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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

Monday, December 6 - Jazz Concert

7:30 p.m. University Theatre, Theatre Hall

Monday, December 13 - Chamber Ensembles

7:30 p.m. Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

Spring 2022 Concert Events Coming Soon...

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:

Maximal Minimalists: Music by Rzewski and Eastman

Thursday, December 2; Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center

UW-Green Bay’s Contemporary Percussion Ensemble, led by Bill Sallak, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, forms the core ensemble for a performance of two iconic works of American minimalism. Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together/Attica is a relentless meditation on a powerful text by Sam Melville. The performance will feature narration by Associate Lecturer of Theatre Alan Kopischke. The program is balanced out by Julius Eastman’s ebullient, genre-bending work Stay On It.

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

Black and white photos of hand playing a french horn
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

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.

Site Information

WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival

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

Site Information

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

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