Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
ABOUT BACKSTAGE PASS
The Backstage Pass series was launched in October 2018 to provide a different type of intimate performances to attract new audiences to the theater. One Thursday each month, this event features an up-and-coming band that plays on the Weill Center stage, with their backs to the auditorium. Why? Because the audience is “backstage!” Guests get an all-access pass to hang out backstage with the band, complete with bar access, appetizers for purchase, and seating – and room to dance! The “cover charge” is $5 CASH ONLY at the door. Space is limited to 140 people and guests must be 21+.
About Paul Spencer Band
The PAUL SPENCER BAND began performing together in 1999, backing up vocalist Adekola Adedapo at what was then Monreal’s. They developed largely through regular performances at Caroline’s, a small jazz club on South 2nd Street in Milwaukee, where they can still be seen on Saturday nights when they aren’t in concert. Winners of the WAMI Award for Best Jazz Group for six years running, the band has released 11 CDs, all recorded live in concert and during club engagements. They have filled the historic Pabst Theater, regularly sell out their Jazz Explosion Concert Series at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater, and entertain crowds of thousands at summer concerts. Their hard-bop, straight ahead style focuses on capturing the full attention of their audience. This is not smooth jazz. When the music stops, the crowd knows it has been entertained.