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Country Fest Plans Star-Studded Lineup for 2021

Earlier this summer, as big gatherings – music festivals in particular – were announcing cancellations left and right, Country Fest in Cadott fell in line, moved beyond the lost cause that is 2020, and announced dates for 2021 ...

Sound of Silence: Blue Ox Pulls Plug on 2020 Festival

dates set for 2021 gathering

After doing their best to weather the pandemic by first holding a virtual event and then rescheduling their in-person festival to late August, organizers of the Blue Ox Music Festival have finally decided to ...

Pablo Center Unveils Virtual Concert Series, ‘Pablo Streams’

five concerts, 11 artists coming to you live for the next five Thursdays

Tonight marks the first installment of “Pablo Streams,” a new virtual concert series put on by Pablo Center at the Confluence. Five concerts, eleven artists, eight camera angles ...

Heyde Center Plans Summer Concert Series

With many coronavirus-related restrictions lifted and larger gatherings now allowed by public health officials, the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls is taking advantage ...

Student Bands Can Still Rock on With Rockonsin

Rockonsin – the annual garage band competition that takes place every summer at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee – is going virtual this season with the 2020 “Rockonsin at Home.” Applications are ...

Barstow Street Speakers Blasting Local Tunes

Have you heard the news? Thanks to the South Barstow Business Improvement District’s new partnership with Converge Radio, you’ll be hearing some sweet tunes downtown nearly all the time. For a ...

Country Fest Postponed to 2021

despite their darndest efforts, Cadott music festival cancels August event

Joining the bandwagon of other high-profile music festivals in the Chippewa Valley, Country Fest is postponing its August festival until June 24-26, 2021 ...

Country Jam Canceled for 2020 Over COVID-19 Concerns

Another one of the Chippewa Valley’s high-profile music festivals has fallen silent this summer: Organizers of County Jam USA announced Monday that the three-day musical gathering won’t ...

Rock Fest Postponed Until 2021 Amid Pandemic

organizers hope to book same bands for next year

It looks like there is a force in the universe stronger than rock ’n’ roll: COVID-19. Explaining that “the deck is stacked against us,” organizers of ...

WHY B MAD? Eau Claire Hip-Hop Artist Breezes Past Setbacks

TeawhYB’s new EP ‘What We Were’ takes flight

An artist’s resiliency often determines their ability to succeed, and one local hip-hop artist is setting himself up for success by defying today’s hardships. TeawhYB, street name Tyler Baumgart, is a local hip-hop artist who is continuing to make waves in ...

SOUNDS LIKE BUMMER? A Quick Update on Our Annual Summer Concert Series

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you may be wondering about Volume One’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. The concerts – which typically bring nearly 2,000 people to Phoenix Park to enjoy local music, food, and community every Thursday throughout the summer ...

How Can We Support Artists and Venues?

with widespread event cancellations, artists and venues are hurting; here’s some ideas how you can help

Art, in all its iterations, thrives on interaction. With concerts canceled, tours postponed, ad all kinds of gatherings shut down, artists are losing work quickly and venues’ business is dropping fast ...

Overheard in the Barn

regional wedding venue also an enchanting concert space

The Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin – a short drive from the Chippewa Valley – is not just a fantastic wedding destination; it’s a destination for a memorable live music experience ...