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Joanna Newsom | 12 & 13 October 2019 | The Irish Cultural & Heritage Center | Milwaukee, WI

The Strings/Keys Incident

An Evening with

Joanna Newsom

Saturday, October 12
Sunday, October 13
Doors Open 8PM / Show 9PM

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You know what haven’t we had since 2016? Besides sanity and a general sense of well-being, that is? Joanna Newsom live in concert! This fall, Joanna will be playing for the first time in a long time, only (for now?) in New York, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Chicago. These will be a rare and intimate performances by Joanna alone: solo voice, harp and piano.  Joanna’s Milwaukee shows will take place in the historic and intimate setting of the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center located in the landmark Grand Avenue Congregational Church building just west of downtown.

The historic Irish Cultural and Heritage Center supports the Irish Community by serving as a venue dedicated to enhancing, promoting and preserving Irish culture and heritage, and serving the community at large. From the stained glass windows and beamed ceiling to the modern lighting and sound system, this historical building will be an incredible setting for Joanna Newsom’s performances.

This impressive Edward Townsend Mix limestone structure retains almost all of the original features from its construction in the 1880s. It now is the home of a wide range of cultural and educational programs and the site for concerts, lectures, art exhibits, dances, Irish music classes, and a center for genealogical research. 
For years, Irish Americans in the Milwaukee area dreamed of creating an Irish community center. In the early 1990s, a determined group set about the task to preserve their heritage. On March 25, 1992, the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin, Inc. was incorporated and later received 501(c)(3) designation. Many Irish organizations were included in the initial planning and fund-raising efforts. Today, the ICHC is run by a board of directors. Hundreds of volunteers maintain the facility and make all the activities possible. More than 200 entertainment acts have performed at the Center since 1997.


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  • General Admission
  • All Ages
  • ADA Accessible
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Seating Chart

  • If you are in need of ADA/accessible seating accommodations, please inform the box office of your specific needs when ordering so we may seat you in an appropriate location and assist you in having the best possible experience.
Seating Chart - The Irish Cultural & Heritage Center

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Group Sales

For group sales information, please email groups@ptglive.com or call (414) 286-6200. Inquiries can also be submitted via our Group Sales Page.

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).


Bag Policy - Please Read


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.


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 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.

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