Wisconsin Music Ventures

Patron-supported live music experiences featuring local musicians in distinctively Wisconsin settings.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Symposium of Sound: Horn Ensemble Music with Allison Schweitzer @ The Little Red Store
Nov 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Symposium of Sound: Horn Ensemble Music with Allison Schweitzer @ The Little Red Store

WMV Founder Allison Schweitzer is a hornist from Wauwatosa who currently plays with Avec le Bois quintet, is on the sub list for the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and freelances otherwise in the area. At this event she will have along a variety of horn duets, trios and quartets to try. Student hornists should bring their instruments and music stands along.

Following each ticket purchase, the student will be asked for their current grade and most recent WSMA solo level, so appropriate repertoire will be selected for the day.

Nov
17
Sun
2019
WMV at Buy Local Gift Fair @ The Ivy House
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wisconsin Music Ventures is a member of Local First Milwaukee, and will be providing holiday music for this Buy Local Gift Fair in the early afternoon. Come on out, shop from AND listen to artists from your own neighborhood!

Musicians featured that day:

1:00 – 2:00 Penny and the G-Man

Penny and the G-Man have been performing, as a acoustic guitar duo, in Minnesota, Illinois, Milwaukee and surrounding area for many years.they have experience in performing for festivals, art walks, wine and coffee shops and markets. They have developed an eclectic selection of favorite music perfect for any occasion. Genre’s include Jazz, blues, R&B, rock, country and more.

 

2:00 – 3:00 Avec le Bois Woodwind Quintet

Avec le Bois Woodwind Quintet formed in December 2011. The wind quintet is comprised of five musically accomplished young women, and is based in the Milwaukee area. Avec le Bois plays primarily classical music, which is well-suited for wedding ceremonies and other special events such as gallery openings and private parties. The quintet also has repertoire appropriate for children’s events and church services.

The full event runs from 11:00 – 5:00 that day. Click here for more info on featured vendors and the other activities provided that day.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
WMV at Christmas Tree Sale @ Zachariah's Acres
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WMV at Christmas Tree Sale @ Zachariah's Acres

Wisconsin Music Ventures is teaming up with Zachariah’s Acres, to provide live music during a portion of their Christmas Tree Sale in the Town of Oconomowoc!

Celebrate the Christmas season at Zachariah’s Acres. Cocoa, crafts, and more. Pre-cut trees, wreaths, handmade crafts, market and more. 100% of proceeds benefit children with special needs.

Directions to Zachariah’s Acres: Go west on Hwy 16 towards Oconomowoc, take exit 176 for County Rd P/North
Brown Street & keep right at the fork. Continue driving north on Brown Street for 3.1 miles. Turn right on Servants’ Way.
(N74 W35911 Servants’ Way Oconomowoc, WI 53066 This address cannot be found in online map searches, please follow the directions listed)

The full event runs from 11:00 – 4:00; on this date Smith and Binder Jazz will be playing from 1:00 – 3:00.

Nov
30
Sat
2019
WMV at Christmas Tree Sale @ Zachariah's Acres
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WMV at Christmas Tree Sale @ Zachariah's Acres

Wisconsin Music Ventures is teaming up with Zachariah’s Acres, to provide live music during a portion of their Christmas Tree Sale in the Town of Oconomowoc!

Celebrate the Christmas season at Zachariah’s Acres. Cocoa, crafts, and more. Pre-cut trees, wreaths, handmade crafts, market and more. 100% of proceeds benefit children with special needs.

Directions to Zachariah’s Acres: Go west on Hwy 16 towards Oconomowoc, take exit 176 for County Rd P/North
Brown Street & keep right at the fork. Continue driving north on Brown Street for 3.1 miles. Turn right on Servants’ Way.
(N74 W35911 Servants’ Way Oconomowoc, WI 53066 This address cannot be found in online map searches, please follow the directions listed)

The full event runs from 11:00 – 4:00; on this date The Insouciant Guitar will be playing from 1:00 – 3:00.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Find Us at Gallery 2622: A Rockabilly Christmas @ Gallery 2622
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Find Us at Gallery 2622: A Rockabilly Christmas @ Gallery 2622

No tickets required, but a recommended $10 contribution for CIVIC MUSIC MKE will be collected at the door. 

Join us for a fun and festive night with Bruce Humphries and the Rockabilly Rebels!

Food and drinks will be available. Proceeds from the event go to CIVIC MUSIC MKEsupporting music education and providing performance opportunities to young musicians. 

The love of rockabilly began for Bruce Humphries in 1983 after seeing the Stray Cats perform live.  “It was a life changing experience for me.  That crazy rhythm was incredibly intoxicating.  You just can’t sit still while listening to this music!” Bruce has played in a variety of bands and has performed with some legendary acts along the way.   The highlights in his career have been opening for the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Rosie Flores, Hank Thompson, Slim Jim Phantom, Lee Rocker and Hasil Adkins to name a few.  His latest band, Bruce Humphries and the Rockabilly Rebels, has been finding regional success with area festivals and local radio play.  Backed by guitarist Lorenzo Ripani, bassist Bret Baxter and drummer Kurt Weber this Milwaukee based band plays original high-octane rockabilly that is toe tappin’, knee slappin’ fun!

Many thanks to Gallery 2622 in Wauwatosa for hosting the event.


Drum Circles with Andrew Moreno in July, 2019, at "Family Music, Alfresco." Despite there being a heat advisory/100 degree weather that day, we still had some awesome and willing takers for our event! We are looking forward to hosting many more fun, interactive events such as this in the future.