Lee Butterworth

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Tue. Apr. 18th, 2017

Your Favorite Local Winemakers

Hillary Bell, photos by Lee Butterworth

the top three local wineries from the most recent Best of the Chippewa Valley Readers Poll

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

Eaux Claires Announces 2017 Day-to-Day Lineup

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Just over three months away, the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival announced their day-to-day lineup today for year three on June 16 and 17 with headliners Chance The Rapper, Paul Simon with yMusic, Wilco, Feist, and John Prine ...

Thu. Feb. 23rd, 2017

Under the Covers

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Lee Butterworth

Decadent Cabaret bringing a wild weekend of music

Sawdust City Limits 2016

Tue. Nov. 15th, 2016

Sawdust City Limits is a new one-day music festival designed to showcase the strength and variety of Eau Claire's music scene ...

Eaux Claires 2016: The Grounds

Thu. Aug. 18th, 2016

Crafted by creative director Michael Brown, the 2016 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (August 12 & 13) set out to be a unique experience for fest goers. It mixed a diverse lineup of music with ambitious art installations, striking stages, and a beautiful natural setting next to the Chippewa River.

Eaux Claires 2016: The People

Thu. Aug. 18th, 2016

Over 20,000 people showed up for the 2016 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (August 12 & 13). Attracted by the diverse lineup; headliner shows from Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, James Blake, and the all-star Day of the Dead tribute; and the promise of memorable art installations ...

Eaux Claires 2016: The Music

Thu. Aug. 18th, 2016

With multiple stages and a diverse lineup of performers hand-picked by festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), the 2016 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (August 12 & 13) provided two days of fantastic live music ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Aug. 17th, 2016

Eaux Claires 2016 Recap: Unapologetically Bold

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

With a handful of stages pumping out tunes from a stunning expanse of genres, interactive art installations scattered in every nook and cranny of the grounds, secret stages, collaborative performances, noise, circuitry, and experimentation – the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival went bold this year, and never looked back ...

Eaux Claires 2016 – Day Two

Sun. Aug. 14th, 2016

Here's a quick look at the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival from Saturday, August 13. Keep your eyes open – we'll be posting more photos soon!

Eaux Claires 2016 – Day One

Sat. Aug. 13th, 2016

Here's a quick look at the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival from Friday, August 11. Keep your eyes open – we'll be posting more photos soon!

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Aug. 8th, 2016

Return to the River: Justin Vernon Talks Eaux Claires

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

Since he debuted the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival last summer, Justin Vernon has kept busy. He’s helped shape the vision for a new hotel in Eau Claire called The Oxbow, collaborated on new tracks with big name musician pals like James Blake and Kanye West, and played four unforgettable nights at the Sydney Opera House with Bon Iver – all while planning and keeping the gears turning on Eaux Claires year two ...

Rock Fest 2016

Tue. Jul. 19th, 2016

Rock Fest 2016 took place Thursday, July 14 through Saturday, July 16 in Cadott, WI. This massive rock n' roll fest featured such artists as Skillet, Marilyn Manson, Hollywood Vampires, Breaking Benjamin, Alice in Chains, Five Finger Punch, Slipknot, and many more.

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

A Whole New Hollow

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Pine Hollow Studio's Evan Middlesworth talks shop

Wed. Jun. 1st, 2016

One Night Only

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

a couple of summer one-off shows to which we're really looking forward

Bischoff Sessions CD Release Show

Mon. May. 23rd, 2016

Friday, May 20 saw the release of The Bischoff Sessions CD at Revival Records in downtown Eau Claire, with performances from Sundae + Mr. Goessl, Billy Krause, Evan Middlesworth, Jim Pullman, Greg Gilbertson, and Dan Rouse ...

Wed. Apr. 20th, 2016

Economic Inspiration: Eau Claire and Creative Economy Week

Tom Giffey, photos by Lee Butterworth

Economic development in a place like the Chippewa Valley used to be pretty straightforward. Luring large (typically industrial) employers was a matter of connecting them ...

Tue. Apr. 5th, 2016

Opening Shot | April 6, 2016

photos by Lee Butterworth

On April 2 and 3, all four frontrunners for the 2016 presidential primary race visited Eau Claire to rally support ahead of state elections on April 5. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump ...

S.Carey at Ambient Inks

Mon. Mar. 21st, 2016

On Thursday, March 17, S.Carey played an intimate show at local print house/art gallery Ambient Inks (on Water Street in Eau Claire), with Idle Empress kicking things off.

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Mar. 18th, 2016

Eaux Claires Festival Seeking 2016 Art Submissions

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Last week, the ever-popular Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival put out the call for art submissions for the 2016 fest. Visual, installation, and performing arts are a huge, huge part of the festival ...

Decadent Cabaret 2016 (Friday)

Mon. Mar. 7th, 2016

The Eau Claire House of Rock hosted the city's largest celebration of local musicians, Decadent Cabaret 2016, across March 3, 4, and 5 – with area artists and bands doing cover sets on all three nights. These shots are from Friday, March 4.

Phil Cook at the House of Rock

Sun. Jan. 3rd, 2016

Local favorite Phil Cook returned to Eau Claire for a special show with Michael Lewis and JT bates – at the House of Rock on Wednesday, December 30 with local opener Pit Wagon.

Another Deathsquads Xmas

Mon. Dec. 28th, 2015

Another Deathsquads Xmas featured Marijuana Deathsquads, P.O.S., Andrew Broder, and DJ Slamdunkapher, at the House of Rock on Saturday, Dec 26.

Jingle Jams: Todd Barneson

Sun. Dec. 13th, 2015

Todd Barneson’s songs are harmony-laden, wisdom-seeking reflections on broken relationships, loss, and what might have been years ago. He performed at Volume One's Jingle Jams holiday concert series at The Local Store on Friday, Dec 11.

Jason Isbell @The State Theatre

Mon. Nov. 16th, 2015

On Friday, November 13, rising country star Jason Isbell took to the stage at The State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire for a sold-out show with opener Elizabeth Cook.

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

Opening Shot | October 28, 2015

photos by Lee Butterworth

WELL, THAT’S JUST GRATE! Scenes from the ‘Harvest Celebration’ at Forage – a kitchen incubator, startup space, and workshop center in Eau Claire’s Banbury Place. Celebrating recent expansion and remodeling, the dinner featured a local seasonal a la carte menu prepared by Chef Nathan Berg.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Sep. 23rd, 2015

Eaux Claires Ranked Amongst Top 5 Summer Music Festivals

V1 Staff, photos by Lee Butterworth

Music site Consequence of Sound just ranked their favorite summer music festivals of 2015, and they placed last July's Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival at number 5, beating out the likes of Pitchfork and Bonaroo and Austin City Limits. Coachella was their top choice ...

Willy Porter @Pine Hollow

Tue. Sep. 8th, 2015

Pine Hollow Studios outside of Eau Claire hosted respected tunesmith – and former local – Willy Porter on Friday, Sept. 4 for an intimate concert.

Wed. Sep. 2nd, 2015

Good One: Clear Water Comedy gears up for big month of shows

Alex Tronson, photos by Lee Butterworth

You can’t walk far in Eau Claire without running into at least a few Clear Water Comedy event flyers, packing-taped to light posts, shop windows, or across the river all over campus bulletin boards ...

Wed. Aug. 5th, 2015

Opening Shot | August 5, 2015

photos by Lee Butterworth

HOT HOT HEAT. The Torch Sisters – a local troupe of fire spinners – heated things up on the Phoenix Park Labyrinth following the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 29.

The Torch Sisters at Phoenix Park

Fri. Jul. 31st, 2015

The Torch Sisters – a local troupe of fire spinners – performed on The Labyrinth in Phoenix Park following the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 29.

Sounds Like Summer (7-29-15)

Fri. Jul. 31st, 2015

On Thursday, July 29, Volume One's Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park featured The Jim Pullman Band, Hemma, and D. Janakey.

Eaux Claires 2015: The Grounds

Fri. Jul. 24th, 2015

Crafted by creative director Michael Brown, the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (July 17 & 18, 2015) set out to be a unique experience for fest goes. It mixed a diverse ...

Eaux Claires 2015: The People

Fri. Jul. 24th, 2015

22,000 people showed up for the inaugural Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (July 17 & 18, 2015). Attracted by the diverse lineup; headliner shows from Bon Iver, The National, Sufjan Stevens, and Spoon; and the promise of memorable art installations ...

Eaux Claires 2015: The Music

Fri. Jul. 24th, 2015

With three main stages and a diverse lineup of performers hand-picked by festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jul. 20th, 2015

Recapping Eaux Claires 2015

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

Eaux Claires is the coolest festival in the country and it’s ten minutes from my house. The sights and sounds were unlike anything this area has seen before, with 22,000 attending the music and arts fest at the festival grounds, just southwest of Eau Claire. Yeah, there were bands. They were playing on stages ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jul. 20th, 2015

Local Opinions on Eaux Claires

photos by Lee Butterworth

Please, take a moment to post your comments about anything related to the fest: music, art, parking, shuttles, food, beverage, camping, sponsors, fest tents, organization, communication – and the whole experience of how EXC and its attendees interacted with the community.