Wisconsin Music Ventures

Building community through music, and music through community; patron-supported live music experiences featuring local musicians in distinctively Wisconsin settings.

Performance + Education + Wanderlust

Upcoming Events

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Monday Music at the FireHouse: Carmen & Kostia @ Story Hill FireHouse
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday Music at the FireHouse: Carmen & Kostia @ Story Hill FireHouse

On Monday, July 13th at 6:30 PM, Wisconsin Music Ventures will premiere the start of a new series, WMV Monday Music at the FireHouse, that will continue on the second Monday of each month at Story Hill FireHouse. This is a free event and a cash bar will be available. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.

The premiere will feature Carmen Nickerson, vocalist, and Kostia Efimov, pianist, in the courtyard of the FireHouse. In case of rain or bad weather, the event will be moved indoors. The Story Hill FireHouse is taking precautions to protect its employees and guests. Read more about their safety policies towards the bottom of their front page here. *Please note that no food or beverage carry-ins are allowed at this event. 

Carmen Nickerson

From collaborating with nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Willy Porter (Carmen & Willy co-wrote the 2017 album, “Bonfire To Ash.”) to being the voice for Sonya Lee – one of Fisher Price’s Little People Characters in their live stage performances, Nickerson has endeared herself to audiences across age and musical genre. And her appeal goes beyond the performance. She’s a professional vocalist and studio voice-over talent, recording for Hollywood Records (a subsidiary of Disney) in Los Angeles and on the “Pro Vocal Series” for Hal Leonard Publishing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. www.carmennickerson.com

Kostia Efimov, who trained as a concert pianist in Russia, came to America to record with Narada Records. He blends a wide range of styles into his playing, including classical, jazz and pop. He performs with The Daryl Stuermer Band (of Geneisis fame) as well as many other regional acts. His original compositions are treasured throughout the world and have been heard on Sex in the City and other shows. Olympic gold medalist, Michelle Kwan, has skated to one of Kostia’s songs. We are lucky to have him in Wisconsin. www.kostiamusic.com

An overview of our first six months in existence - giving you a taste of the variety of events we program, as well as the community-based environment we wish to create.