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Kids From Wisconsin will be Live! In Living Color in 2020 and Still Accepting Audition Applications

2020_SocialMedia_1 (002)The curtain opens in June and closes in August with over 60 performances of “Live! In Living Color”. The tour will take the group over 7000 miles this summer. The Broadway style performance will take a look at some of the greatest live music venues throughout the history of this country and the musical artists that helped define their legacy’s. The Ed Sullivan Theater, Caesars Palace, The Grand Ole Opry, House of Blues, and Broadway just to name a few.

22 Singer/Dancers and a 14-piece show band will be selected to perform professionally this summer. Talented and serious performing students, ages 15-20 may still apply online for the opportunity to audition.  Auditions will be held February 21 through March 1. Audition information and an online application can be found on the audition webpage.

Walk-on slots are available, although it is advised to apply online before these dates.

February 21 – Eau Claire / February 22 – Madison / February 29 to March 1 – Milwaukee

Join us this summer as “Live! In Living Color” takes the stage in a Hometown near you. Ticket and show information are on the tour page of the website.

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Brantley Gilbert Takes It Local While on Tour

For his upcoming Fire’t Up Tour, Brantley Gilbert is partnering with Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) to purchase a selection of products for catering on each concert stop, spotlighting the value locally sourced meats, dairy and produce can make on each community.

… Bringing things full circle on tour, Brantley is also associating with Musically Fed, a non-profit that distributes excess food each night to organizations tackling hunger in each market.

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Rascal Flatts Farewell Tour

Rascal Flatts is stepping away from touring. The guys posted on social media Tuesday: “When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter. As we head out on the Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is a Highway Tour, there is no sadness. Just new chapters, new journeys, and new beginnings.”

Rascal Flatts’ Farewell: Life Is a Highway Tour kicks off in Indianapolis on June 11 and runs through October 17 when it wraps up with a final show in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The group is also planning to release new music in 2020.

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Eric Church Brings in the Cash on Tour

Eric Church’s Double Down Tour was tops in country in 2019, bringing in $65 million over 48 shows and playing for more than 718,000 fans. Eric was followed on the list by Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and George Strait. It’s interesting to note that George brought in $46 million over nine shows while everyone else in the top five played more than 40 dates.

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Lakeshore Wind Ensemble announces 2019-2020 season with several special guest artists

Members of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (conductor Prof. Marc Sackman) and the Lakeshore Big Band, (Paul Sucherman, conductor) celebrate the 36th concert season of LWE, by sharing the stage with several guest artists throughout the season:

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
The first concert will feature the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and other masters of music of the mid century. Lawrence University Professor of Tuba, Marty Erickson, will join LWE to perform Vaughan Willams’ Concerto for Tuba, in addition to English Folk Song Suite and Flourish for Wind Band. Also on the program will be works by Bela Bartok, Vincent Persichetti and Paul Hindemith.

Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Plan an exciting Friday evening of romance, love found (and lost!). Guests are invited to bring someone they love, and share songs like My Romance, Isn’t It Romantic, Fever…and more! Aerialist Linda DiRaimondo will wow guests as she performs above the stage along with special guests—the Manitowoc Roncalli High School Jazz Band.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
LWE hosts its traditional Festival of Christmas with holiday favorites including The Saints’ Hallelujah, David Bourgeois narrating T’was the Night Before Christmas and help from the Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir. The program is narrated by WFRV-TV anchorman Tom Zalaski.

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
The LWE will present music of Vienna and the Strauss family, including Overture from Fledermaus, Kaiserwaltz, Thunder and Lightening Polka, and Radetzky March. Expect a good time with the LBB as Anything Goes! The audience will be treated to tunes from the Big Band era with movie music and everything in between. Vocalists David Bourgeois and Kim Hofmann will join the band on Somewhere Out There. Guest LBB Conductor Chris Woller will share a trumpet solo with the band on Roy Eldridge’s Rockin’ Chair.

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
LWE will have music by Mozart and feature the winners of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association Young Artist Competition.

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Spring brings crazy weather along the Lakeshore and “Spring Fever” for the April concert. Enjoy selections such as Stormy Weather, Blue Skies, Here’s That Rainy Day, and I’ll Remember April. Enjoy special guests Manitowoc Lincoln High School Jazz Band.

 

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
The Capitol Civic Center Community Chorale directed by Jim and Susie Miller will share their beautiful voices in celebration of our nation during the May concert.

 

For details on performances and scholarship program, please view website: www.LakeshoreWindEnsemble.org. For tickets: cccshows.org or call the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office 920-683-2184.

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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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The Highwaymen Coming to Capitol Civic Centre

Highwaymen promo photo.jpgThe next offering in the Baileigh Industrial Marquee Season, “The Highwaymen Live,” is a musical tribute to perhaps the greatest country music super-group in history, who traveled the world, performing country music for millions of fans. Don’t miss this special matinee performance stop on The Highwaymen Live tour, Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3:30 p.m., at the Capitol Civic Centre.

Audiences will watch in amazement as each song, one hit after another, is sung just as if they were seeing the original band perform. This 90-minute country music tribute show is full of hits like “Ring of Fire,” “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys,” and “On the Road Again.”

The Highwaymen are:

Michael Moore as Willie Nelson was born and raised in McKinney, Texas. His passion for Willies’s music came at an early age.

Moore shares, “I can remember hearing his music coming out of my grandmother’s old AM radio.” I knew that there was something unique about Willie Nelson. Nelson’s voice and unusual style of phrasing are hard to match.”

Through many years of study and about a million “Whiskey Rivers” later, Moore’s ability to capture the country music legend’s voice and style are considered by many to be the best in the world. Moore is also an accomplished guitar player and performs all of the guitar parts played by Nelson in his shows. Moore has performed his Willie tribute show throughout the USA as a solo artist and also with several top tribute shows including Cavalcade Of Stars, Mirror Image, Memories Theatre, and Superstars Live in Concert, a BC Entertainment, Inc. production.

August Manley as Waylon Jennings is a Tacoma, Washington native. Being raised on country music in the mid-seventies laid the perfect foundation for what would later become the Nation’s premier Waylon Jennings tribute. Since 2005, Manley has been bringing the finest moments of country music back to Waylon’s vast number of fans, as well as providing thousands of newcomers to Waylon’s music, performed live.

Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash has been thrilling audiences for many years with his dynamic stage presence, vocal quality, and impressive vocal range. Bauer started his musical path in Minneapolis, Minn. where he thrilled audiences with his quality performances and competing in and winning many talent contests. In 1985 Bauer won the Minnesota State Fair talent contest, 1st place from a field of over 800 contestants. His performance got attention and landed him his first contract to perform with a 40-piece orchestra every night of the 1986 State Fair. In the 1990s he performed on TNN’s “Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup,” was the opening act for Leann Rimes, and entertained thousands in Branson Mo. His Tribute to Johnny Cash has taken him all across the U.S. Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia. Bauer starred in a segment of AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.”

Catch Moore, Manley, and Bauer as The Highwaymen Live, at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26.

 

If you go:

The Highwaymen Live!

Saturday, Jan. 26 | 2:30 p.m. doors | 3:30 p.m. show

Capitol Civic Centre, 913 S. 8TH Street, Downtown Manitowoc

Reserved seating: $34 and $38 plus tax and fees

Purchase at cccshows.org, via phone at 920-683-2184, or in person at the box office.