Steel Bridge Songfest creative director pat mAcdonald.
Green Bay native pat mAcdonald will be inducted into the 2013 Wisconsin Area Music Industry Hall of Fame in April.
mAcdonald, who is most famously known outside of Wisconsin for his 1986 hit "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades'' with Timbuk 3, will be joined by Daryl Stuermer and Yipes as this year's inductees. The ceremony will be part of the WAMI Awards April 14 at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.
mAcdonald has performed internationally as a singer/songwriter/instrumentalist. He performs throughout Northeastern Wisconsin and elsewhere as the duo Purgatory Hill with melaniejane. He's one of the founders of the annual Steel Bridge SongFest in Door County.
He's also known locally for a 1969 incident in which he was expelled from Green Bay West High School because his long hair didn't conform to the school district's dress code. His parents filed a lawsuit and a Brown County judge later ruled he be allowed to return to classes.
Green Bay rock band Annex is among the acts who will be performing at the WAMI Awards, along with De La Buena, The Squeezettes, Klassik, Horseshoes and Hand, The Jimmys and Sexy Ester.
Tickets are $50 VIP, $24.99 general admission and $15 student discount. They go on sale at noon Friday at www.pabsttheater.org and (800) 511-1552.
This year's WAMI Award nominees are expected to be announced in the next week.