Branden Nall

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Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019

Opening Shot | July 10, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

FIELD OF BEAMS. Eau Claire’s annual Independence Day fireworks display popped off on July 4 (of course) just after 10pm. As usual, ground zero for the show was the Carson Park baseball stadium, with thousands of locals watching from the park and around the entire city.

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019

Eau Claire Teen Thrilled to Be Part of Kids From Wisconsin for a Second Summer

Marie Anthony, photos by Branden Nall

It’s not Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes” that draws attention. It’s the performers who glide and spin so effortlessly across the stage that it’s easy to forget that many of them are still in high school or just starting college. Since mid-May, these young adults have ...

Country Fest 2019

Tue. Jul. 2nd, 2019

Country Fest 2019 took place June 27-29 in Cadott, Wis., featuring performances by Sugarland, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Brett Young, Cole Swindell, Justin More, and many more.

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Opening Shot | June 26, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

LIGHT IT UP. Eaux Claires Music Festival favorite Francis and the Lights came to downtown Eau Claire’s Pablo Center at the Confluence on Saturday night, June 15 for a special show called Microphone and a Spotlight, which sold out the Pablo’s RCU Theater ...

Wed. Jun. 12th, 2019

PHOTO FEATURE: 24 hours. Six photographers. One day of life in the Chippewa Valley.

photos by Andrea Paulseth, Branden Nall, Luong Huynh, Taylor Smith, Timothy Mather, Lee Butterworth

On Friday, May 31, we sent a team of photographers out into the many nooks and crannies of the Chippewa Valley to document one full day – from midnight to midnight – with help from our friends at CoLab. Through snapshots of local life, we hope this feature communicates the people and places of this area ...

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019

Opening Shot | April 17, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

A SHARPLY DRESSED STUDENT TAKES TO THE RUNWAY ... Fashion Without Fabric is UW-Stout’s annual event where art and design students showcase unique fashion creations built from creative materials – anything but fabric. The show took place Saturday night, April 13, in UW-Stout’s Great Hall ...

Fashion Without Fabric 2019

Mon. Apr. 15th, 2019

Fashion Without Fabric is a yearly show at UW-Stout unlike any other, where Stout’s art and design students showcase unique fashion creations built from creative materials – anything but traditional fabric ...

Showtime Championship Wrestling @The Metro

Mon. Apr. 8th, 2019

On Saturday night, April 6, Showtime Championship Wrestling came to The Metro in downtown Eau Claire. It was Showtime's biggest event yet – live professional wrestling for the whole family ...

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019

Opening Shot | April 3, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

THIS PERFORMANCE IS BLOWING UP. Staged in the RCU Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence on Wednesday, March 27, Air Play was a modern spectacle that brought the very air we breathe to life with flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, and a massive snow globe.

Air Play @The Pablo Center

Thu. Mar. 28th, 2019

Staged in the RCU Theater at the Pablo Center at the Confluence on Wednesday, March 27, Air Play is a modern spectacle aiming to bring to life the very air we breathe ...

Torch Sisters: La Caverne

Tue. Mar. 26th, 2019

On Friday, March 22 Eau Claire's own performance group the Torch Sisters staged their first original show, La Caverne, in Pablo Center at the Confluence's Jamf Theater. The show was a blend of aerial artistry, flow arts, and burlesque ...

Thu. Oct. 4th, 2018

Opening Shot | Oct. 3, 2018

photos by Branden Nall

The 30th Annual International Fall Festival spread across downtown Eau Claire’s Barstow Street on Saturday, Sept. 29. The festival places an emphasis on Eau Claire’s international culture, language, food, and music. The Elk Mound High School Marching Band (above) was part of the annual parade.

30th Annual International Fall Festival

Mon. Oct. 1st, 2018

The 30th Annual International Fall Festival spread across the length of downtown Eau Claire's Barstow Street on Saturday, September 29. The festival places an emphasis on Eau Claire’s international culture, language, food, and music.

Cloud Cult @The Pablo

Mon. Oct. 1st, 2018

In one of the first concerts in the Pablo Center at the Confluence's RCU Theater, indie artists Cloud Cult played on Friday, Sept. 28. Local favorite Shane Leonard opened the show ...

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018

Opening Shot | Sept. 5, 2018

photos by Branden Nall

WHO’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER NOW, BUDDY? Decking and overlook reconstruction of the Grand Avenue footbridge in downtown Eau Claire was finished just in time for the annual Grand Evening on the Bridge dinner on Aug. 22. The event raises funds for Downtown Eau Claire Inc. ...

Thu. Aug. 23rd, 2018

Evolving Darkness

Lauren Fisher, photos by Branden Nall

alt-metal band Evernoir hones in on tone for new album

A Grand Evening on the Bridge 2018

Thu. Aug. 23rd, 2018

Reconstruction of the Grand Avenue Footbridge in downtown Eau Claire was finished just in time for the annual Grand Evening on the Bridge dinner event on August 22. It's a unique community experience ...

Kids from Wisconsin @The State Theatre

Wed. Aug. 1st, 2018

For its final show before closing down to make way for The Pablo Center at the Confluence, The State Theatre hosted Kids from Wisconsin on Monday, July 30. Kids from Wisconsin features ...

Chalkfest 2018: The Big Day

Mon. Jul. 30th, 2018

Once again, Volume One partnered with UW-Eau Claire to present Chalkfest on UWEC's beautiful campus mall – on Saturday, July 28 – with over 150 local and regional artists chalking up ...

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018

Now Streaming: SmokeStream food truck’s hip hop-themed entrees

Julia van Allen, photos by Branden Nall

Housed in a renovated ‘71 Airstream, managed by Mark Schuh, SmokeStream Food Truck combines the classic intrigue of a food truck with the eclectic and eccentric menu that’s taking the Chippewa Valley’s tastebuds hostage ...

Northern Wisconsin State Fair 2018

Sun. Jul. 15th, 2018

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair returned to Chippewa Falls, July 10-14, with food vendors, a carnival, livestock exhibitions, crafts, homemaking and educational exhibits, and outstanding 4-H displays. Fairgoers enjoy more than a mile of midway fun and free grandstand entertainment.

Food Truck Friday 2018

Fri. Jul. 13th, 2018

Volume One Magazine, in partnership with Silver Spring Foods, and with support from Visit Eau Claire, launched its new Food Truck Friday event series on Friday, July 13 ...

Eaux Claires 2018: The Grounds

Tue. Jul. 10th, 2018

Crafted by creative director Michael Brown, the 2018 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (July 6 & 7) set out to be a unique experience for fest goers. It mixed a diverse lineup of music with ambitious art installations, striking stages, and a beautiful natural setting next to the Chippewa River ...

Eaux Claires 2018: The People

Tue. Jul. 10th, 2018

Thousands of people showed up for the 2018 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (July 6 & 7). They came from across the country and around the world to the festival grounds just outside of Eau Claire.

Eaux Claires 2018: The Music

Mon. Jul. 9th, 2018

With multiple stages and a diverse lineup of performers hand-picked by festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), the 2018 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (July 6 & 7) provided two days of live music ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jul. 9th, 2018

Eaux Claires IV: Recapped

Eric Christenson, photos by Branden Nall, Luong Huynh

“Fly or fall on feeling.” That was at the core of Eaux Claires’ no-lineup philosophy for 2018. Feeling. And there’s a lot of feelings out there ...

Fri. Jun. 15th, 2018

Gather for a Party on the Prairie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Branden Nall

new Altoona park at River Prairie offers outdoor and indoor space for summer shindigs and events

Wyclef Jean at The Metro

Fri. Apr. 13th, 2018

Three-time Grammy Award Winner Wyclef Jean, perhaps best known for his work with the Fugees, staged a sold-out show at The Metro in downtown Eau Claire on Thursday, April 12, with local favorites Irie Sol opening.

Fashion Without Fabric 2018

Mon. Apr. 9th, 2018

Fashion Without Fabric is a yearly show at UW-Stout unlike any other, where Stout’s art and design students showcase unique fashion creations built from creative materials – anything but fabric ...

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018

Making a Big Racket

Tom Giffey, photos by Branden Nall

new Menard Tennis Center will help sport grow, Eau Claire YMCA says

UWEC Cabaret 2018: American Legends

Tue. Jan. 30th, 2018

UWEC's Cabaret has been staged annually since 1978 and supports ongoing scholarships for music students. The event featured UW-Eau Claire's Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale ...

Thu. Nov. 30th, 2017

Opening Shot | Nov. 29, 2017

photos by Branden Nall

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BAND. The 8th annual Stage Fright show, where local musicians re-enact The Band’s legendary final concert (as seen in the concert film The Last Waltz), found a new home this year as the first ever concert at The Metro in downtown Eau Claire on Nov. 22 ...

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017

Opening Shot | Nov. 15, 2017

photos by Branden Nall

WHAT A DIP. On Friday, Nov. 10, Eau Claire Jazz Inc. (in partnership with UW-Eau Claire) presented the Fourth Annual Gatsby’s Gala on campus in the Davies Center.

4th Annual Gatsby's Gala

Mon. Nov. 13th, 2017

On Friday, November 10, Eau Claire Jazz, Inc. (in partnership with the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire) presented the 4th Annual Gatsby's Gala on campus in the Davies Center. The jazz age-themed event ...

Fri. Nov. 3rd, 2017

Opening Shot | Nov. 1, 2017

photos by Branden Nall

HEY, CAN WE GET A BIGGER SAXOPHONE OVER HERE? Sax gods with amazing horns were just part of the show when the Violent Femmes came to the State Theatre on Wednesday, October 25 ...

Violent Femmes: Viva Wisconsin 2017 @The State Theatre

Fri. Oct. 27th, 2017

Iconic Wisconsin band the Violent Femmes played The State Theatre on Wednesday, October 25. Eau Claire's own Brett Newski opened the evening. The Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee ...

Notorious Chamber Ensemble @Red's

Tue. Oct. 17th, 2017

From solo pieces to larger collaborative works, the Notorious Chamber Ensemble produce impassioned performances of music for percussion, woodwinds, strings, voice, and piano ...