Concerts

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State Fair reschedules Brothers Osborne Main Stage show for 2021

Published July 1, 2020

Here's a bit of normalcy in this abnormal times: a concert announcement! Today's announcement comes courtesy of the Wisconsin State Fair, which will bring Brothers Osborne to its Main Stage in 2021 after having to cancel this year.

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FM 102/1 announces 24-hour radiothon to support local venues

Published June 26, 2020

FM 102/1 will host a 24-hour radiothon starting Friday, July 10th to raise funds for Milwaukee's local independent music venues The Pabst Theater Group, The Rave/Eagles Club, Shank Hall, The Cactus Club and The Cooperage.

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The story behind the oldest Milwaukee concert listed on Setlist.fm

Published June 4, 2020

While doing some research on setlist.fm, which lists concert performances and their set lists, I decided - on a whim - to see the earliest show listed for Milwaukee. I was not expecting the result to be a pair of 1851 performances by acclaimed English operatic soprano Anna Bishop at Gardiner's Hall on Wisconsin and Water.

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Chris Stapleton moves Summerfest headliner gig to next year

Published May 18, 2020

Another week, another Summerfest headliner eschewing this current unknown year for the hopefully sunnier days of 2021 - this time, it's country music star Chris Stapleton, who today announced his Big Gig show will fall on July 8, 2021.

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Support concert venues with #ReviveLiveMKE

Published May 12, 2020

Just today, The Pabst Theater Group launched #ReviveLiveMKE. The new series kicks off this Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. with a live stream performance of new songs and special covers by indie rock artist Japanese Breakfast.

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Dave Matthews Band postpones Summerfest gig until 2021

Published May 4, 2020

Dave Matthews Band today announced that, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all of its summer dates for 2020 have been postponed until 2021 - including its Big Gig show, now scheduled for July 1 next year.