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Survey Results

01 What kinds of musical performance interest you?
Received 93 responses

64 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||68%Blues, rock or pop music
52 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||55%Country music
51 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||54%Folk, bluegrass, or roots music
50 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||53%Singer/songwriter or acoustic
27 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||29%Instrumental or vocal jazz
20 ||||||||||||||||||||21%Classical music or opera
14 ||||||||||||||15%Choral music
3 |||3%Other (unspecified)
1 |1%Gypsy Jazz in particular
1 |1%Gypsy Jazz
1 |1%New Orleans jazz, cajun
1 |1%70,80’s. Eagles,boston
1 |1%Roaring 20’s, 40’s, 50’s, rock and roll, doo wop
1 |1%Pop
1 |1%Contemporary Christian Music

02 What other kinds of ticketed events interest you?
Received 91 responses

70 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||76%Musical theatre
70 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||76%Theatrical plays
63 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||69%Comedy, improv or magic
29 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||31%Classic movies, cinematic arts, foreign films
19 |||||||||||||||||||20%Modern dance or ballet
19 |||||||||||||||||||20%Burlesque dance or performance art
15 |||||||||||||||16%Polka, waltz or square dancing
8 ||||||||8%Poetry or storytelling
1 |1%Ballroom and swing dancing (danceable venues)
1 |1%All of the above! I think it would be great to mix it up!

03 What levels of performance are you interested in?
Received 89 responses

84 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||94%Semi-professional artists
78 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||87%Full-time professional artists
62 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||69%Advanced student or amateur artists
31 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||34%Children or youth artists
2 ||2%All kinds
1 |1%Mostly full-time or semi-professional, but it is nice to give students an occasional venue

04 What days and times are best for attending a ticketed performance?
Received 91 responses

74 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||81%Friday night
74 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||81%Saturday night
67 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||73%Saturday or Sunday afternoon
41 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||45%Sunday night
31 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||34%Weeknights, Monday-Thursday
18 ||||||||||||||||||19%Weekday afternoons
1 |1%Retired,…any day of the week.
1 |1%Other (unspecified)

05 How much time do you expect to spend at a ticketed performance?
Received 91 responses

60 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||65%Up to two hours
37 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||40%Up to three hours
2 ||2%Less than an hour
1 |1%Between 2 and 3
1 |1%Other (unspecified)
1 |1%Depends on the type of event
1 |1%Longer for multiple acts, like a music festival

06 How often would you consider attending a ticketed performance?
Received 90 responses

46 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||51%A few times per year
36 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||40%Once every month or so
14 ||||||||||||||15%At least once per month
1 |1%Other (unspecified)
1 |1%Only for a special occasion
1 |1%If there is live music to dance to, I would purchase tickets 4-8 times a month
1 |1%Really depends if it is of interest to me. In winter, depends on the weather.
1 |1%Whenever something interests me
1 |1%Often, if interested

07 How far are you willing to travel to attend a ticketed performance?
Received 90 responses

66 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||73%Up to 15 miles (30 minutes by car)
19 |||||||||||||||||||21%Up to 10 miles (20 minutes by car)
5 |||||5%Up to 5 miles (10 minutes by car)
4 ||||4%Other (unspecified)
1 |1%50 minutes by car
1 |1%60 minutes
1 |1%As far as I have to…Nashville, Vegas etc.
1 |1%Up to 45-60 minutes by car.
1 |1%An hour or so.
1 |1%Up to an hour
1 |1%I already travel up to an hour, I live in Washington county and prefer not to drive into Milwaukee.
1 |1%Up to $20
1 |1%I’ll travel if it’s something I would like to attend.
1 |1%Open to longer travel
1 |1%Up to 75 miles

08 How much would you expect to pay for a ticketed performance?
Received 87 responses

41 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||47%Up to $30
25 |||||||||||||||||||||||||28%Up to $20
22 ||||||||||||||||||||||25%More than $30
10 ||||||||||11%Up to $10
2 ||2%Other (unspecified)
1 |1%That would have to include all the extra fees
1 |1%Depends on the type of event
1 |1%If I like it, I’ll pay to see it
1 |1%Depends on the act. Semi-Prof – up to $40, Prof maybe up to $60. Of the age where dollars need to stretch
1 |1%I would pay more for a special event, like a music festival
1 |1%Depends on what it is. Professional or not
1 |1%Depending on who it is.
1 |1%Up to $30 for nonprofessional and more than $30 for professional

09 How do you prefer to buy tickets?
Received 91 responses

79 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||86%In advance on a website
35 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||38%At the door
16 ||||||||||||||||17%In advance by phone
13 |||||||||||||14%In advance at a box office

10 Which of the following are most important to your performing arts experience?
Received 90 responses

67 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||74%Free, off-street parking
58 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||64%Reserved seats
40 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||44%Availability of food and soft drinks
36 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||40%Availability of alcoholic drinks
23 |||||||||||||||||||||||25%Family friendly program
21 |||||||||||||||||||||23%Breaks or intermission
10 ||||||||||11%ADA accessible entry
1 |1%Having water or soft drinks is a plus! Not necessarily food in the venue. If there is a food option prior to performance that would be interesting.
1 |1%Danceable venues – ample parking
1 |1%Material that interests me
1 |1%Dance floor

11 Where have you previously enjoyed a ticketed performance in the area?
Received 83 responses

53 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||63%Oconomowoc Arts Center
41 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||49%A High School Auditorium
29 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||34%A Local Church
23 |||||||||||||||||||||||27%Lake Country Playhouse (Hartland)
22 ||||||||||||||||||||||26%Waukesha Civic Theatre
21 |||||||||||||||||||||25%Summer Stage (Delafield)
17 |||||||||||||||||20%The Gobbler Theater (Johnson Creek)
15 |||||||||||||||18%The Box Theater (Oconomowoc)
15 |||||||||||||||18%Carroll University (Waukesha)
10 ||||||||||12%Watertown Players Theater
10 ||||||||||12%Other (unspecified)
9 |||||||||10%Wisconsin Brewing Company Park/Dockhounds stadium (Oconomowoc)
4 ||||4%Lake Country Children’s Theater (Hartland)
3 |||3%Oconomowoc Community Center
1 |1%Kettle moraine theater
1 |1%Comedy at the legion
1 |1%Dockhounds stadium- Drake White concert
1 |1%Overture Center
1 |1%Schauer center in Hartford
1 |1%Sharon Lynne center in Brookfield, Schauer Center in Hartford, Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson, Door County Auditorium, Collectivo, Anodyne
1 |1%Fireside fort Atkinson
1 |1%Fireside, schauer arts center
1 |1%Delafield Performing Arts Foundation, Revere’s, Golden Mast
1 |1%PAC Milwaukee
1 |1%Lapham Peak stage
1 |1%Elks clubs, american legion posts, the Bend theatre, kettle moraine playhouse, patio players
1 |1%Marcus Theaters Milwaukee
1 |1%Schauer Art Center- Hartford
1 |1%Magic Mansion
1 |1%Fireside
1 |1%Fireside, Riverfest, other outdoor Church and City Festivals
1 |1%Love the OAC. Have done Fireside. Years ago did events in MKE.

12 How do you find out about upcoming performing arts events in Lake Country?
Received 71 responses

62 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||87%Through social media
35 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||49%By word of mouth from friends
22 ||||||||||||||||||||||30%From posters or flyers seen in stores and public areas
19 |||||||||||||||||||26%From a website that lists upcoming events
15 |||||||||||||||21%From newspaper ads or “Things to Do” articles
12 ||||||||||||16%From an email mailing list I subscribe to
10 ||||||||||14%From a stamped postal mailing
9 |||||||||12%From announcements on radio or television
1 |1%I would subscribe to a email list for lake country happenings.
1 |1%Through social media (Facebook, etc.)
1 |1%From going to favorites for years
1 |1%From a postal mailing

13 Please share any details about how or where you find out about upcoming events
Received 7 responses

1 |15%Social media and friends
1 |15%Signage outside the event space
1 |15%Social media, emails, etc.
1 |15%At restaurants
1 |14%As an actor, producer and costume designer, I know what’s happening in live theater in the area. Musician friends keep me current on music events.
1 |14%Social media
1 |14%On Facebook and word-of-mouth
1 |14%I usually receive info from venues in Milwaukee thru Facebook (museums, theater). Do not see much on Facebook from venues in Waukesha County or west of Waukesha.
1 |14%Facebook

14 Please share any ideas, comments or suggestions on this topic
Received 9 responses

1 |12%What would be ideal is a central source for what’s happening in the lake country area
1 |12%It would be nice to have access to more professional cultural events this neck of the woods.
1 |12%Cedarburg cultural center used to have a fantastic Blues in the Burg series that brought in many well known acts. Would love to see something like this here or a Bluegrass series as well.
1 |11%Would love more professional musicians in town.
1 |11%Open mic nights could be good as well! Especially for comedy or new musicians
1 |11%While we love the OAC and go often because of selection/price, it would be nice to see more options for plays/musicals and musical entertainment. I am not expecting big shows like at the Riverside or Arena.
1 |11%Having live events in Ixonia would be a fantastic and welcomed addition to our town! We have a small child (4), so family-friendly events are easiest for us, but adult music/comedy events would be great, too! Maybe consider outdoor movie events in the summer & fall as well?
1 |11%It doesn’t have to be an expensive happening to be enjoyable!! Local Festivals bring neighbors together!!
1 |11%Idk
1 |11%Appreciate the use of credit cards or you taking cash at the site.
1 |11%Absolutely love that this is being considered. I can’t wait to see what is put in place!