Saturday, Dec. 23rd, 2017

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. Dec. 23

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.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Tuesday, Dec. 26th, 2017

9pm Tue. Dec. 26

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. 27th, 2017

7pm Wed. Dec. 27

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

7-11pm Wed. Dec. 27

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. Dec. 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

8pm Wed. Dec. 27

Trivia Night at The Plus hosted by Clear Water Comedy

The Plus and Clear Water Comedy bring you a new trivia experience that's one part comedy show, one part pub quiz, one part game show. Free to play and all ages welcome.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Dec. 28th, 2017

8:30pm Thu. Dec. 28

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Michael Palascak

Michael Palascak placed in the Top 5 of Last Comic Standing, has appeared on Conan, and other Comedy Central specials. His comedy is clean and original, making fun of everything from T-Mobile to his relationship with his way-to-honest girlfriend.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 GA; $7 w/ valid student ID; ticket comes with free drink

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

9pm Thu. Dec. 28

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. 29th, 2017

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 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+

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Dec. 29

Live Music at Cowboy Jack's: Howard "Guitar" Luedtke

A staple in the Blues scene and with good reason. He has 40+ years of playing guitar in the Midwest and on the international stage. In 1964 he got his first guitar, and today when he picks up his Les Paul, he will transport you into the world of the blues.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Fri. Dec. 29

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. 29

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+

Saturday, Dec. 30th, 2017

6-10pm Sat. Dec. 30

Live Music: Chris Kroeze

Nashville recording artist and country music singer Chris Kroeze will play the Snout Saloon.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

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

Live Music: Joe G

A singer/songwriter who combines Americana, folk, and pop musical styling with raw, personal lyrics that he hopes resonates with a broad audience. You can expect to hear everything from his own originals to Johnny Cash, Elvis, Taylor Swift, Radiohead, Tom Petty, Marvin Gaye to Chris Stapleton.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sat. Dec. 30

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. 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

6pm Sun. Dec. 31

2nd Annual New Year's Eve Gala

Festivities include live entertainment & dancing from Bella Diva, Strolling buffet with magnificent cuisine starting at 6pm, midnight champagne toast and celebration, New Year's Eve party packs, sponsor fireworks viewing party, and more to be announced.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $55 for light appetizers + dessert; $125 for buffet ticket starting at 6pm

6-9pm Sun. Dec. 31

Rock'n New Year's Family Skate

A family-friendly New Year's Eve event, featuring a DJ and video screen, balloon drop with prizes, skating obstacle course, boot games, hot chocolate bar, and much more.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3/person (includes skate rental)

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

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+

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

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

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

7pm Wed. Jan. 3

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

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+

Friday, Jan. 5th, 2018

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

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

7pm Wed. Jan. 10

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

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+

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

Friday, Jan. 12th, 2018

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

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

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+

7pm Wed. Jan. 17

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

Friday, Jan. 19th, 2018

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+

Saturday, Jan. 20th, 2018

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

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

7pm Wed. Jan. 24

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2018

7:30-10pm Thu. Jan. 25

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party

John Mueller's "Winter Dance Party"® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper's final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50s era.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $24-28 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages