Music Quick Hits | August 2017

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017

Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh

Blugold Radio and the forthcoming Confluence Center announced a special show on August 25 to celebrate the coming school year and the center’s construction progress featuring Dames, Idle Empress, and The Heart Pills ...

A Decade of Bluegrass

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017

Measha Vieth, photos by Andrea Paulseth

WHYS Radio’s annual festival celebrates 10 years of music and community

Tucked among the trees at Lake Altoona County Park on Aug. 19 there will stand two stages filled to the brim with bluegrass and roots music of all kinds. Musicians from Eau Claire such as the Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire ...

UPDATE: Gordy's Downsizes, Festival Foods Adds Stores

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017

V1 Staff

The ongoing shakeup in the western Wisconsin grocery business has continued, with Gordy’s Markets selling three stores and closing three others. In late July, Chippewa Falls-based Gordy’s announced ...

Colorful Crossing

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Phoenix Park bridge lights will debut in September

By next month, the iconic 526-foot Phoenix Park footbridge in downtown Eau Claire will be ablaze with thousands of LED lights capable of displaying millions of colors and “dancing” in time to music ...