A Chef, a Comic & Rock’n’Roll
11 newly announced shows cover every kind of entertainment.
The Get Down
Thursday, December 31st – Turner Hall Ballroom – 9 p.m. Party – $60, $85 VIP Package
Milwaukees longest running soul and funk dance party is once again happening this New Years Eve. An all inclusive night comes with the ticket and a balloon drop at midnight included. Make sure your stomachs are empty and you have your dance shoes on because this event only comes along once a year. The all-inclusive package includes open (tap beer, retro tall boys, rail drinks), champagne toast, party favors, and ice bar/luge. The VIP package includes skip the line, complimentary coat check, commemorative laminate, premium VIP balcony and bar access, open bar, ice bar/luge, champagne toast and exclusive appetizer buffet.
Saturday, January 9th – Turner Hall Ballroom – 8 p.m. – $10
Since performing at a Milwaukee house party in 2013, GGOOLLDD has been very successful the past two years. With a nostalgic resemblance to the pop sound of the 80’s, mixed with modern rock, GOOLLDD is a very high energy band. The show will celebrate the release of the new EP For The Night.
Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich
Saturday, January 16th – The Pabst Theater – 7 p.m. Show – $45 Reserved
Host of television program Lidia’s Kitchen, Lidia Bastianich will discuss her new book Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to be a Great Italian Cook. Discussing successes and failures not only of cooking but also of her life, Bastianich is frank and entertaining, with appeal for all, whether you’re just a fan or an aspiring chef.
Josh Garrels & John Mark Macmillan
Friday, January 29th – Pabst Theater – 8 p.m. – $25 Reserved, $40 VIP
To perform songs about faith, spiritual singer-songwriters Josh Garrels & John Mark Macmillan come to Milwaukee on their The Revelators Tour. Blending hip-hop with folk and spirituality, the duo hope is out to inspire the younger generation on their journey.
Never Shout Never W/ Metro Station
Wednesday, February 3rd – The Rave – 6:30 p.m. – $20, $25 VIP Balcony
An indie rock band from Joplin, Missouri, Never Shout Never has released five full-lengh albums and nine EPs and will be performing songs from their new album Black Cat. The band has performed at many venues such as the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. In 2011 when their hometown was struck by a tornado, the band started a relief fund.
Thursday, March 3rd – Turner Hall Ballroom – 8 p.m. – $20
Bluesy, virtuoso rock n’ roll guitarist Anders Osborne left home at age sixteen, and hitchhiked and played music throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the U.S. He settled in New Orleans in 1985 and still calls Louisiana his home. With great songwriter performance skills, soulful vocals, and expert guitar skills, Osborne can captivate. Also featuring his special guests Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers.
Vinyl Theatre & Finish Ticket
Saturday, March 5th – The Rave – 7:30 p.m. – $15
Hailing from San-Francisco, the up-and-coming band Finish Ticket was recently signed by Atlantic Records, and makes music that falls between pop music and indie rock. Their debut album Tears You Apart was released in 2013 and features the single “Catch You on My Way Out”. Indie rock band from Milwaukee Vinyl Theatre will be performing as well.
Monday, February 15th – Turner Hall Ballroom – 8 p.m. Show – $15
New York rock band Parquet Corts released their debut album American Specialties in 2011, and have steadily gained attention since then.
In 2014, the band reached #55 on the Billboard albums chart with its third studio album, Sunbathing Animal. The band will be performing many new songs from the latest EP, Monastic Living, while on tour.
Thursday, March 10th – The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee – 8 p.m. Show – $14
Known for using an autoharp for performances, Canadian folk singer-songwriter Basia Bulat started performing a decade ago. Her singles “Snakes and Ladders”, “Little One” and “I Was a Daughter” have been playlisted on CBC Radio 3 while various tracks have received airplay on college radio in Canada and the U.S. Her third album Tall Tall Shadow was nominated for a 2014 Juno Award in the Adult Alternative Album of the Year category. This intimate setting should match her style nicely.
Friday, May 13th – The Pabst Theater – 8 p.m. – $55
The Grammy award-winning, angry-man comedian is headed to Milwaukee for a one night show at the Pabst. Black is on his new tour The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour and remains one of the legends of comedy.
Twenty One Pilots
Saturday, July 30th – BMO Harris Pavilion – 7 p.m. – $41 Pit or Bowl, $25.50 Rear Standing Room
Electropop duo consisting of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, Twenty One Pilots is coming to Milwaukee for their EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW tour. The band brings a mix of piano (sometimes an electronic keyboard or a keytar), synthesizer, drums (also mixed with electronic drums at tines), vocals, and occasionally ukulele. Their songs are poetry-based (written by Joseph and Dun). They will be performing music from their newest album Blurryface.
Tickets on sale for non eMembers Friday, November 6th @ 10 a.m. (Summerfest Box Office)