Summer in the Chippewa Valley Means Music in the Park(s)
all the Chippewa Valley's outdoor music series, all in one place
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 6: Weapons of Brass Destruction + Boats & Bridges + Girl Band
June 13: Cait Mcgarvey + Past & the Present + Justin Jay Arnold
June 20: The Holy Rifles + Stare Across + Jim Pullman
June 27: Nick Anderson & the Skinny Lovers + Naalia + Parker Reed
July 4: The Broken Eights + Orenda Fugue + We’re Wolves + Micah Ryan
July 11: Seasaw + Humbird + Savannah Smith
July 18: Pit Wagon + Hemma + D. Janakey
July 25: Laska + Fmdown + Ghost in the Good Things
August 1: Bugbear + Jerrika Mighelle + Nici Peper
August 8: Jesse Stratton Band + the Nunnery + Soren Staff
August 15: Greg Gilbertson + Elvessa + Wolves at the Door
August 22: The Rattlenecks + Eggplant Heroes + Travis Lee
August 29: Irie SOL + Orchid Eaton + Teawhyb
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.
May 28: Stefan Geisinger Band
June 4: Armadillo Jump
June 11: Paul Tweed Band
June 18: Mojo Lemon Blues Band
June 25: Bridget Kelly
July 2: Nick Foytik & Friends featuring Faith Ulwelling
July 9: Brian Naughton
July 16: Howard ‘Guitar’ Luedtke & Blue Max
July 23: Code Blue
July 30: Dee Miller Band
August 6: Mark Cameron
August 13: Sue Orfield Band
August 20: Joyann Parker
August 27: Tommy Bentz Band
Saturday Morning Hullabaloo
SELECT SATURDAYS AT 10am • 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. 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 8: The Bazillions
July 13: Will Hale & The Tadpole Parade
August 10: The Jolly Pops
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 13: Poppa Bear Norton
June 20: Rhythm Posse
June 27: North of Dixie
July 11: Pit Wagon
July 18: Weapons of Brass Destruction
July 25: Jim Herrick and Friends
August 1: The Cutaways
August 8: Yata, Sinz and Orfield
Music Over Menomin Jr.
Tuesdays AT 6pm • 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 11: The Bazillions
June 18: Jim Nelson
June 25: Tom Pease
July 2: Beth Jean
Rock'n on the River Summer Concert Series
Wednesdays at 6:30pm • River Prairie Park • Altoona
This new concert series comes to the River Prairie Park ampitheater in Altoona that focuses on rock music, whether originals or some near-and-dear classic favorites from yesteryear.
June 12: The Thundermen
June 19: Sage
June 26: Drivin Miss Dixie
July 10: HGT Band
July 17: Rada Rada
July 24: 40 Fingers
July 31: Transistor Radio
August 7: Poor Man’s Ridge
August 14: Big Bang
August 21: Jim Herrick & Friends
August 28: The Thundermen
Kickin' It Country Summer Concert Series
Mondays at 6:30pm • River Prairie Park • Altoona
This brand new River Prairie concert series puts country in the spotlight right on the Eau Claire river.
July 1: Bonafide
July 8: Bear Creek Band
July 15: Electric Barn Boys
July 22: North of Dixie
July 29: Buffalo Ridge
August 5: Rager Rudy & the Swingin’ Wingtips
August 12: Ellie May Kay
August 19: The Rattlenecks
August 26: Southern Serenade
Sunday Summer Concert Series at Riverfront Park
Sundays at 6pm • Riverfront Park • Chippewa Falls
Check out the inaugural season of this new concert series hosted on the amphitheater at Chippewa Falls’ newly opened Riverfront Park.
June 16: Dawn Marie
June 23: Old Soul Society
June 30: Dead Ringers
July 14: Jeff White
July 21: Cragars
July 28: Joyann Parker
August 4: Sean Jordan
Sunset Sounds Summer Concert Series
Mondays at 8pm • Uw-Eau Claire Campus Mall • Eau Claire
Run completely by students, Sunset Sounds is aiming to incorporate the arts on campus over the summer by highlighting student and faculty groups as they perform on the UWEC campus mall during the sunset.
June 10: Jake Arnold Big Band
June 24: Sean Porten + Sam Stein
July 8: Jim Phillips Project + T.B.A.
July 22: Fifth Element + T.B.A.
August 5: Uncommon Denominator
August 19: Asparagus + Teawhyb
Colfax Music In The Park
Thursdays at 7pm • 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, folk, country, barbershop, rock n roll, and more.
June 27: Hickory
July 11: Blue Grass Round-Up with the Ottersons
July 18: White Pine Ramblers
July 25: Bronson Bergeson & Poppa Bear Norton
August 1: Rich Schroeder & Jim Pejsa
August 8: Red Cedar Sounds & Northern Lights Barbershoppers
August 15: Jim Herrick & 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 26: DBoys
July 24: Robby Vee & His Rock-N-Roll Caravan
August 28: The Whitesidewalls Rock & Roll Revue
Fall Creek Music in the Park
Select Dates at 2pm • Keller Park • Fall Creek
Enjoy all kinds of live music in the afternoon at Keller Park.
June 16: Lineup T.B.A.
July 21: Lineup T.B.A.
August 11: Lineup T.B.A.
August 25: Lineup T.B.A.
September 8: Lineup T.B.A.
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.
Dove Healthcare Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Wednesdays at 6pm • Dove Healthcare - South • Eau Claire
This summer marks the 10th annual concert series held in the cool courtyard of Dove Healthcare - South, which is free and open to the public.
July 10: Nuto Jazz Band
July 17: Maple Ridge Bluegrass Band
July 24: Lineup T.B.A.
July 31: Lineup T.B.A.