5 Huge Local Festivals Bring the Heat With Musical Greats

V1 Staff, photos by Mike O'Brien, Luong Huynh

Bluegrass, for being a somewhat niche genre, has a passionate, open, and fun-loving audience all over the globe. So it’s no surprise that the Blue Ox Music Festival, now in its third year, is quickly gaining fiery support in the area and reverberating across the country as one of the best ...

2 Can't Miss Big Local Shows

V1 Staff, photos by Kelsey Smith

Earlier this month, it was announced that The House of Rock, the long-running rock club staple of the Eau Claire music scene, will be shutting its doors for good. The venerable Water Street venue has long been home to Decadent Cabaret ...

5 Top-Notch Music Festivals Within Driving Range

V1 Staff

This will be the 50th year of Milwaukee’s Summerfest, billed as the “World’s Largest Music Festival”. An incredible lineup of top-notch headliners featuring performances by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon ...

2016 Summer Music Schedule

all the wheres and whens for summer music in the Chippewa Valley

James Johonnott, photos by Mike O'Brien

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series is Volume One’s Thursday night gig in downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park. Local bands play to crowds each night on the banks of the Chippewa ...

One Night Only

a couple of summer one-off shows to which we're really looking forward

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Swedish-born indie folk artist The Tallest Man On Earth will play The State Theatre in Eau Claire on July 16. Kristian Mattson’s once-sparse solo folk project has now bloomed into a full band experience ...

2016 Concert Series

here in the Valley, we like our tunes outside

by Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Life in the north isn’t for the faint of heart. We endure lengthy winters, and our summer skies are short-lived. Our northern lifestyle looks like toughness, but it’s not just being tough. We believe hard work leads to good times ...

2016 Music Festivals

take some of the biggest names in the music industry, and make a weekend of it

V1 Staff, Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh, Caitlyn Berlin

Last year’s Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (pictured above) was shrouded in mystery all spring. “Is Kanye West gonna be there?” “The name seems kinda confusing...” “What’s all this art stuff all about?” “Seriously, WHERE’S KANYE?!” It wasn’t until they opened the gates on the first day of the festival that we could get the full scope of everything ...

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