Music Venues

Milwaukee’s music and entertainment venues bring some of the most exciting touring acts to the city, plus unique locally-produced shows.

  1. Miller High Life Theatre

    Performing Arts & Theater

    Miller High Life Theatre

    Wisconsin's largest theater, this historic venue now hosts spectacular traveling shows like Shen Yun, The Illusionists, The Great Russian Nutcracker, and more.

    500 W. Kilbourn Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 908-6000
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  2. The Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is the place to get up close and personal with your favorite performers. This two-level theater features booth and table seating on the lower level and traditional theater seats above. There’s not a bad seat in this house to see great musicians and comedians perform, including such diverse artists as Willie Nelson, Ringo Starr, Jay Leno, and Tony Bennett.

    Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
    1721 W. Canal Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53233
    (414) 847-7922
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  3. Pabst Theater

    Historic Theatre

    Pabst Theater

    Built in 1895, the nationally recognized Pabst Theater showcases a traditional and elegant opera house design. The marble staircases, intricate designs, and stunning chandelier still amaze many concert goers today, and this local landmark is the oldest theater in Milwaukee’s theater district. Bringing in over 200 different acts annually, the Pabst Theater is also the home of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s annual production of A Christmas Carol (a Milwaukee holiday tradition) and a great place to see any kind of show.

    144 E. Wells Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 242-8157
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  4. The Riverside Theater

    Historic Theatre

    The Riverside Theater

    Built in 1928, The Riverside Theater used to be home to Vaudeville Theater it its heyday. When vaudeville reached its end, the theater became movie house for decades, but almost closed their doors in the 1980s. Luckily the theatre was saved and renovated in 1984, becoming successful again and bringing in artists such as Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, the Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, and Ray Charles.

    116 W. Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 405-6545
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  5. Turner Hall

    Historic Venue

    Turner Hall

    As one of the oldest theaters in Milwaukee, Turner Hall is a national and local landmark. The hall, which used to be a showplace for German painters and other immigrant artists, has now been a performance area for The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, and many others. It’s also the venue of choice for many of the city’s coolest events, from one of the city’s favorite New Year’s Eve parties to the local resurgence of masked Mexican wrestling.

    1034 Vel. R. Phillips Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 286-3663
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