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2018 à la Carte National Headliners

Presented by Meijer

August 16-19, 2018

a la Carte

The Milwaukee County Zoo announces three major music acts as this year’s national headliners for the 34th annual Milwaukee Journal Sentinel à la Carte presented by Meijer. A la Carte takes place August 16 through the 19, and features both national and local entertainment performing throughout the day. This year’s headliners are 1964 The Tribute, Wynonna & The Big Noise and ASIA Featuring John Payne. Whether you like grooving, two-stepping or rocking out, à la Carte at the Zoo won’t disappoint!

1964 The Tribute

Thursday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Caribou Main Stage

a la CarteListeners will experience a Beatles’ concert the way it was performed over 50 years ago. 1964 The Tribute has masterfully been recreating The Beatles live performances for the past 34 years, even sharing the stage with big names like Dave Mathews, The Beach Boys, Latoya Jackson, AC/DC and many others! The tribute band focuses on The Beatles touring years playing songs from the “Sgt. Pepper” era with professional musicians using banter, as well as period clothing, hair and instruments to accurately recreate the onstage atmosphere. Find out why Rolling Stone calls 1964 The Tribute “the best Beatles tribute on Earth!”

For more check out:
Website: http://www.1964web.com/
Blog: http://www.1964coolstorage.com/

Wynonna & The Big Noise

Friday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Caribou Main Stage

a la CarteRespected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo "The Judds," Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline." This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”

Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B. Schmit. NPR’s Ann Powers noted that, “With her tight band behind her after touring together for several years, she just sounds like she’s home…You can just feel the grin on her face.”

For more check out:
Website: https://www.wynonna.com/welcome
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxtzJkaJAbvEX52EaLMKicw/featured 

ASIA Featuring John Payne

Saturday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Caribou Main Stage

a la CarteFor 14 years, John Payne has been the lead singer of ASIA. Together the band released eight studio albums and live recordings. In 1992, Geoff Downes, ASIA’s keyboardist, invited Payne to take John Wetton’s place. The original band formed in 1981 released their debut album in 1982, which spent nine weeks at number one in the U.S. and sold over four million copies. This album gave listeners ASIA’s biggest hit, “Heat of the Moment.” In 2006, it was agreed Payne would continue ASIA’s legacy as “ASIA Featuring John Payne.” Since then, they have been touring North America, performing newer songs like “Military Man” and Long Way From Home,” as well as hits from the original ASIA group. Current members include: John Payne, Jeff Kollman, Moni Scaria, Johnny Federic and Jamie Hosener. Get ready to rock the night way with ASIA Featuring John Payne, a classic/progressive rock band!

For more check out:
Website: http://www.johnpayneasia.com/
Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/recollections-tribute-to-british

August 16 through 19 will be a roaring time at the Zoo filled with music, food and fun. Stop in for one day or come for all four! All musical entertainment, both national and local, is free with regular Zoo admission! For more information on the festivities and full lineup visit http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/events/alacarte/ or please contact the Zoo at 414.771.3040.

Special thanks to our a la Carte sponsors:
Name-in-title Sponsor: Presenting Sponsor: With major support from:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Meijer Miller Lite  Miller - Great Beer, Great Responsibility
Lakeview Stage Sponsor: Wine Tent Sponsor: Advance Ticket Sales:
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Champion Windows & Sunrooms Tri City National Bank