WMSE's Big Band Grandstand
featuring Gunhild Carling
WMSE's Big Band Grandstand returns to the Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. Now in its 8th year, this event has become a holiday tradition that's fun for the whole family. The Big Band Grandstand is presented annually by Bob and Jenny Hillis in honor of Bob and Genie Friedman.
There also will be a silent auction that will go live online one week before the event and includes exciting items like a Green Bay Packers vs. The Lions package (seats are in first ten rows), a Film Buff package courtesy Milwaukee Film which includes: Film Director Dual Membership which comes with film festival vouchers and two all-access festival passes, valued at $1,500 and the last bottle of Great Lakes Distillery's Chicken Shack Rye will be included in a rock'n'roll package!.
Monies raised from the Big Band Grandstand will support the upkeep of WMSE's studios and the digitization and streaming of the station's jazz library, allowing music fans everywhere to hear jazz 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Parking & Directions
Please note that group rates are typically offered for groups of 20 or more, but are sometimes offered for groups of 10 or more. Discounts range from 10-20% but vary from show to show (not all shows support a group rate due to high demand or other restrictions).
Where to Eat
Bag Policy & Prohibited Items
SMALL PURSES ONLY, PLEASE. PURSES ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH
To efficiently create a positive and safe experience for all patrons, only small purses (13″W x 4″D x 9″H and smaller) are allowed into the theater and all are subject to search.
All other bags including backpacks and oversized purses are strictly prohibited and bag storage is NOT available at The Pabst, The Riverside, Turner Hall Ballroom or The Back Room @ Colectivo.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO ANY OF THE VENUES.
Weapons, laser pens, signs, banners, electronic smoking devices (vapes, Juuls, etc.), oversized bags, backpacks, outside food and beverages including water, cans, bottles, alcohol, illegal substances, iPads/tablets, selfie sticks, laptops, professional audio recording devices (unless approved by artist), and any professional photography equipment. The use of vape pens inside the venues are prohibited as well.
PLAN AHEAD: LEAVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME Plan to arrive 30 minutes before you want to be in your seat to allow time to go through our security check. Please leave large bags at home or in your car.
We are not responsible for any personal property that is lost, stolen, or damaged.
Thank you for helping to make all of our events efficient, enjoyable and safe for all.