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Independent venues all across the nation, like Shank Hall, were the first to close and they will be the last to open. Organizations like National Independent Venue Association and Independent Promoter Alliance are trying to get everyone to contact their federal, state and local authorities to help give businesses like Shank Hall support so we can come back. In the meantime, we could use a little bit of a helping hand from you, in the form of gift certificates to future shows or even a direct donation. We thank you for whatever support you can give.


Upcoming Shows

Joe Louis Walker
ThursdayApril 29, 20218:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Looking back on his rich history, Walker shares, "I'd like to be known for the....read more
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Watkins Family Hour
FridayMay 7, 20218:00pm   $35.00TicketWeb
Returning to the studio as Watkins Family Hour, Sean and Sara Watkins consider brother sister a duo-centric record -- yet one that feels bigger than just two people. With Sean primarily on guitar and Sara on fiddle, and with both of them sharing vocals, the siblings enlisted producer Mike Viola (Jenny Lewis, Mandy Moore,....read more
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The Nielsen Trust featuring Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Dan Hubbard
WednesdayMay 26, 20218:00pm   $30.00TicketWeb
The Nielsen Trust - a Midwest musical legacy of memories, dreams and nightmares. The Nielsen Trust promises an intimate look at the life and songs of a family that isn't completely f#*ked up. A very special evening of songs....read more
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Recently Added Shows

Ana Popovic
FridayJuly 16, 20218:00pm   $25.00TicketWeb
Widely regarded as one of worlds very best female guitar-players, Ana's career has been meteoric and shows no signs of slowing down! The 5x Blues Music Awards nominee blends smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and tight blues groove with soulful feminine vocals. Her incredible stage presence makes her....read more
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Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials
FridayJuly 23, 20218:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for almost 30 years. The band's big sound, fueled by Lil' Ed's gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and....read more
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U2 Zoo: Milwaukee's U2 Tribute Band
FridayJuly 30, 20218:00pm   $10 advance / $12 doorTicketWeb
U2Zoo is a four piece concert caliber band that celebrates the full U2 Concert Experience. Founded in 2003, U2Zoo has built its fan base by playing the biggest festivals and headlining concert venues throughout the Midwest region. This band of U2 fans continues to pay tribute to the music and soul of U2 with their....read more
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Ike Reilly - A benefit for breast cancer research
SaturdayJuly 31, 20218:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
A note from Karen Jest After I found out I had breast cancer in 2019 I knew that at some point when my treatments were done I wanted to have a benefit at Shank. My last day of treatment is on my birthday this year so I wanted to have a party to celebrate the end of treatment and thought having a benefit....read more
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Jeffrey Gaines
ThursdayAugust 19, 20218:00pm   $15.00
Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances. With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment, Jeffrey Gaines has earned a reputation as a captivating performer, entertaining audiences everywhere he goes. Raised in Harrisburg, PA by parents more inclined to spin....read more
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John Mayall
MondayAugust 23, 20218:00pm   $40.00TicketWeb
For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance. The revival continues with the....read more
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Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
FridayOctober 15, 20218:00pm   $15.00
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate. Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45's) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a....read more
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David Wilcox
SundayOctober 17, 20217:00pm   $25.00TicketWeb
Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice,....read more
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Brand X
TuesdayOctober 19, 20217:00pm   $35.00
BRAND X come storming back into town with a new production featuring some seven songs not played on their previous runs of shows. Unrivaled in their creativity, originality and approach; BRAND X helped create an entire musical genre that has influenced bands like Dream Theater and Phish to name a few. Expect to hear the....read more
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Marshall Crenshaw
WednesdayOctober 20, 20218:00pm   $25.00TicketWeb
Born in 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw learned to tune a guitar correctly at age ten and has been trying ever since. His first big break came in 1978 playing John Lennon in "Beatlemania", first as an understudy in New York, then in the West Coast company followed by a national touring company. Removing....read more
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SaturdayOctober 30, 20218:00pm   $12 advance / $15 door
With his silk-like vocals, Mutlu gently showers over melodies like rain. A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish decent, Mutlu combines his innate Philly-soul style with elements of folk, reggae and rock. This cohesive blend of music creates a rare and retro sound that is entirely timeless. Mutlu....read more
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The Bel Airs
FridayNovember 5, 20218:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars, with Michael Cherry on drums, the Bel Airs play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul-and-rock-n-roll sound influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin' Wolf and Johnny Cash. Living on the road and....read more
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WednesdayNovember 10, 20218:00pm   $10.00TicketWeb
TUELO is led by South African born Tuelo Minah who brings her traditional influences to the bold, soulful, punk-rock sound from New York City that can simply be dubbed revival music. There is heartbreaking storytelling and rebellious passion in Tuelo’s music, with an unraveling mind and captivating voice which inspired a....read more
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Alternative Concert Group Presents

Steven Wright
FridayOctober 1, 20218:00pm   $45 / $38
At South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI.

Tickets on sale online, at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center box office or by phone at 414-766-5049.
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Steven Wright NEW DATE
SaturdayOctober 2, 20218:00pm   $50 / $40
At the Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI.

Tickets on sale at barrymorelive.com, or by phone at 608-241-8633 (Mon-Fri noon-5pm).
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George Winston
TuesdayOctober 19, 20217:00pm   $40.00
At Meyer Theatre, Green Bay, WI

Tickets on sale at meyertheatre.org, the Resch Center box office, online at ticketstaronline.com or by calling 800-895-0071.
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Leo Kottke NEW DATE
FridayNovember 12, 20218:00pm   $46.00
At the Wilson Theatre at Vogel Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, WI.

Tickets on sale at the Marcus Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or 414-273- 7206.
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Gaelic Storm
SaturdayMarch 12, 20227:30pm   $42 / $32
At the Pablo Center for the Arts, Eau Claire, WI.

Tickets on sale at pablocenter.org.
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Gaelic Storm
WednesdayMarch 16, 20227:30pm   $40.00
At The Grand, Oshkosh, WI.

Tickets on sale at thegrandoshkosh.org, 920-424-2350 or at The Grand box office Monday-Friday 11:30am-5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm.
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