August Music at the Potters Shed

Enjoy live music by regional and national bands at the coolest outdoor music venue in Northwest Wisconsin! Concerts every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a few extra nights for good measure. The Shed is family friendly so bring the kids and your own chairs if you choose.

Doors open at 6pm for pizza, snacks, desserts and a great craft beer & wine selection. Music starts at 7pm. Indoors if raining. 

August 2nd: The Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins

Straight from the Mill City comes the Pistol Whippin Party Penguins.  This quintet from Minneapolis strives to maintain the original spirit of the "string band" while continuing to play new original music and creative cover songs. The combination of folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and the occasional stage banter will create an experience that anyone can enjoy!

August 3rd: King Cardinal

What do you get when you combine a country music lover from South Dakota, a reggae head from Milwaukee, a gospel singer with Baptist roots from Texas, a Denver “punker” and a guy looking to start anew from the East Coast? You get King Cardinal, an Americana-folk band whose music is just as diverse as their members. 

August 7th: Adrian + Meredith

Always been ones to march to their own drum, Adrian + Meredith make a different sort of roots racket.  Since the release of their debut album, "More Than A Little" the duo has been pounding the pavement and putting their own spin on Americana music.  Their live show will have you on your feet dancing, clapping, and stomping along with music that has the spirit of punk, the twang of folk, the flavor of Polka, and the bounce swing.

August 9th: Molly & the Danger Band
Molly O returns to our stage and we couldn't be happier! You could call them a rock/country/jazz/bluegrass/Celtic band, but they are really an Americana band. The blending of different American roots music creates a unique musical cocktail. From classic covers, traditional and original music, no matter what you call it, your bound to have a good time.

August 14th: Cameron Dettman + Sean & Ian Okamoto​

Fresh off The Voice, Cameron's eclectic musical influences make for a truly unique style all his own.  Sean and Ian Okamoto are a father/son duo based out of Northern Wisconsin.

August 16th: Them Coulee Boys
$10 Admission 

Them Coulee Boys are sure to kick down an equal dose of punk-folk calamity and Americana balladry, 4-part harmonies learned in dive bars and church basements, and a banjo stomp so infective you are sure to join with abandon. They crank out some seriously good music with such gusto and energy, it’s irresistibly fun. They have shared stages with Charlie Parr, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The 4onthefloor, and many more. Them Coulee Boys have also had the honor of being played on NPR’s “Simply Folk” and many other Midwest radio stations. 

August 21st: The Lowest Pair

With little attention to tedious practicalities and with an eye focused securely on delivering to their growing fan base a truly special treat; a rootsy, bluegrassy, old-timish version of meiosis has happened as one new album became two new albums.  Fans already know that the chemistry between Palmer’s Midwestern charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl’s poetic and playful way with words, her unique approach to the banjo, and her barefoot-in- the-cool-river-water mystique combine to make a powerful sound.

August 23rd: Emily Scott Robinson 

North Carolina native Emily Scott Robinson has traveled a quarter million miles and counting, paying her dues along the dusty highways of America’s wild country in the RV she calls home. Along the way, she’s captured the stories of the people she met and expertly crafted them into the songs. Named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country and Americana Artists to Watch" in 2019.​

August 24th: Pert Near Sandstone 
$15 Admission

Take old time music off the back porch, throw out the hillbilly reputation, and put it in the hands of a group of guys that like to work hard and play even harder. Pert Near Sandstone rejuvenates American string band music with raw energy; they play tightly-crafted original material that lends itself to the modern audience, as well as being stewards of the old-time and bluegrass traditions. Their sweat-inducing, foot-stomping live performances keep crowds begging for more all night long. 

August 28th: Sue Orfield Band​

The Sue Orfield Band writes and plays songs that resonate with blues, funk, rock, and countrified world-beat sounds.  Their music grooves with high energy and unexpected improvisations, while their compelling melodies will move you, amuse you, and even touch you.  SOB (as they call themselves) plays primarily instrumental music, but occasionally peppers in the haunting vocals of Randy Sinz and Dave Schrader. 

August 30th: Erik Koskinen + Molly Maher​

Erik Koskinen is a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Koskinen has been a just-under-the-radar-cornerstone of the Twin Cities music scene for going on a decade.  Molly is considered by some the reigning queen of the Twin Cities scene — she’s an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul, and has shared the stage with some of the best acts in the country, among them Los Lobos and John Hiatt.

September 6th: Bare Bones​

Bare Bones play a ruckus blend of Honky Tonk, Country, Rock & Roll, Roots, and Americana. Bob Berg, Jack White, and Mike Mullen deliver maximum fun per square inch.  Wear a helmet and fasten your safety belt.  ​

Age: All Ages


This event is over.

Fri. Aug. 2, 2019   7pm

Sat. Aug. 3, 2019   7pm

Wed. Aug. 7, 2019   7pm

Fri. Aug. 9, 2019   7pm

Wed. Aug. 14, 2019   7pm

Fri. Aug. 16, 2019   7pm

Wed. Aug. 21, 2019   7pm

Fri. Aug. 23, 2019   7pm

Sat. Aug. 24, 2019   7pm

Wed. Aug. 28, 2019   7pm

Fri. Aug. 30, 2019   7pm

Fri. Sep. 6, 2019   7pm

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Potters Shed
260 Industrial Blvd.
Shell Lake, WI 54871