By Meghan and CJ Chomeau, Special to OnMilwaukee   Published Aug 10, 2018 at 3:56 PM

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The Avett Brothers are returning to Milwaukee for not one, but two shows! They are playing at the Riverside Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12, with each show starting at 8 p.m. – and sure to be a packed house.

Price of admission

Saturday is SOLD OUT, but it’s not too late to buy from a third party like StubHubVividSeats or SeatGeek. On StubHub, you’ll find single tickets starting at $88 and a pair starting at $100 each.

There are still seats available for Sunday with tickets ranging from $49.50 to $69.50. Click here to act fast. There is a low ticket alert for this event.

The Pabst Theater Group is the only official source for tickets at any of its venues and is not liable for invalid tickets purchased via third-party ticketing sites, auction sites, classifieds or any ticket broker.  

Why you can’t miss it

Brothers Scott and Seth Avett started the Avett Brothers in 2000. A folk-rock band hailing from Concord, North Carolina, they might not sound unique at first blush. However, it only takes a single listen to one of their nine studio albums to hear the bluegrass, punk and pop influences mixed in their sound.

Earlier this year, they released the HBO documentary "May It Last," which is good enough to make borrowing your brother’s friend’s sister’s account worth it to watch. It gives a glimpse into the brothers’ family and relationship, which stops at nothing short of endearing. At the beginning of the documentary Scott, the older of the two brothers, sheds light on their upbringing: "But we just kinda grew up thinking everybody wants to hear about it. They must. Don’t they want to know how I feel?"

This attitude creates lyrics with standout honesty. They have a knack for sharing their experience with the good, the bad, and the end of life in a way that is still relatable.

Song starter pack

The Hit: "I and Love and You"

This song launched The Avett Brothers into mainstream music. It was released in 2009 as the title track to their album produced by legend Rick Rubin.   

B-Side Beauty: "Slight Figure of Speech"

Starting off as a high-energy number, the song continues to build as it moves into what can only be described as the most epic rap in folk-rock history. It will leave you wondering how Scott gets all those words out in a single breath.

Can’t Wait to See it Live: "February Seven"

"February Seven" describes a love story from rock bottom up. It is the definition of pretty, and the lyrics display this much better than I can: "I went on the search for something true./I was almost there when I met you./Sooner then my fate was wrote." Add in beautiful instrumentals, and you will find yourself playing this song on repeat.