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Jun 14 @ 10:15 am – Oct 6 @ 11:00 pm Milwaukee Art Museum
Nares: Moves June 14–October 6, 2019 Baker/Rowland Galleries Nares: Moves is the first retrospective on the contemporary New York-based artist James Nares (b. 1953) and reveals a significant career bringing motion into the spotlight. The[...]
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day Colectivo on Humboldt
WMSE will once again broadcast from the patio of Colectivo on Humboldt. This 24 hour event kicks off with the Blues Drive on Friday and ends after the Saturday morning Boogie Bang. Stop by say[...]
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 27 @ 10:30 pm
It’s a great day for a Boat Ride!   Friday – Motley Brue – Wisconsin’s only Motley Crue Tribute Band Saturday -Maple Road –Maple Road is a high energy, four-piece band out of the Washington County[...]
Jul 28 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Join us for the premier of Trace by Jerome Bixby and Prolog by John P McKnight . Trace – Jerome Bixby – “Have you ever stopped to consider that there is no such thing in[...]
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Humboldt Park
Welcome to the 7th Annual Puerto Rican Festival of Wisconsin. Delicious food, family fun, Puerto Rican culture and an amazing community experience. Team Orgullo Latino will live broadcast from Noon to 3PM!
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 10 @ 11:45 pm Waukesha Blues Fest
2019 Headliners: Joanne Shaw Taylor – Friday. August 9, 2019 The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Saturday, August 10, 2019 2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP Friday, August 9, 2019 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ROCKONSIN 2019 FINALIST 2:30 pm[...]
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Back Room at Colectivo
Born out of a collaboration at the inaugural 2015 Eaux Claires music festival, Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso) and Chris Rosenau (Volcano Choir), both also previously members of Milwaukee’s Collections of Colonies of Bees, looked at[...]
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm The Rave / Eagles Ballroom
Electro-Punk Pioneers play the Rave in support of their latest release Egowerk. Recording at Enamel Studios in Omaha, The Faint composed 11 blistering tracks that explore society’s current relationship to, well, themselves. “I have work[...]
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Root Common Park
Dewey Gill live broadcast from Root Common Park.  Join us for a morning of big band music and Dewey Gill’s incredible knowledge of the genre.  Bring your dancing shoes cause you know there will be[...]
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Milwaukee Art Museum
If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere. Throw on some old-school denim, leather, or lace-ups, and revel in the urban playground that inspired James Nares and the No Wave scene. In August,[...]
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Oriental Theater
Street is an unscripted 61-minute video filmed by James Nares in New York over one week in September, 2011, that recorded everyday people walking through the city and neighborhoods that Nares frequented since his move there[...]
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Crafty Cow
We are excited to announce the 2nd annual FAT Fest! FAT Fest is a festival in the Bay View neighborhood celebrating Food, Art, and Tunes. Located on Lenox St between KK and Russel. For the[...]
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm Riverside Theater
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s sense of sonic exploration makes them easy to mistake for a long forgotten piece of the psych explosion of the ‘60s.  With an otherworldly sound that, at times, feels[...]
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Humboldt Park
    10th Annual WMSE Backyard BBQ presented by Colectivo, Comet Cafe and Lakefront Brewery is happening at Humboldt Park on Saturday, August 24 from Noon to 8PM The lineup will knock your sox off![...]
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 11:45 pm Various Locations
WMSE Presents MKE Punk Fest 9 Hosted by Jess the Ska Kid ___________________________ Before Party Saturday August 24th Bremen Cafe (901 E Clarke) 8:00 – Atheists and Airplanes 8:45 – VexNation 9:30 – Rhetoric Vendetta[...]
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm The Eagles Ballroom
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm The Rave
Meixcan pop-R&B vocalist Kalimba was born on July 26, 1982 in Mexico City. The young talent made forays into the performance world early on, interested in a variety of musical styles and taking work as[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Back Room at Colectivo
A tireless performer who refused to conform to more conventional vocal jazz idioms, Patricia Barber worked her way up through the Chicago jazz scene slowly, almost reluctantly, after having spent several years in Iowa attending[...]