Tosa Tonight's Annual Irish Fest Preview Night
Wednesday, August 14 II 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Rotary Performance Pavilion
68th & State Street in Wauwatosa
Performances by Shane Hennessy and Red Hot Chilli Pipers
This is a FREE, family-friendly concert, held at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Hart Park, Wauwatosa.
The Tosa Tonight Summer Concert Series is presented by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee Irish Fest Preview Night is sponsored by the Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation.
Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering food and refreshing beverages available from Maxie's, Leff's, BelAir Cantina, Ruby Tap, Gilles Custard, and more!
Irish virtuoso guitarist Shane Hennessy has established himself as a musical tour de force on the world stage, known widely for his fingerstyle, flatpicking, and percussive guitar playing approaches. His energetic live performances and his cinematically vivid compositions tie in influences from Bach to Beyoncé – and everything in between! With a unique style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band – covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead lines – Shane builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.
Billed as “one of the most exciting live performers of his generation, with an ability to move between styles and genres with ease” by Irish Music Magazine, audiences can never be too sure what will come next during the exciting mix of jazz, blues, country, soul, traditional Irish music, and world music he offers. With the addition of some smooth vocals, genre-hopping improvisations, and well-arranged covers, it makes sense why music legend super-producer Nile Rodgers (CHIC) thinks that “his style is killer, it’s really cool stuff”, and why guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel says that Shane “is one of the most transcendant musicians in the world today”.
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
From Scotland, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers bring their bag rock to Irish Fest. Fusing traditional pipe tunes and contemporary rock anthems, the Chilli Pipers have won fans the world over due to their unique sound and energetic and enthusiastic live shows. Not just a band with a cool name, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers are world-class musicians who play bagpipes with an attitude. Over the past several years, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have become one of the most popular bands at Milwaukee Irish Fest.