Thursday, March 9, 2017
Doors 6:00 p.m. || Concert 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Sale Tickets $25 - On Sale Now!
General Admission Tickets $30
Children 12 & Under Free
Irish Cultural & Heritage Center
2133 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
March is the time of year where everyone is Irish! Get your Irish on and celebrate St. Patrick's day with us and We Banjo 3 as we kickoff the countdown to the 2017 Milwaukee Irish Festival! Not only will you hear music from one of the best Irish bands in the circuit, but we'll also reveal the full Irish Fest entertainment line-up! Bring your friends and bring your family because this is a concert for everyone!
Food from Miss Katie's Diner will be available to purchase before the start of the concert. They will be serving a corned beef sandwich with homemade potato chips. Beverages will be available at Quinlan's Pub located in the parlour.
Note: Seating is available on a first come first serve basis.
Representatives from CiderBoys will be present to provide tastings in the parlour.
Get to Know We Banjo 3
We Banjo 3 performed for the first time in the U.S. when they made their Milwaukee Irish Fest debut in 2012. Five years in a row they've performed at the festival, captivating audiences and becoming fan favorites. And now, they're headlining the Kickoff to Milwaukee Irish Fest Concert!
We Banjo 3 accomplished what no other Irish band has accomplished upon the release of their latest 2016 CD, String Theory, by becoming the first independent Irish band to hit Number One on the Billboard World Music charts!
From Galway, Ireland, We Banjo 3 plays a blend of traditional Irish, old-time American and bluegrass to reveal the banjo's rich legacy and roots. The band has released four CD's, all receiving national and internatioal recognition. Comprised of two sets of brothers, Martin Howley and David Howley, Fergal Scahill and Enda Scahill, these multi-instrumentalists and All-Ireland champions (winning titles on the banjo, fiddle, bodhran and guitar) make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Creativity, sensitivity and passion are present in full measure and Irish music is at the heart of what they play.
Modern rhythms, traditional melodies, virtuosic technique and innovative arrangements of music and song add up to an incredible feast of banjo and mandolin music - guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your feet tapping!
We Banjo 3 at the 2016 Milwaukee Irish Fest, with Next Generation Leahy dancing along!
Get to Know Milwaukee Irish Fest
Under the direction of Ed Ward, the first Milwaukee Irish Fest premiered in 1981. For 36 years, Milwaukee Irish Fest has held the reputation of world's largest celebration of Irish music and culture. The family friendly four-day festival features over 100 entertainment acts on 17 stages at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's lakefront. Receving national and international recognition and acclaim, Milwaukee Irish Fest is committed to instilling a love and appreciation of Celtic and Irish culture in all people. With the help of more than 4,000 volunteers, Milwaukee Irish Fest promotes music from the various Celtic nations as well as dance, theatre, sports, genealogy, culture and more. Sláinte!