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WHAT’S THAT SOUND? To the Valley, It Sure Sounds Like Summer

here’s who you’ll hear at Volume One’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series

V1 Staff, photos by Adam Smith |

Believe us, we understand. After a long winter, Chippewa Vallians can get impatient for the arrival of summertime – the warm sunshine, the cool water, the hot tunes. As soon as the ice starts to melt, people start asking us about the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. Is it happening? (Yes, yes it is!) What’s the lineup? (Keep reading, folks!)

Now that summer-like temperatures are beginning to arrive, it’s the perfect time to unveil the lineup for the 16th annual concert series, which will begin at 6pm Thursday, June 2, at Phoenix Park in beautiful downtown Eau Claire. For 13 consecutive Thursdays, you and a few thousand of your closest friends can enjoy some of the Valley’s best musicians amid the grass and boulders at the Phoenix Park Labyrinth, grab a bite to eat from one of the food vendors, and peruse the tents of sponsors, nonprofit groups, and even Volume One and The Local Store. 

So, without further ado, here’s this summer’s lineup:

June 2

TeawhYB with Miles Blvd and westkorea

June 9

The Nunnery with Songa and Hana Fleur

June 16

Nick Anderson & the Skinny Lovers with Parker Reed & the Lucid Dreamers and Emily Watkins & Maggie Sills

June 2

Jesse Stratton Band with The Driftless Revelers and Wyatt Thomson

June 30

Pit Wagon with Brian Bethke and Dylan Martinson 

July 7

We’re Wolves with Noah Estrada and Fathom

July 14

Dave’s Manual with Matt Caflisch and Wildcat Hawkins

July 21

Sad House Guest with Hemma and Spencer Douglas

July 28

Asparagus with Orchid Eaton and Sarah Ohr

Aug. 4

Jerrika Mighelle with The Woodland Spring and Sean Jordan

Aug. 11

Orenda Fugue with Motherwind and DJ Harm

Aug. 18

Irie Sol with Dames and Vicky Yang

Aug. 25

FM Down with The Over Unders and Emma West

Learn more about the musicians over at our lineup page, and check out our Sounds Like Summer website for full details.

Thanks to all the sponsors who make the whole shebang possible, including RCU and Festival Foods, Eau Claire Transit, Chilson Automotive, TDS Telecom, Hillside Dental, Erbert and Gerbert’s, Jamf, and Prevea.

We’ll see you at the park this summer!