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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.

 

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Top 5 Things to Do on the Lakeshore This Weekend

Firefighters of the Town of Two Rivers 5th Annual Fish Boil will take place on Friday, July 27th from 4-8pm at the Town of Two Rivers Fire Department, 6525 Cty Hwy B in Shoto, $10 in advance or $11 at the door. There will be desserts, beverages and kids meals available. Carry out orders please call 920-901-0216. Join us for our 3rd Annual Silent Auction.

Relay for Life of the Lakeshore on Friday, July 27th at the Two Rivers High School, 4519 Lincoln Avenue, Two Rivers. Open to the Public. Log on to www.relayfrolife.org/lakeshorewi for more information.

Head to the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center’s Grand Opening July 28th & 29th from noon to 6 on Gass Lake Road, just outside Manitowoc.  Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids.  This world-class, interactive discovery center has been 8 years in the making and will focus on the diversity of Wisconsin agriculture within a framework of sustainable and responsible farming practices.  Wander through the 29,000 square foot discovery center with educational displays and hands-on learning opportunities…visit the birthing barn where you may even see a calf being born… and top off the day by stopping by the cafe, ice cream counter & country store, featuring Wisconsin products.

The Sheboygan County Humane Society is having a pet mobile adoption at the Petsmart located at 4013 Highway 28 on July 28th from 11 am to 2 pm. Same day adoptions and name your own adoption fee for all cats 1 year and older. Hope to see you there. For more information please cal 458-2012 or email info@myschs.com

The Music in the Park concert at Harbor Park in Kewaunee will feature Frank’s Dinner Theatre on July 29th, a humorous variety show with many guest appearances from 5 to 7:30 pm. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket & beverages and enjoy a few hours of music. Local organizations may be selling food on select dates. The rain location is Lakehaven Hall (a sign will be posted in the gazebo).

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The 2018 Kids from Wisconsin Troupe Will Shine the Light On 50 Years!

The Kids from Wisconsin Will Shine the Light on 50 Years as they perform all summer in over 35 hometowns across the state and twice daily at the Wisconsin State Fair.  The Plymouth Arts Center is proudly presenting this production at the Plymouth High School Auditorium, 125 Highland Avenue, Plymouth on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available now. This year’s show theme, “Shine the Light,” will feature music performed since the inception of the Kids from Wisconsin. Some of the KIDS all-time audience favorites will be featured along with 5 decades of Broadway. KIDS will Shine the light on our past 50 years while lighting the way for the next 50. In their 50th season, the KFW will have performed for approximately 10 million across Wisconsin and the Midwest, with great entertainment by some of Wisconsin’s most talented performers ages 15-20. The revue is produced in collaboration with some of the best writers, arrangers, and choreographers across the country. A free afternoon outreach program, “Realize Your Dream,” for children ages 7-14 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm will also be presented at the Plymouth High School. Pre-registration is required.

Get your tickets now! Visit the Plymouth Arts Center Box Office at 520 East Mill St., Plymouth, WI Tues-Fri. 10am to 4pm, OR go online: www.plymoutharts.org, call (920) 892-8409. Reserved tickets in advance and at the door are:  $12 for ages 18 and under; $16 for Adults; (tax included.) The Plymouth High School Box office will open at 6pm (one hour before showtime.) For handicap accommodations, please call the Plymouth Arts Center office.  More information on the Kids from Wisconsin can be found on their website: www.kidsfromwisconsin.org

INTRODUCING THE 2018 PLYMOUTH HOMETOWN SHOW:

It is a privilege and honor to any community and its arts program to have a student be chosen to take part in the professional performance experience of a KID. Alex Turicik, a 3rd year hometown KID from Plymouth will be joined by Bridget Bullard, a performance student from Kohler, who will celebrate her hometown show in Plymouth along with Alex.  How exciting it is that Sheboygan County has quality arts programs within their school and communities that help foster and grow talented artists.   The Plymouth Show is generously sponsored by: The Sartori Company, Masters Gallery, Sargento, Kathy and Paul Sartori, and Bank First National.  PAC’s Media Sponsor is 1420am the Breeze Radio Station.

 Alex Turicik is excited to join KIDS for his third summer as principal guitarist! Alex will finish his junior year at Plymouth High School in June. He is a part of many groups in the area, such as PHS Jazz 1 Ensemble and Pit Band, Momentum Show Choir, UW-Sheboygan Jazz band, Lakeland University Pit Band, and many more. He also shares the stage with his dad and family in The FlamingOs. Alex thanks you for coming to the show and for joining in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Kids from Wisconsin!

Bridget Bullard is thrilled to represent Kohler in her second season as a principal singer/dancer. She will be completing her sophomore year in high school in June and is most looking forward to State Fair fun and meeting many KIDS alumni. Recently, Bridget played Mayzie LaBird in Seussical the Musical. She also performed at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Vocal Arts Festival and Young Musical stars’ 8th season at the Stefanie H. Weill Center. Bridget is beyond grateful to the KIDS organization for helping her grow as a performer and a person. She is proud to share with others the motto she learned from KIDS last year, “You are enough” and worked to spread this message in her hometown with the #youareenoughproject.

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Metro Jam 2018

MIies Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts.jpgThis being our 40th year of Metro Jam we have assembled the most solid line-up yet! Saturday will feature two great American bands that embody the full spectrum of decades of great rock n’ roll rolled up into a unique spectrum of sounds that each act can truly call their own! Heralding from just south of the Wisconsin border in Rockford, IL is Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, and coming from the Mile High City of Denver is Strange Americans. The Rusted Hearts will be going on at 7:00 just before this year’s Saturday evening headliner. Opening for Miles will be Strange Americans at 5:30 pm on June 16th at Metro Jam.

Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic ‘60s soul. Claiming influences as diverse as Otis Redding’s classic soul and Jellyfish’s cult power pop recordings, Nielsen has thus far released two albums – his debut in 2009 as a solo artist, and then his sophomore album in 2012 as Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts – to critical acclaim and an ever-growing fan base. The Rusted Hearts’ hot streak has continued with their most recent LP, Heavy Metal.

Heavy Metal blends the country-esque drawl and growling guitars of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with the subtly sensual undercurrent of Ray Charles. Vocal harmonies present throughout the album recall Fleetwood Mac as strongly as they bring to mind the very first doo wop groups. But despite The Rusted Hearts’ readily apparent influences, the result of these combined roots is a singular sound that readily distinguishes the band from its peers.

As Miles Nielsen explains, “Most of my childhood was spent on a tour bus traveling across the country with Cheap Trick…” where the idea that songwriting is “a way for me to meld the world of dreams and real life.” An auspicious beginning that resulted in a musical brew Miles calls “Beatle-esque Cosmic Americana”. A rich and layered sound that seamlessly blends Alternative Country and Blue-Eyed Soul, some Pop and Rock, and Tin Pan Alley song-craft. Miles Nielsen The Rusted Hearts combine their sonic forebears into a style that’s entirely theirs, resulting in songs that boast layers upon layers of complexity under their irresistible surfaces. Don’t miss this dose of Cosmic Americana when Miles Nielsen takes the stage from 7:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday evening, June 16th at Metro Jam.

Strange Americans.jpegStrange Americans

Saturday June 16th; 5:30 – 6:30

It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s Americana rock and roll and it’s something that Denver’s Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse, like a hot rod mechanic bringing back an old barn find. They play the kind of music that the Carhartt-wearing, hard-working, industrial beer-drinking, regular Americans would listen to — the ones who could end up on an episode of TV’s Dirty Jobs.

In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straight-forward, no frills rock and roll, and a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, but presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it. This Denver five-piece let their influences fly and mix in their own style, creating a sound that bridges the gap between alternative rock and the roots of the genre. They have also earned a strong Wisconsin fan base playing Appleton’s Mile of Music festival the last three years. To date Strange Americans have three full-length records; Royal Battle (2012), That Kind of Luster (2014), and Borrow You, Brother (2017). Strange Americans has enjoyed participating in music scenes from Colorado to Oregon to New York, making many friends along the way. Plan on catching the buzz on these Americana roots rockers when Strange Americans hit the stage from 5:30 – 6:30 pm Saturday, June 16th at Metro Jam.

As you know by now we have The Koch Marshall Trio Featuring guitarist Greg Koch headlining Friday evening from 7:00 – 9:30, with the Erin Krebs Quartet opening the festival from 5:30 – 6:30 on June 15th!

And we still have six more incredible Saturday acts to announce…including our 40th year headliner!

metrojam.jpgMetro Jam, now in its 40th year, will be held on the MetroStage in downtown Manitowoc’s Washington Park, on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, 2018. As always, this FREE two day event features an array of national, regional and local acts covering a full spectrum of musical styles including jazz, blues, folk, alt-country, Americana, classic rock and original rock. The festival is a partnership with The Manitowoc Jaycees. This free concert is made possible due to support from our presenting sponsors Baileigh Industrial, Prevea Health, Cher-Make Sausage and media partners WOMT/WQTC Q-102/ Lake 98.1 and Weekend: The Herald Times Reporter.

Watch for festival updates at www.metrojam.org and visit us for up to the moment news on Facebook!

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Music for the Cure

Music is the Cure was started 4 years ago to help out a local musician who was battling cancer.  His fellow band members and many other musicians in the area decided to show their support by doing what they do best. Thirteen bands got together and put on a show to raise money to help cover expenses and get his family through that difficult time.

The second year, eleven bands played and the money raised was donated to another local musician’s family member who was suffering from MS and the aftermath of a horrible stroke. As the event started growing, more and more people were asking about the next year. They wanted to know who was playing, who the event would benefit, and what they could do to help.

For the third year, seven bands donated their time and the money was donated to a single mother who needed a bone marrow transplant. In the third year, we also started taking sponsors to help grow the event and provide more entertainment.

Last year we had six bands including 2 national bands. The money raised went for Nick’s Fight. Nick is a teenager in our community who had to receive chemo treatments. Portions of the proceeds also went to Adam Brey, another individual in our community who was undergoing treatment, and the TREG Foundation, a non-profit organization funded by Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group that donates to local charities throughout the year.

MITC is in its 5th year and has also taken it another step by becoming a registered non profit organization and obtained it’s 501(C)3 status. We have also taken on more sponsors and are looking to make this year the biggest event yet. We have eight local bands and it will be held at City Limits in Manitowoc on February 10th. Door will open at 3pm and the music will start at 4pm. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We look forward to an amazing event and raising more money to help out local charities and families in need!

Some of our sponsors include: Hatchet Promotions, Loud Noises Audio, Coldwell Banker TREG, Two Rivers Clothing, In Tune Guitar Pics, Razor 94.7FM, Nelson Sign, Burbey CPA and more being added.

 

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Silver Lake College presents senior oboe and piano recital on Jan. 13

Katherine Sohn.jpgThe Silver Lake College Department of Music will present the senior oboe and piano recital of student Katherine Sohn at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

Sohn is a student in the studios of Zachary Pulse and Dr. Diana Shapiro, who will play piano accompaniment. The recital, which will include works by Tchaikovsky and Chopin, is free and open to the public.

Sohn, a 2013 graduate of Howards Grove High School, is studying general, choral and instrumental music at Silver Lake College.

She has participated in numerous ensembles, including singing in the Silver Lake Chorale and Silver lake Concert Choir, playing oboe in the Silver Lake Wind Ensemble, playing clarinet and baritone saxophone in the Silver Lake Jazz Ensemble, and participating in the Silver Lake Handbell Ensemble and Opera Workshop.