PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

We decided to take the chance of going to the front lines in the entertainment business to see if it really can be done safely and right — and the Ho-Chunk Nation came through in aces!

 

The whole complex is now smoke-free. The casino is limited to 1,000 people, which is less than 25% capacity. Everyone must be digitally temperature checked before entrance. (Elevated temperature, no entrance.) 

 

The hotel rooms are sealed after being cleaned. (Ours was cleaned and sealed two days prior to our arrival.) There is no room service available and housekeeping only comes into your room at your request. The only restaurant open was the Ho-Chunk Grill with limited hours and to-go service. (Though there were tables available if you chose to eat there.)

 

Everyone, including performers, must be masked at all times. (Turns out there’s no problem at all singing through a mask!) There are hygiene stations with masks, gloves and hand sanitizer everywhere. There are large boxes of huge sanitizing wipes and Purell dispensers, also everywhere. Staff are constantly cleaning all surfaces.

 

In the casino, they have spaced out and rearranged the gaming machines for social distancing, as well as having the now ubiquitous “Please Stay 6 Feet Apart” signs on floors. Though roulette and some other types of gaming were shut down, the black jack tables (and elsewhere) have individual plastic face barriers in place. Announcements remind patrons not only of casino specials, but to safe distance and keep your mask over both mouth and nose. 

 

And yet, none of it was either intrusive or seemed to detract from anyone’s enjoyment and fun. We almost felt safer there than in the “outside world”! And of course, the staff and hospitality were all impeccable. 

 

Bravo, Ho-Chunk Nation! We can start to open up more, and do it safely. 

 

If you’re a performer wondering if and when you can return to work, just do your due diligence and make sure whoever you work for is doing it safely and right. What the Ho-Chunk are doing is an excellent yardstick to use.

• Entrance to the property will be monitored at all times, ensuring not to exceed maximum capacity of 1,000 guests. (Under 25% of normal occupancy)


• Use of hand sanitizer will be required prior to entering gaming floor. Sanitizer stations will be located at entrances and high-traffic areas

* Spirit Bar (performance area) limited to 20 persons max

* All patrons and performers must be masked

* Temperatures taken before entrance

November 6th & 7th 

2020

Ho-Chunk Casino

Spirit Bar

4:00 p.m — 7:00 p.m.

Baraboo, WI

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The Mambo Surfers are proud to once again provide music for the Freeland Film Festival for the third year. 

Look/listen for their songs placed before

these films:

“Que les Pasos las Abejas?”

“No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger”

“Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry”

2020 Freeland Film Festival Trailer 

 

Please join us September 11-15th for the 3rd annual Freeland Film Festival. This year, anyone from anywhere can attend our virtual event. Come join us from the comfort of your home, library, coffee shop, or wherever you can access this online.

Watch the Festival Trailer

 

Check out our incredible program guide here

freelandfilmfest.org/programguide

Purchase Pass or Ticket 

(Only $40 for an All-Access Five Day Pass, or buy individual film tickets.)

Sundays: June 28th, July 5th, 

August 2nd, September 27th, & October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2020

Greenfield Farmers Market

10:00 a.m — 2:00 p.m.

5151 W. Layton Ave. 

Greenfield

(in Konkel Park)

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Friday June 19th 

Traveling Beer Garden

Doctors Park

5:00 — 8:00 p.m.

1870 E. Fox Lane
Fox Point

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Friday July 31st 

Traveling Beer Garden

McCarty Park

5:00 — 8:00 p.m.

8214 W. Cleveland Ave. West Allis

Cancelled Due to Covid-19

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Whitnall Park Beer garden is a permanent beer garden in scenic Whitnall park, with 24 tap handles serving craft beers from local breweries including Good City, City Lights, MKE Brewing, New Glarus and

Third Space. Great food, too!

Bring your own glassware to get refill rates

Profits to Parks - drinking at Whitnall park Beer Garden supports future park projects.

Saturdays: May 9th & 

July 11th, 2020

Whitnall Park Beer Garden

5:00 — 8:00 p.m.

8831 N. Root River Parkway

Greendale

Cancelled Due to Covid-19

LOCUST STREET FESTIVAL

OF

MUSIC & ART

Sunday June 14th 

Time & Stage TBD

Cancelled Due to Covid-19

We have been honored to previously work with the Warrior Songs organization on

"If You Have To Ask: Warrior Songs Vol. 1",

and now also on Vol. 3. 

As of February 2020, we've almost completed recording with John Tanner of Tanner-Monagle Studios to bring the story ("Face Down") of Dan Van Buskirk, Vietnam vet and co-founder of Guitars For Vets, to life.

"Face Down" is one of the first songs being recorded for "The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol.3" with a scheduled release date of October 2021.

Ron Jones will be joining Saji Villoth at this March 8, 2020 Kickoff Fundraising Concert for Warrior Songs Vol. 3.

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SOME PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

SATURDAY September 14th, 2019

Freeland Film Festival

(Various Times)

Green Lake, WI

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Freeland the organization is based in Thailand and works around the world to stop human and animal trafficking. 

 

Want to learn more about Freeland? Link here for an in-depth article about the organization and its founder Steve Galster from the June 2019 issue of

GQ Magazine.

(Link to Freeland's online Program Guide through the poster below)

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The Baaree – a Nepalese word which means "garden" – is a hybrid concept that brings together aspects of a traditional German beer garden with elements of a community garden.

(Article on The Baaree at onmilwaukee.com)

Saturday: June 15th, July 27th, & August 24th, 2019

Whitnall Park Beer Garden

5:00 — 8:00 p.m.

8831 N. Root River Parkway

Greendale

FRIDAY August 9th, 2019

The Baaree

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

105 S Main St, Thiensville

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Whitnall Park Beer garden is a permanent beer garden in scenic Whitnall park, with 24 tap handles serving up craft beers from local breweries including Good City, City Lights, MKE Brewing, New Glarus and Third Space.

Bring your own glassware to get refill rates

Profits to Parks - drinking at Whitnall park Beer Garden supports future park projects.

Sunday: June 23rd & September 8th, 2019

Milaeger's

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

4838 Douglas Ave.

Racine, WI

Thursday July 4th, 2019

Summerfest

Noon — 1:30 p.m.

Klement's Sausage & Beer Garden

Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI

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Thursday July 11th, 2019

Bastille Days

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Beaux Arts Stage

Cathedral Square Park,  Milwaukee

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22nd, 2019

Milaeger's

Pop-Up Biergarten

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

4838 Douglas Ave.

Racine, WI

Saturday February 16th, 2019

Jean's Jazz Series

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Racine Theater Guild

2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine

About Jean's Jazz Series

www.racinetheatre.org

 

The Heart of Jean’s Jazz

In 2001, Joe Mooney created the Jean’s Jazz Series in memory of his wife, Jean, who had died of ovarian cancer. Since then, over 20,000 people have attended one of our concerts, grossing over $100,000 to benefit the Racine Theatre Guild.

 

Jean’s love of the Theatre Guild and her love of jazz inspired a series that has truly enriched our community.

The Jean’s Jazz Experience 

At each Jean’s Jazz event, you will be entertained by the amazing talent of acclaimed jazz artists. A night of Jean’s Jazz is a total audio, visual, social and soulful experience that includes:

  • Opportunity to meet and greet the artists

  • Complimentary desserts at intermission

  • Superior acoustics and unobstructed sightlines

  • Beautiful surroundings and comfortable seating

  • Free Parking

  • Cash Bar

Saturday November 10th &

Friday December 28th, 2018

Public Table

9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

5835 W. National Avenue

West Allis, WI

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Sunday August 12th & October 7th, 2018

Milaeger's

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

4838 Douglas Ave.

Racine, WI

Sunday July 1st, 2018

Summerfest

4:00 — 5:30 p.m.

Klement's Sausage & Beer Garden

Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI

Saturday June 16th, 2018

Freeland Film Festival

7:30 p.m.

Deacon Mills Park Bandshell

550 Mill Street

Green Lake, WI

“A World Free of Wildlife Trafficking and Human Slavery”

www.freeland.org

(offices in Thailand, Brazil, India, Kenya, South Africa, USA

and Vietnam)

About Freeland Film Festival

www.freelandfilmfest.org

 

The Freeland Film Festival is a global storytelling platform featuring films about people, animals and ecosystems that are facing daunting challenges. The festival has previously been held in Vietnam, Thailand and South Africa.

2018 is the first year the film festival was held in the U.S. The wide-ranging weekend includes films, panels, live music, local food, workshops and an opening night party. 

Over 900 films from across the world were submitted for consideration at this year's festival.