Music Events

The Chippewa Valley’s Summer 2023 Music Slate

Outdoor music happens practically every night of the week during summers in the Valley. Here’s what that looks like

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

Rock'n on the river AT river prairie park
Rock'n on the River at River Prairie Park.

kickin’ it country Summer Concert Series

Mondays at 6:30pm • River Prairie Park, Altoona

This River Prairie concert series puts country in the spotlight right on the Eau Claire river.

Jun 12: Half Shebang
Jun 19: Buffalo Ridge
Jun 26: Ranger Rudy & The Swingin’ Wingtips
Jul 10: Another Road
Jul 17: The Rattlenecks
Jul 24: Brady Luke Band
Jul 31: Bear Creek Band
Aug 7: North of Dixie
Aug 14: 3 Beers Down
Aug 21: Kid Kactus & The Tumbleweeds
Aug 28: Sage

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 30: Paul Tweed Band
Jun 6: Kyle Renfro
Jun 13: Jay Stulo
Jun 20: Bridget Kelly Band
Jun 27: Joyann Parker
Jul 4: Lamont Cranston w/ Nick Foytik
Jul 11: Sue Orfield Band
Jul 18: Howard ‘Guitar’ Luedtke & Blue Max
Jul 25: Tommy Bentz Bandaug 1: Stefan Geisinger Band
Aug 8: Mark Cameron Band
Aug 15: Left Wing Bourbon
Aug 22: Avey Grouws Band
Aug 29: Mojo Lemon

Ludington Guard Band

Tuesdays at 7:30pm • Wilson Park, Menomonie

A community concert band that was officially organized in 1888 with roots going back to 1877. They play a variety of classical band music, marches, overtures, show tunes, and novelty pieces.

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 amphitheater in Altoona that focuses on rock music, whether originals or some near-and-dear classic favorites from yesteryear.

Jun 14: 2nd TIME AROUND
Jun 21: Em Menz & The Show
Jun 28: Outland
Jul 5: The Other Brothers
Jul 12: Ember
Jul 19: Bumblefist
Jul 20: Margaritaville
Aug 2: Crystal And The ComMOTION
Aug 9: City Lights
Aug 16: 40 Fingers
Aug 23: HGT Band
Aug 30: The Thundermen

Eau Claire Municipal Band

Mondays at 7:30pm • Owen Park, Eau Claire

Witness the Eau Claire Municipal Band and it’s Sousa marches, gorgeous melodies, and contemporary compositions every Monday in June and July.

Volume One’s 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.

Jun 1: Brian Bethke, mack john, weapons of Brass Destruction
Jun 8: andy hanson, pullstring, driftless revelers
Jun 15: sethel, sweater people, the Jim Phillips project
Jun 22: Emma West, the unlikely event, Nick Anderson and the skinny lovers
Jun 29: sage leary, matt calfish, jesse straton band
Jul 6: ken rogers & Pat McGinnis, songa trio, Lars Nelson band
Jul 13: morgan music showcase, melange, naalia
Jul 20: vicky vang, cap'N seabeard, hemma
jul 27: emm K, sad house guest, motherwind
Aug 3: wyatt thomson, hana fleur, dames
Aug 10: spencer douglas, pit wagon, jerrika mighelle
Aug 17: neon dale, pets with people names, eggplant heros
Aug 24: sean jordan, the over under, through the kitchen hole
Aug 31: justin jay arnold, 7swing, Waldemar

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.

Jun 8: The Cutaways
Jun 15: Yata, Sinz & Orfield
Jun 22: Weapons of Brass Destruction
Jun 29: Mojo Lemon Blues Band
Jul 6: Jason Dea West
Jul 13: Eggplant Heroes
Jul 20: North of Dixie
Jul 27: Open Investigation
Aug 3: Matt Hannah
Aug 10: Balterdash


Sundays at 6pm • Riverfront Park, Chippewa Falls

Check out the local favorites in this series hosted on the amphitheater at Chippewa Falls’ scenic downtown Riverfront Park.

Jun 4: Homegrown Tomatoes
Jun 18: Ember
Jul 2: Matt Hannah & Black River Revue w/Fireworks Show
Jul 16: Mark Croft Trio
Jul 30: The Vibes
Aug 13: Raquel and the Wildflowers
Aug 19: Them Coulee Boys