The state of hip-hop concerts in Milwaukee
We think the Miller High Life Theatre has finally found its niche—in the old(er) school hip-hop scene. DJ Kool Herc was there earlier this summer and we’ll be seeing Rakim, Slick Rick, Doug E Fresh and more there this week.
The Rave has really been Milwaukee’s main hip-hop venue for awhile now, but the standing-room-only venue is probably better suited for the Lil Xan crowd, leaving a large demographic of hip-hop fans underserved in Milwaukee.
We love the idea of an older demographic being able to go out to a more comfortable venue like the Miller High Life Theatre to see a hip-hop show with the option to sit down, get a nice drink and avoid being shoulder-to-shoulder in a packed crowd to get a decent sight line to the stage.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the theatre’s concert calendar. We’re predicting that you’ll be hearing about more hot things coming to this this venue soon.
Upcoming hip-hop concerts in Milwaukee
NF Friday, October 5 at The Rave
Hip-hop Royalty Tour Saturday, October 6 at the Miller High Life Theatre
With Rakim, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E Fresh and Roxanne Shante
G Herbo Thursday, October 18 at The Rave
Pusha T with Buddy Friday, November 16 at The Rave
Aminé Friday, November 16 at The Rave
Bad Bunny Friday, November 23 at The Rave
More Milwaukee fall concerts
Beet Street Festival Saturday, October 15 at Cactus Club
Abby Jeanne’s Cosmic Weekend October 20-21 at The Cooperage
With BULLY, Immortal Girlfriend, Amanda Huff, Abby Jeanne and many more.
We’re seeing more hip-hop styles come through Milwaukee than ever before. Just this month in October, we’ll have shows from old school hip-hop royalty, to Soundcloud rappers, pop/hip-hop crossovers, Christian rap and Latin trap artists.
Each Thursday morning on Radio Milwaukee, 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 below to hear us talk about the recent hip-hop venue trends and all the concerts you gotta see this month in Milwaukee.