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Michael Cavanaugh

Michael Cavanaugh is the new voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook and a charismatic performer and musician made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out. Handpicked by Billy Joel to star in Movin’ Out, Cavanaugh evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man. He appeared in the show for three years with over 1,200 performances and received multiple accolades. The show culminated in 2003 with both Grammy and Tony award nominations.

With the close of Movin’ Out at the end of 2005, Michael began touring in his own right, creating a show that reinterprets the modern pop/rock songbook. Michael soon became one of the hottest artists for symphony shows and private events. In 2020, Michael Cavanaugh reached the POLLSTAR Live75 – the top 75 active touring acts in the country.

I Am…He Said

Matt Vee, along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, local music scene veterans and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with their family and friends as The Killer Vees to celebrate the timeless music catalog of Neil Diamond. With songs like "Cracklin’ Rosie," "America," and "Sweet Caroline," Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide with hits spanning five decades.

"This is not a tribute show," says Tommy Vee. "This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect. We have been fans since we were in grade school and first learning our respective instruments, and we played many of these tunes over the years in various bands. It’s a Rockin’ show!"

Six Appeal

Six Appeal is an award-winning a cappella ensemble with members from across the USA. Started in 2006 at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and grown into a professional ensemble based in Minneapolis in 2010, Six Appeal transformed their sound and style, adding new full-time members and expanding their area of influence.

In 2012, they won the title National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions, securing their place in the a cappella community. In the spring of 2018, the group competed and won the Grand Prize of the world’s largest a cappella competition. The following year, they successfully defended their title surpassing 196 groups from at least 26 different countries. Six Appeal started 2020 with their first female members, advancing into the new decade with a wider range of songs, talent, and voices.

Cherish the Ladies

Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup Cherish The Ladies was formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene. They’ve brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics and to their Emmy® Award-winning PBS television special, An Irish Homecoming.

Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.

A Kodachrome Christmas Starring John McGivern

A Kodachrome Christmas, written and directed by former Seinfeld writer, Pat Hazell, stars Milwaukee’s own John McGivern, best known for his Emmy® Award-winning work on PBS. John and Pat are also the producing team that brought the hit comedies, The Wonder Bread Years, Bunk Bed Brothers and Shear Madness.

John’s likable delivery shines as the audience enters the colorful world of cable access TV hostess, Earlene Hoople, the self-proclaimed "Queen of Rural Media," while she records her Christmas special before a live studio audience. Fresh baked Christmas cookies, Letters to Mrs. Claus, an outrageous slide show, and a visit from the local church hand bell choir set the stage for a picture-perfect evening of theater.

Girl Named Tom

Small-town sibling trio Girl Named Tom seeks to create harmony in a world divided. With their distinctive harmonies and heartfelt performances, Bekah, Joshua and Caleb Liechty won the hearts of America while becoming the only group to ever win NBC’s "The Voice." In addition to their chart-topping covers like "River," "The Chain," and "Dust in the Wind," GNT writes original music that will almost certainly drive them to become the best-known harmony trio of their generation.

With their debut EP, Another World, Girl Named Tom sweeps the listener into a reflective space, exploring fond memories, global issues, and intimate conversations. Audiences say they’ve been "…blown away by their musicality and harmonies, creativity, honesty, beauty." Now, after winning "The Voice," they cannot wait to hit the road and visit new fans!

Broadway Songbook
starring Anthony Crivello

Anthony Crivello, a native of Milwaukee, has starred in many Broadway musicals and regional theatres plays. He won a Tony Award® for Best Featured Actor as Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman. He has had roles in Broadway hits like Golden Boy, Marie Christine, Evita, Les Misérables, The News, Measure For Measure, and Heathers: The Musical. He has appeared in numerous feature films and made for TV movies. And, his voice can be heard on a variety of audio recordings of popular musicals.

Ben Tajnai, also from Milwaukee, is a world-renown, award-winning singer. He won the Broadway World’s Best Actor award for his performance in Les Misérables as Jean Valjean. He received nationwide attention for his rendition of "We are the Champions" at the parade celebrating the Milwaukee Bucks 2021 NBA Championship.

Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Rumours is more than a tribute band. It’s a true Fleetwood Mac experience! Lead singer Mekenzie Jackson, in the part of Stevie Nicks, effortlessly duplicates the iconic singer’s voice to transport audiences back in time. Other band members lend their signature harmonies, expert instrumentation, stage moves and wardrobe to create magical moments that Fleetwood Mac fans cherish and can now relive again and again.

Passion for the music of Fleetwood Mac is what makes Rumours a success. Band members strive to not only recreate the group’s unmistakable, enchanting sound, but to give it the honor it so rightly deserves. Fans attending Rumours concerts can feel the love!

Socks in the Frying Pan

From unknown band in 2014 during their first U.S. tour to one of the most sought-after Irish music groups in the world today, Socks in the Frying Pan’s meteoric rise continues. Hailing from the Irish music mecca that is Ennis, County Clare, the ‘Socks sound’ came as a by-product of three friends playing in pubs together, learning from one another and having fun. An album was the inevitable next step!

Six years and two additional multi-award winning studio albums later, the band has branched out into the broader world music scene. Socks in the Frying Pan is back with their first live recording, Raw & Reel, to capture not only their virtuosic musical abilities and pitch perfect harmonies, but the fun, joy and soul that goes into each live performance.

Shaun Johnson And The Big Band Experience

Shaun Johnson And The Big Band Experience is a rare, newcomer to traditional pop – fusing a big band spirit with an inventive edge. Shaun, an Emmy award-winning crooner (and lead singer of the internationally known vocal group, Tonic Sol-fa), indelibly stamps vocal jazz and swing with a contemporary punch to the delight of both traditionalists and newcomers, while emerging as an original voice in the continuing tradition of the American singer.

The group combines musicians who have toured with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Robert Randolph, The Family Band and News Kids on the Block. It’s a group heavily influenced by the big band era, but never feels as if it lives anywhere but in the present! Their sound is centered on innovation to ensure that while each performance is an experience, no two experiences are exactly the same.