Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Iroquois on Lake Michigan

The Iroquois, a boat that tools around Lake Michigan has some of the best music in Milwaukee. From DJ's to original rock and roll, to tribute bands, books them all. The lake tour is two hours long, and it starts in the Milwaukee River, off of Michigan St. Finally, someone has put together music and a boat cruise.

If it's rainy, you can sit below deck. The drinks flow on that same lower deck, so some people choose to stay down below the entire time. Otherwise, the music is on the top deck.

I heard that tickets for that cruise range between $23 to $25 depending on how soon you book it. It's a party on the water in Milwaukee.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Summerfest is over, but there is lots to see

There is no letting up of activities in Milwaukee, just because Summerfest has ended. What do we do when the ten day marathon of music ends? First thing would be to grab some Miller Park tickets and see the Brewers. With CC Sabathia in the rotation, the Brew Crew is sure to make a playoff run.

If music is still top of mind, try your luck with Cheryl Crow at the Bradly Center on August 8th. That's the same night as Alice Cooper. He'll be performing at The Riverside theater. If your into the twenty-thousand-plus mob, Dave Matthews plays two nights at Alpine Valley, staring on August 9th.

Another big crowd will surely be found at the Police/Elvis Costello show on July 25th at the Marcus Amphitheater. The fans will be 40+ years old at that event. Sticking with "way back machine" events, Chris Isaak performs at Potowotomi Casino on August 14th.

Sprinkled in between all those show dates are Brewers games. They play against The Astros, Cubs, and Nationals in the next thirty days. You know that summer is starting to wind down when you get the itch to attend Packer Family Night at Lambeau on August 3rd. With global warming, there will be warm and sunny days through Halloween, but once August hits, you know that the chill will be coming in due time.

Until then, keep seeing shows, keep your chin up.