Outdoor Music in the Valley 2018: Events at a glance

V1 Staff

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series
Sounds Like Summer Concert Series

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series

Thursdays at 6pm • Phoenix Park • Eau Claire
Volume One’s annual downtown Eau Claire concerts draw a couple thousand music-loving locals to Phoenix Park for the best in original local music, community, and pretty dang good sunsets too.

June 7: Waldemar + Nici Peper + Savannah Smith
June 14: Red Tide + Resonant Rogues + Intuitive Compass
June 21: LASKA + Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers + Parker Reed
June 28: CollECtive Choir + The Over Unders + Sage Leary
July 5: Idle Empress + Chamber Noise + The Nunnery
July 12: Adelyn Rose + Boats & Bridge + Joe Hunt
July 19: picard + Stare Across + DeKam & Johnson
July 26: Liscio + Eduardo Rafael + Ariana Madson
August 2: Caitlin McGarvey + Bugbear + Olive Sings
August 9: Jim Pullman Band + Snifter + Graham Barnes
August 16: Orchid Eaton + Micah Ryan + Travis Lee
August 23: AcoustiHoo + James Ignacio + Company Express
August 30: Them Coulee Boys + Greg Gilbertson + Wealthy Relative

Tuesday Night Blues

Tuesdays at 6:30pm • Owen Park • Eau Claire
During Eau Claire summers, every Tuesday is blues day. Tons of locals gather in shady Owen Park along the Chippewa River to take in all the blues goodness that emanates from the bandshell. Check out after parties at The Plus, and a very special 10 year anniversary bash to close out the season at The Metro.

May 29: Paul Tweed Band
June 5: Code Blue w/ Catya & Sue
June 12: Squishy Mud
June 19: Brian Naughton Band
June 26: Tommy Bentz Band
July 3: Mark Cameron Band
July 10: Mojo Blues Band
July 17: Howard “Guitar” Luedtke & Blue Max
July 24: Whyte-Orfield Band
July 31: Nick Foytik
August 7: Odds Lane
August 14: Left Wing Bourbon
August 21: Joyann Parker
August 28: Charlie Parr
September 8: 10th Anniversary Bash

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo

Phoenix Park • Eau Claire
For three Saturday mornings this summer – during the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market and the Artist Market of Eau Claire – Chippewa Valley Family + Prevea will host free live music on the Phoenix Park labyrinth. Hosted by local jazz musician Tim Sullivan, these open-air concerts will begin with an hour of interactive music and games before an engaging children’s performer or band takes over for the second hour.

June 9: Teddy Bear Band
July 14: Duke Otherwise
August 25: The Bazillions

Music Over Menomin

Thursdays at 7pm • Menomonie Public Library • Menomonie
The Menomonie Public Library hosts this awesome annual concert series which brings together tons of music fans and artists to Menomonie for a celebration of the rich Chippewa Valley music scene.

June 14: Jayson Collins Septet
June 21: Mojo Blues Band
June 28: North of Dixie
July 5: Fighting Nice
July 12: The Cutaways
July 19: Jim Herrick and Friends
July 26: Chasing Mabel
August 2: Dawn Marie
August 9: Yata, Sinz and Orfield

Music Over Menomin Jr.

Menomonie Public Library • Menomonie
With the success of Music Over Menomin in recent years comes a new development, a kid-focused series of concerts with kids performers of all kinds. Bring the whole fam!

June 6: Ken Lonnquist
June 11: Duke Otherwise
June 20: Jim Nelson
June 26: Jack and Kitty

Tuesday Night Blues
Tuesday Night Blues

Rock'N On The River Summer Concert Series

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • River Prairie Park • Altoona
A brand new concert series this year comes to the newly minted amphitheater at the River Prairie Development in Altoona that focuses on rock music, whether originals or some near-and-dear classic favorites from yesteryear.

June 13: The Thundermen
June 20: Rada Rada
June 27: Jim Pullman Band
July 11: JTF Party Band
July 18: 40 Fingers
July 25: The Commotion
August 1: Bear Creek Band
August 8: Howard “Guitar” Luedtke
August 15: Divided Highway
August 22: Sue Orfield Band + Weapons Of Brass Destruction

Saturday Night Concert Series presented by Oakleaf Clinics

Saturdays at 5:15pm • Carson Park • Eau Claire
Before Saturday home games for the Eau Claire Express, the team – along with Oakleaf Clinics – is having local bands perform on the Hank Aaron Plaza, and you don’t even need a ticket to the game to enjoy the tunes.

June 2: Nick Anderson
June 9: Fighting Nice Band
June 16: Orenda Fugue
June 23: Nick Anderson
August 10: Pit Wagon

Colfax Music In The Park

Thursdays at 8pm • Tower Park • Colfax
For an eclectic mix of folk music stylings, look no further than the beautiful Colfax Music in the Park which this year features bluegrass, concertina, Celtic folk songs, ukuleles, and more.

June 14: Mike and Jayne Otterson
June 28: Hickory
July 5: Rich Schroeder and Jim Pejsa
July 12: John Loy
July 19: Bronson Bergeson and Papa Bear Norton
July 26: White Pine Dixieland Ramblers
August 2: High Cross Celtic Music
August 9: The Eau Claire Ukulele Club
August 16: Jim Herrick and friends

Durand Music In The Park

Fourth Wednesdays at 6pm • Memorial Park • Durand
Don’t miss your three chances to see some awesome live music in the bandshell at Memorial Park in Durand.

June 28: Chasing Mabel + Bill Goodrich
July 26: Biesterveld + Jim Ullwelling
August 23: The Whitesidewalls Rock & Roll Revue

Eau Claire Municipal Band

Wednesdays at 7:30pm • Owen Park • Eau Claire
Witness the Eau Claire Municipal Band and it’s Sousa marches, gorgeous melodies, and contemporary compositions every Wednesday in June and July.

Ludington Guard Band

Tuesdays at 8pm • Wilson Park Band Shell • Menomonie
A community concert band that was officially organized in 1888. They play a variety of classical band music, marches, overtures, show tunes and novelty pieces.