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The Insouciant Guitar Sheridan Park
The Insouciant Guitar duo, performing at Sheridan Park in Cudahy in August, 2019

Motivating musicians and audiences to experience inspiring performance environments by partnering with unlikely local destinations.

Wisconsin Music Ventures is a program that was founded in the summer of 2019 by Milwaukee area musician and private instructor Allison Schweitzer (Allison Emm is her business name). Her idea was to plan events that might be different, engaging and exciting for her private students and others to attend, being held at interesting – when possible outdoor – locations.

In planning these experiences for her private studio, she thought a) wouldn’t it be great to open some up to other students, and b) many of these “venues” would be amazing, scenic spots at which other local musicians could perform small-scale concerts.

Ideally venues will be unique for musicians, fit for small-scale concerts, and very “Wisconsin” in nature. Musicians selected will be originally from and/or currently residing in Wisconsin, or performing works written by a Wisconsinite. Special encouragement and ultimately preference will be given to those musicians who perform original works.

Have you got musician, composer and/or venue ideas? Let us know.

Farm photo on WMV site credit: Katie Zander of Port Washington, WI