Kings of Leon headlines second day of Summerfest
Summerfest announced that Kings of Leon will headline day two of Summerfest on June 25.
State Fair adds Casting Crowns and Justin Moore to main stage lineup
This afternoon, the Wisconsin State Fair announced two more main stage shows: contemporary Christian rockers Casting Crowns and country singer-songwriter Justin Moore.
Manilow's BMO Harris Bradley Center gig rescheduled for March 2
Bad news for Barry Manilow fans. This afternoon, the classic crooner announced that he was rescheduling three shows on his current "One Last Time!" tour, including his upcoming gig at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The show - once scheduled for tomorrow evening - will now be Monday, March 2, at the same time, 7:30 p.m.
Dietrich jazzes up an old genre
Jazz and youth are not mutually exclusive. Twenty-six-year-old jazz trumpeter and Wisconsin native, Paul Dietrich, is proof of that.
Boston will open 2015 Wisconsin State Fair
It was only a matter of time before the Wisconsin State Fair joined Summerfest in naming its big musical acts for 2015, and today, the wait ended. This morning, State Fair announced that classic rockers Boston will hit the main stage on the fair's opening night on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Does deWaart's departure create a "Mozart in the Jungle" moment?
Amazon Prime's "Mozart in the Jungle" is the exact reason why today's news from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announcing that music director Edo de Waart will step down is so very interesting.
Bon Iver and 40 other bands announced for Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires Festival
Grammy-winning, Eau Claire-based Bon Iver, led by Justin Vernon, will play its first show in three years at the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which is co-curated by Vernon and Aaron Dessner of The National.
Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes top BMO Harris Pavilion's first 2015 show
The pavilion announced this morning that it will kick off its non-Big Gig summer slate of concerts with a visit from the Last Summer on Earth 2015 tour, featuring the Barenaked Ladies, Milwaukee's own Violent Femmes and Colin Hay.
The Replacements announce Milwaukee tour stop in May
The original alternative rock band The Replacements is returning to Milwaukee this spring, bringing the group's "Back By Unpopular Demand" tour to The Rave on Saturday, May 2.
Ed Sheeran announced as the fourth Summerfest Marcus headliner
This afternoon, Summerfest announced its latest Marcus Amphitheater headliner, pulled straight off the Grammys stage last night: English pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who will hit the Big Gig on Friday, July 3.
Milwaukee's Pawelski, Smythe and Cooley nab Grammys
When the 57th Grammy Awards were presented Sunday night in sunny California, at least three Milwaukee-area folks claimed the coveted prizes.
Bradley Center adds Imagine Dragons gig in June
It appears the love story between Milwaukee and Imagine Dragons will unsurprisingly get another chapter. The Top 40 rockers announced today that they are returning to Milwaukee, bringing their "Smoke + Mirrors Tour" to town this summer for a show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday, June 13.
Rockers rejoice! Europe, Black Star Riders and Randy Bachman set for NLT
Heads up headbangers. Milwaukee will be one of only three cities (two tiny little places called Chicago and New York are the others) to see the fantastic double bill of '80s hair-metal heroes Europe ("The Final Countdown") and the amazing new band Black Star Riders (with former members of Thin Lizzy).
Wisconsin Area Music Industry 2015 awards show set for April
The winners and nominees of the 35th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards will be saluted, alongside a remarkable slate of special Hall of Fame honorees, at the upcoming Awards Show returning to Milwaukee on Apr. 19 at Turner Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
Summerfest announces Keith Urban as its third headliner
Country fans have even more reason to look forward to this year's edition of Summerfest. First, Florida Georgia Line was announced as Marcus Amphitheater headliners. Now, Keith Urban has been named as the Big Gig's third headliner.
Inaugural Arte Para Todos music event announces a flurry of local talent
The brand new event is a weekend-long local music extravaganza running from Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1, with 70 bands and 15 artists spread across three neighborhoods -- Bay View, Riverwest and the East Side -- and 15 venues. If that sounds cool, its motives (besides providing a ton of music) are even more so.
Riverside announces Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens shows
This morning, the Riverside Theater announced two new shows coming to town this spring: Sufjan Stevens and Death Cab for Cutie.
Mötley Crüe schedules another final Milwaukee show on Aug. 7
For any Mötley Crüe fans who missed the rock band's goodbye tour when it rolled through Summerfest last year, you've been given one more shot. The band is returning for one final show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Aug. 7, accompanied once again by special guest Alice Cooper.
Summerfest and ReverbNation launch free artist submission platform
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation today announced a three-year agreement commencing with Summerfest 2015. This strategic alliance makes ReverbNation the exclusive online submission platform for musical artists interested in performing at Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival."
Vince Gill and friends return to Milwaukee Theatre
Vince Gill will share the Milwaukee Theatre stage with Ashley Monroe, Charlie Worsham and daughter Jenny Gill at 8 p.m. on March 22.
Dave Matthews Band announces two Alpine shows
Dave Matthews Band will play two back-to-back shows this summer at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26. The 2015 tour kicks off on Tuesday, May 12 in Austin, Texas.
Rock legends Crosby Stills & Nash play May 3 at Riverside Theater
Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced tour dates in Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore in March, followed by their only US tour dates for 2015 in April and May.
MSO will take over The Pabst Theater in May for two weekends of Beethoven
This morning, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced that it will take over The Pabst Theater for two long weekends in May for a bevy of Beethoven.
Milwaukee music loses a pair of veterans
A couple friends have notified me in recent days of the passing of two veteran Milwaukee musicians. In November and December, rocker Roland Stone and jazzman Sammy Armato passed away.
Field Report gifts listeners new track, "On Christmas Eve"
Christmas has come early for fans of Field Report. The Milwaukee-based band premiered a new track called "On Christmas Eve" this morning on Paste Magazine's website.