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Concerts & Music Events

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Live performance is our forté.

Attend one of our events at UW-Green Bay to gather with the community and celebrate music. From our concert series to student performances, we invite one and all to come together to applaud the work of local musicians and students here on campus.

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Upcoming Events

UW-Green Bay's four campuses host a variety of concerts, festivals and student performances:

Green Bay Campus Events & Ticket Info

Duo Pianos Lunchtime Concert

Thursday, May 12 | 12:00 p.m. | Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center

UWGB piano faculty members Michael Rector and Sylvia Hong will present an informal recital featuring some classic hits of the piano duo repertoire: Brahms's Hungarian Dances, Ravel's La valse, Debussy's Petite Suite and Percy Grainger's Fantasy on Themes from Porgy and Bess (Gershwin). This will be Michael and Sylvia's first performance since winning the Ellis Duo Piano Award last year. Please come for all or part of this lunchtime concert, and don't be shy about entering the hall between pieces!

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased at University Ticketing Services located in University Union and at the box office prior to performances. Unless noted otherwise below, tickets for all concerts on the Green Bay campus are:

  • Adults: $11
  • Seniors and Students: $6
  • UW-Green Bay Students: Free

6:30 Concert Series

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The 6:30 Concert Series is designed to connect the campus with the community through the exploration of music. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse styles, often exploring music from multiple angles.

All performances:

  • Begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Last between 60 and 90 minutes.
  • Are free and open to the public.
  • Will be live-streamed on the UWGB Music YouTube channel.
Child's Play poster, information below

Child's Play with Michael Rector

Thursday, March 3 | 6:30 PM | Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

Associate Professor of Music Michael Rector shares a program of music inspired by childhood. This eclectic program ranges from the abstract and experimental Ein Kinderspiel by Helmut Lachenmann to the nostalgic and jazz-inflected Children’s Songs by Chick Corea.

An Evening with Big Mouth poster, information below

An Evening with Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns

Wednesday, April 6 | 6:30 PM | Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts                                        
The midwest’s premier funk, soul, and rock and roll band has deep ties to UW-Green Bay and its Music program. Welcome them “home” to rock the house and share some behind the scenes insights about their original music. 

The 6:30 Series will welcome a distanced live audience in Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, while simultaneously streaming live. The Concert Series is funded, in part, through public donations. Your donation keeps the music playing!


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Green Bay Jazz Fest

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Black and white photo of drum brushes plaing a snare drum, percussion
Black and white photo of Michael Dewhirst playing the upright bass

In 2021, we welcomed Brass Differential, a local band whose sound is steeped in New Orleans tradition with musical styles including jazz, blues, funk, R&B, soul and hip-hop. Unlike other bands in their genre, they feature a horn-centered sound. They performed on March 27, 2021, and you can watch it on our Youtube channel.

If you are a band director and would like to feature your band on our YouTube channel in the days leading up to Jazz Fest, please contact Adam Gaines at

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Solo & Ensembles Festivals

The Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) hosts the Solo & Ensemble Festivals, which draw more than 100,000 students every year and represent the top talent across Wisconsin’s high schools. UW-Green Bay is the site for the northeastern Wisconsin event each spring, welcoming thousands of students from throughout the area.

UW-Green Bay is also the site for the WSMA Jazz and Large Ensemble Festival. This is for any state qualified jazz or large ensemble regardless of assigned State Festival Site. Festival start and end times will vary based on number of events. Each performing group receives written comments, as well as clinic time with a WSMA-assigned clinician. Contact WSMA with questions about participating at this festival.

Dates, site information and results for both festivals will be listed below as available.

WSMA Jazz & Large Ensemble Festival

Friday, May 6, 2022
3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival

Saturday, May 7, 2022
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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About the WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival
Christy Talbott UW-Green Bay Associate Professor of Music

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