Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wisconsin State Fair Bands for 2011

Cirque Sublime State Fair
A few years back, the Wisconsin State Fair made the positive move to avoid booking bands that don't have a family or nostalgic appeal. With Summerfest just four weeks prior to State Fair, there is no point in trying to appeal to people who wouldn't normally go to State Fair. Why try to compete where you can't win?

With that, we have the State Fair 2011 Bands listed below. It's a mix of kid's television stars, mild mannered hip-hop, and almost oldies from the 1990's.

Wisconsin State Fair 2011 Band Listing

8/4 - MC Hammer, Young MC and Tone Loc
8/5 - Casting Crowns (A popular Christian band.)
8/6 - Big Time Rush from Nickelodeon Fame
8/7 - 60's Rock - The Turtles, Grass Roots, Flo and Eddie, Buckinghams, and Mark Lindsay
8/8 - Jeff Dunham the popular ventriloquist with Brian Haner
8/12 - The Oak Ridge Boys
8/13 - Cirque Sublime - ADAMO (Acrobats galore!)

The Wisconsin State Fair runs from 8/4 through 8/14. It's all about the midway, if you ask me. Who doesn't like the rides?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Taylor Swift Tickets Gone in a Flash in Milwaukee

Perhaps it was the fact that the MPS schools were closed on the day that Taylor Swift tickets went on sale? That meant that lots of kids had the time to get in line for tickets. Perhaps it was her pre-sales that cleaned out the box office. All I know is that a ton of her fans went away unhappy yesterday. The show sold out in what seemed like a minute. The first people in line got crappy tickets, and the second person in line walked away pretty mad. Taylor Swift fans are hoping that she adds a second Milwaukee date.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Milwaukee Venues Close Down During Blizzard

Milwaukee got hit with over a foot of snow last night, and most venues closed early, in advance of the storm. You know it's going to be a bad one when the schools close the day before. It was as bad as could be expected, with five to eight foot snow drifts, and stranded vehicles scattered all over Milwaukee.

The Bradley Center was closed just by the luck of the schedule. Marquette, the Milwaukee Bucks, and Admirals were either on the road, or taking a day off. Now the clean up begins. It's just as well that there are no college or pro games scheduled for Milwaukee today. The airport has been shut down since 10pm last night.