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Turner Hall Ballroom [edit]
1040 N. 4th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 286-3663
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Constructed in 1882, Turner Hall began as a showplace for the panoramic painters and other German immigrant artists who dominated the Milwaukee art scene until the 1920s and throughout the early 1900s. It is the only building in Milwaukee that currently holds the three following honorary architectural and historical designations: a National Landmark, a listing on the National Registry of Historic Places, and a local Historical Landmark. Located in the heart of downtown, across from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the two-story, 7,000 - plus square foot Ballroom is a central hub for a vast array of events in Milwaukee.
Upcoming events

Feb. 6, 2016
Steely Dane - The Music of Steely Dan

Winner of the 2015 MAMA award for best cover band, Steely Dane is dedicated to not only faithfully reproducing the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook, but to bringing an energetic live-show experience to the crowd. 20 of Dane County’s best jazz and rock musicians have banded together around their passion for Steely Dan music, playing in the same configuration as the Steely Dan touring band including a four piece horn section and three background singers. Shows consist of hits and deep cuts and sometimes even complete albums and are sure to have you out of your seats singing along. Thousands loved Steely Dane at Summerfest and Jazz In The Park in 2015 – now’s your chance to see them in a classic setting at Turner Hall Ballroom! From “Kid Charlemagne” to “My Old School” Steely Dane brings you the hits and deep cuts.

Feb. 11, 2016 - Feb. 11, 2016
The Moth Milwaukee GrandSLAM III: NOW OR NEVER

7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Stories begin The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell Stories of No Turning Back, Seizing the Day, Dares and Double Dares, Psyching Yourself Up, Striking While the Iron is Hot or simply, What the Hell, May as Well. The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth's Milwaukee GrandSLAM Story Champion. TICKETS:

Feb. 12, 2016
Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, are marked by soaring soundscapes, orchestral dynamics, and breathtakingly beautiful film loops.

Rightfully give them the reputation for mesmerizing live shows that are a full aural tidal wave of sound and vision.

Feb. 13, 2016
Jim Norton

American comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor, Jim Norton is the co-host of The Opie with Jim Norton Show on Sirius XM Radio and currently has 3 one-hour comedy specials available on Hulu. He has regularly guest-starred on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Louie, and Inside Amy Schumer.

Feb. 14, 2016
Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins: Singer/Actor/Poet/Activist/Raconteur and one of the most thought provoking individuals of our time returns to Turner Hall for a unique and engaging night of spoken word.

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