Best of the Chippewa Valley

Reader Polls

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best New Band / Artist

From hard rock to reggae, the Chippewa Valley is filled with a wide variety of musical talents. These newcomers raised the bar, though! Singer-songwriter Wyatt Thomson debuted new music in 2022, and he’s demonstrated a mastery of the country ballad with hints of folk and bluegrass. Six-Figure Sunrise came in second place – catch ‘em at Country Fest 2023! Finally, Tyler Lustek is a trained jazz pianist and composer who not only plays live shows but also teaches private lessons. –Natalie Derks