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January, 2017

January 14, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist, and John Dudzik, accordionist.

January 28, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist, and John Dudzik, accordionist.

January 30, 6 to 8 p.m. - Open Acoustic Music Jam at Greenfield Public Library, Community Room, 5310 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele or any other unplugged instruments you have and bring them to the Greenfield Library Community Room for our second Open Acoustic Music Jam. Bring some friends and play with fellow community members. Can't fit your piano throough the door? Play ours. Can't play? Stomp and sing along. Let's make some great music together. No registration is required and the event is free. Philip Spitzer, Reference Librarian, 414-321-9595 X116.


February, 2017

February 11, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist.

February 11, 7 p.m. - Milwaukee Festival Brass concert Top Brass at Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center, Pius XI High School, 135 N. 76th St., Milwaukee. Dawn Williams, 262-309-9333.

February 25, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist.

February 27, 6 to 8 p.m. - Open Acoustic Music Jam at Greenfield Public Library, Community Room, 5310 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele or any other unplugged instruments you have and bring them to the Greenfield Library Community Room for our second Open Acoustic Music Jam. Bring some friends and play with fellow community members. Can't fit your piano throough the door? Play ours. Can't play? Stomp and sing along. Let's make some great music together. No registration is required and the event is free. Philip Spitzer, Reference Librarian, 414-321-9595 X116.


March, 2017

March 3 - 5, 7:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Metroplotan Voices at Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee. Tickets, 414-278-0765.

March 11, noon to 1:30 p.m. - Enjoy the music of Rich Regent, clarinetist and John Dudzik, accordionist. Inside the Blum Coffee Garden, 4930 W. Loomis Rd., Greenfield. Free, plenty of seating and parking. Info 414-282-4220.

March 18, 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist.

March 24 - 26, 7:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Metroplotan Voices at 10th Street Theatre, Milwaukee. Tickets, 414-278-0765.

March 25, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist, and John Dudzik, accordionist.

March 27, 6 to 8 p.m. - Open Acoustic Music Jam at Greenfield Public Library, Community Room, 5310 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele or any other unplugged instruments you have and bring them to the Greenfield Library Community Room for our second Open Acoustic Music Jam. Bring some friends and play with fellow community members. Can't fit your piano throough the door? Play ours. Can't play? Stomp and sing along. Let's make some great music together. No registration is required and the event is free. Philip Spitzer, Reference Librarian, 414-321-9595 X116.


April, 2017

April 22, 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist.

April 24, 6 to 8 p.m. - Open Acoustic Music Jam at Greenfield Public Library, Community Room, 5310 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele or any other unplugged instruments you have and bring them to the Greenfield Library Community Room for our second Open Acoustic Music Jam. Bring some friends and play with fellow community members. Can't fit your piano throough the door? Play ours. Can't play? Stomp and sing along. Let's make some great music together. No registration is required and the event is free. Philip Spitzer, Reference Librarian, 414-321-9595 X116.

April 29, 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist.

April 29, 3:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Festival Brass Impressions of New Zealand concert at Concordia University, Chapel of Christ Triumphant, 12800 N Lake Shore Dr., Mequon. Dawn Williams, 262-309-9333.

April 30, 2 p.m. - Spirit of the Lakes Chorus>/a> presents A Cappella Then and Now at Monte Carlo Room, Elkhorn. Roberta Zess.


May, 2017

May 12 - 14, 18 - 21, 7:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Metroplotan Voices at Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee. Tickets, 414-278-0765.

May 13, 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist.

May 16, 12:30 p.m. - Zablocki Public Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Av., Milwaukee. The Regent Band consists of Rich Regent, clarinetist, and John Dudzik, accordionist and vocalist. Music Is Fun, is a new educational music program developed by Rich and John. A musical term is briefly described, then immediately put into musical examples, and finally performed in a tune. Everyone in the audience has fun participating and learning. Hear a mix of improvising skills and entrancing harmony which combine to energize jazz, tangos, Polkas, dazzle Dixieland, play danceable waltzes or create emotional blues.

May 21, 4 p.m. - Lakeshore Symphonic Band - 2017 Young Artist Competition Winner, Greta Schwartz, will perform the third movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, K622. Karen Wachholz, 262-416-7203, Cedarburg.

May 22, 6 to 8 p.m. - Open Acoustic Music Jam at Greenfield Public Library, Community Room, 5310 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele or any other unplugged instruments you have and bring them to the Greenfield Library Community Room for our second Open Acoustic Music Jam. Bring some friends and play with fellow community members. Can't fit your piano throough the door? Play ours. Can't play? Stomp and sing along. Let's make some great music together. No registration is required and the event is free. Philip Spitzer, Reference Librarian, 414-321-9595 X116.

May 22, 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Call 414-336-1111. Free admission. Live music with Rich Regent, jazz clarinetist.


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July, 2017

July 29 and 30, 6 p.m. - Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1661 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Hannah Pardee, 414-277-8480.


August, 2017

August - Milwaukee Metroplotan Voices. Tickets, 414-278-0765.


September, 2017


October, 2017


November, 2017


December, 2017


2018

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Festivals, 2017

  • A La Carte - August, local and national acts entertain on seven stages, Milwaukee County Zoo, 414-256-5412.
  • A Taste of Summer - June, at Waukesha County Expo Center. Over 50 acts on 3 stages: Main, Bud Light and WRIT Oldies, Teen Battle of the Bands, 262-522-7595.
  • African World (since 1982) - August, entertainment, gospel and children's stage, Milwaukee Maier Festival Grounds, Milwaukee, 414-372-4567.
  • American Fest - July, Near Eastern music, St. John the Baptist American Church, Milwaukee, 414-282-1670.
  • Apple Festival - October, two stages for entertainment, Bayfield.
  • Arab World Fest - Dance, craft, entertainment, August, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.
  • Asian Moon Festival - June, music and dance, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, 414-483-8530.
  • BandSlam Battle Royale - June, Washington Park or Humboldt Park.

  • Bastille Days
    Bastille DaysJuly, Jefferson Street Cathedral Square, four stages of nonstop music and entertainment host an abundance of well known groups with performances guaranteed to please the whole family, Milwaukee, 414-271-7400.

  • Big Bull Blues Fest - Annual Blues Fest at Fern Island Park in Wausau, August, local and national blues acts.
  • Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival - September, Historic Downtown Cedarburg, 262-377-9620.
  • Chippewa Valley Ragtime Society - Eau Claire's annual ragtime festival.
  • Christmas Fantasy House, November, Annual American Cancer Society fund raiser. Incredible Christmas decorations, live Christmas music performed by local musicians. 1505 Greenway Terrace, Elm Grove. Info Diane Spasoff, 282-786-4988.
  • Cinco de Mayo - May, ethnic food, music, arts and crafts, State Fair Park, West Allis, 414-389-6000.
  • Concerts in the Parks - Free concerts in the Milwaukee area parks.
  • Cranberry Blossom Festival - June, Wisconsin Rapids.
  • Denmark Danish Festival - October, Denmark Danish Fall Festival, Memorial Park, Denmark, WI, 920-863-6400.
  • East Town Farm Market - June to October, Cathedral Square Park, Milwaukee.
  • Eau Claire Country Jam - July, Eau Claire.
  • Festa Italiana - July, one of the most exciting Italian-American Festivals, offering live music, Italian food, fireworks and other entertainment. Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, 414-223-2193.
  • Fox Jazz Fest - Free jazz fest, September. Oshkosh to Menasha.
  • Fitchburg Days - May, Fitchburg.
  • Grafton Area Live Arts (GALA) - Veteran's Memorial PArk, free concerts, July to August, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Garfield Avenue Blues, Gospel and Arts Festival - July, blues, jazz and gospel. Garfield Av., between 4th and 7th streets, Milwaukee.
  • Gathering on the Green - July, Milwaukee performing musicians, Mequon's Rotary Park, Mequon, 262-242-6187.
  • German Fest - Ten stages of non-stop entertainment feautre performers from here and abroad - including eleven European-based acts, as well as Wisconsin's finest German-style musicians, ethnic dancers and singing groups. Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, 414-464-9444.
  • Gil Fest - August, more music for your listening pleasure, 2608 N. Downer Av., Milwaukee, 414-964-4455.
  • Glendale Days - July, 414-228-1740, Glendale.
  • Great Circus Parade - June, downtown Baraboo, 608-356-8341.
  • Great River Jazz Festival - August, La Crosse.
  • Greek Fest - June - July. Greek dancing and music. Wisconsin State Fair Park, 800-273-FEST.
  • Harvest Fair - September, enjoy entertainment on five stages, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, 414-266-7000.
  • Hay Days Fall Festival - October, free live music and entertainment on Broad Street, 414-423-31111, Greendale.
  • Historic Third Ward Jazz Festival: Summer Sizzle - August, free music, 100 and 200 blocks of N. Broadway, Milwaukee, 414-273-173.
  • Hodag Country Festival - July, Rhinelander.
  • Holiday Folk Fair - West Allis.
  • Immaculatre Heart of Mary - May, 121 S. 116th St., West Allis.
  • Indian Summer Festival - September, Amazing music and dance performances, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee 414-604-1000.
  • Irish Fest - August, celebrate the legend, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, 414-476-3378.
  • Irish Music, Theatre, Culture - Shamrock Club of Wisconsin.
  • Dan Jansen Family Fest, Inc. - May, 515 W. Layton Av., Greenfield.
  • Jazz for Justice Festival - November, Eric Jacobson Quartet. Lutheran Human Relations Association 6th Annual Festival, Cross of Life Lutheran Church, 20700 W. North Av., Brookfield. Information or 414-536-0585.

  • Jazz In The Park
    Jazz in the ParkOne of downtown Milwaukee's most popular after-work activities featuring exciting local & national jazz performers every Thursday evening, June 2-September 15. Admission is free! Cathedral Square Park, Milwaukee, 414-271-1416.

  • Juneteenth Day - June, live music, Martin Luther King Drive between Burleigh and Center, Milwaukee, 414-372-3770.
  • Labor Fest - September, family-friendly performance, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, 414-771-7070.
  • Lakefront Festival of Arts - Miulwaukee Art Museum, 414-224-3854.
  • Lifest - Largest Christian music event in the country. Early July, Sunnyview Fair Grounds, Oshkosh.
  • Madison Blues Festival - Upcoming shows, Madison.
  • Mexican Fiesta - The Door to Mexico, August, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, 414-383-7066.
  • Milwaukee County Park System - Calendars of events.
  • Neighborhood Festival Calendar - Council of Festival Committes, Inc. Your guide to over 100 Wisconsin festivals. 414-454-9990.
  • Oak Creek Lions Fest - September, music and more, 414-762-3660.
  • Oktoberfest - September. Old time German brass bands and a little yodeling, Old Heidelberg Park, Milwaukee, 414-964-030.
  • Oktoberfest USA - September-October, La Crosse.
  • Penninsula Music Festival - August, Ephraim.
  • Oktoberfest in Plymouth - October, Donna Hahn, 920-892-8409, Plymouth.
  • Polish Fest - June, America's largest Polish fest, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, 414-273-3378.
  • Port Fish Day - July, six stages of live music, Port Washington.
  • Port Summer Jazz Series - June-August, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Free concerts at Veterans Memorial Park Bandshell. Pete Billman, 262-284-9001, Port Washington.
  • Porterfield Country Music Festival - June, Porterfield.
  • Prairie Dog Blues Festival - July, two stages, 12 bands, Prairie du Chien.
  • Pride Fest - Wisconsin's pride & joy, June, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, 414-272-3378.
  • Pumpkin Patch Festival October. Walk around Harbor View Park, smell the brats grilling, the corn roasting, hear the music playing, wafting up the hills from down near the harbor! All day music, face painting and more. Info 920-868-3717, Egg Harbor.
  • Racine Harbor Fest - Various stages offer music, Racine Lakefront Festival Grounds, Racine.

  • RiverSplash
    River SplashJune, staged areas throughout the festival grounds feature over 40 bands, 414-297-9855, Milwaukee.

  • Rock Fest
    Rock FestJuly, Wisconsin's outdoor rock concert. 800-326-FEST, Cadott.

  • Scottish Fest - June, Scottish pipe bands, Highland dance performances, Old Heidelberg Park, Milwaukee, 414-422-9235.
  • Seniorfest - June, Music performances, American Serb Memorial Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Av., Milwaukee, 414-647-6040.
  • Sister Bay Concerts in the Park - Door County, Beach Park Pavilion at 3 p.m.on Wednesday afternoons.
  • South Milwaukee Events - Calendars and links.
  • Specherfest - July, bands performing, Milwaukee, 414-964-7837.
  • Stevens Point Jazz Festival - September, Stevens Point, 715-340-1254.
  • St. Florian Spring Festival - May, 1215 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee.
  • St. Sava Folk Fair - Milwaukee.
  • Stratford Heritage Days - Startford.
  • Strawberry Festival - June, Downtown Historic Cedarburg, 262-237-2874.
  • Stringalong Weekends - October, Nationally attended vacation retreats featuring recording and performing artists from all over the U.S. who offer concerts and classes at a beautiful lakeside resort on Delavan Lake.
  • Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival - July, Lake Farm County Park, 2nd annual event, Evan Murdock, 608-227-8685, Madison.

  • Summerfest
    SummerfestJune-July, World's largest music festival, Milwaukee, 414-273-FEST.

  • Town & Country Music Jamboree - July, 608-326-6724, Prairie du Chien.
  • Washington County Fair - July, 133 acres of fun!
  • Waukesha BluesFest - Nagawaukee Park, Delafield in August.
  • Wednesday Night Live Free Concert - Wednesdays, June-August, two half-hour sets by local favorites and newcomers, State Fair Park, West Allis, 800-844-FAIR.
  • Western Days - Live music and entertainment, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis.
  • Westown's Farmers' Market - June-October, Wednesdays, live jazz, bluegrass and calypso music from local performers, Zeidler Union Square Park, 3rd and Michigan, Milwaukee, 414-276-6696.

  • Westown's River Rhythms
    WestownJune-September, Wednesday nights, Pere Marquette Park, Kilbourn and Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, 414-276-6696.

  • Wisconsin State Fair
    WI State FairAugust, the premier fun family event of the summer featuring something for everyone! Days filled with agriculture, food, shopping, national headlining entertainment, 28 free stages of local and national entertainment, and much more! West Allis, 414-266-7000.

  • Wisconsin State Polka Festival - May, Concord House, Concord.
  • Ziegler Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival - September, listen to some great jazz, West Bend, 877-271-6903.


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Other Groups


  • Every Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Plankinton Mall in downtown Milwaukee, guest musicians play the mall piano.
  • Every Saturday, from 3 to 4 p.m., Music on KK,, presents free programs of talented local musicians and singers. Joyce Parker Productions, 2685 S. Kinnickinnic Av., Bay View, 414-744-8866.
  • Every Day, Music at the Mayfair Mall Food Court - Level II, 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa. Monday through Friday from 12 to 2 p.m., and 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday 12 to 2 p.m., and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. Take a break, have something to eat and enjoy free piano classics with pianists like Dan Schneck, John Heftner, Tony Alivo, Paul Bahr, Seth Bauer, Dan Calabrese, Jayme Dawicki, David Kaap, and April Nelson. Shelia, 414-325-4229.


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