Friday, Apr. 20th, 2018

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 20

Live Music: Nick Hensley

Nick Hensley’s Love Songs For Angry Men has maintained a full schedule since 2002, averaging more than 200 shows a year. He has shared the stage with several national-level acts.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

6pm Fri. Apr. 20

Jazz Fest 52nd Street at The Oxbow and The Lakely

The Gallery at The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely serve as two venues for this yearly downtown Eau Claire tradition. In The Gallery from 6pm to midnight, see UKE, Shannon Kaeding, and Olivia Willet/Zachary Klein Trio. On the stage in The Lakely, enjoy the music stylings of Equinox, Silverback Trio, and Lauren Sevian/Alexa Tarantino.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 20

Equinox: 52nd Street Jazz Festival at The Lakely

Equinox returns for their 6th year at the E.C. Jazz Festival’s 52nd Street, playing their originals, standards and straight-ahead jazz tunes with Freddy Sklenar leading the group on tenor, Todd Bartlett on Flugal and Trumpet, Karl Anderson on Bass, Jim Richard on Piano and David Barneson on Drums. Check out special guest Lindsay Finan on vocals as well.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at door or 52nd Street Wrist Band

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Apr. 20

52nd Street at The Local Store

Friday night at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival celebrates the true culture of jazz as downtown Eau Claire transforms into a jazz nightclub scene. Catch a variety of musical styles all over downtown, including here at in the gallery at The Local Store - come see The Other Brothers from 6-7:30pm and In the Mood from 7:30-9pm.

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

Cost: $10 wristband gets you into all locations

7-9pm Fri. Apr. 20

Live Music: Mark Leach & Squirrel Talk

Mark K. Leach & Squirrel Talk will be playing together for a great night of music. They play folk americana music & the mix of two groups together will bring a blend of creativity that will be fun to watch. A night of music, conversation, & as always good wisconsin beer.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 20

Eau Claire Jazz Festival Headliner Concert: Bobby Sanabria + Bob Mintzer + UWEC Jazz I

Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria is an American drummer and percussionist who specializes in Latin jazz. He teaches Latin jazz at the Manhattan School of Music and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Bob Mintzer is a LA-based saxophonist that has toured with popular jazz fusion quartet, The Yellowjackets. They'll be joined by the grammy-winning talent of the UWEC Jazz I.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25 GA, $10 students

8pm Fri. Apr. 20

UWEC Cabin Featured Spring Artist: John Splithoff

John Splitoff is a multi-talented songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist imbued with the vital and eclectic spirit of his Chicago roots and his newfound New York City urban soul. His style is a pop-soul-dance-urban experience with a smoky, soulful, breezy croon.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Saturday, Apr. 21st, 2018

9am-9pm Sat. Apr. 21

Record Store Day at The Local Store

Celebrate Record Store Day with sales on our CDs and Vinyls and storewide. Receive 15% off your entire purchase when you buy any music and up to 30% off select vinyl. Stop by the gallery as well to catch some local music going on throughout the day from locals: Eduardo Rafael, Savanna Smith, Micah Ryan, Andy Hanson, Nick Foytik, and Dan Colburn.

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

noon Sat. Apr. 21

Jam It For The Planet

Celebrate Earth Week with some good tunes by local and regional artists. Jam It For The Planet will also feature a variety of workshops throughout the afternoon as well as “Fun For Everyone” activities including a free kid’s creation station and an afternoon kids music show with audience.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; $5 after 7pm

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Apr. 21

Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin

The legendary Kevin Kling will grace WideSpot with his hilarious and often poignant story telling. Simone Perrin accompanies him with her sultry voice and soulful accordion.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $20 Reserved, $23 At the Door (availability not guaranteed)

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Apr. 21

Live Music: Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes are comprised of Michael Kac, John Seymour and Neal Dimick. Each performer will rotate half hour sets throughout the night.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Apr. 21

Eau Claire Jazz Festival Headliner Concert: Bobby Sanabria + Bob Mintzer + UWEC Jazz I

Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria is an American drummer and percussionist who specializes in Latin jazz. He teaches Latin jazz at the Manhattan School of Music and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Bob Mintzer is a LA-based saxophonist that has toured with popular jazz fusion quartet, The Yellowjackets. They'll be joined by the grammy-winning talent of the UWEC Jazz I.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25 GA, $10 students

7:30-10pm Sat. Apr. 21

ECCO Concert "Folk Roots"

Classical music including Florence Price Symphony No. 3, Jesse Montgomery's Starburst, Brahms Serenade #2 and Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 and 72.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $23 Adult, $20 Senior, $8 Student

Age: 12+

8pm Sat. Apr. 21

UWEC Cabin Featured Spring Artist: John Splithoff

John Splitoff is a multi-talented songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist imbued with the vital and eclectic spirit of his Chicago roots and his newfound New York City urban soul. His style is a pop-soul-dance-urban experience with a smoky, soulful, breezy croon.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Sunday, Apr. 22nd, 2018

2pm Sun. Apr. 22

University Symphony Orchestra

A sixty member student ensemble performing the symphonic repertoire of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Under the direction of Nobuyoshi Yasuda, the ensemble presents on-campus concerts, tours, performs with choirs, and accompanies a fully-staged opera or musical once per year.

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

Cost: $7 GA, $5 seniors/youth, $2 UWEC students/staff,

5-8pm Sun. Apr. 22

kNOw More

Family Support Center aims to increase awareness of sexual assault, hold a resource fair and host live performances from musicians Caitlin McGarvey and Soren Staff [of Them Coulee Boys], along with dancers from Lasa Anahata, and feature speaker, student activist Violet Kilmurray.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Sun. Apr. 22

UWEC Women's Concert Chorale

Specializes in the study and performance of music written specifically for treble ensembles. The group is comprised of female students from many scholastic disciplines within the University.

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

Cost: $2-7

7pm Sun. Apr. 22

Frigg Concert

UW-Eau Claire will host the Finnish folk group, Frigg, as part of the university’s ongoing musical, scholarly & international programming. Frigg fuses western folk with Nordic folk music and bluegrass influences. The concert, which is free & open to the public is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire's Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Monday, Apr. 23rd, 2018

7-10pm Mon. Apr. 23

Monday Jazz Sessions

Join UW-Eau Claire jazz faculty for a 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. Half off tap beers at 9pm.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Apr. 24th, 2018

1-3pm Tue. Apr. 24

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Apr. 24

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+

8:30-11:30pm Tue. Apr. 24

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+

9pm Tue. Apr. 24

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, Apr. 25th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Apr. 25

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, Apr. 26th, 2018

9:30-11am Thu. Apr. 26

Stand in the Light Choir Rehearsals

People in the early to mid stages of memory loss, their care partners, and singing volunteers come together to share their love of music.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Age: Adults

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 26

Stand in the Light Memory Choir Concert

This concert features people in early to mid stages of memory loss, their care partners, and singing volunteers who come together to share their love of music.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:45-8pm Thu. Apr. 26

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, but attendees should have a basic knowledge of chords and scales. 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+

7-9pm Thu. Apr. 26

Live Music: Dan Ferstenou

Dan Ferstenou is a singer and guitarist living in Saint Paul. Growing up in western Wisconsin, Dan taught himself guitar at a young age. He has been a member of various rock, blues, and acoustic bands over the years, playing guitar, banjo, and bass.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 26

UWEC Wind Symphony

Comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion students, selected by audition each semester. The group is dedicated to the performance of the finest wind repertoire, regardless of period or number of instrumental forces.

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

Cost: $7 GA; $5 for seniors, youth, and other college students; $2 for UWEC faculty/students

8pm Thu. Apr. 26

Jessica Manning with K.Raydio

Jessica Manning is an alternative-R&B singer-songwriter originally from Sweden where she first started creating her sound. When she moved to Minneapolis in 2013 she released her first self-titled EP. her first full-length album, in 2017 which shifted her sound to electronic-R&B.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Apr. 27th, 2018

4-10pm Fri. Apr. 27

Celebrate Spring with Shillelagh Lads (Lite)

The new Ludmila (Grandma Monk's Limited Edition Imperial Bier) releases at 5pm. Food from 4-8pm with Davis Dogs. Music from 7-10pm featuring Shillelagh Lads Lite. Foot-stomping Irish dance tunes, songs, and ballads. Community Irish musicians are welcome to sign up before the show.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 27

Live Music: Greg Gilbertson

Greg 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.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

7-10pm Fri. Apr. 27

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

7pm Fri. Apr. 27

A Matter of Time

UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir present a concert of music that ponders upon the meaning of time from past to present. Featuring music by Eric Barnum, JS Bach, King Henry VIII, CV Stanford, Charles Wood, and more.

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

Cost: $5

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 27

Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: The CVJO’s Greatest Hits

For the final CVJO show at the State Theatre, they're going out on a high note. A night of the band's favorite music from the past eight seasons, featuring soloists, sections, and alumni from all the way back to the beginning.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Advance, $20 Day of Show, $5 Student

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 27

UWEC Symphony Band & Women's Chorus

The UWEC Symphony Band & Women's Chorus will perform. Doors open at 7:15pm.

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

Cost: $7 GA; $5 Senior Citizens, Youth, Other College Students; $2 UWEC Faculty, Staff, and Students

8-10pm Fri. Apr. 27

Gallery Friday: The Nunnery + Half Gringa

The layers of The Nunnery’s voice build into a chorus; each song or performance becomes a calm, meditative experience. The Nunnery is about collaboration and combining music and art with an audience. Also performing is Izzy Olive, the avant-garde indie singer-songwriter as Half Gringa.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Advance Tickets, $10 Day of Show

Age: All Ages

8pm Fri. Apr. 27

UWEC Cabin: The Sixes

The Sixes, an acoustic duo, will play their own original music with an edge in an intimate and engaging atmosphere.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Apr. 28th, 2018

7-10pm Sat. Apr. 28

Live Music: Eggplant Heroes

Eggplant Heroes is 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.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Sat. Apr. 28

Rage Against The Machine Tribute Show

Minneapolis rock band Circle Of Heat, playing a tribute to Rage Against The Machine.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

8pm Sat. Apr. 28

UWEC Cabin: Billy Krause

Singer/Songwriter Billy Krause has been performing since 1968. His live performance is a combination of his songs and stories cultivated from a life both on the road and growing up in rural Wisconsin. When not performing as a solo artist Billy plays guitar and banjo for New York Times best selling author Michael Perry in his band “The Long Beds.”

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Apr. 29th, 2018

noon-4pm Sun. Apr. 29

2018 International Folk Fair

This year's theme is Global Feast. 25+ different international groups and organizations. Live entertainment by Klezmer Cabaret Orchestra and Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. New this year are cooking demos by local chefs and food sampling. Proceeds benefit campus cultural groups and charities. It's encouraged to bring a non-perishable to donate to the food pantry.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Monday, Apr. 30th, 2018

7-10pm Mon. Apr. 30

Monday Jazz Sessions

Join UW-Eau Claire jazz faculty for a 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. Half off tap beers at 9pm.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, May. 1st, 2018

1-3pm Tue. May. 1

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

4-9:30pm Tue. May. 1

May Pole Celebration

Raise the May Pole (5pm)! Join the fun and stay afterwards for games, food, and music. Hickory Kist BBQ (4-8pm) kick off to the food truck season. There will be games from 5-6pm. Sage Leary plays all original tunes (6:30-9:30pm) in genres of rock, blues, and Americana, mixing in elements of country, Latin, and reggae.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6:30-7:30pm Tue. May. 1

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+

8:30-11:30pm Tue. May. 1

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+

9pm Tue. May. 1

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, May. 2nd, 2018

7pm Wed. May. 2

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

7:30pm Wed. May. 2

UWEC University Band

The University Band, under the direction of Dr. Randal Dickerson, is open to all UW-Eau Claire students regardless of major. The band is comprised of talented musicians from many academic disciplines as well as music majors, some of whom choose to perform on a secondary instrument.

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

Cost: $6 GA; $4 senior, youth, and college students

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