The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is considered one of the finest orchestras in the country. Since its inception in 1959, the MSO has continued to find new ways to deliver innovative music for area audiences, help young people develop an appreciation for music, and elevate Milwaukee’s reputation as an orchestral hub. Once again this season, the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club presents the MSO’s holiday concert at Cedarburg PAC. (A student performance, funded by the Cedarburg PAC, Inc., with a grant from the Rita Edquist Memorial Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, is also being offered by the MSO.)
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!
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 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.
Swearingen & Kelli’s Folk Anthems of the ’70s is a journey back in time to a great era of music, including songs by Jim Croce, James Taylor, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell and more. The show features the authentic and harmonic rich vocals of this Nashville-based duo, who faithfully recreate the magic of the ’70s singer-songwriters.
The duo’s latest album, Cold-Hearted Truth, bridges the gap between ’70s folk singers and country rebels. It has been featured on Americana Highways, Cowboys and Indians, and Red Line Roots. Swearingen & Kelli have shared the stage with artists including David Bromberg and Crystal Gayle. Swearingen’s song "You’re Not Here With Me" was recorded by folk icon Tom Rush, featuring Nanci Griffith on his album, What I Know.
At the age of fifteen, Peter Noone achieved international fame as "Herman" – lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. Since then, the group has sold over 52 million recordings, including hits like: "I’m Into Something Good," "Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter," "I’m Henry VIII, I Am," "Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat," "There’s A Kind of Hush," and "No Milk Today."
Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone, makes a return visit to the CPAC stage this year with their festive holiday show. No matter what the season, there’s no doubt that Peter Noone’s extraordinary talent, disarming wit, and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages, for a long time to come.
The Texas Tenors are the most successful musical group and third highest selling artists in the history of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Since appearing on the show in 2009, JC, Marcus and John have released multiple studio albums, PBS Specials, DVDs and a children’s book that have earned them impressive recognition, including 3 Emmy Awards. Their most recent albums Rise and A Collection of Broadway and American Classics both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical chart.
These classically trained, versatile tenors have performed more than 1,400 concerts around the world and lay claim to being Billboard Magazine’s #10 Classical Artists in the World for 2019. They take pride in remaining the same self-managed and self-produced "three friends with a dream."
Ricky Nelson Remembered is a musical celebration of America’s first Teen Idol and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson. Nelson emerged from The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet to establish himself as one of the most important rock artists and influential musicians of the last 50 years, selling over 140 million recordings.
The Nelson Family Legacy continues as Ricky’s twins, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, present an interactive, multi-media rock and roll concert experience, taking the audience on a musical journey down memory lane. Matthew and Gunnar perform their dad’s greatest hits including "Poor Little Fool," "Hello Mary Lou," "Travelin’ Man," "I’m Walking," and "Garden Party," along with their self-penned chart toppers "Love & Affection" and "After the Rain." This show is truly a slice of Americana!