By Jimmy Carlton Sportswriter Published Feb 07, 2018 at 6:03 PM

This Saturday night, the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll is singing in Milwaukee. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will perform a live show from the Summerfest Stage at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena after the Admirals’ 7:30 p.m. game against the San Antonio Rampage, by far the highlight of the team’s 2018 concert series.

The show is free to attend with a ticket to the game. According to the Admirals, there are still a limited number of on-ice passes available, which cost $20 and allow exclusive access to watch the concert from directly in front of the stage. On-ice passes must be purchased in addition to a game ticket and are available at

The Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Famer’s appearance is the second of four shows in the 2018 Admirals Concert Series. Country music stars Brothers Osborne performed postgame on Jan. 19; fellow country music singer Hunter Hayes will play the Summerfest Stage on March 9 and pop stars All-Time Low will finish off the season on April 14. The concert series is sponsored by Toyota, Lee Jeans, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and Coors Light.

Fans can purchase tickets for the hockey-music doubleheader at the team’s office, located at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave, over the phone by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or clicking here. Tickets are also available at the Panther Arena and Milwaukee Theatre Box Office.

A singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress, Jett is best known as the frontwoman of the Blackhearts, with whom she became a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. She has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including classics like "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover."  

Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.

After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.

Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.