New Year's Eve meant big concerts all over Milwaukee — until last New Year's Eve, when there were no concerts at all because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But now that the vaccine is readily available, venues are booking shows again for the last day of the year — not as many as before the pandemic, but enough to give music fans some options.
Here are some shows three to choose from.
(Editor's note: Three other shows that been included in this story when it first appeared have been pulled from their New Year's Eve dates. The show with Marshall Koch Trio at Shank Hall was postponed until Jan. 28 because of COVID-19 issues, according to a post on Greg Koch and Shank Hall's Facebook pages Dec. 28. And the Albert Lee concert at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company has been postponed until a future date. And the Horseshoes & Hand Grenades show at the Pabst Theater was canceled because a member of the band had been ill.)
Established in 2002 at the Rave, Stellar Spark grew to become one of the biggest EDM New Year's Eve events in the Midwest, booking headliners like Skrillex, the Crystal Method and Excision. It's back after taking off in 2020 with Krewella headlining, plus several more DJs that will occupy three rooms.
Time, place, price: 8 p.m., the Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave. $38 to $68 at the box office and therave.com.
Not only will the Miramar Theatre host one of the final concerts of 2021, it will host the very first concert of 2022. Of The Trees will headline the first of two EDM bashes Dec. 31, wrapping up at 3 a.m. That's when a separate After Party show kicks off, lasting until 10 a.m., with DJ Tommie Sunshine as the headliner.
Time, place, price: 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Jan. 1, Miramar Theatre, 2844 N. Oakland Ave. $60 for 9 p.m. show, $20 for 3 a.m. show at the box office and themiramartheatre.com.
Piet also talks concerts, local music and more on "TAP'd In" with Evan Rytlewski. Hear it at 8 a.m. Thursdays on WYMS-FM (88.9), or wherever you get your podcasts.
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