Friday, Dec. 1st, 2017

7pm Fri. Dec. 1

Jingle Jams at the Local Store

A FREE, seasonal local music series in the Volume One Gallery. Watch the show, shop the store, or just hang out and celebrate the holidays. Show starts at 7pm, free, all ages. Check online for more up to date band lists.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 1

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+

7:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 1

Eau Claire Male Chorus Christmas Concert

The Eau Claire Male Chorus presents "A Caroling Season". Regis High School Choir will also perform. Tickets are available at Festival Foods, or call.

Lake Street United Methodist Church Corner of Lake Street & Fourth Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Adult Tickets: $10 Advance, $12 At The Door Under Age 18 FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

UWEC Jazz Ensemble I

The Grammy award nominated jazz study program will hold an ensemble concert.

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

Cost: $7 GA; $2 for UWEC faculty staff/students; $5 Senior/Youth/Other college

7:30-10pm Fri. Dec. 1

A Motown Christmas

Stars The Motown Experience, a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of The Temptations, The Miracles and The Capitols. Includes all of the classic Motown Hits combined with many of your seasonal favorites, performed in that memorable, soulful Motown Style.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $44-54 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Fri. Dec. 1

Gallery Friday: Orchid Eaton + Candid Kid

Orchid Eaton is a Minneapolis/Eau Claire basement pop amalgamation of Matt Leavitt (EMOT, Moon & Pollution) & Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier, Laarks, Shouting Matches). Two dads who revere earth-toned vibe, semi-working gear, & creative candor.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $7

Age: All Ages

8pm Fri. Dec. 1

Every Buddy's Bar: Hip Hop Toy Drive

Bear Klan Entertainment and Every Buddy's Bar are happy to bring you the second annual Hip Hop Toy Drive. This show will be providing you with live entertainment while giving back to the local community at the same time.

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

Cost: $7 or new unwrapped toy donation (highly encouraged)

Age: 21+

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

Live Music at Cowboy Jack's: Jeff White

From the hills of Western Wisconsin, Jeff White plays a unique style of Americana/Folk, blending this with warm tones, delays and vibrato, not to mention outlaw grit. Dramatic ballads, haunting love songs and bittersweet remembrance are staple themes for this country and folk songwriter.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Fri. Dec. 1

Live Music: Half Gringa + Sniffle Party + The Nunnery + Minor Moon

Half Gringa is cowboy literati from Chicago, Sniffle Party is dreamy future witch pop from Eau Claire, The Nunnery is mystic deep water ripples from Minneapolis, and Minor Moon is space prophet tunes from Chicago.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

9pm-1am Fri. Dec. 1

Live Music: 4 Way Fridays

Live music from the band 4 Way Fridays.

My Place 408 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Fri. Dec. 1

Music/Karaoke at Hallie Bar & Grill

Drink, sing, and be merry. Music, music videos, and karaoke go until close. Happy Hour prices start at midnight. Fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Dec. 1

Live Music: Sage

Sage is a Classic Rock/Country band based out of midwestern Wisconsin.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2017

10am-1pm Sat. Dec. 2

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends. Stop by for midwestern brunch classics and classic and original morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE; consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sat. Dec. 2

Advent Kick-Off and Caroling in Irvine Park

Enjoy the music of carolers kicking off Advent in Irvine Park. There will be hot chocolate and Advent meditation booklets available.

Irvine Park (near band shell) Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

Dinner Jazz: Tim Sullivan

Since graduating from Memorial High School in 2002, Tim's musical journey has taken him around the world. Living in Chicago, New Orleans, and New York City, he has been fortunate to work with a wide array of artists, ranging from Aretha Franklin to funk legend Fred Wesley to nearly a dozen NEA Jazz Masters.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 2

Live Music: The Sixes - Acoustic Duo

Original acoustic music with an edge in an intimate and engaging atmosphere.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

7pm Sat. Dec. 2

Live at the Acoustic Cafe: Davey J and Friends

Davey J is familiar to the region as bandleader for the former band leader for the Minneapolis based Jones Tones. In newer musical combos lead by Davey J, you can still hear a full range of sound with influences from blues, rock & roll, reggae, Sun Records style country, and urban folk.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Sat. Dec. 2

Long Sought Home

The concert, “Long Sought Home”, seeks to capture in music the struggles of establishing a home, the longing for a home past or future, and the celebration of a new home. Selections include traditional Hebrew folk songs, music of the Sephardic Jews (Jewish diaspora in Spain), worship music of early American settlers, a wedding cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, and more.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church 910 9th St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

The Hot Flashes Holiday Concert

The Hot Flash ladies have been sharing their joy of making Christmas music since 2008 and they are a WideSpot audience favorite. Directed and accompanied by David Zahn, these sisters in song bring their voices and musical talent to our stage.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 at the door (until sold out)

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: Horns for the Holidays

Who says holiday music is boring? The CVJO will make you tap your feet and hum along as we bring a ton of holiday spirit to our December concert.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Advance; $20 Day of Show; $5 Student; $13.50 Season

8pm Sat. Dec. 2

Every Buddy's Bar: Marah in the Mainsail + Pit Wagon + The Northern Howlers

Marah in the Mainsail will sweep you away into a haunting world of jungle drums, and an eclectic and powerful ensemble, aggressive percussion, growing bass, and soaring brass. Their lyrics paint a thrilling image of monsters, ghosts, murderers, thieves, love, guilt, and everything in between. They'll be joined by Pit Wagon and Northern Howlers.

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

Cost: $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door

Age: 21+

8-10pm Sat. Dec. 2

Live Music: Darrin Bradbury

"Off-color folk music celebrating the humor & heartbreak of the American underbelly, with songs of roadkill, junkies, Daffy Duck & Danzig." -Rolling Stone

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Sat. Dec. 2

Live Music: The Commotion

The Commotion promotes a high energy, fun atmosphere that will make you want to jump out of your seats and let loose! We play a variety of music starting back in the 60's, rocking and rolling all the way to today's hits including rock, country, pop, and blues music.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

Live Music: Nici Peper

Nici Peper is a Rootsy, Americana Folk singer-songwriter influenced by the tradition of classic storytellers. She has been described as vintage and soulful, and her lyrics are open and honest. She writes of love, heartbreak and her dreams; exposing her inner souls to the world within her lyrics and music.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sat. Dec. 2

Music/Karaoke at Hallie Bar & Grill

Drink, sing, and be merry. Music, music videos, and karaoke go until close. Happy Hour prices start at midnight. Fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. Dec. 2

Live Music: Sage

Sage is a Classic Rock/Country band based out of midwestern Wisconsin.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 2017

10am-1pm Sun. Dec. 3

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends. Stop by for midwestern brunch classics and classic and original morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE; consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Dec. 3

43rd Annual UWEC Music Holiday Concert

The concert features the Concert Choir and Women’s Concert Chorale; Symphonic Choir, Women’s Chorus and The Singing Statesmen; Wind Symphony; and University Symphony Orchestra. Floor and bleacher seating is available.

Zorn Arena UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 floor; $3 bleacher

2-3pm Sun. Dec. 3

UW-Stout Symphonic Band Concert

The Stout Symphonic Band presents a Winter Concert in the Great Hall featuring a variety of musical selections. The student Tower Saxophone Quartet will also perform on the concert.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, Great Hall 302 10th Ave E, Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Monday, Dec. 4th, 2017

7-10pm Mon. Dec. 4

Monday Jazz Sessions hosted by Michael Shults and Jeremy Boettcher

Join UW-Eau Claire jazz faculty Michael Shults, Jeremy Boettcher, Christine Hitt and more for our 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

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 2017

1-3pm Tue. Dec. 5

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Dec. 5

Eau Claire Guitar Club

Looking to improve your playing? Have a specific question you need answered? Join instructor Tim Litscher for strumming and singing with players of all ages and abilities. Bring your favorite songs to share and learn new songs, too.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 13+

8:30-11:30pm Tue. Dec. 5

Live Music at Cowboy Jack's: Open Mic

Jeff White hosts a quality live musician gathering in a friendly saloon environment, every Tuesday night. Made for the music lover in everyone, the bar and grill boasts American fare with a country twist and robust atmosphere. Sign-up at 8pm.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Tue. Dec. 5

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, Dec. 6th, 2017

7pm Wed. Dec. 6

Live at the Acoustic Cafe: Colfax High School Choir Christmas Show

Escape from the stress of the week with some holiday music in a relaxing atmosphere. Selections to include everything from the latest pop and Broadway selections to traditional favorites.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Wed. Dec. 6

Classic Country Jam

On the first Wednesday of the month, join the Bear Creek Boys for a classic country jam. All country musicians and singers are welcome to perform. Back line provided including amps & drums. Bring your own guitar.

Tailgates Sports Bar & Grill 1505 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-11pm Wed. Dec. 6

Weekly Wednesday Open Stage

Greg brings acoustic and electric guitars and amps, bass and drums, keyboard, and quite a few mics. Most of the people who attend are musicians. You can bring your own act or cast about among the audience and form an impromptu jam. Test out your new act.

Sammy's Pizza 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Thursday, Dec. 7th, 2017

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher

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. Jeremy’s musical tastes are eclectic, and he emphasizes music that feels good.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

Christmas Carol Singalong - A Heyde Center Family Tradition

Sing your heart out with friends and family at a community-wide singalong as Cathy Reitz, members of the Chippewa Valley Community Chorus, and MJ Consort lead you through an evening of some of the most loved Christmas carols and our favorite songs of the season.

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

Cost: Admission: Free Will Donation

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Dec. 7

Live at Acoustic Cafe: Cap'n Seabeard and Shipmates

Cap'n Seabeard is an original folk and country-blues songwriter from menomonie. With a wide range of influences, his songs are a reply to the current state of the world and its residents. Jake Peterson will play a set and Sam Weaver, a local Menomonie musician, specializing in folk and blues will close out the night.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 7

Live Music: Dave Cofell at Caffe Tempo

Minnesota Singer-Songwriter Dave Cofell makes his first appearance at Caffe Tempo. A distinctive vocal style with great acoustic guitar, Dave invites his Eau Claire Area friends and everyone to join him on this December evening.

Caffe Tempo 315 E Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Thu. Dec. 7

Tonic Sol-fa

The new chapter in the evolution of Tonic Sol-fa continues. This Christmas, the Emmy-award winning a cappella group brings their renowned stage show to you. Enjoy an evening of harmony, innovation and holiday cheer.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29-38 | Youth $10 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

9pm-1am Thu. Dec. 7

Live Music: Two Castles + Double Grave + Single Player + gash

Two Castles is warm hearted heart breakin local lord. gash is light drug rock, perpetual motion fuzzers. Double Grave from Minneapolis is sad weather shreddy punk. Single Player from Chicago is hard rockin micro pop gems.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9pm Thu. Dec. 7

Vinyl Nights: DJ TJay

Local DJ TJay joins us on the Lakely stage to play an eclectic range of his favorites and yours. Sit back and enjoy a drink or a koldtbord from our late-night menu while featured local musicians, collectors, and tastemakers play classic and new vinyl records live on stage.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Thu. Dec. 7

Music/Karaoke at Hallie Bar & Grill

Drink, sing, and be merry. Music, music videos, and karaoke go until close. Happy Hour prices start at midnight. Fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Friday, Dec. 8th, 2017

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Dec. 8

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher + Josh Gallagher + Christine Hitt

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 Josh Gallagher and Christine Hitt.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 8

Live Music: Steven Szydel & Scott Wilcox

Steven Szydel writes original music, sings and plays an acoustic 12 string guitar and the Porch Board. He also utilizes a harmonizer. Scott Wilcox has been writing and performing music throughout the Midwest for over 30 years. He has been Oprah Winfrey, and is currently working on his 5th album.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

7pm Fri. Dec. 8

Live at Acoustic Cafe: Dan Zerr and Friends

Dan Zerr, a member of Eggplant Heroes, will be offering up a variety of pop, folk, and Americana tunes, with a little help from his friends, including some of those Eggplant Heroes as well as many other talented local musicians. He'll also be playing songs from his solo CD "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 8

Jingle Jams: Micah Ryan

Micah Ryan is a local singer/songwriter. He's been performing for a number of years and plays a balanced mixture of original songs and covers. His influences include John Legend, Adele, Jon McLaughlin, Josh Kelley, John Mayer, and Ed Sheeran. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 8

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire presents “By the Grace: Music during the Council of Trent”

The concert, “By the Grace: Music during the Council of Trent”, will present choral music from Rome around the time of the Council of Trent, a council convened in reaction to the Protestant Reformation. Featuring works by Josquin Deprez, Jacobus de Kerle, Giovanna da Palestrina, and Vincenzo Ruffo.

St. Joseph Parish 910 Wilson Ave, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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