickets start at $27 and the Capitol is offering special student tickets for $15 at the Box Office, with student I.D.

Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, and founded six years ago to compete in NBC’s all-vocal competition, The Sing-Off, Street Corner Symphony became internationally known in 2010 when they became runners up on the show’s second season. These southern gents quickly won over Sing-Off judges Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), and Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls), and millions of NBC primetime viewers! Their unique, laid-back-yet-dynamic style of a cappella proved to be a hit then and continues to entertain audiences today. Since their success on The Sing-Off, Street Corner Symphony has made their mark on the music world, recording albums, providing clinics for schools, giving benefits for cancer, performing across the country and around the world, and working with major artists including Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, and Take 6’s Claude McKnight.

“This is going to be so cool! How many concerts can be equally enjoyed by teenagers and their parents? These are highly recognized and polished talents, with a great big fun sound. It’s the best of today’s musical stylings,” shared Matthew Schliesman, Executive Director.

The six performing members of the group include three brothers: Jeremy, Jonathan, and Richie Lister, along with Adam Chance, Mark McLemore, and Kurt Zimmerman. Four of the six guys are the sons of ministers, which contributes to their natural ears for harmony as well as their playful sense of mischief, and all six of them have expertise in a wide variety of styles. This allows Street Corner Symphony to seamlessly move between most styles of music, feeling at home in all of them. Their repertoire covers a wide range…from gospel and barbershop to rock and pop…appealing to the young and old alike.

Tickets on sale 24/7 at or through the Capitol Box Office at (920) 683-2184 or in person at 913 S. 8 Street, Manitowoc.


Concert Announcements, Country News

Upcoming Concerts

April 22nd, 2016 – Rodney Atkins at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino/Northern Lights in Milwaukee

April 23rd, 2016 – Country Unplugged with Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan, and Mark Chesnutt will be at 5 and 8 pm at the Ho Chunk Casino in Wisconsin Dells

April 28th, 2016 – Brantley Gilbert will take his Black Out Tour to the Resch Center in Green Bay at 7 pm

April 29th, 2016 – Alan Jackson will be playing at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (formerly the US Cellular Arena)

May 3rd, 2016 – Carrie Underwood will take her Storyteller Tour to the Kohl Center in Madison at 7 pm

May 5th, 2016 – Carrie Underwood with Easton Corbin & The Swon Brothers at the Resch Center in Green Bay

May 13th, 2016 – Gary Allan will appear at the Ho Chunk Casino in Wisconsin Dells

June 16th – 19th, 2016 – Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin featuring Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Kip Moore, Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann, Frankie Ballard, Maddie & Tae, Phil Vassar, Neal McCoy, Old Dominion, Jana Kramer, Mo Pitney and more.

June 18th, 2016 – Kenny Chesney & Miranda Lambert’s Spread the Love Tour, with Little Big Town & Old Dominion, will appear at 5 pm at Miller Park in Milwaukee

June 25th, 2016 – Zac Brown Band will play Alpine Valley’s Music Theatre

July 1st, 2016 – Blake Shelton will play the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest

July 2nd – Chris Stapleton at the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest with Alabama Shakes

July 2nd – Randy Houser on the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Summerfest at 10:15 pm (free stage with general admission cost)

July 3rd – Tim McGraw at the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest with Kacey Musgraves & Ryan Kinder

July 7th, 2016 – Luke Bryan with Frankie Ballard will be appearing in the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest.  Tickets go on sale January 15th at 10 am and include Summerfest admission tickets.  Sales are through Ticketmaster.

July 21st, 2016 – Country Jam USA in Eau Claire – Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Colt Ford, The Cadillac Three and Jackson Michelson

July 22nd, 2016 – Country Jam USA in Eau Claire – Jake Owen, The Band perry, Eli Young Band, LoCash and Clare Dunn

July 23rd, 2016 – Country Jam USA in Eau Claire – Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, a Thousand Horses and two more acts TBA

October 5th, 2016 – Carrie Underwood at the BMO Harris Bradley Center