Turner Hall live shows canceled due to increase in positive COVID-19 cases

NOW: Turner Hall live shows canceled due to increase in positive COVID-19 cases

Updated: 4:00 p.m. on July 10, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Pabst Theater Group announced Friday, July 10, that previously scheduled live shows at Turner Hall have been canceled due to the recent increase of positive coronavirus cases in Wisconsin.

Chicken Wire Empire, Kaylee Crossfire and Kia Rap Princess, and Trapper Schoepp with Bear in the Forest were scheduled to perform in July, and The Rush Tribute Project had been scheduled in August. 

The Pabst Theater Group says Chicken Wire Empire will still be streamed live for free from the Turner Hall Ballroom stage via Jamgrass Friday night at 8 p.m.

The live stream can be viewed on the Pabst Theater Group's YouTube channel.

Ticket purchasers are encouraged to email [email protected] or call the box office at 414-286-3205 with any questions regarding refunds.


Posted: 10:28 p.m. on June 26, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's Pabst Theater Group is taking a slow step back toward live concerts next month.

“Opening up with these shows is just a really nice first step for us to start to invite people back," Pabst Theater Group PR Director Sara Peronto said.

It’s a cautious start to concert season in Milwaukee, but some music lovers will get their fix in July.

Turner Hall is hosting three live shows as part of its #ReviveLiveMKE Series.

“Obviously local artists have been impacted by the pandemic as well and so it was just a really good fit," Peronto said.

The Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater and the Back Room at Colectivo will remain closed.

Turner Hall is the only venue the Group is reopening.

They say its ballroom layout will make social distancing rules much easier.

Guests will be required to wear masks upon entry, and when walking around in common areas.

They will also be available for free, at the door.

“Every patron is going to have a temperature check, a touchless forehead temperature check prior to entering the building, and we’re going to have Plexiglass at the bars," Peronto explained.

Per state guidelines, the shows will be at 25-percent capacity, including staff.

“For us, it can’t be about revenue right now, it’s about bringing back the live show experience in a very, very safe way.”

The Friday concerts will feature local performers, including Chicken Wire Empire (July 10), hip hop duo Kaylee Crossfire and Kia Rap Princess (July 17) and Trapper Schoepp (July 31).

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