Holiday Music & Movie Events

 
***Please note, events and activities are subject to change or cancellation. Please call ahead of your arrival.***

The Infamous Stringdusters

Thu, November 17 | 7pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
These modern acoustic musicians are touring with their new album, “Toward the Fray.”


Gimme Gimme Disco

Fri, November 18 | 8pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Calling all Dancing Queens for a DJ-based dance party playing all your favorite ABBA hits.


Ravel & Chopin

November 18 & 19 | 7:30pm
Bradley Symphony Center
414.291.7605 | mso.org
Hear Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2, a triumphant masterpiece that began his incredible span of work. The married couple conductor David Robertson and pianist Orli Shaham revisit the composer that brought them together and close out with two stunning pieces by Ravel.


Rod Wave

Sat, November 19 | 8pm
Fiserv Forum
414.227.0511 | fiservforum.com
The Rod Wave - Beautiful Mind Tour celebrates his third album, "Beautiful Mind," which is Rod’s second consecutive #1 on the Billboard 200 charts.


Million Dollar Christmas Quartet

Sun, November 20 | 7pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley as we journey through a story of Christmas past, present, and future. It’s a jam-packed evening of holiday hits and classic characters you won’t want to miss!


Requiem at the Cathedral

Sun, November 20 | 5pm
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
414.276.9814 | stjohncathedral.org
Join Chant Claire and the Cathedral Choir of Saint John the Evangelist for an evening of choral music, featuring Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.


For Keith: Keep On Keepin’ On

Wed, November 23 | 7pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
This charity event will honor the life and music of Keith Pulvermacher.


 

Daryl Hall

Fri, November 25 | 8pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
A modern-day renaissance man and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Includes special guest Todd Rundgren.


Radio Radio | The Salford Lads Club | Substance101

Fri, November 25 | 8pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Radio Radio, The Salford Lads Club and Substance101 team up with DJ Synthia for the biggest retro dance party of the year!


Judy Collins Christmas

Fri, November 25 | 8pm
Marcus Performing Arts Center – Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
414.273.7206 | marcuscenter.org
A program of holiday classics, along with songs from Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins’s latest album, "Spellbound." An intimately elegant Christmas experience welcoming you to a winter wonderland.


Disney In Concert

November 25 – 27
Bradley Symphony Center
414.291.7605 | mso.org
A Dream is a Wish transports audiences into the musical world of classic and contemporary Disney Animated Feature films to discover that dreams really do come true. The stories of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Aladdin, and more, are told through the talents of four Broadway-caliber singers, original Disney film footage, and sweeping scores performed by a live orchestra.


Gasolina

Sat, November 26 | 8pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
A showcase of up-and-coming talent in the reggaetón and Latinx scenes.


Morrissey

Sat, November 26 | 8pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Former Smiths front man, Morrissey brings an arsenal of songs spanning his 40-plus year career.


The Smile

Tue, November 29 | 8pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner’s first tour of the U.S. and Canada as The Smile comes in support of the new band’s debut album, "A Light for Attracting Attention."


 

The English Beat

Thu, December 1 | 8pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Consummate showman Dave Wakeling keeps The Beat alive with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits and more.


Harry Connick Jr.

Thu, December 1 | 8pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
One of the most beloved artists performing holiday music, Harry Connick Jr. has been thrilling audiences around the world for decades with his definitive take on Christmas classics. Join him and his band as they perform fan favorites like “(It Must’ve Been Ol') Santa Claus” and “When My Heart Finds Christmas,” as well as his originals.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

December 2 – 4
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Relive the magic of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s incredible score!


WMSE’s Big Band Grandstand

Sun, December 4 | 4pm to 8pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
This holiday tradition is fun for the whole family.


Whitney

Mon, December 5 | 8pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Indie rock duo Whitney tours with their new "Spark" album.


Holiday Pops

December 8 – 11
Bradley Symphony Center
414.291.7605 | mso.org
Join the orchestra and returning audience favorite Jeff Tyzik for a musical jubilee of your favorite carols, classics and sing-alongs. The Bradley Symphony Center halls will be decked in splendor for this beautiful holiday music celebration.


Carols And Cocoa

Fri, December 9 | 5:30pm
Marcus Performing Arts Center – Peck Pavilion
414.291.5700 | florentineopera.org
This joyful and reflective celebration of the season through holiday music from around the world features the Baumgartner Studio Artists from the Florentine Opera.


Disney Princess – The Concert!

Fri, December 9 | 7:30pm
Miller High Life Theatre
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
For the first time in forever, a quartet of Broadway and television icons celebrate the beloved songs of Disney’s princesses on stage. Larger-than-life animation and theatrical effects immerse the audience in pure Disney magic, while acclaimed stars sing the music of every Disney Princess and share their exclusive, hilarious and heartfelt behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen. We invite you to relive your VHS glory days, dress up in your favorite royal attire, and share the joy with your loved ones.


 

Patti LaBelle – An Evening of Holiday Hits

Sat, December 10 | 8pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Beautiful simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets has created her unique platform of versatility.


The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night

Sat, December 10 | 9pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
This party is Taylor-made for ultimate fans. Dance the night away to all your favorite Taylor Swift songs.


K-LOVE Christmas Tour

Sun, December 11 | 7pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
This Christmas, spend time celebrating the reason for the season with some of the biggest names in Christian music. You’ll hear the songs you love along with your favorite Christmas standards during this amazing night of music.


Sunn O)))

Mon, December 12 | 9pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Witness a live experience of physical sound, fog and glacial maximalism like no other.


Lindsey Stirling

Tue, December 13 | 8pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Lindsey Stirling shares a selection of holiday classics and original songs that evoke intense emotion through her immersive arrangements and mesmerizing melodies.


Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night

Wed, December 14 | 6pm
Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel
414.229.4308 | presentmusic.org
Present Music’s second annual post-modern holiday “caroling” event invites guests to participate in an evening walk about the city, with boom boxes and smart phones creating a constantly morphing sound sculpture by Phil Kline. Each participant will play a provided audio track while walking a route through Milwaukee’s streets. Enjoy hot chocolate and a proprietary cocktail at Saint Kate’s.


Handel’s Messiah

December 16 – 18
Bradley Symphony Center
414.291.7605 | mso.org
Handel’s Messiah, one of the most revered oratorios of all time, has become a musical centerpiece for the holidays. Music Director Ken-David Masur conducts this dramatic masterpiece as the Bradley Symphony Center is filled with Handel’s sacred sounds, including Messiah’s rousing and immortal “Hallelujah” chorus.


The Snowman

Sat, December 17 | 2:30pm
Bradley Symphony Center
414.291.7605 | mso.org
A heart-warming animated film, "The Snowman" has been a cherished staple of family holiday entertainment for over 30 years. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs Howard Blake’s beautiful score, including the song “Walking in the Air,” live to film for the first time ever at the Bradley Symphony Center. Additional holiday favorites will round out this festive family concert.


 

The Beach Boys

Sat, December 17 | 7:30pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Legendary act The Beach Boys returns to Milwaukee with the Holiday Vibrations Orchestra.


The Texas Tenors

Tue, December 20 | 7:30pm
Bradley Symphony Center
414.291.7605 | mso.org
Grab the whole family and make some new and lasting Christmas memories.


Home Free

Tue, December 20 | 8pm
The Riverside Theater
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
A perfect evening with upbeat, Nashville-dipped pop hits, country and western standards, incredible harmony, and quick-witted humor.


Sing-A-Long A Sound of Music

Wed, December 21 | 7:30pm
Bradley Symphony Center
414.291.7605 | mso.org
Based on the real-life story of the von Trapp Family singers, "The Sound of Music" is filled with timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” “So Long, Farewell,” and, of course, “The Sound of Music.” This film screening in glorious, full-screen Technicolor is complete with lyric subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. You’ll also receive a free interactive prop bag and are encouraged to dress up as a character or one of your favorite things!


Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Thu, December 22 | 3pm & 7:30pm
Fiserv Forum
414.227.0511 | fiservforum.com
Multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra will host its highly anticipated 2022 winter tour, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – The Best of TSO & More" presented by the Hallmark Channel.


Christmas Day Cinema: Spaceballs

Sun, December 25 | 12pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
414.390.5730 | jewishmuseummilwaukee.org
Looking for something fun to do on Christmas Day? Come enjoy Mel Brooks’ silliest spoof, "Spaceballs!"


Ghostbusters

December 30 – January 1
Bradley Symphony Center
414.291.7605 | mso.org
“Who you gonna call?” Put on your proton pack for the 1984 film "Ghostbusters," with the Oscar®- winning score performed live by the MSO. This supernatural, comic caper (rated PG) features Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver as the team who ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost.


Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Sat, December 31 | 8pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
414.242.8200 | pabsttheatergroup.com
Celebrate New Year's Eve during this yearly hootenanny filled with foot-tapping blues music and fun.