Wisconsin Philharmonic kicks off the Wilson Center’s Starry Nights Series with a “Big Band 4th” at the Gerlach/Haack Outdoor Theater.
An hour before the concert begins, Veterans Trek will have honor walks for veterans and their families around the Mitchell Park trails to recognize and thank them for their military service.
WEATHER UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather we have experienced this week and the forecasted weather for today, this evening’s Starry Nights free concert featuring the Wisconsin Philharmonic will be moved indoors to The Harris Theater.
The performance will begin at 6:30 PM, and doors to the theater will open at 6pm. Seating will be first come, first served for the first 600 guests to arrive, and we ask that seats not be saved for guests who are arriving later. The concert also will be piped out into the Kuttemperoor Grand Hall, and audiences are welcome to picnic on the floor of our Grand Hall or under The Burke Colonnade.
A full bar will be available in the Grand Hall and food vendors will be set up in The Burke Colonnade; food and beverages purchased onsite may be brought into The Harris Theater for the performance. Picnic dinners and treats purchased offsite may be enjoyed in the Grand Hall or The Burke Colonnade. BYOB and pets are not permitted inside our venue.
The Veterans Trek honor walks for veterans and their families will still take place around the Mitchell Park trails beginning at 5:30 PM. A registration table will be set up outside the entrance to the Wilson Center.
Please note that River Road is currently closed from Brookfield Road to the south Mitchell Park entrance. River Road is open from Barker Road to the park entrance, or you may access the park from Capitol Drive.
We look forward to celebrating the start of Starry Nights with you!
Thank you to our 2017 Starry Nights Sponsors!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 FOOD VENDORS:
BELAIR CANTINA / BREW CITY SNOWBALLS / PAPA'S SWEET CORN / STREET-ZA PIZZA / TREAT STREET / TWISTED BISTRO