Published Thursday, October 27, 2016
by Dave Willems

The roster has been set for the Mile of Music’s New Year’s Encore Eve celebration concert at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, with popular state bands J-Council and Lex Allen being added to the lineup, which includes previously announced headliner LOLO. Kicking off the evening on December 31 will be Farewell Milwaukee, the folk rock contingent out of the Twin Cities.

All four of the artists were among the most buzz-worthy bands of the Mile of Music festival back in August.

“This year’s show will have a soulful hook throughout with some amazingly talented roots music artists and will be a great way to ring in the new year for music fans,” said Dave Willems of Mile Productions, which will produce the showcase. It’ll be the fourth year for the event.

The music will begin at 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom and continue just past midnight, with quick stage changeovers and back-to-back performances, similar to the festival flavor from August.

Tickets are currently on sale at, by calling 920-750-5020 or at the hotel front desk; ticket packages are available through the hotel front desk or by calling 920-733-8000. Ticket packages include tickets for two and a guest room or two tickets, a guest room and dinner.

Tickets for the four-band concert itself are $35 for the general public or $25 for 2016 and 2017 Music-Makers subscribers as part of their original music subscription benefit, plus sales tax and fees.

If you go:

  • Mile of Music’s New Year’s Encore Eve featuring LOLO, J-Council, Lex Allen and Farewell Milwaukee
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016, into 2017; 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. 
  • Paper Valley Hotel Grand Ballroom
  • $35 for the general public, $25 for 2016 and new 2017 Music-Makers. Tickets available at or at The Paper Valley Hotel’s front desk.
  • Other information: This is a 21+ show.

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