Saturday, Aug. 18th, 2018

noon-8pm Sat. Aug. 18

WHYS Radio Annual Bluegrass Festival

Bands include the Georgia Rae Family Band, The Steamboat Bandits, Timbre Junction, Rock Creek Song Dogs, U.K.E., and more. Expect a relaxed, lazy day at the park with large shady trees, a beach, and picnic tables. Food available for purchase, and craft beer will be on tap. Kids activities, and Kubb (sign up online).

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: Advance: $12 single, $17 family; Gate: Single $15, Family $20

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Music: Duffy from Eggplant Heroes

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Duffy Duyfhuizen from Eggplant Heroes, His musical influences include urban folk (Paul Simon), Jersey rock (Bruce Springsteen), and country folk (John Prine and Townes van Zandt).

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm N1409 566th St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Music with Greg Gilbertson

Effortlessly producing texturally exciting instrumental guitar pieces as vibrant as a Monet, he has continued in the tradition acoustic fingerstyle guitar made prominent by artists Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke. Communicating deep abstract emotions via his guitar he leaves enough room for your imagination to soar.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

5-7:30pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Music: Jerry Brewer

Country Artist Jerry Brewer's southern style voice and lyrics will help you nail the authenticity you need in a variety of moods and Country-themed genres. Join us for live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and dessert.

Vino Cappuccino N5734 Hwy 12, Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Aug. 18

Jeff White at Together Farms Burger Night

Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe, channeling the wide emotional spirit of human nature. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

7pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Music: 7Swing

7Swing is a dance band as well as the perfect band to sit back and relax with. Featuring Cathy Reitz on vocals, a rhythm section and Band and Swing favorites of the 30's, 40's and 50's, along with 3 horns make up the group.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Music: 40 Fingers

Classic 60's & 70's rock songs, but only the ones you can dance to, and few 80's-plus favorites. Four voices + 5 instruments means lots of fun and variety for your dancing pleasure. Fingers delivers a classic oldies punch that will have you shaking and shimmying all night long. Rain or shine outdoors.

Garden Pub and Grille 210 3rd St. Hwy 35, Pepin

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Music: Colin Heshmat Trio

The Colin Heshmat quartet is a locally formed group that performs jazz standards and original composition. The group’s composition work strives to push the definition of jazz outward and provide relevancy to a new generation.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Hip Hop at The Plus: FLOW Recent Album Release

Mistah and DohPey are excited to release their new album with you titled 'Flow-Recent'. This show will be hosted by the online famous comedian Action Jaxon. You will also see multiple performances by both touring and local acts, including DJ Moses, Miles Blvd, and Jay TheClone.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

8pm-2am Sat. Aug. 18

CVEMS Sessions at the Stones Throw

A live, electronic dance music event. Rotating local talent and DJs.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

8:30pm Sat. Aug. 18

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio

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.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9pm Sat. Aug. 18

Kat-Wag Bash

Lance Katcher of Midwest Mayhem Promotions and Booking and Austin Wagner of Entropy O.A.C. are joining birthdays to have a bash. Featuring Freak When Sees. And a talented artist to do Corpse Face Painting for the event.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, Aug. 19th, 2018

Sun. Aug. 19

Northwoods Rock Rally 2018

3 days of live music, beer, vendors, camping, games & contests, and much more. Performances by Buckcherry, KIX, Filthy Sweet, POD, Bullet Boys, Anxiety Lit, Tantric, Alient Ant Farm, Conniption and many more. Rock Bouncers vehicle races on Sunday. Buckle in for 3 crazy days.

Northwoods Rock Rally Grounds W4335 Town Line Rd, Glen Flora

Cost: Ticket package information available online

Age: 18+

10am-1pm Sun. Aug. 19

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Shane Leonard

A farm-focused weekend brunch with lively instrumental tunes from Shane Leonard 10am-1pm. An array of midwestern and other brunch classics with a variety of classic and original morning drinks.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Consult menu for food prices

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Aug. 19

Live Music: Two Frets Up

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Two Frets Up, a Duo that plays a wide variety of music from Country, Country Rock, Trop Rock, Bluegrass, Rock and Oldies.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm N1409 566th St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-6pm Sun. Aug. 19

Live Music: Mojo Blues Band

Scorching blues by regional faves Mojo Blues Band.

Jake's Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

3-7pm Sun. Aug. 19

Live Music: Transistor Radio

Transistor Radio was born at The Stone's Throw in Eau Claire Wisconsin. It was the brainchild of lead guitar player Chris Connell to bring back the sounds of the 70s played on the Transistor Radio.

Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Cty. Hwy. D, Menomonie

6-9pm Sun. Aug. 19

Classic Country Sunday Jam

All pickers and singers are invited to perform with or without the hosts, the Chippewa River Band. Back line is provided - please bring your axe. Food and beverage is also available.

Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10pm Sun. Aug. 19

Mousetrap Open Mic

Downtown Eau Claire's Sunday night entertainment hosted by Peter Diedrick. Drums and amps available. Start at 10pm or after the Packer game. Check Facebook for more information.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Tuesday, Aug. 21st, 2018

1-3pm Tue. Aug. 21

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6-9pm Tue. Aug. 21

U.K.E. - Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Aug. 21

Tuesday Night Blues Concerts

The Chippewa Valley Blues Society hosts Tuesday evening concerts in Owen Park during the summer months. Features local favorites and a few from further flung locations. There'll be food vendors, great music, and an after party downtown at The Plus until 11pm. August 1st concert will be at Phoenix Park, not Owen Park.

Owen Park 1st Ave. and Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Aug. 21

Tuesday Night Blues: Joyann Parker Band

Joyann Parker is a must-see addition to the Indie Blues music scene and brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist and songwriter. She has performed for thousands at major venues and festivals across the county and represented Minnesota at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Aug. 21

Eau Claire Guitar Club

Looking to improve your playing? Want to learn more about chords, strumming, improvising, and musical styles? Join instructor Tim Litscher (Evergreen Grass Band) for the Eau Claire Guitar Club. Bring your favorite songs to share (rock, country, folk, etc.) and learn new songs from others, too.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 12+

7pm Tue. Aug. 21

Summer Open Mic Series

Free to attend and all ages. The Venue (back room of The Plus) is proud to host a weekly early evening open mic. Come see and meet performers in the Chippewa Valley Sign up for performers begins at 7pm. Show starts at 730pm

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Tue. Aug. 21

After Hours Blues Jam

Tuesday night is Blues Nights in the Chippewa Valley. Every Tuesday, a different host musician will entertain you, followed by an open jam. Come enjoy the fun or bring your instrument and join in.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30pm Tue. Aug. 21

Live Music at Cowboy Jack's: Open Mic

Preselected amateur and professional performs try out new material and plug upcoming shows. Variety of music genres: Jazz, Bluegrass, R&B, Country and Folk. Every Tuesday night at Cowboy Jack's.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Wednesday, Aug. 22nd, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Aug. 22

Durand Music in the Park

Live music at Durand's Memorial Park Bandshell. Check out their website for developments on which bands are booked which dates.

Memorial Park 2nd Avenue East, Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Wed. Aug. 22

Rock'N On the River Summer Concert Series

Every Wednesday night at the River Prairie park in Altoona you can enjoy live music. Shows start at 6:30pm and food trucks will be onsite.

River Prairie Park 1419 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Aug. 22

Live Big Band Jazz on The Patio

The Plus proudly hosts live jazz every Wednesday, all summer long. Come relax and enjoy our outdoor patio with some of the most talented musicians in the Chippewa Valley.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Aug. 22

Jazz Session

A night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. 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

Thursday, Aug. 23rd, 2018

6-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 23

Sounds like Summer Concert Series

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series is Volume One's Thursday night gig in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Local bands play to crowds each night on the banks of the Chippewa River in June, July, and August. Enjoy a pre-show set from area singer/songwriters at 6pm. Multiple food vendors will have food for sale. Pets are allowed at the concert.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6pm Thu. Aug. 23

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: AcoustiHoo + James Ignacio + Company Express

James Ignacio moves effortlessly from blues to soul to a more traditional singer/songwriter sound. Company Express use rich vocal harmonies over acoustic instrumentation. Bluesy, jazz-esque, or simply musical come the tones of AcoustiHoo, weaving a tapestry of multiple textures, colors, and images to leave the audience with an incomparable experience of musicality.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Aug. 23

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 songs (whichever comes first) which includes setup time. Host band Jam at 10:30pm. PA provided (tips appreciated). BYO equipment.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - tips appreciated

Age: 21+

8-11pm Thu. Aug. 23

Vinyl Nights: DJ JTron

Spinning classics to currents and everything in between. Some you may have heard, others you haven't. Either way you're bound to have a good time. He'll be set up outside on the patio (weather pending).

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Friday, Aug. 24th, 2018

5-8pm Fri. Aug. 24

James Ignacio at Together Farms Burger Night

James Ignacio has been playing in the Chippewa Valley for the last 20 years. Has played with The Sidekicks and the Electric Range. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Aug. 24

Ginstrings Live

With 33 interchangeable strings and vibrant vocal harmonies, Ginstrings is an acoustic progressive string band driven by an indescribable passion for music. Winners of the 2016 NW String Summit Band Competition.

The Potter's Shed 260 Industrial Blvd, Shell Lake

Cost: $5, kids under 14 FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Aug. 24

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. Aug. 24

Live Music: Eauxpera

The ensemble will present scenes and arias from operatic favorites such as Puccini's La Bohème and Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro to Broadway favorites Chicago and The Light in the Piazza among others. Don't know Italian? No worries - English translations will be provided.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Aug. 24

Live Music: Victoria Shoemaker and Peter Phippen

Victoria Shoemaker is a musician who performs free form improvisation flute music on contemporary wooden and bamboo flutes with 2010 Grammy Nominated Peter Phippen on antique and contemporary bamboo and wooden flutes.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Fri. Aug. 24

Live from the Studio: Basin Street Boys

Join the Basin Street Boys for a special, one-time only live television broadcast performance in the Valley Media Works studio! Doors open at 6:30.

Valley Media Works 800 Wisconsin St, Bldg D2 Suite 405A, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Fri. Aug. 24

Ben Shaw CD Release Show

The Eau Claire release of Ben Shaw's new album, Bonita, will happen at The Stones Throw. According to Shaw, Local legend Caleb Bue is flying in from Seattle to open.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 advance $10 door

Age: 21+

8:30pm Fri. Aug. 24

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio

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.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Saturday, Aug. 25th, 2018

10am-noon Sat. Aug. 25

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: The Bazillions

These open air, interactive concerts will begin with an hour of music and games before a very special featured children's performers take over the park. With years of indie-pop gigs under their belts, The Bazillions bring their music to the kindie rock stage with a well-honed live sound.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-noon Sat. Aug. 25

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Kids Concert Series

Hosted by acclaimed, kid-focused jazz player Tim Sullivan, these open air, interactive concerts will begin with an hour of music and games before a very special featured children's performers take over the park. Families are welcome to come and go as they enjoy the music, Farmers Market, and the Artist Market.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-1pm Sat. Aug. 25

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Mari Carlson

Mari Carlson is a violin teacher and performer originally from D.C. and now Minneapolis. She teaches at Offbeats studio, plays with the EC Chamber Orchestra and CV Symphony, and with the BaredFeet Dance company. She plays for folk dances in the Twin Cities and Washington D.C. areas.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Food priced a la carte

2-5pm Sat. Aug. 25

Live Music: Tim Fast

Live music on the patio with Tim Fast. Americana Folk. National touring, fingerstyle guitar picking, harmonica bending, award-winning singer-songwriter, and performer. Wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

5-8pm Sat. Aug. 25

Joe G at Together Farms Burger Night

A singer/songwriter combining Americana, folk, and pop musical styling with raw, personal lyrics that he hopes resonates with a broad audience. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Aug. 25

Pert Near Sandstone Live

Take old time music off the back porch, throw out the hillbilly reputation, and put it in the hands of a group of guys that like to work hard and play even harder. Pert Near Sandstone rejuvenates American string band music with raw energy;…

The Potter's Shed 260 Industrial Blvd, Shell Lake

Cost: $15, kids under 14 free

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Aug. 25

Live Music: Randy Adams

Randy Adams is a singer and guitarist playing both originals and covers. Music, art, food, wine, coffee, and desserts.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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