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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

John Domanski and the Daydreamers

John Domanski and the Daydreamers
John Domanski and the Daydreamers (sometimes also styled as " John Domanski and The Daydreamers ") started out as a three-piece band. The band is based out of Muskego, Wisconsin, a suburb in the Milwaukee metro area.

In addition to its alternative rock -influenced original songs, the band also performs a variety of classic covers, ranging anywhere from songs by The Beatles and Tom Petty to Nirvana and Foo Fighters.

John Domanski and the Daydreamers personnel:

John Domanski - guitar and lead vocals
Ben Kluge - second guitar
Aaron S. Robertson - bass, manager
Dan Joerres - drums
Noah Stovich - keyboards and percussion



John Domanski and the DaydreamersIn May 2015, John Domanski and the Daydreamers released its first album, a five-song EP entitled, Ignite.

Tracks from Ignite:

1) As the Sun Goes Down
2) Whatever
3) Talk to Me Hold Me
4) Bad Timing
5) She Wears No Shoes

Check out one of the band's very first episodes of the Daydreamer's Lounge! In this episode, members discuss living life on your own terms and doing what you truly love.

Dear Entertainment Manager,

We are John Domanski and the Daydreamers, a band based in the Milwaukee area (Muskego, specifically). We are currently booking shows around Wisconsin, and we would love the opportunity to perform at your venue.

Founded earlier this year, we perform original music influenced after the alternative rock genre, and can certainly perform a number of classic covers, as well. Our repertoire includes a diverse variety that is sure to please any crowd, ranging from songs by The Beatles and CCR, to The Monkees, Tom Petty, Nirvana, and Foo Fighters.

With a Facebook following of nearly 2,300 fans, a Twitter following of over 1,000, and significant marketing expertise available to us, we are confident that we can drive a considerable amount of these people to your venue to see a performance by us.

We invite you to get to know us better by visiting our Web site at www.johndomanski.com, and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/johndomanskimusic. You can download and store our contact information and much more to your smart phone with our new electronic business card: www.knome.mobi/The_Daydreamers.

In closing, we thank you for your time and consideration. We would love the opportunity to work with you in the near future.

All the Best,

Aaron S. Robertson, Manager, Bassist
414.418.2278
www.imdb.me/aaronsrobertson
therobertsonholdingsco@yahoo.com

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Milwaukee Air & Water Show 2015

2015 Milwaukee Air & Water Show: One of Wisconsin’s Largest Family-Friendly Free Events

This summer, Milwaukee’s lakefront will once again play host to one of Wisconsin’s largest family-friendly free events – the Milwaukee Air & Water Show. The show, which has grown into quite the spectacle since its debut back in 2004, will take place at the lakefront between Bradford and McKinley Beach on the weekend of July 25th and 26th.

This year’s July time slot will push the show a month later than the city’s previous Air & Water Show – a move in which organizers hope will prevent a repeat of last year’s fog issues that grounded the air show for the entire weekend. Barring more fog troubles or other inclement weather situations at this year’s event, the water show will run both days from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by the ever-popular air show, which is scheduled to take place from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

The announced headliners for this year’s air show include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, who will pilot their internationally recognized red, white, and blue F-16 Falcon jets and France’s Breitling Precision Jet Team, the world’s largest team of professional civilian jet performers. Also headlining the event are the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the U.S. Army’s official Parachute Demonstration Team and the Aerostars Formation Aerobatic Team, whose breath-taking passes and awe-inspiring maneuvers always delight the crowd.

Headliners for this year’s water show have yet to be announced.

The 2015 Milwaukee Air & Water Show will also feature an interactive display that lets show attendees get up close and personal with a real A-7 Corsair II – the type of light attack aircraft that was flown by the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. While exploring the interactive display, guests are welcome to try on a variety of pilot gear and may even climb inside the cockpit of the aircraft itself.

There will also be plenty of quality vendors located along the lakefront ready to provide food and drinks to those in attendance. As such, event organizers are asking for spectators to leave their coolers, grills, and food at home and to instead support the local economy by purchasing their food and drinks from the lakefront vendors.

Though the event itself is free to the public, tickets for reserved seating and parking will be made available by the event organizers. Tickets for the reserved parking, specifically, will be very limited and as such, are expected to sell out quickly. Be sure to purchase your reserved seating and parking tickets well in advance if you wish to take advantage of such conveniences.

For more information about the 2015 Milwaukee Air & Water Show, please visit their website at www.milwaukeeairshow.com.

Mexican Fiesta 2015

Mexican Fiesta - Three Days of Fun, Food, Music, and Culture

For over 40 years, Mexican Fiesta has celebrated the sounds, culture, and tastes of Mexico while honoring the traditions and family-values of the growing Hispanic community. This year’s festival will once again be held at Milwaukee’s Summerfest Grounds located at 200 North Harbor Drive and will run August 21st to 23rd from noon until midnight each day.

The family-oriented event will feature many culturally-themed attractions, including a gallery of Latino-influenced artwork, an impressive lineup of national and international musicians and entertainers, and lucha libre wrestling on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be midway rides, a children’s area with a dedicated children’s stage, a handmade craft fair, and over 400 food vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors at the commercial expo.

As Mexican Fiesta would not be complete without some contests to enjoy throughout the three day event, the organizers have added several to the weekend’s festivities. On Friday, dancers will celebrate the rhythms of merengue and salsa during the salsarengue contest. Another dance contest will occur on Saturday, as well as a traditional Mexican screaming contest and a hopping contest. Saturday will also feature Hot Wheelz 2015 – a car and motorcycle show with fantastic cash prizes. On Sunday there will be a traditional costume contest for children aged 1 to 11, a jalapeƱo eating contest, and an amateur bachata dance contest.

Tickets for the festival are $13 pre-sale or $15 at the gate, but there are free admission opportunities available. Anyone wishing to attend the festival without paying the entry fee will be granted free access to the grounds on Friday between noon and 3 p.m. Seniors aged 65 and over, people with disabilities, and active military personnel and veterans can also attend Mexican Fiesta free of charge on both Saturday and Sunday by arriving between noon and 1 p.m. Current identification will be required at the gate. Children aged 8 and under are always free with a paid adult admission.

More information about Milwaukee’s Mexican Fiesta can be obtained by visiting their website at www.mexicanfiesta.org or by contacting festival organizers directly by emailing info@mexicanfiesta.org or calling 414-383-7066.

Milwaukee Untapped Tours

Don’t Just See Milwaukee – Experience It with Untapped Tours!

Untapped Tours of Milwaukee, host of “Milwaukee’s most complete city tour”, not only lets you see the city from the comfort of a private air-conditioned bus, but it also helps you to experience it like a local. For three full hours you’ll witness firsthand what makes Milwaukee such a uniquely vibrant city as you visit some of the city’s best attractions.

While touring the city, guests learn about the rich history of the area while visiting some of the city's more famous attractions like the Milwaukee Art Museum, Miller Park, and North Point Lighthouse. Lesser known sites, however, are by no means forgotten and are also given their due attention as the tour progresses.

Over the course of the tour, you’ll drive past some of Milwaukee’s most stately mansions, while making plenty of photo stops at some of the city’s most beautiful locations and famous landmarks. You’ll also be invited to enjoy a cheese “sampling” at Clock Shadow Creamery, Milwaukee’s only urban cheese factory, as well as a beer or soda tasting at Lakefront Brewery, where guests receive a complementary pint glass to remember the occasion.

Though certain destinations are commonly visited during the tour, it is important to note that not all tours feature the same attractions due to game day restrictions or other closures. Not to worry, as there is always plenty to see and do along the ride and many great photo opportunities to be had. If you have your heart set on visiting a specific location and are concerned about missing out, however, you can always inquire about which locations will be featured on which dates before making your reservation.

Anyone interested in taking the tour must first make a reservation, which can be made online at www.untappedtours.com/book/calendar.aspx through the site’s calendar application. The tour, which runs daily from late spring through to early fall, costs $38 per person, with lap-seated infants riding free of charge. If at all possible, book early to ensure your preferred date and required number of seats are still available.

Once you’ve made a reservation and your reserved tour date has arrived, it is requested that you check in with Untapped Tours ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. You are asked to check in with the group at City Hall, which is located downtown at 200 East Wells Street at the intersection of East Wells and Water Street. From there you will begin the tour. The tours generally start at 10 a.m., though Sunday tours tend start an hour later.

If for whatever reason you are unable to take the tour during your reserved time slot, not all is lost. Rain checks are provided upon request, though refunds are not. Please keep in mind that any participants under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the duration of the tour and to keep the experience more personal in nature, each tour is limited to just 11 guests.

More information about Milwaukee’s most complete city tour can be obtained by visiting Untapped Tours’ website at www.untappedtours.com, emailing info@untappedtour.com, or by calling 414-698-8058.

Westown River Rhythms

Westown River Rhythms – Free Outdoor Concert Series

The 2015 summer concert series at Pere Marquette Park should be a good one if their posted schedule is any indication. Over the course of the 12 week series, the park will fill with a range of sounds from an assortment of musical genres. The free outdoor concert series will run every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. from June 10th through August 26th.

This year’s lineup again consists primarily of Milwaukee-area talent with a couple international bands also scheduled to perform on the riverside stage. The first international group to perform will be one of Ireland’s top traditional groups, FullSet, on August 12th, followed by Australia’s BROTHER who will bring their unique Celtic tribal flavor to the stage August 19th.

The full 2015 Westown River Rhythms schedule is as follows:

June 10: Painted Caves (Middle Eastern psychedelic meets California surf rock)

June 17: Uprising (pop/rock)

June 24: De La Buena (Latin American meets African diasporic)

July 1: WhiskeyBells (traditional country and Americana)

July 8: Thriftones (multiple genres)

July 15: Trapper Schoepp (Americana rock)

July 22: The Rockin’ Johnny Band (blues)

July 29: Copper Box (accordion-fueled roots rock)

August 5: Five Card Studs (soul, rock, and disco hits from the 60s and 70s)

August 12: FullSet (traditional Irish)

August 19: BROTHER (Celtic tribal)

August 26: Hugh Bob and the Hustle (heartland rock n’ roll)

Pere Marquette Park is located right on the Milwaukee River at 900 North Plankinton Avenue. For more information about Westown River Rhythms, please visit the Westown Association’s website at www.westown.org/neighborhood-events/river-rhythms-2/.

Summerfest 2015

Summerfest 2015 – 11 Days, 11 Stages, and Over 800 Acts

This year’s Summerfest, which runs from June 24th to July 5th (with a break June 29th), is shaping up to be quite the event. Between 11 grounds stages and the Marcus Amphitheater, the festival is set to host to over 800 acts from a wide variety of musical genres. With so many great musicians confirmed to play at Summerfest 2015, the festival should have no trouble drawing in its typical size crowd of nearly 900,000 avid music lovers.

There are several major acts lined up to perform at Summerfest 2015 – the most famous of these taking the stage at the Marcus Amphitheater. Headliners of the Marcus Amphitheater include Florida Georgia Line, Kings of Leon, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder, Zac Brown Band, Linkin Park, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and Neil Young with Promise of the Real. Two additional headliners have yet to be named. Please note that if you plan on attending any of the Marcus Amphitheater shows, you must purchase tickets to the specific event as general admission to Summerfest does not grant entry to the Marcus Amphitheater.

For those of you not attending the Marcus Amphitheater concerts, there are still plenty of other great headliners scheduled to play at the many grounds stages accessible by anyone holding a Summerfest 2015 pass. Some of the larger names include Sheryl Crow, Jane’s Addiction, The Doobie Brothers, Lindsey Stirling, Magic!, Public Enemy, Paris Hilton, Martina McBride, and “Weird Al” Yankovic. The list is so extensive, however, that it’s hard to truly do it justice. In total, over 1000 performances will take place during the 11-day festival.

A full listing of the festival’s headliners, with separate lists for Marcus Amphitheater performers and those performing on the 11 grounds stages, can be found at http://summerfest.com/2015-lineup/.

Though music is primarily what Summerfest is about, it’s by no means the only attraction. While on the grounds you can also enjoy a wide range of food and beverages provided by over 45 vendors. No matter what you are craving, whether it is a light snack or a full meal, they’ve got you covered. You can also enjoy a cold Miller Lite, the official beer of Summerfest 2015 (if you are of legal drinking age) and check out the four marketplaces that will be selling a variety of items including apparel, artwork, jewelry, and home accessories.

There are various ticket options available for those planning to attend Summerfest 2015, one of which is bound to suit your attendance style and budget. Here is a little more information about the available ticket options:

General Admission – This $19 ticket grants one-day entry to the festival. It doesn’t provide access to any of the Marcus Amphitheater shows, but it does grant access to the rest of the festival grounds and all of the grounds stages. This ticket may be used to gain entry to the grounds any day and time during Summerfest 2015’s operating hours.

Weekday Admission – This ticket costs only $12 and grants one-day entry to the festival grounds, including access to all the grounds stages. The only stipulation is that you must enter the park between noon and 4 p.m. on a weekday to take advantage of this deal. Please note the festival is closed Monday, June 29th.

3-Day Pass – This pass, which costs $45, acts as three General Admission tickets. It grants you any day and time entry to the festival grounds and its 11 grounds stages for three separate days over the course of the festival.

11-Day Power Pass – This ticket, perfect for serious music lovers, costs $80 (while supplies last) and grants you general admission to the grounds each day for the entire 11-day festival. These tickets are only available for purchase at select locations. For a full list of participating vendors, please visit http://summerfest.com/power-pass/.

Single-day General Admission tickets for seniors aged 60 and over and children aged 10 and under can be purchased any time for just $7 at the gate. Infants aged two and under do not require a ticket.

For those of you driving to the festival, parking passes come in two flavors – Preferred and Premier. Tickets for the Preferred Lot cost $20 and tickets for the Premier Lot cost $35. Both options are for single-day parking passes only and can be purchased, along with General Admission tickets, Weekday Admission tickets, and 3-Day Passes at https://store.summerfest.com/tickets.

None of the options detailed above include admission to the Marcus Amphitheater. All tickets to the Marcus Amphitheater shows are sold separately through Ticketmaster, but include general admission to the festival grounds and access to all the grounds stages during the day of the specific Marcus Amphitheater concert.

With so much to offer and such reasonably-priced ticket options for those wishing to attend, it’s no wonder that the festival is expected to draw in nearly 900,000 guests during the 11-day festival. So, if you are a music lover who happens to be in the Milwaukee area between June 24th and July 5th, you are in for a treat. Head on over to Milwaukee’s Summerfest Grounds and experience for yourself the sights and sounds of the world’s largest music festival.

Milwaukee Summer Soulstice Music Festival

Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year at Milwaukee’s Summer Soulstice Music Festival

The East Side Business Improvement District in partnership with Made in Milwaukee is ready to help you celebrate 2015’s longest day of the year. The annual Summer Soulstice Music Festival is a free live music affair held just north of Milwaukee’s downtown on E. North and Murray avenues. This year’s event will occur on Saturday, June 20th from 10 a.m. to midnight.

The festival will feature three stages of local talent, with each stage kicking off the day’s entertainment with a Young Musicians Showcase. The Young Musicians Showcase, which provides a stage for talented youngsters from nearby schools, will start up at 1:30 p.m. at the Murray Stage, 2:00 p.m. at the East Stage, and 2:30 p.m. at the West Stage.

Following the Young Musicians Showcase, each stage will feature a full lineup of popular Milwaukee-area bands. Some of the more notable bands scheduled to perform on the three stages are The Cavewives, Delta Routine, GGOOLLDD, Greatest Lakes, Soul Low, Tigernite, and The Traveling Suitcase.

The bands scheduled to close out this year’s festival include The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken on the Murray Stage and New Age Narcissists featuring Milwaukee Hip-Hop All-Stars on the East Stage. Both bands will be taking to their respective stages at 9:45 p.m. Aluar Pearls will be closing out the show from the West Stage, but will start up shortly after the others at 10 p.m.

Apart from the three concert stages, the park will also be filled with several other attractions worth checking out, including a green market (open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), an arts fair (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and a food court (from 11 a.m. to midnight). There will also be adventure rock wall climbing (available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), dodgeball (from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and a BMX stunt show performed by the professional BMX team This East Side to keep you entertained.

For more information about the Summer Soulstice Music Festival, please visit The East Side Business Improvement District’s website at www.theeastside.org/happenings/summer-soulstice.