Around the Scene: Get out to Public Craft and Kenosha Creative Space (playlist)

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KENOSHA – While musicians have a chance to start off their week at Rustic Road and Kenosha Fusion on Monday nights, Public Craft Brewing and Kenosha Creative Space have the rest of the week covered. Today, and every Wednesday, local musicians can hang out and also share their talents with two Spirit Shakers at Public [...]

Cold Nights, Warm Lights: Photos from recent open mics 

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KENOSHA ⏤ Over the winter months, it sometimes seems as though musicians, like certain other types of life on Earth, hibernate.  However, while cold weather has never been a friend of musicians, there are still plenty of local talented bands and songwriters hitting your local venues and open mics. The stage at Public Craft Brewing [...]

Brent Mitchell sings the blues

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When I sat down a few days ago to chat with Brent Mitchell, I knew a few things about him already. He is a poet, visual artist, theologian and activist. Brent Mitchell lounges in his home while discussing music and the arts with the Observer's Tammy Peacy. Photo property of Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. His [...]

Observer Captures Kenosha (photos): Spirit Shakers, Lunar Lizard and Earthmother at Fusion

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KENOSHA ⏤ Fusion hosted one of the best music lineups possible in the city last Saturday, Oct. 30: Spirit Shakers, Lunar Lizard and Earthmother. The show, well attended during the Halloween weekend, not only provided entertainment, but a welcome sense of community in the local scene. Below, please find a gallery of photos from Saturday's [...]

In the Kenosha Crowd: Photos in the city June – August, part 1

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If you've noticed a green hat bobbing through a crowd at a local music, government or creative arts event, you've seen me take photos of our city life. And, in the past few months, I've found myself all over our home. I found myself at the Juneteenth celebration near Regimen Barber Collective. I spent a [...]

Performers at Public Craft (Around The Mics)

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KENOSHA – Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Public Craft Brewing Co. is the place to be in downtown Kenosha if you’re looking for some stage time or to see live performers. Public is one of the few places in town that also offers a true open mic experience and entertainment. Welcoming art forms from all genres, musicians, poets [...]

Wednesdays at Public Craft Brewing (Around The Mics)

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KENOSHA - Every Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. comedians, poets and musicians take to the stage at Public Craft Brewing Co. Public's mic brings out a wide variety of talented artists that grace the stage with their talent every week. You'll also see some of your local favorites like Shane McNealy, Haven Wells of Miss [...]

City meetings and open mics on tonight’s docket

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KENOSHA ⏤ Another Monday, another evening of city leaders meeting to make decisions for the people and music pervading the downtown area.  Licenses and Permits Committee meeting Starting at 4:30 p.m., the city’s Licenses and Permits Committee will meet on the second floor of the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.  Tonight’s agenda includes the [...]

Native American drum demo, Creative Space mic are tonight’s events

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight (July 22), you can attend an event that will teach you about Native American culture and drumming, and also Creative Space's open mic. Up first, the Native American drum demonstration event will take place at the marina square near Southport Marina starting at 6:30 p.m. Al Orion RestingHawk will lead the demo. [...]

Tonight in Kenosha: City Council meets; Fusion and Rustic host open mics

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, local residents can attend an in-person Kenosha Common Council meeting, then head just a few blocks away in either direction for open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road. Common Council meeting tonight Tonight, the Kenosha Common Council will meet at 7 p.m. As of its last meeting, the council has returned to [...]

Performers at Fusion (Around the Mics)

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KENOSHA ⏤ Every Monday night the sounds of music drift along Seventh Avenue through the night as various performers take the stage at Kenosha Fusion. Starting at 8 p.m., Kenosha Fusion's open mic night brings in some powerhouse music performances.  Eli Eastridge, Oscar Mercadillo, Malcom Wright and also Maxwell Melendrez from Spirit Shakers regularly take [...]

Wednesdays at Public Craft Brewing (Around the Mics)

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KENOSHA - Every Wednesday at 8 p.m., Public Craft Brewing Co. is the place to be in downtown Kenosha if you're looking for some stage time or live entertainment. Public is one of the few places in town that also offers a true open mic experience and entertainment. Welcoming art forms from all genres, musicians, [...]

Around The Mics: Mondays at Kenosha Fusion

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KENOSHA -  Mondays starting at 9 p.m. you can catch the full excitement of Kenosha Fusion's open mic night. Fusion offers a unique experience for those who walk into its doors. It is also one of the few venues in Kenosha that has a proper stage for artists to perform on. Likewise, every week a [...]

ICYMI: Juneteenth Festival, Make Music Day welcome celebrations of shared joys

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KENOSHA ⏤ Recently, local organizers and musicians have brought a sense of community to the city. Residents may have witnessed this particularly with the Juneteenth and Make Music Day events. Juneteenth Festival On Saturday, upwards of 60 vendors took to the field across from the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha. The smell of barbecue [...]

Around The Mics: Thursdays at Creative Space and Public

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KENOSHA – Downtown is where you want to be on a Thursday night to catch some amazing local talent at two venues' open mics: Kenosha Creative Space and Public Craft Brewing Co. You can first catch the start of Kenosha Creative Space‘s event Create@thespace ⏤ their paint/open jam night. Painting begins at 7 p.m., and the [...]

Take time to stop by one of Kenosha’s Monday night open mics

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KENOSHA ⏤ With a lack of city government meetings tonight, how about checking out local musicians at Kenosha's Monday night open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road? For months now, local musician Haven Wells has run her open mic at Rustic Road Brewing Co., 5706 Sixth Ave. The Rustic mic offers somewhat of an intimate [...]

Saints Radio: Two songwriters to pass the night with

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, two local songwriters answered the Observer's call to fill up this week's edition of Saints Radio: Megan Jay and Dan Nielsen. Megan Jay Megan Jay is a self-described "musical hermit" based in Kenosha. However, this hermit has much to offer the local music scene. The opening track, "Kentucky", of her album featured [...]

Saints Radio: Recent performances by local songwriters

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KENOSHA ⏤ Saints Radio may have taken a break for a week or two; however, we've still been watching and listening to the performances of local songwriters. Yesterday, songwriter Ben Mulwana took to the enclosure inside the glass storefront of Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St., for a three-hour set. Mulwana is one of several [...]

Night Out in Kenosha: Would You Kindly? at Kenosha Fusion

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KENOSHA ⏤ In the past month, a lot of the old players and bands that were making headway in the music scene nights prior to COVID-19 have come out of hiatus, including Would You Kindly?. The band stopped by Kenosha Fusion last Saturday night, during which they performed a new song, "Tear Stained Glass." Check [...]

#SaintsRadioSunday: Who are the Saints?

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KENOSHA ⏤ For months now, I’ve made Saints Radio playlists without explaining the name's meaning. Therefore, this week’s installation focuses on the band that it is inspired by. Full disclosure, it’s me. And this is the one and only time I’ll be featuring myself as a musician. That part of my life and this part [...]