2019 might be the best spring concert season Milwaukee has ever seen
Spring weather is not in the air quite yet, but Milwaukee's spring concert calendar is already on fire. In March alone, we have John Fogerty, Mariah Carey, Vince Staples, Chris Kroeze, two nights of Eric Church and Mumford and Sons doing big shows in town.
Each Thursday morning on Radio Milwaukee we—the Journal Sentinel’s Piet Levy and 88Nine’s Jordan Lee—talk about the music coming into Milwaukee and the music coming out of Milwaukee on Tap’d In.
Read more and listen to the podcast episode below to hear us discuss the top concerts to see this spring in Milwaukee.
2019 spring concerts in Milwaukee
Billy Joel is doing his only Midwest show of the year in Milwaukee at Miller Park. That impressive fact lead us to ask, "Is 2019 the greatest spring concert season Milwaukee has ever seen?" It's probably the biggest we've seen in our careers at least.
Obviously the Fiserv Forum has a lot to do with this. But it's not pulling all the weight. We're also seeing lots of great bookings like Branford Marsalis Quartet coming to the Pabst Theater, The 5,6,7,8's at Shank Hall, Vince Staples at The Rave, Caroline Rose at The Back Room @ Colevtivo and more.
One venue in particular is turning heads: The Miller High Life Theater. This spring, it's hosting Mariah Carey, Mott The Hoople and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Mariah Carey has never played Milwaukee, Mott The Hoople hasn't toured in the U.S. for 45 years and Clinton is choosing to kick off his farewell tour here. These are pretty impressive gets for the often quiet and under-utilized venue. But it's a beautiful place for a show, so we're glad to see more and more large headlining tours there.
We think 2019 might be the biggest spring concert season Milwaukee's ever. And yes, we know we said the same thing last year, but concerts in Milwaukee just keep getting better and better.
See for yourself. Read Piet's top 20 concerts to see this spring in Milwaukee here.