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Where to get your music fix during Doors Open Milwaukee

(Clockwise from top left) WMSE Studios, Marcus Performing Arts Center, Falcon Bowl, Walker's Point Center for the Arts and Turner Hall
(Clockwise from top left) WMSE Studios, Marcus Performing Arts Center, Falcon Bowl, Walker's Point Center for the Arts and Turner Hall are all part of this year's Doors Open.

This weekend, doors across the Milwaukee area will once again be flung open to allow behind-the-scenes access and exploration covering a range of interests, from brewing companies to basilica. For this edition of Doors Open, we decided to focus on what we know best: music.

If you’re going to be out and about for the event this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, there are several music and music-adjacent venues to check out, as well as a trio of actual performances to enjoy. Take a look at your options below and add them to your “Favorites” list on the Doors Open website, where you can find all of the locations participating in this year’s event.


Performances

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr.
Noon-3 p.m. Saturday

As part of the “Songs About Building and Moods” series from Access Contemporary Music (ACM), there will be a live performance of an original music composition at the Quadracci Pavilion every 15 minutes.

War Memorial Center
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Noon-2 p.m. Saturday

Milwaukee composer and musician Jessica Baker will put on a live performance that’s also part of the series from ACM, a nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating musical creativity into everyday life.

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
839 S. 5th St.
2 p.m. Saturday

Latin hip-hop duo Browns Crew will join host Kennita Hickman for Artist Eats, a travel/culture series that explores cities through their food and music scenes. The show includes live music, an interview and food, with free tickets available now via Eventbrite.


Other music venues

Falcon Bowl
810 E. Clarke St.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts
926 E. Center St.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Marcus Performing Arts Center
929 N. Water St.
1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Turner Hall
1034 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WMSE Studios
820 N. Milwaukee St.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday