Tuesday, Apr. 25th, 2017

1-3pm Tue. Apr. 25

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6-7pm Tue. Apr. 25

Eau Claire Guitar Club

Have fun learning and playing music in a relaxed social setting. Join instructor Tim Litscher (Evergreen Grass Band) for strumming and singing. Bring your favorite songs to share (rock, country, folk, etc.) and learn new songs, too. Each week Tim will bring new ideas for members to work on and he’ll take time to answer your musical questions.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 drop in; $7 per session when you pay in advance for two or more

9pm Tue. Apr. 25

Open Mic Night

The V1 reader's poll voted best open mic in the Chippewa Valley, every tuesday night. Music, comedy, and more, with half-price apps & taps from 9-midnight. It's free to attend and all ages are welcome. Sign up at 8, open mic at 9.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission

Wednesday, Apr. 26th, 2017

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Live Music: Mid Air

Luke and Chelsea, who make up the acoustic folk band, Mid Air, met up in Eau Claire, WI, through a friend and got married six months later. In the first three months of marriage, they made treks from Milwaukee to Minneapolis to put together their first album called, Never Far, which is being streamed all over the world and garnering college radio airplay throughout America.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

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. Apr. 26

Live Music: Sir Fake McCoy

Get to the Cabin for some Jazz at Night provided by Sir Fake McCoy.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Thursday, Apr. 27th, 2017

7pm Thu. Apr. 27

Live Music: Phippen, Shoemaker & Raid

Peter Phippen (Antique bamboo flutes), Victoria Shoemaker (Silver and wooden flutes) and Tiit Raid (World Percussion) are like a call in the wild, the alluring, soothing, hypnotic tones of the wind instruments lulled and enchanted. Grammy Award Nominee, Peter Phippen is an innovative performer of flutes of the world.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 27

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: $2-7

8-10pm Thu. Apr. 27

Goodnight Gorillas

Goodnight Gorillas is a returns to UW-Stout for the first time since 2015. Since then, Goodnight Gorillas has released a full-length album that is truly a mixing pot of genres. With hints of indie, “dream pop”, rock, and shoe-gaze, Goodnight Gorillas is sure grab your attention.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Apr. 28th, 2017

Fri. Apr. 28

Springfest 2017

Get ready for Springfest 2017; back this year and bigger than ever. Three days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel's pavilion, food vendors, Kubb Championship, and a 5k Fundraiser for the Chippewa Area Boys and Girls Club mentor program. See the full schedule online and celebrate all that is spring in the Chippewa Valley.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12 for 3 day advanced sale tickets, $15 for 3 day at the gate. $8 for 1 day at gate, Kids 12 & under FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Apr. 28

Live Music: River Valley Jazz Quintet

Consists of top jazz students from UWEC's grammy nominated Jazz Ensemble I. Sophomore Parker Layton brought them all together to play standard jazz charts as well as trying other new music of their own. Their goal is to provide top quality music and to represent the university for its world renowned jazz program.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

The Menomonie Singers: From Vienna

The Menomonie Singers present Schubert's Mass in G and other choral selections of composers who have lived and worked in Vienna. Small orchestra of local musicians will accompany the Mass and perform a Janacek suite. Dr. Jerry Hui, conductor. Beth Wacek, piano accompanist.

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

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC Symphony Band

An ensemble comprised of music majors and talented non-music majors, is committed to the study and performance of the finest standard and contemporary works for band. Performs four concerts a year with a concert tour each spring.

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

Cost: $2-7

8pm Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC Cabin Featured Artist: Alec Benjamin

A singer/songerwiter known for his songs "Paper Crown" and "End of the Summer". In addition to his solo project, Benjamin has found success in song writing with artists such as Jon Bellion including a feature on the track "New York Soul Pt. IIi" from The Human Condition (Jon Bellion album).

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Saturday, Apr. 29th, 2017

Sat. Apr. 29

Springfest 2017

Get ready for Springfest 2017; back this year and bigger than ever. Three days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel's pavilion, food vendors, Kubb Championship, and a 5k Fundraiser for the Chippewa Area Boys and Girls Club mentor program. See the full schedule online and celebrate all that is spring in the Chippewa Valley.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12 for 3 day advanced sale tickets, $15 for 3 day at the gate. $8 for 1 day at gate, Kids 12 & under FREE

Age: All Ages

7am-1pm Sat. Apr. 29

Weekend Brunch: Musical Guest Jason Goessl

Farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm) with lively instrumental tunes from Jason Goessl from 10am-1pm. An array of midwestern and other brunch classics including omelettes, quiche, wild rice porridge, Belgian waffles, sandwiches, and more. A variety of classic and original morning drinks including mimosas, bloody marys + more.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: The MUSIC is FREE; consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Apr. 29

Live Music: 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 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7:30-9pm Sat. Apr. 29

One World Taiko - Traditional Japanese Drumming

Taiko means “drum” in Japanese and One World Taiko is a professional Japanese drum ensemble that captivates audiences of all ages with its heart-pounding beats, dynamic movement, and rhythmic grooves. One World Taiko’s music is drawn from Japan’s tradition of lively festival drumming.

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

Cost: Adults $10; Seniors $9; Youth $5; Family (2 adults, 2 youth) $25

Age: All Ages

8pm Sat. Apr. 29

UWEC Cabin Featured Artist: Alec Benjamin

A singer/songerwiter known for his songs "Paper Crown" and "End of the Summer". In addition to his solo project, Benjamin has found success in song writing with artists such as Jon Bellion including a feature on the track "New York Soul Pt. IIi" from The Human Condition (Jon Bellion album).

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

8:30pm-12:30am Sat. Apr. 29

Transistor Radio

Transistor Radio was the brainchild of lead guitar player Chris Connell to bring back the sounds of the 70s played on the Transistor Radio. Some of the greatest R&B and soul songs have been forgotten and we have taken it upon ourselves to bring them back.

Sammy's Pizza 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire

Sunday, Apr. 30th, 2017

Sun. Apr. 30

Springfest 2017

Get ready for Springfest 2017; back this year and bigger than ever. Three days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel's pavilion, food vendors, Kubb Championship, and a 5k Fundraiser for the Chippewa Area Boys and Girls Club mentor program. See the full schedule online and celebrate all that is spring in the Chippewa Valley.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12 for 3 day advanced sale tickets, $15 for 3 day at the gate. $8 for 1 day at gate, Kids 12 & under FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sun. Apr. 30

UWEC Presents: International Folk Fair

Travel the world under one roof. More than 25 cultures will be represented. Cultural items and food for purchase. This year's theme is music, featuring Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sun. Apr. 30

From Vienna

The Menomonie Singers present "From Vienna" performing Schubert's Mass in G and other choral selections by composers who lived and worked in one of the greatest music cities in the world. Accompaniment on the Mass by small orchestra of local musicians. Dr. Jerry Hui, conductor.

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

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Age: All Ages

2-3:30pm Sun. Apr. 30

Stoughton Norwegian Dancers - Norwegian Dance and Dress

A 64 year tradition, the Stoughton Norwegian Dancers endeavor to entertain and share traditional Scandinavian folk dance and authentic Norwegian bunads (costumes) with audiences throughout the area. The group is made up of Stoughton High School School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who tour the United States bringing their authentic Scandanavian dance, music, humor, energy, and fun.

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6

Age: All Ages

7pm Sun. Apr. 30

Michael W. Smith Concert

Compassion International Presents The Revolution Tour with Michael W. Smith, Jordan Feliz and Nathan Tasker. Michael W. Smith is a contemporary Christian singer/songwriter.

Zorn Arena UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets are $18.50-29; VIP is $50

Monday, May. 1st, 2017

7-10pm Mon. May. 1

Monday Jazz Sessions hosted by Michael Shults and Jeremy Boettcher

Join UW-Eau Claire jazz faculty Michael Shults, Jeremy Boettcher, Christine Hitt and more for our 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 run from 9-11 PM.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Mon. May. 1

Monthly Jenny and the Jets

Come sing with Jenny and the Jets, Live Band Karaoke on the first Monday of every month.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Tuesday, May. 2nd, 2017

1-3pm Tue. May. 2

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6-7pm Tue. May. 2

Eau Claire Guitar Club

Have fun learning and playing music in a relaxed social setting. Join instructor Tim Litscher (Evergreen Grass Band) for strumming and singing. Bring your favorite songs to share (rock, country, folk, etc.) and learn new songs, too. Each week Tim will bring new ideas for members to work on and he’ll take time to answer your musical questions.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 drop in; $7 per session when you pay in advance for two or more

9pm Tue. May. 2

Open Mic Night

The V1 reader's poll voted best open mic in the Chippewa Valley, every tuesday night. Music, comedy, and more, with half-price apps & taps from 9-midnight. It's free to attend and all ages are welcome. Sign up at 8, open mic at 9.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission

Wednesday, May. 3rd, 2017

7:30-9pm Wed. May. 3

Chris Mann

Christina Aguilera’s classically-trained finalist from NBC’s The Voice and current star of “The Phantom of the Opera” North American Tour, will make a stop in Chippewa Falls for a one night only concert featuring pop/classical songs from his first two albums.

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

Cost: $21 adults; $20 seniors; $15 youth

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. May. 3

UWEC University Band

Under the direction of Dr. Randal Dickerson, 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: $2-7

Thursday, May. 4th, 2017

7pm Thu. May. 4

Live Music: Tribal Country

TribalCountry is a Minneapolis veined, classically trained, one man vagaband. With a toe-tapping folk tones, organic tribal harmonies, baroque blemished bluegrass, the sounds of the street performers, traveling circus bands, and ritual drones howl at the moon in harmony.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, May. 5th, 2017

6pm Fri. May. 5

Live Music: Quasimofo

A power jazz trio plays all original music of all styles of jazz with Blues, R&B, Gospel and Classical influences along with a punk intensity of playing, jacked up jazz as they say. Whether people know their stuff about jazz, like to see a band rock out or anything in between, all will have an experience that will make them come back for more.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. May. 5

UWEC Singing Satesmen

The Singing Statesmen are celebrating their 51st Season in 2016-2017 as one of the premier university male choruses in the United States of America.

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

Cost: $7

Saturday, May. 6th, 2017

10-11:30am Sat. May. 6

Beginning Ukulele

Learn to play your ukulele in one easy lesson.

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts 107 Wilson Court, Menomonie

Cost: $15

2-3:30pm Sat. May. 6

The String Connection/Full Connection Orchestra Concert

The String Connection, an adult string orchestra, with guests, forming The Full Connection, (full orchestra) featuring a concert of string and full orchestra music, featuring Beethoven's Symphony #1. Celebrating The String Connection's 10th season.

Saving Grace Lutheran Church 2124 EastRidge, Eau Claire

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sat. May. 6

11th Annual Irish Dance Show

Janelle’s School of Irish Dance will be joined by the Shillelagh Lads for this annual performance. A team-up of traditional Irish music, dance, and excitement.

North High School Auditorium 1801 Piedmont Rd, Eau claire

Cost: Admission by Donation

Age: All ages!

7-9:30pm Sat. May. 6

Pat Donohue - Grammy Winning Guitarist

Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week on MPR’s Prairie Home Companion and he’s coming to WideSpot! His influences are rooted in legendary bluesmen, yet his blend of jazz, blues and folk is seamless.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 at the door (until sold out)

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. May. 6

Live Music: Cattail Moon

This acoustic musical group plays an astounding number of instruments including: guitars, mandolins, fiddles, banjos, ukulele, bodhrans, accordion, bouzouki, bagpipes, pennywhistle, and assorted percussion items. They play fresh takes on classic rock songs, Irish Ballads and several country songs

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. May. 6

Jesse McCartney Concert

It might be hard to believe that Jesse McCartney just celebrated a decade in show business. For teenagers and tweens in the early 2000's, his smash hit "Beautiful Soul," made him a household name. This throwback concert is sure to make your inner middle-schooler squeal with excitement.

Zorn Arena UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 for Public | $10 for UWEC Students (before day of event) $25 for Public | $15 for UWEC Student (day of and at the door)

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. May. 6

Claire's Basement EP Release Show

Claire's Basement with Filthy Sweet. Celebrate the release of the debut EP by Claire's Basement, "Treading Water."

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. May. 6

Live Music: Justin Jay Arnold

Local favorite Justin Jay Arnold who performs covers and originals. In addition to the struggles and triumphs of others, Justin has been influenced by the likes of Joe Purdy, Ben Harper, Waylon Jennings, Otis Redding and David Ruffin.

West Hill Bar & Grill 250 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, May. 7th, 2017

6-8pm Sun. May. 7

Sing! Eau Claire

Want to sing with others just for the fun of it? No auditions, no need to read music or memorize lyrics, and no talent needed. Secular, simple and uplifting songs.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Monday, May. 8th, 2017

6pm Mon. May. 8

An Evening With Jerry Way

Jerry Way will be sharing a performance of local history set to music. Jerry Way has composed and performed original songs, including dance, folk and jazz music. He writes scripts and songs for original shows performed at the Heyde Center for the Arts in March (musical comedies) and August (historical songs with the Swampers).

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

7-10pm Mon. May. 8

Monday Jazz Sessions hosted by Michael Shults and Jeremy Boettcher

Join UW-Eau Claire jazz faculty Michael Shults, Jeremy Boettcher, Christine Hitt and more for our 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 run from 9-11 PM.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, May. 9th, 2017

1-3pm Tue. May. 9

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6-7pm Tue. May. 9

Eau Claire Guitar Club

Have fun learning and playing music in a relaxed social setting. Join instructor Tim Litscher (Evergreen Grass Band) for strumming and singing. Bring your favorite songs to share (rock, country, folk, etc.) and learn new songs, too. Each week Tim will bring new ideas for members to work on and he’ll take time to answer your musical questions.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 drop in; $7 per session when you pay in advance for two or more

9pm Tue. May. 9

Open Mic Night

The V1 reader's poll voted best open mic in the Chippewa Valley, every tuesday night. Music, comedy, and more, with half-price apps & taps from 9-midnight. It's free to attend and all ages are welcome. Sign up at 8, open mic at 9.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission

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