Thursday, November 24, 2011

Summerfest Announces Neil Diamond for 2012 Closing Night

Neil Diamond Summerfest

I can hear it now, Sweet Caroline being sung by 25,000 people at the Marcus Amphitheater on July 8. Summerfest locked in Neil Diamond as their closing night headline act, and I couldn't be happier. He may be 70 years old, but he can still rock. He's got the album sales to prove it too.

Neil Diamond will start his summer tour on June 1, playing in Ft. Lauderdale. He has booked 25 dates so far, and there is a bit of room for additional shows in August. He finishes his tour with a Las Vegas show on 9/1, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater show comes just after the mid-point of his romp around the United States. He will head to Chicago for a United Center performance just three days after Milwaukee.

Sweet Caroline Picked Up by Boston Red Sox

Many know Neil for his early hits, but college age kids have come to know him through the song Sweet Caroline. It all started when B.C. Football fans heard that song over the P.A. system during a break in the action. Who can't help but sing along to the words "So-good, so-good, so-good." It was just a matter of time before the Red Sox picked up the tune. I first heard this when I attended a Brewers road game in Boston this summer.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Brewcity Bruisers 2012 Season Fast Approaching

Brewcity Bruisers

The Brewcity Bruisers 2012 opening match will once again be at the U.S. Cellular Arena. Their move to this bigger venue was a big success, and fans are gearing up for their first home game on January 15. The Brewcity Bruisers' home season consists of three regular-season event nights, followed up by semi finals, and finals.

Brewcity Bruisers Team Information
The league is made up of four teams, all with catchy names like "Crazy Eights" and "Maiden Milwaukee." They all take their roller derby very seriously, and are fun to watch. They don't take to the "rink" without full padding, and you know what that means, it's a contact sport. The league is tied to five or six local charities, including Friends of MADACC, the Milwaukee domestic control commission. Bruisers tickets can are available now.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Turner Hall is Home of the Urban Garage Sale 2011

Turner Hall Urban Garage sale

It may not be a musical event, but Turner Hall will once again play host to the Urban Garage Sale, on 12/10. The sale features local businesses, including Heavy Rotation. If you ever wanted a shot at a very low priced, but still totally cool Heavy Rotation shirt, now is your chance. There is a small fee to get into the event, but from there your savings starts. There will also be local artists at the sale. This is just in time for the holiday season, so keep that in mind when you head on down to Turner Hall.