Monday, Dec. 22nd, 2014

Music

5:30-8pm Mon. Dec. 22

Six String Circle Guitar Club

Young and old, beginner and experienced, all guitar players welcome. An evening of sharing and playing music. If you are going to share, bring 20 copies please. Bring your guitar.

Pizza Plus

Full Slate

7:30pm Mon. Dec. 22

Home Free

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota. Rather it was a satisfying…

State Theatre

Cost: $20-$30

Music

8-11pm Mon. Dec. 22

Live Band Karaoke with Jenny and the Jets

Jenny and the Jets is a karaoke band with Lucas Fischer on guitar, Billy Angell on keyboards, Bentley Harder on bass, and John LeBrun on drums, and local music blogger, Jennifer Hazen.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd, 2014

Music

7:30pm Tue. Dec. 23

Musician Gathering & Open Mic

Jeff White hosts this high quality open mic every Tuesday. Sign up at 7pm. Always a large variety of microbrews on tap. Homemade pizzas, jalapeno cheese pretzels and roast beefs will be available as well.

Tomahawk Room

Cost: FREE admission

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Dec. 23

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Music

9pm Tue. Dec. 23

NightShift Entertainment

DJ Emily with NightShift Entertainment. Music/karaoke from 9pm-bar close every Tuesday at the Bullpen.

The BullPen Sports Bar & Grille

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Thursday, Dec. 25th, 2014

Music

8pm Thu. Dec. 25

Open Stage

Hosted by local songwriter Greg Fox with a ten piece band ready for you to pick up and play. Available instruments include drums, hand drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, mandolin, plus four microphones. Happy hour…

Stones Throw

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Friday, Dec. 26th, 2014

Music

7pm Fri. Dec. 26

The Kingsnakes + South Farwell + The Nick Foytik Band

Local blues band the Kingsnakes have a long been a fluid group but regularly feature Adrian Klenz and Ryan Harrington. Soulful rock band South Farwell and blues rock band The Nick Foytik Band will hit the stage as well. The Kingsnakes and…

Pizza Plus

Cost: $5

Age: all ages

Music

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 26

Davey J and Friends

Davey J (David Jones) is a musician for all seasons. Whether he is performing acoustic blues, folk, or original American roots music, you can hear Midwestern and Southern roots in his vocal style and one-of-a-kind styling from his amplified…

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Music

8:30pm-midnight Fri. Dec. 26

The Thundermen

The Thundermen return to Sammy's playing your favorite songs from the 50's 60's and 70's. Stop in to dance and enjoy the music and have a famous Sammy's pizza.

Sammy's Pizza

Cost: $2 adults

Age: 21+

Music

9:30pm Fri. Dec. 26

Crystal & the Commotion

Expect great music from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s and today.

O'Leary's Pub

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, Dec. 27th, 2014

Music

Check Venue For Hours Sat. Dec. 27

Rockalypse

Merry After Xmas party at Chippewa Falls premier venue for live music, The Snout Saloon. Cindy Welk's home of fun, cocktails, and great people.

The Snout Saloon

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 27

Eggplant Heroes

Eggplant Heroes is an 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 (with an occasional poem by Wisconsin poet laureate Garland thrown in).

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Music

8pm Sat. Dec. 27

picard + Vaudeville + Tony Williams

Local proggy hard rockers picard team up with Minneapolis alternative rock band Vaudeville and songwriter Tony Williams for a night at Every Buddy's.

Every Buddy's Bar

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Music

9pm-2am Sat. Dec. 27

2nd X-it

2nd X-it rockin' the Red Zone. This band is serious rock ... and they nail it.

Red Zone Sports Bar

Cost: FREE, two drink minimum requested

Age: 21+

Music

9:30pm Sat. Dec. 27

Crystal & the Commotion

Expect great music from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s and today.

O'Leary's Pub

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

10pm Sat. Dec. 27

Laarks + J.E. Sunde + Sloslylove

Eau Claire-based indie rock band Laarks features Ian Jacoby, Kyle Flater, Brian Moen, and Zach Hanson on bass guitar. This show is guaranteed to rock. Their songs feature great textured keyboards and dynamic, precise drumming.

House of Rock

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Sunday, Dec. 28th, 2014

Music

6-10pm Sun. Dec. 28

Anything Goes Open Mic at Corral Bar/Riverside Grill in Durand, WI

Anything Goes Open Mic is held on the fourth Sunday of every month at the Corral Bar/Riverside Grill in downtown Durand, WI. All musicians, singers, and comedians are invited to perform. Back line is provided including amps, keys, and drums. The public is invited to attend and admission is FREE.

Corral Bar & Riverside Grill

Cost: FREE

Music

10pm Sun. Dec. 28

Open Mic

A Sunday night rock n' roll experience provided by Noel and Patrick. Backline, amps, and drums available.

The Mousetrap

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Monday, Dec. 29th, 2014

Music

8-11pm Mon. Dec. 29

Live Band Karaoke with Jenny and the Jets

Jenny and the Jets is a karaoke band with Lucas Fischer on guitar, Billy Angell on keyboards, Bentley Harder on bass, and John LeBrun on drums, and local music blogger, Jennifer Hazen.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Dec. 30th, 2014

Music

7:30pm Tue. Dec. 30

Musician Gathering & Open Mic

Jeff White hosts this high quality open mic every Tuesday. Sign up at 7pm. Always a large variety of microbrews on tap. Homemade pizzas, jalapeno cheese pretzels and roast beefs will be available as well.

Tomahawk Room

Cost: FREE admission

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Dec. 30

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Music

9pm Tue. Dec. 30

NightShift Entertainment

DJ Emily with NightShift Entertainment. Music/karaoke from 9pm-bar close every Tuesday at the Bullpen.

The BullPen Sports Bar & Grille

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Wednesday, Dec. 31st, 2014

Food & Drink

6pm Wed. Dec. 31

New Year's Eve at Johnny's

The sound of Frank Sinatra will delight your ears and bring you back to the days of jazz during a fundraiser featuring live music from the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra, four-course dinner, champagne toast and entertainment.

For tickets, guests need to call Visit Eau Claire at (715) 831-2345 or visiteauclaire.com/jazzatjohnnys

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Cost: $125

Music

7:30-10:30pm Wed. Dec. 31

Prelude to an Eve – Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra

Need a boost into 2015? You’ll regret it if you miss this fantastic end-of-year party, an event that must be experienced first-hand. Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra will help you dance into 2015 laughing and singing all the way. So grab your…

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: adults $12, seniors $11, youth $5

Music

8pm-1am Wed. Dec. 31

The Thundermen

Join The Thundermen for a New Years Eve celebration in the beautiful Great Hall of Christ Church. Mickey Lynnes, John Trygstad and Kalvin Lester will be playing your favorite songs from the 50's 60's and 70's as you dance into the wee hours of the morning.

Great Hall of the Christ Church Cathedral

Cost: $25, $20 advance tickets

Age: 21+

Music

8pm Wed. Dec. 31

The Collusion

The Collusion is back by popular demand. Whether it's Contingency/Frantic Antics or Frantic Antics/Contingency, it's still the Collusion that's back by popular demand. New Year's Eve parties were made for bands like this. Come see why.

Missy's Bar & Grill

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

8pm Wed. Dec. 31

Cragars New Years Eve Party

Come hang out with The Cragars to celebrate NYE in style. Playing a variety that appeals to all musical interests, the band, teamed up with Ted's Timber Lodge, will facilitate fun.

Ted's Timber Lodge

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

8pm-1am Wed. Dec. 31

New Year's Eve at the Mabel, featuring the George Maurer Trio

Starting at 8pm, begin socializing with festive hors d’oeuvres and beverages. From 9:45-11:30pm enjoy the musical talents of the George Maurer Trio who will set the stage for the magical midnight hour. Then continue the celebration until…

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Cost: $50 day of show, $45 advance tickets

Music

9pm Wed. Dec. 31

Last Open Road

"Last Open Road is a four piece Classic Rock & Blues band that’s driven by blistering guitar leads, a screamin' keyboard, strong vocals, and a thumping backline. Stevie, Dave, Jimmy and Eric are hauling the mail and the news is rockin’ blues, come check it out!! "

Gypsy Hideout

Cost: FREE

Music

9pm-1am Wed. Dec. 31

The Pumps

Frank Juodis, Jason Keisler & Buck Barrickman playing lots of rockin' blues.

Stout Ale House

Music

9:30pm-1:30am Wed. Dec. 31

Divided Highway

Divided Highway covers a wide variety of classic to modern rock and country.

O'Leary's Pub

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Nightlife

9:30pm Wed. Dec. 31

New Year's Bash feat. Howard "Guitar" Luedtke & Blue Max

A bass-driven electric blues-rock band featuring Howard “Guitar” Luedtke and wife Deb Klossner on bass, Blue Max has been performing since its formation in 1982. With the combination of talented slide guitar playing with a genuine,…

Snout Saloon

Age: 21+

Full Slate

10pm-3am Wed. Dec. 31

Apollo's Beacon

Come out for a fun evening as Apollo's Beacon brings in the New Year.

Jimmy's Juke Joint

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Thursday, Jan. 1st, 2015

Music

8pm Thu. Jan. 1

Open Stage

Hosted by local songwriter Greg Fox with a ten piece band ready for you to pick up and play. Available instruments include drums, hand drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, mandolin, plus four microphones. Happy hour…

Stones Throw

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Friday, Jan. 2nd, 2015

Music

7-10pm Fri. Jan. 2

Equinox Jazz Group

Equinox Jazz Group, led by Freddy Sklenar on piano and saxophones features Todd Bartlett on Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Mellophone, David Barney Barneson on Drums and Karl Anderson on bass playing straight ahead jazz including some original…

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Music

7-11pm Fri. Jan. 2

Two Way Street

Mickey Lynnes and Dave Engedal return to the Moose playing a variety of your favorite tunes. Come on out and enjoy dancing on the biggest and best floor in the area.

Moose Lodge

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Saturday, Jan. 3rd, 2015

Recreation

9-10am Sat. Jan. 3

Bust a Move

Are you ready to get your grove on? Come join this unique class and learn a combination of jazz and hip hop/funk dance moves. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required-just a desire to dance and have fun. To register, stop by the Altoona Parks & Recreation office (1904 Spooner Ave.) or call.

10th Street Recreation Center

Cost: $20 for Resident of Altoona; $25 for Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 1st-6th grades

Music

noon-2pm Sat. Jan. 3

Session Tunes

Join local musicians in the Community Room for a folk-fueled jam session. Play tunes you know and learn some you don't. Come along just to listen or sing, too. All ages welcome. We'll jam tunes like Drowsy Maggie, Britches Full of Stitches, Heigh Ho, Nonesuch, and more.

Altoona Public Library

Cost: FREE

Music

3-4:30pm Sat. Jan. 3

Frozen Sing-Along

Let it go, let it out! Be one with the Frozen songs. Let's all sing, let's along. Costumes are welcome. Frozen inspired treats and activities will be available.

Fall Creek Public Library

Music

7pm Sat. Jan. 3

LP3

The Larry Past Trio plays melodic, vocal oriented folk/rock, Americana music featuring the original from the Al Julson and Larry Past CD and the LP3 EP. They play in various configurations as a Trio or Quartet. Their love for the music really…

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Sunday, Jan. 4th, 2015

Food & Drink

8-10:30am Sun. Jan. 4

Breakfast at B-Side

Free breakfast with hashbrowns, eggs, cheese, ham, toast, bagels, cream cheese, coffee, milk, and juice. Live worship with a female vocalist.

Cost: FREE

Music

10pm Sun. Jan. 4

Open Mic

A Sunday night rock n' roll experience provided by Noel and Patrick. Backline, amps, and drums available.

The Mousetrap

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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