Saturday, Dec. 30th, 2017

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

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, Dec. 31st, 2017

4pm Sun. Dec. 31

2nd Annual Light Up Eau Claire

Activities include a little lantern parade for kids, ice and snow sculptures by Jason Anhorn, wristbanded music venues, a large lantern parade, fireworks, the new years gala at The Lismore, and more to be announced. There will be rooftop viewing tents from the top of the new parking garage.

Downtown Eau Claire S. Barstow, N. Barstow, and W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Latnern Parade, Ice Scuplture Unvieling, Fireworks FREE, $15 Wristbands for Music Venues

Age: All Ages

6:30-10pm Sun. Dec. 31

Prelude to an Eve - Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra

Big band jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Ring in the New Year with the Chippewa Valley’s best big band jazz orchestra. This year come early and enjoy a variety of appetizers along with a full bar to start the evening off right. 

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

Cost: Admission:  Adults $16, Seniors $15, Youth $9

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Sun. Dec. 31

Live Music & New Year's With 40 Fingers

Bridgewater's welcomes 40 Fingers for another New Year's Eve celebration. Come early and take in the menu specials, then dance to the songs you grew up with. Top the night off with champagne, party favors, and Auld Lang Syne. Reserve a room at Avalon Hotel to make this fun night one to remember.

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub 1009 W. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sun. Dec. 31

Live Music: Probable Cause

The Probable Cause is a high energy cover band playing everything from Tom Petty to Metallica.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

9pm Sun. Dec. 31

New Year's Eve with Jeff White

Ring in the New Year at The Sheeley House Saloon. Jeff White blends warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato with outlaw grit, and sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe and toured the lower 48 from coast to coast as well as England, Scotland and Wales.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9:30pm Sun. Dec. 31

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+

Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, 2018

1-3pm Tue. Jan. 2

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Jan. 2

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+

7-9pm Tue. Jan. 2

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).

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association Heyde Center for the Arts 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 Membership Fee

9pm Tue. Jan. 2

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, Jan. 3rd, 2018

7-10pm Wed. Jan. 3

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. Jan. 3

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, Jan. 4th, 2018

7-9pm Thu. Jan. 4

Live Music: Andy Hanson + Micah Ryan

Andy Hanson will be joined by local favorite Micah Ryan in an outstanding evening of original music with a few covers tossed in as well.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Jan. 5th, 2018

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

Live at Northwoods Brew Pub: Paul Bonstrom

A fingerstyle guitarist, a child of the 70s, strongly influenced by singer songwriters of that and subsequent decades. Known not as a 'songwriter' but as a 'singer of great music', his musical selections cover rock, folk, country and Americana.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages with parent

7-10pm Fri. Jan. 5

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+

Saturday, Jan. 6th, 2018

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Jan. 6

Live Music: Greg Gilbertson

Greg Gilbertson is a fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songwriter from Chippewa Falls, WI. He is a traditional Americana singer/songwriter and instrumental acoustic guitar. He’s a good singer, a better songwriter, and a badass guitarist. His shows are lyrically interesting and explorative, melodically beautiful, and instrumentally impressive.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sat. Jan. 6

Live Music: Jeff White

Playing Waylon, Dylan, Petty, Townes, Waits, Guy Clark, Strait, They Might Be Giants and many more. Wide rhythmic & tonal offerings to drink and dance with.

VFW Club 1300 Starr Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Tuesday, Jan. 9th, 2018

1-3pm Tue. Jan. 9

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Jan. 9

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+

7-9pm Tue. Jan. 9

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).

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association Heyde Center for the Arts 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 Membership Fee

9pm Tue. Jan. 9

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, Jan. 10th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 10

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

7-11pm Wed. Jan. 10

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+

Friday, Jan. 12th, 2018

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Jan. 12

Live at Northwoods Brew Pub: Kelsey Miles

One of Wisconsin's newest and hottest high-energy rock, blues, and soul performer. In 2017 WAMI nominated her band, The Kelsey Miles Band, New Artist of the Year.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

7-10pm Fri. Jan. 12

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+

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Jan. 12

Live Music at Cowboy Jack's: Derek Ramnarace

While normally leading the Old Soul Society with Americana, folk, rock, soul and blues, today Derek Ramnarace breaks out on his own as singer/songwriter. Emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics are wowing audiences everywhere. He tours in both the Midwest and Nationally.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, Jan. 13th, 2018

7:30-10pm Sat. Jan. 13

Squirrel Nut Zippers

It was about 20 years ago when NPR's Morning Edition said: "It's not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it's hot."2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album, Hot. Originally released in the summer of1996, Hot was the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25-35 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Jan. 13

Live Music: Kelsey Miles

In 2017 WAMI nominated her band, The Kelsey Miles Band, New Artist of the Year & best'Best in Madison. Every live performance is dripping with soul and will make you want to come back for more.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, Jan. 14th, 2018

Sun. Jan. 14

Bluegrass/Old Time String Band Jam Session

This month's host band will be Timbre Junction from Minneapolis. Everyone is welcome. All bluegrass and old-time musicians invited to perform. Bring your own guitar.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 2018

1-3pm Tue. Jan. 16

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Jan. 16

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+

7-9pm Tue. Jan. 16

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).

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association Heyde Center for the Arts 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 Membership Fee

9pm Tue. Jan. 16

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, Jan. 17th, 2018

7-11pm Wed. Jan. 17

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+

Friday, Jan. 19th, 2018

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Jan. 19

Live at Northwoods Brew Pub: Derek Ramnarace

Derek Ramnarace leads the "Old Soul Society" and performs Americana, folk, rock, soul, and blues. Derek strikes out on his own and the singer/songwriter's emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics are wowing audiences everywhere. He tours in both the Midwest and Nationally.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

7-10pm Fri. Jan. 19

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+

7:30-10pm Fri. Jan. 19

Stayin’ Alive

Stayin' Alive offers their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees playlist, singing blockbusters such as "Night Fever," "Jive Talkin'," "How Deep Is Your Love," "You Should be Dancing," "Nights on Broadway," and "Stayin' Alive." Stayin' Alive is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25-35 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Jan. 20th, 2018

7-9pm Sat. Jan. 20

Sacred Sound for the Soul

An evening of "Sacred Sound for the Soul" with 2017 Native American Music Award Nominees Peter Phippen (bamboo/wooden flutes) and Rahbi Crawford (crystal singing bowls).

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

8pm Sat. Jan. 20

Live Music: 40 Fingers

40 Fingers is back and they're bringing all the dance tunes you can handle from your younger years. Four voices and 5 instruments makes for a whole lotta variety for your ears and feet.

VFW Club 1300 Starr Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Jan. 20

Live Music: Howard "Guitar" Luedtke

Howard is a staple in the Blues scene and with good reason. He has 40 plus years of playing guitar in both the Midwest and on the international stage.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, Jan. 21st, 2018

6-9pm Sun. Jan. 21

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+

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 2018

1-3pm Tue. Jan. 23

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Jan. 23

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+

7-9pm Tue. Jan. 23

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).

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association Heyde Center for the Arts 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 Membership Fee

9pm Tue. Jan. 23

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, Jan. 24th, 2018

7-11pm Wed. Jan. 24

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+

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 24

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

Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2018

6:45-8pm Thu. Jan. 25

Eau Claire Jazz Jam

A monthly, guided jam session led by one of Eau Claire’s top jazz musicians, Paul Brandt. Students of all abilities are welcome to attend and participate. Get your musical questions answered, make new friends, and taking your playing to the next level.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5, free for ECMS students

Age: 13+

Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Jan. 26

Live at Northwoods Brew Pub: Red Tide

Inspired from the sweet lullabies of the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, this acoustic/singer-songwriter duo offers contemporary, soulful listening. Red Tide is composed of two best friends, Kelsey Nocek and Cate Lucas.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent