Kohler Foundation Announces 75th Season Distinguished Guest Series

Posted on 10/12/2018



Kohler, Wis. – October 12, 2018 – This fall, the Distinguished Guest Series marks 75 years of giving voice to musicians, poets, actors, and dancers. Kohler Foundation is proud to announce the 2018/2019 line up of performers, recognized for the unique perspective they bring to their craft and noteworthy careers they have led.

“Our 75th year gives us the opportunity to celebrate the arts and the vitality artists bring to our community. We have an exciting new season with a dynamic line-up of popular and award-winning artists,” said Christine Taylor, executive director of the Kohler Foundation. 

 The Distinguished Guest Series will open its season with accomplished actress and singer, Katharine McPhee, who is fresh off her Broadway debut in the hit musical Waitress. Next, a multi-talented collective, Postmodern Jukebox reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the styles of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown. The final performance of the season features Wynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Katharine McPhee is an accomplished actress and singer, who made her worldwide debut on Season 5 of American Idol before landing at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart in 2006 and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 albums in 2007. While releasing several successful albums, she also starred in the CBS drama series Scorpion and the NBC musical drama Smash. In spring 2018, McPhee made her Broadway debut starring in the hit musical Waitress. 


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Back by popular demand, Postmodern Jukebox is a genre-busting, rotating cadre of musicians and vocalists who reimagine modern pop hits in the style of jazz, ragtime and swing classics of the 1920s-1950s. Originally a YouTube Phenomenon by founder Scott Bradlee, the multi-talented collective has amassed 925 million YouTube views, performed on Good Morning America, and topped iTunes and Billboard charts. 


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline, “the iconic Wynonna Judd has received more than 60 industry awards, and released countless charting singles, including 20 #1 hits.  With her band, The Big Noise, her new sound is a “vintage, yet modern” combination of country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. 

Tickets and Ordering

Season and individual tickets are available online at or by calling (920) 458-1972 (between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday). All events begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be held at the Kohler Memorial Theatre, 260 School St., Kohler, Wis.

 The Kohler Foundation is a non-profit, private foundation that supports arts, education, and art preservation initiatives in Wisconsin.


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