Tuesday, Jun. 26th, 2018

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Jun. 26

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. Jun. 26

Wisconsin Riffs: The History of Jazz in Wisconsin with Kurt Dietrich

Discover the Wisconsin musicians that made jazz great in the Badger State and around the world with Ripon College music professor Kurt Dietrich. He will share stories of swing-era big band leaders, legendary singers, contemporary jazz rock artists (like Sue Orfield) and hot jazz spots.

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

Cost: FREE

8pm Tue. Jun. 26

Ludington Guard Band

A community concert band that was officially organized in 1888 with roots going back to 1877. They play a variety of classical band music, marches, overtures, show tunes and novelty pieces.

Wilson Park - Band Shell Wilson Ave and 8th St, Menomonie

8:30-11:30pm Tue. Jun. 26

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, Jun. 27th, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Jun. 27

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. Jun. 27

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

7-9pm Wed. Jun. 27

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. Jun. 27

Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Season

Listen to high quality, free entertainment by the oldest musical organization in Eau Claire. From traditional Sousa marches, patriotic melodies, pop, jazz, rock, and soundtracks, there is something for everyone's listening pleasure. July 4th concert is at 3pm.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jun. 28th, 2018

6-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

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. Jun. 28

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: CollECtive Choir + The Over Unders + Sage Leary

The CollECtive Choir is a group of people who are using soulful Gospel and hip-hop to pull people of Eau Claire into closer community. The Over Unders are a young band of brothers who are chasing the Rock N' Roll dream. Opener Guitarist/singer-songwriter Sage Leary has emerged as a powerful creative force on the music scene.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Jun. 28

Open Mic at Farm to Fork

Come as a listener or performer of music, poetry, and comedy. All are welcome. Bar and wood-fired pizza on site.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Jun. 28

Colfax Music in the Park: Hickory

Rain location is the Colfax Fairgrounds building on Railroad Avenue. Bring your lawn chair. Popcorn and root beer floats will be sold at the concerts.

Tower Park Main Street and Highway 40, Colfax

Cost: FREE

7pm Thu. Jun. 28

Music Over Menomin

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets and enjoy free live music over Lake Menomin.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

Music Over Menomin: North of Dixie

North of Dixie is a perennial favorite at Music Over Menomin returning to play their own brand of foot stomping Northwoods music, old-time mountain songs, and swing. Live music on the Library lawn, overlooking Lake Menomin. Bring a picnic and a favorite beverage to enjoy during the performance.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Jun. 28

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+

7-8pm Thu. Jun. 28

Colfax Music in the Park

Rain location is the Colfax Fairgrounds building on Railroad Avenue. Bring your lawn chair. Popcorn and root beer floats will be sold at the concerts. Annual pie sale by the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group on August 16.

Tower Park Main Street and Highway 40, Colfax

Cost: FREE

Friday, Jun. 29th, 2018

Fri. Jun. 29

Northwoods Blues Festival

This year's festival features performances by Howard Luedtke & Blue Max, Becky Barksdale, The Jimmys, Albert Castiglia, Jimmy Thackery, Dylan Salfer, Mitch Kashmar, Paul Barry & The Blue Tones, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, Shaun Murphy, Coco Montoya, and more. Arena and bleacher seating available. Camping options can be purchased.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Ticket information online

Fri. Jun. 29

44th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and s'mores, golf tourney, pancake breakfast, parade, beach party, fireworks, and more. See the full schedule online.

Chetek

1:30-4pm Fri. Jun. 29

Summer Concert Sundays

Bring you friends and enjoy live entertainment from our patio or lawn, steps away from the vineyard and a world away from the everyday. Concerts are outside, so bring lawn-chairs and blankets as seating is limited.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Fri. Jun. 29

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. Jun. 29

Live Music: Two Frets Up

Neither John Utphall & Larry Radle are new to music, both accomplished musicians, John with his fiddle & keyboard and Larry with vocals & guitar. John adds his jazz blues feel and sound to the violin and keys, and Larry his country soft rock, together making a unique full sound for a Duo.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Fri. Jun. 29

Gallery Friday: Sleeping Jesus + Hemma

A failed move to New York & new love was just the existential dilemma Minnesota's Nick Elstad needed to give life to his indie dream pop project, Sleeping Jesus. The now five piece group went from basement to the main stage at First Avenue in one short year, picked as one of the best new bands of Minneapolis in 2016.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Advance Tickets, $8 At The Door

Age: All Ages

9pm-1am Fri. Jun. 29

Live at O'Leary's: DJ Kramer

DJ Kramer is stopping at O'Leary's to make you move and groove. Make sure to invite your friends, this night will be off the hook.

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

Saturday, Jun. 30th, 2018

Sat. Jun. 30

Northwoods Blues Festival

This year's festival features performances by Howard Luedtke & Blue Max, Becky Barksdale, The Jimmys, Albert Castiglia, Jimmy Thackery, Dylan Salfer, Mitch Kashmar, Paul Barry & The Blue Tones, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, Shaun Murphy, Coco Montoya, and more. Arena and bleacher seating available. Camping options can be purchased.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Ticket information online

Sat. Jun. 30

44th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and s'mores, golf tourney, pancake breakfast, parade, beach party, fireworks, and more. See the full schedule online.

Chetek

10am-1pm Sat. Jun. 30

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest

Ar weekly farm-focused weekend brunch with live music from 10am to 1pm. The menu boasts an array of midwestern and other brunch classics including omelettes, quiche, wild rice porridge, Belgian waffles, sandwiches, and more. The bar offers a variety of classic and original morning drinks including mimosas, bloody marys, and many others.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE, consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 30

Live Music: Girl Band

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Jennifer Hazen’s newest project, Girl Band, a group of local artists which features Kai of Wolves At the Door on guitar and vocals, Kori of Beacon James on bass, guitar and vocals, Julie from the Chippewa Valley Flute Ensemble on flute and Jennifer on percussion and vocals.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Jun. 30

Live Music at Autumn Harvest Winery

Enjoy live music on the patio at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard. It’s recommended to bring your own seating in case the patio fills up

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

4:30-11pm Sat. Jun. 30

Street Dance

Come out to Wakanda Park for an old fashioned Street Dance featuring the Highview Bluegrass Band from 4:30 to 6:30pm and the Thrillbillies from 7 to 11pm hosted by the Menomonie Lions Club. Admission is free to all Lake Menomin WaterX attendees or just come for the music for $3.

Wakanda Park Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: $3

Age: All Ages

6pm Sat. Jun. 30

Live Music: Tantric

As 37 Channels makes clear, Tantric is a career band at the peak of its powers, as will be borne out by a tour later this year.

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

Cost: Cover TBA

Age: 21+

7pm Sat. Jun. 30

Live Music: Larry Past + Chris Andersen

You can hear Larry Past's deep connection that he has with the songs that he performs whether they are by artists such as Leonard Cohen, the Beatles or Death Cab For Cutie, or his own songs. Larry, along with Chris Andresen on bass, will perform songs off of his Calling CD and LP3 EP, and select covers.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Sat. Jun. 30

Live at O'Leary's: DJ Kramer

DJ Kramer is stopping at O'Leary's to make you move and groove. Make sure to invite your friends, this night will be off the hook.

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

Sunday, Jul. 1st, 2018

Sun. Jul. 1

44th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and s'mores, golf tourney, pancake breakfast, parade, beach party, fireworks, and more. See the full schedule online.

Chetek

10am-1pm Sun. Jul. 1

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest

Ar weekly farm-focused weekend brunch with live music from 10am to 1pm. The menu boasts an array of midwestern and other brunch classics including omelettes, quiche, wild rice porridge, Belgian waffles, sandwiches, and more. The bar offers a variety of classic and original morning drinks including mimosas, bloody marys, and many others.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE, consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Jul. 1

Live Music: Milk and Whiskey

Featuring Milk and Whiskey, a musical alchemy with Jen Hazen of Weapons of Brass Destruction and Jenny and the Jets and Jim Phillips of DJ and Friends. With this group you can expect to hear folk, blues, classic psychedelic rock and a dash of alternative country.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10pm Sun. Jul. 1

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+

Monday, Jul. 2nd, 2018

Mon. Jul. 2

44th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and s'mores, golf tourney, pancake breakfast, parade, beach party, fireworks, and more. See the full schedule online.

Chetek

9pm Mon. Jul. 2

Karaoke Live at The Plus

With full service menu of appetizers, entrees, and pizzas until midnight and drinks for the 21+ crowd, this all ages venue offers the perfect place to sing a tune with friends.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+ recommended

Tuesday, Jul. 3rd, 2018

Tue. Jul. 3

44th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and s'mores, golf tourney, pancake breakfast, parade, beach party, fireworks, and more. See the full schedule online.

Chetek

1-3pm Tue. Jul. 3

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

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. Jul. 3

Tuesday Night Blues: Mark Cameron Band

Minnesota based singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Cameron has been active in live music for over thirty years. The range of Mark’s material stretches the Blues beyond safe limits with a focus on “foot stompin, butt shakin” music that is built for a live audience.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Tue. Jul. 3

Ludington Guard Band

A community concert band that was officially organized in 1888 with roots going back to 1877. They play a variety of classical band music, marches, overtures, show tunes and novelty pieces.

Wilson Park - Band Shell Wilson Ave and 8th St, Menomonie

8:30-11:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

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, Jul. 4th, 2018

Wed. Jul. 4

44th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and s'mores, golf tourney, pancake breakfast, parade, beach party, fireworks, and more. See the full schedule online.

Chetek

3pm Wed. Jul. 4

Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Season

Listen to high quality, free entertainment by the oldest musical organization in Eau Claire. From traditional Sousa marches, patriotic melodies, pop, jazz, rock, and soundtracks, there is something for everyone's listening pleasure. July 4th concert is at 3pm.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 4

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. Jul. 4

Bartlett & Way: The Great American Songbook

With trumpet/flugelhorn and guitar/vocals, Todd Bartlett & Jerry Way explore the full spectrum of jazz standards. The much-loved melodies and lyrics are iconic, while the improvisational treatments are fresh and original. The duo approaches the repertoire with respect for tradition, coupled with a drive to innovate.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Thursday, Jul. 5th, 2018

4pm Thu. Jul. 5

Prex Claires 2018

Prex Claires was a smash hit in 2017, so Downtown Eau Claire is bringing it back for another year. Taking place just before the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, Prex Claires is a celebration of local music and art in venues throughout Downtown Eau Claire. Partnered with Blugold Radio 99.9 FM and Volume One.

Downtown Eau Claire

5pm Thu. Jul. 5

Oxbeaux II

Volume One, New Belgium, and The Current present a unique outdoor music experience in the heart of downtown Eau Claire. There will be beer, cocktails, sodas, and food-a-plenty as you enjoy downtown Eau Claire before the fest. Featuring Hiss Golden Messenger, S. Carey, Chastity Brown, and Orchid Eaton.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the gate

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