Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2018

Sat. Feb. 24

Chetek Winter Fest

Chetek's yearly winter extravaganza featuring a snowmobile race, music, bonfire to follow, poker run, pancake feed, snowshoe/cross country, and a scavenger hunt. There is an Ice rink available all day and kid's activities.

Lake Chetek Lakeview Drive, Chetek

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Feb. 24

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Nick Seeger

Seeger, a staple in the Eau Claire bluegrass scene, will play a mix of fiddle tunes, celtic, and some originals with fiddle and square neck guitar. Stop in for midwestern brunch classics as well as original and classic morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Sat. Feb. 24

Pub Sing

The popular Twin Cities pub sings come to Menomonie. Folks bring their songs to share, and everyone joins in on the chorus. Songs of work, love, nature, drinking, community, inspiration and more. You can lead a song or sing along. No songbooks/sheets, and all songs a capella.

The Duke and Dagger 120 6th Avenue West, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Sat. Feb. 24

Music Teacher Recital

Members of the Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association will strut their stuff when they present a varied classical music recital. The recital is an opportunity for the teachers to take time from their busy schedules as music instructors to play and sing for the community.

First Presbyterian Church 2112 Rudolph Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher + Josh Gallagher

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. He will be joined by good friend and incredible talent, Josh Gallagher, on the piano.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-9pm Sat. Feb. 24

Acoustic Show at The Ivory Piano Bar

An acoustic show at The Ivory Piano Bar. Featuring music from Kevin Lombardo Music, Playing 70's contemporary/classic rock arranged acoustically.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

7pm Sat. Feb. 24

Live at the Acoustic Cafe: Eggplant Heroes

Eggplant Heroes is Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with songs by others that we like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra

This group performs an eclectic mix full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude. Their music is injected with good humor and expressive abandon.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $20 Reserved, $23 At the Door (Availability not guaranteed)

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: Guest Artist Dick Oatts

Iowa-born Dick Oatts is widely considered among the truly great alto saxophone players working today. His credits include playing with such titans as Mel Lewis, Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Tito Puente, Sara Vaughn, Mel Torme, and so many more.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Advance; $20 Day of Show; $5 Student; Buy Tickets

7:30-9pm Sat. Feb. 24

Tom Chapin

In a career that spans five decades, 24 albums and three Grammy awards, Hudson Valley Troubadour Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working in films, television and radio.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Reserved Seating (up to 4 rows): $27/seat. General Admission: $21 adults, $19 seniors, $15 youth

Age: All Ages

8pm Sat. Feb. 24

40 Fingers at Folsom St. VFW

Four voices and 5 instruments opens up a lot of opportunities and varieties for your listening and dancing pleasure.

VFW Post 7232 2900 W Folsom St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sat. Feb. 24

South of 8 Veterans benefit

South of 8 at Stones Throw. Veterans Benefit. All proceeds and donations will contribute to the local Veterans tribute. All musicians are welcome to participate.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Live Music: Jeff White

Jeff White plays Americana/Alt-country from the hills of Western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato with outlaw grit, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm-1am Sat. Feb. 24

Live Music: Cragars

The Cragars are a party band ready to rock. From oldies to newbies, they play a healthy mix of Rock N Roll music mixed with some country, hip hop, and original music.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm-1am Sat. Feb. 24

Live Music at O'Leary's: Twisted Rhythm

Twisted Rhythm is a high-energy cover band that plays a variety of music sure to satisfy your musical appetite.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, Feb. 25th, 2018

2pm Sun. Feb. 25

University Symphony Orchestra

A sixty member student ensemble performing the symphonic repertoire of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Under the direction of Nobuyoshi Yasuda, the ensemble presents on-campus concerts, tours, performs with choirs, and accompanies a fully-staged opera or musical once per year.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA, $5 seniors/youth, $2 UWEC students/staff,

5-9pm Sun. Feb. 25

AHS Music Booster Valentines Dinner & Silent Auction

Enjoy a catered meal, cocktails, a silent auction, and entertainment by Locomotion, the Altoona High School Show Choir. Also featuring Brass Rails, up-and-coming Locomotion stars of the future. Meal options include beef, chicken, or vegetarian.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $40 (meals must be ordered by 2/15)

Age: All Ages

7:30-10:30pm Sun. Feb. 25

Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar is as driven today as he was when he first left his Lynchburg, Virginia home to pursue - and realize - his dream of making his mark in entertainment. A career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year and countless hits as a singer and songwriter. Jim Hayes will open for Phil Vassar.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 | $35

Age: All Ages

Monday, Feb. 26th, 2018

7-10pm Mon. Feb. 26

Monday Jazz Sessions

Join UW-Eau Claire jazz faculty for a Monday night jazz series, which pays homage to the long and storied tradition of the jam session. Bring your axe, call a tune, and sit in after the first set with local professionals who have played some of the country's premier jazz venues. Half off tap beers at 9pm.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 2018

1-3pm Tue. Feb. 27

Dunn Dulcimers

All ages, all skill levels, and all string instruments welcome.

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

7-9pm Tue. Feb. 27

Chippewa Valley Community Chorus - Spring Concert Rehearsals

The Chippewa Valley Community Chorus, under the direction of Cathy Reitz, will rehearse on Tuesdays. The concert dates are Saturday March 10 at 7pm and Sunday March 11 at 2pm. Join if you enjoy singing with a choir and performing (no memorization required).

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 Membership Fee

7pm Tue. Feb. 27

Karaoke at the Stones Throw

Belt it out at karaoke night at the Stones Throw.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Tue. Feb. 27

Open Mic at The Plus

Every Tuesday night at The Plus, open mic features tons of original music, full bands, acoustic performers, hip-hop, DJs, touring artists, and more before music gives way to standup comedy at 11pm, the truest way attendees can see the Eau Claire standup comedy scene blossom before their eyes.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 2018

12:15-12:45pm Wed. Feb. 28

Bach's Lunch Concert

Elaine Mann, Organist, plays a concert for your noon refreshment and reflection. Music will include movements from Widor's Gothic Symphony. Mann is the organist at Grace Lutheran, and has performed frequently in the area.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 28

Jazz Session

Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring new guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley. Jazzers are welcome to bring their horn and sit in on a tune or two.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Feb. 28

UWEC Artists Series - Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird is a contemporary classical ensemble quickly earning brand-name status. The Chicago-based group is known for visual stage shows that employ choreography and collaboration with theater artists, along with elaborate lighting designs and even occasional puppetry artists

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $17 GA, $15 for UW system faculty/staff age 62+, $7 for UW System student or under age 17, $3.50 for student tickets in advance

Thursday, Mar. 1st, 2018

9:30-11am Thu. Mar. 1

Stand in the Light Choir Rehearsals

People in the early to mid stages of memory loss, their care partners, and singing volunteers come together to share their love of music.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Age: Adults

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher + Josh Gallagher

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. He will be joined by good friend and incredible talent, Josh Gallagher, on the piano.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Decadent Cabaret 39: Thursday Night

The Decadent Cabaret returns for its 39th iteration with some big changes. Each of three days will feature art installations by Artisan Forge, and performance by the Torch Sisters. Thursday night features music by Wayward, Chamber Noise, Orenda Fugue, The Lie, John Buxton Experience, Squatting Walnut, Robin Mink, & Typecats.

The Metro (formerly The Boys and Girls Club) 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/day, $25 wristband to attend all three days

Age: Ages 18+

7pm Thu. Mar. 1

Spring Music Open Microphone

Back by popular demand, open mic night at the café has returned. Bring your talents to the stage and become part of the local scene. Sign up 6-7pm, plug in to our equipment and perform in front of a live audience. Music, poetry, comedy and spoken word are all welcome.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Thu. Mar. 1

Manifest Open Mic at the Stones Throw

Sign-up at 7pm. Host band at 7:30pm. Each band/performer will get 20 minutes or 5 sings (whichever comes first) which includes setup time. Host band Jam at 10:30pm. PA provided (tips appreciated). Bring instruments, amps, power supplies, and instrument cables.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - tips appreciated

Age: 21+

7:30-9:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Musical Thrones - A Parody of Ice and Fire

Fans of the most talked about show on television can now get their fantasy fix live on stage with the hilarious send-up Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire. Composed by the hysterical mad men behind the long-running SILENCE! The Musical, this hilarious parody brings your most beloved and be-hated characters to life.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25-45

Age: All Ages

Friday, Mar. 2nd, 2018

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Mar. 2

Live Music: Cory & Julie

A husband/wife duo who enjoys playing hits from across the decades and genres. Their harmonizing vocals coupled with keyboard and guitar put a new twist on some great hits. With over 25 years in the music industry, this live - variety duo who keeps fun at the forefront.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages with parent

6pm Fri. Mar. 2

Decadent Cabaret 39: Friday Night

The Decadent Cabaret returns for its 39th iteration with some big changes. Each of three days will feature art installations by Artisan Forge, and performance by the Torch Sisters. Friday night features music by AM Up, Beercan Pentagram, Filthy Sweet, Arms Aloft, Idle Empress, The Jaggernauts, Jim Pullman Band, picard, Pit Wagon, Yam Cannon, and Irie Sol.

The Metro (formerly The Boys and Girls Club) 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/day, $25 wristband to attend all three days

Age: Ages 18+

7-10pm Fri. Mar. 2

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

7pm Fri. Mar. 2

Live Music: Quasimofo

A power jazz trio plays all original music of all styles of jazz with Blues, R&B, Gospel and Classical influences along with a punk intensity of playing, jacked up jazz as they say.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Mar. 2

Dan Zerr at the Tasting Lounge

Dan is a member of Eggplant Heroes, and offers up a solo show of pop, folk, blues and Americana featuring tunes from John Hiatt, David Bowie, Natalie Merchant, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Lyle Lovett, Tom Waits, etc., as well as original songs from his CD "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-10pm Fri. Mar. 2

The Ivory Presents Randy Adams

Randy has been an acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter in the Chippewa Valley for many years, along with involvement in several choral groups. His music is drawn from all over the musical map stylistically, geographically and temporally. He emphasizes vocal presentation, with tasteful instrumental enhancement.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8pm Fri. Mar. 2

Live Music: Jessica Manning

An alternative-R&B artist born in Stockholm, Sweden & raised in Minneapolis. She draws influence from pop, soul, and electronic music by artists such as Frank Ocean, Little Dragon, and Kevin Garrett. Her sound incorporates electronic drums and synthesizers to create an atmosphere that her soulful melodies, rich vocals, and thoughtful lyrics soar high above.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Saturday, Mar. 3rd, 2018

9am-5pm Sat. Mar. 3

Sounds of Eau Claire History Harvest

UWEC public history students will help community members convert their stories and artifacts to a digital format. The stories and artifacts gathered during the history harvest event will help historians create online exhibits and collections, which will provide a more complete history of music in Eau Claire.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

3pm Sat. Mar. 3

Decadent Cabaret 39: Saturday Night

The Decadent Cabaret returns for its 39th iteration with some big changes. Each of three days will feature art installations by Artisan Forge, and performance by the Torch Sisters. Saturday night features music by Skully Jones, Twisted Rhythm, Paint Dry, Contingency, Not Picard, Lizzy Diane, Ronald Raygun, Screemo, FM Down, Venison, Drunk Drivers, Giants of Midgard, DiYDaisy, Fathom, and Distant Friends.

The Metro (formerly The Boys and Girls Club) 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/day, $25 wristband to attend all three days

Age: Ages 18+

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Mar. 3

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher + Josh Gallagher

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. He will be joined by good friend and incredible talent, Josh Gallagher, on the piano.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7pm Sat. Mar. 3

Live Music: Cattail Moon

This acoustic musical group plays an astounding number of instruments including: guitars, mandolins, fiddles, banjos, ukulele, bodhrans, accordion, bouzouki, bagpipes, pennywhistle, and assorted percussion items. They play fresh takes on classic rock songs, Irish Ballads and several country songs

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Mar. 3

Elder Blue Jay - Thomas Zachary at Caffe Tempo

Premier Blue's Man Thomas "Elder Blue Jay" Zachary makes his first very anticipated appearance at Caffe Tempo.

Caffe Tempo 315 E Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Mar. 3

Elder Blue Jay - Thomas Zachary at Caffe Tempo

Premier Blue's Man Thomas "Elder Blue Jay" Zachary makes his first very anticipated appearance at Caffe Tempo.

Caffe Tempo 315 E Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Mar. 3

Milwaukee Irish Dancers - Watch and Learn Performance

A professional Irish dance group with a modern twist. The Milwaukee Irish Dance Company was formed by Elyse Transon upon returning to Milwaukee after years on the road performing and choreographing for high profile Irish dance groups throughout Europe and the United States.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $5, Family (2 adults, 2 youth) $30

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Mar. 3

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: Landscape Lullabies

Enjoy a repertoire inspired by the Chippewa Valley's natural beauty, featuring Smetana's "The Moldau" and Dvorak's Symphony No. 7

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $28 Adult, $25 Senior, $20 Non-student under age 40, $7 Youth/Student

Age: All Ages

8pm Sat. Mar. 3

Live Music: Harbor & Home

An Indie Rock band with rich soulful vocals and tight harmonies the group offers a versatile sound that fits almost any venue. The band originated out of a group of friends that had played music together for several years and finally formed the group in early 2013.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE