Celebrating the Capitol: A Mardi Gras Jubilee
Celebrating the Capitol: A Mardi Gras Jubilee is presented by Christine D. Kornely and Rick L. Gerroll with support from Tower Company and Salutz Law.
Celebrate the magnificence of the Capitol Civic Centre with a new annual event featuring a dual-headliner concert and an exclusive post-show reception!
Hot blues and cool jazz will fill the air as regional artists Janet Planet and Cathy Grier + the Troublemakers take the stage. Enjoy an afternoon of unforgettable music.
But the fun doesn’t stop there!
After the concert, join Janet and Cathy for a VIP reception featuring signature appetizers, libations, and fun. Mingle with the artists and their bands and enjoy this exclusive post-show experience with your friends.
Reserve early: the reception has limited capacity!
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate the Capitol Civic Centre and its vibrant arts scene.
Janet Planet is a jazz vocalist with a vast repertoire of jazz, blues, and standards with some Bob Dylan thrown in for good measure. She has toured the U.S., Canada, Japan, Russia, South Africa, and Europe, assuring listeners that there is a soul on this “Planet.” Janet is a true entrepreneur who owns Steel Moon Recording Studio and Stellar Records with her husband, Tom Washatka. With more than 25 recordings in her discography, the award-winning singer won an Emmy for her work on “A Child Believes.” A six-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award winner, in 2014, she was the second woman in 32 years inducted into the WAMI Hall of Fame. In 2017, the Grammy Foundation acknowledged Planet for her recording Just Like a Woman-The Music of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2. Janet’s recent Bob Dylan Big Band Project culminated with two CDs, Janet Planet Sings the Bob Dylan Songbook, Vol. 1, and Just Like a Woman-The Music of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2 (big band).
Cathy Grier’s four-decade-long career is a rich musical tapestry with career highlights ranging from an MTV video in the ’80s to opening for legendary artists Laura Nyro, The Band, Dave Mason, and Joan Armatrading. She lived in France in the ’90s, toured and wrote for many artists, including a #1 dance hit for pop star Indra. In 2019 Cathy wrote a Blues score for the Documentary film “My First and Last Film,” by director Tracey Thomas, currently on the film festival circuit. Cathy spent 20 years in New York, mostly performing under the name NYC Subway Girl, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and performed at legendary Avery Fisher Hall. Her love of performing the Blues has found a home in Wisconsin. She formed the band Troublemakers in 2017 for her first Summerfest and continues to perform there every year. Cathy Grier’s undeniably powerful voice accompanied by tasty Blues guitar styling affirms her place on the world stage.
If you go: This concert is rated PG and tickets are $35 (plus fees and tax). Concert and VIP Reception (limited tickets are available) is $100 (plus fees and tax). Tickets are on sale at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30.