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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Find Us at Nō Studios: Steve Burks @ Nō Studios Rooftop Lounge
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Find Us at Nō Studios: Steve Burks @ Nō Studios Rooftop Lounge


This Nō Studios Unplugged session is in collaboration with Wisconsin Music Ventures and sponsored by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee – thank you!

Nō Studios believes that the current business interruption offers a chance to connect, enjoy and appreciate the value that artistic expression delivers in times of need. We present to you Nō Studios Unplugged – which will be delivered as a live streamed experience on Nō Studios Youtube + website homepage live. In addition, Nō Studios Unplugged experiences will be archived on the Nō Studios website at www.nostudios.com/community-wins.

Contributions are strongly encouraged and can be made through your RSVP and/or directly to the artists paypal – paypal.me/SteveBurksMusic


Steve Burks is a vocalist, emcee, keyboardist, songwriter, composer, producer, and remixer from Gary, Indiana, now residing in MKE. Performance highlights include 3 seasons with the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation in Dallas, and 8 years as a solo performer with the cruise industry.

Steve is a graduate of the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Steve has worked as Associate Instructor, IU Soul Revue, African American Arts Institute, Indiana University; choir teacher, Dallas Independent School District; vocalist, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation; vocalist, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Holland America Line; general music teacher, St. Anthony Middle School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; vocalist, Seasons 52 Restaurants; and a gospel vocalist at various churches in the US.

Enjoy a LIVE performance with Steve Burks on Friday, August 14th at 6pm CST. RSVP encouraged!

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.