Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018

6pm Wed. Dec. 12

Twelve Days Before Christmas

A heartwarming program of Christmas music featuring the hymns and Old English Christmas carols sung by some of the most talented singers in the Chippewa Valley. Five Star Catering will provide a buffet supper before the concert, then sit back and relax for an evening of Christmas joy.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Buffet Supper and Show $35; Show only $15 per person

7-9pm Wed. Dec. 12

Jazz Session

A night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. New guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley. Jazzers are welcome to bring their horn and sit in on a tune or two.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2018

6pm Thu. Dec. 13

Twelve Days Before Christmas

A heartwarming program of Christmas music featuring the hymns and Old English Christmas carols sung by some of the most talented singers in the Chippewa Valley. Five Star Catering will provide a buffet supper before the concert, then sit back and relax for an evening of Christmas joy.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Buffet Supper and Show $35; Show only $15 per person

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 13

Converge Radio Presents: Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith—a self-described “swampy, soulful” vocalist whose work has won accolades ranging from national press and radio praise to hometown Nashville acclaim-- has no fear of darkness in her music.

Xpeditions Coffee Co. & Market 1319 Main St., Bloomer

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 13

Live Music: The Cathy Reitz Trio

Features Cathy on vocals and 2 of her favorite musicians, Jeff Reitz on woodwinds and Emily Watkins on guitar and vocals. The 3 have been performing together for over 2 years. Their entertaining song list starts in the 1920’s and travels to 2017.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

Tonic Sol-Fa

Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America. Tonic Sol-fa continues to tour, record, and conscientiously run their business in the only way familiar to them – differently.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets starting at $29 for adults and $10 for students

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Dexter Wolfe w/ Brianna Lane

Dexter Wolfe is an acoustic artist and producer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wolfe was previously in Undlin & Wolfe, an alternative folk band, and has also produced projects such as Humbird and Rivers. He recently had a fall tour with his first solo record and he is continuing to build his discography further.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Dec. 14th, 2018

7pm Fri. Dec. 14

Ben Shaw + Bri Murphy Live at Pine Hollow

Aan evening of music at Pine Hollow with the Ben Shaw Band and Bri Murphy. Ben and Bri both recorded albums here this year and they’re excited to band together for this winter show. Both will be full band performances. Limited tickets available.

Pine Hollow Audio County Z and Rock Falls Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 14

Live Music: The Luminescence Trio

A jazz combo with an instrumentation inspired by UWEC Alum John Raymond and his group Real Feels. Using guitar, drums, and trumpet creates space in the sound texture that provides these musicians more freedom to express music in a unique context.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 14

Jingle Jams: Billy Krause

Singer/Songwriter Billy Krause has been performing since 1968. His live performance is a combination of his songs and stories cultivated from a life both on the road and growing up in rural Wisconsin.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 14

Immanuel Lutheran Christmas Concert

Immanuel Lutheran High School and College Christmas Choir concert.

Messiah Lutheran Church 2015 N Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2018

10am-1pm Sat. Dec. 15

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sat. Dec. 15

Tomme Suab Presents A Holiday Evening with Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith will close out her Wisco Gets Swampy Tour at the 410 Cafe, sharing a sweet blend of her original music and holiday songs, with some intermittent readings. The theme of the night will be "taking the pressure off of the holidays."

410 Cafe @ Valleybrook Church 410 S Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (Tips Encouraged and Accepted!)

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 15

Goin' Coastal Radio Variety Show

Double the fun with two performances of the winter installment. Someone special joins the cast and amazing guitarist, Dakota dave hull, will be at both shows. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or by email.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult/$10 Child (5-18)

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 15

Live Music: Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes are comprised of Michael Kac, John Seymour and Neal Dimick. Each performer will rotate half hour sets throughout the night.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Dec. 15

Jingle Jams: Larry Past Trio

Playing a melodic blend of acoustic folk/rock/American mixing select covers and songs off of their CD, Calling, and off of The LP3 EP. Strong vocal harmonies are the hallmark of their sound that comes from years of singing together.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

The Memories

For more than 40 years The Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs, this Wisconsin-based duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $30

8-11pm Sat. Dec. 15

Live Music: Justin Jay Arnold

Drawing inspiration from his own life, Justin Jay Arnold performs covers and his own material. In addition to the struggles and triumphs of others, Justin has been influenced by the likes of Joe Purdy, Ben Harper, Waylon Jennings, Otis Redding and David Ruffin.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2018

10am-1pm Sun. Dec. 16

Weekend Brunch: Nick Seeger

Seeger, a staple in the Eau Claire bluegrass scene, will play a mix of fiddle tunes, celtic, and some originals with fiddle and square neck guitar.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Dec. 16

The Memories

For more than 40 years The Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs, this Wisconsin-based duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $30

3-4:30pm Sun. Dec. 16

Lessons and Carols

Grace Lutheran Church Choir and Pacibells present its annual Christmas Concert: Lessons and Carols from Around the World. Scripture, anthems and hymns tell of the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus. Featuring traditional carols from England, Sweden, Peru, China, Nigeria, and many more.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Freewill offering

Age: All Ages

6pm Sun. Dec. 16

Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony "Holiday Magic"

Holiday bazaar from 4-6pm featuring local vendor market, coffee bar & holiday treats, silent auction, and holiday music. The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony's winter concert starts at 6pm.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: Admission $5 adults, children FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Sun. Dec. 16

Twas the Night: A Rock'n Roll Christmas Concert to Benefit Zach Caterer

This concert features Lindale & Remedy Drive. Doors open at 5pm. Concert starts at 6pm. Cookie and hot cocoa bar. All event proceeds will be donated to "Friends of Zachary" 'fund. Tickets available at the door, or at Morgan Music in advance.

Peace Lutheran Church 501 E. Fillmore Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

7-9pm Sun. Dec. 16

Goin' Coastal Radio Variety Show

Double the fun with two performances of the winter installment. Someone special joins the cast and amazing guitarist, Dakota dave hull, will be at both shows. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or by email.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult/$10 Child (5-18)

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 2018

1-3pm Tue. Dec. 18

Dunn Dulcimers

All ages, all skill levels, and all string instruments welcome.

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6-9pm Tue. Dec. 18

U.K.E. - Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Dec. 18

Eau Claire Guitar Club

Looking to improve your playing? Want to learn more about chords, strumming, improvising, and musical styles? Join instructor Tim Litscher (Evergreen Grass Band) for the Eau Claire Guitar Club. Bring your favorite songs to share (rock, country, folk, etc.) and learn new songs from others, too.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 12+

Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 2018

6:30-8:30pm Wed. Dec. 19

Yata, Sinz & Orfield Christmas Concert

This group brings an unexpected and masterful mashup of folk, blues and jazz. Three veteran musicians – Yata (guitar/voice), Randy Sinz (bass/voice) & Sue Orfield (saxophone/voice) – combine their songwriting and performing skills, presenting a musically powerful performance.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Dec. 20th, 2018

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 20

Live Music: Steven Szydel

Steven Szydel's is celebrating his second CD release, this time joined by his wife. The CD has been dedicated to their son Seth who lost his battle with numerous medical conditions. Most of its proceeds benefit local charities

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10:30pm Thu. Dec. 20

Live Music: Jeff White

Americana/Alt-country & Outlaw Folk from the hills of western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe, channeling the wide emotional spirit of human nature.

The Varsity Club 2106 N Clairemont, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Friday, Dec. 21st, 2018

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Dec. 21

Holiday Jazz with Shannon Kaeding and Josh Gallagher

Enjoy Holiday Music with the velvety Jazz stylings of Shannon Kaeding, accompanied by Jazz Pianist extraordinaire, Josh Gallagher.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 21

Live Music: Dan Zerr and Friends

Dan Zerr, a member of Eggplant Heroes, will be offering up a variety of pop, folk, and Americana tunes, with a little help from his friends, including some of those Eggplant Heroes as well as many other talented local musicians. He'll also be playing songs from his solo CD "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 21

Jingle Jams: Mid Air

Mid Air is the alternative folk music of Luke and Chelsea who currently reside in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Their debut album, Never Far, which is streaming in over one hundred nations and garnering American college radio airplay, is now available on CD.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Fri. Dec. 21

Live Music with Sage Leary

Come celebrate the holiday weekend at Lazy Monk Brewing with the musical stylings of Sage Leary. Kick back and relax with a Good King Wenceslas or a Jarmila while enjoying original tunes in genres of rock, blues, and Americana, mixing in elements of country, Latin, and reggae.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8pm Fri. Dec. 21

BoDeans Live at the Metro

Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans continue to tour year round and continue to deliver amazing, high-energy performances. Chart topping songs have won them Rolling Stone‘s readers poll for Best New American Band in 1987.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25-30

Saturday, Dec. 22nd, 2018

10am-1pm Sat. Dec. 22

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Dec. 22

A Night with Hemma and Humbird

Gather on the eve of the full moon in Cancer for some magical sounds from singer-songwriters Hemma (MPLS) and Humbird (MPLS), peruse the shop at Odd Humyns, and enjoy a warm evening in. Light refreshments and nice vibes provided.

The Salon at Odd Humyns 209 North Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $8 presale, $10 at the door

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 22

Live Music: The Hunter Delikowski Quartet

Provides a tasteful, refreshing, and yet experimental blend of historical jazz genres with contemporary influences. What started as a collective to study, perform, and enjoy personal favorite jazz influences quickly evolved into a diverse quartet that draws colors from all varieties and eras of jazz, funk, rock, and more.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Dec. 23rd, 2018

10am-1pm Sun. Dec. 23

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Dec. 25th, 2018

1-3pm Tue. Dec. 25

Dunn Dulcimers

All ages, all skill levels, and all string instruments welcome.

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Dec. 25

Eau Claire Guitar Club

Looking to improve your playing? Want to learn more about chords, strumming, improvising, and musical styles? Join instructor Tim Litscher (Evergreen Grass Band) for the Eau Claire Guitar Club. Bring your favorite songs to share (rock, country, folk, etc.) and learn new songs from others, too.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 12+

Wednesday, Dec. 26th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Dec. 26

Jazz Session

A night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. New guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley. Jazzers are welcome to bring their horn and sit in on a tune or two.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Dec. 27th, 2018

7-10pm Thu. Dec. 27

Live Music: Christy Anna

Christy Anna is a country and folk singer songwriter, who grew up on a dairy farm in Marshfield, WI where she gained a rich history full of stories that help her to write songs from the heart.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Dec. 28th, 2018

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 28

Live Music: Girl Band

Jen Hazen of Davy J and Friends, Jenny and the Jets, Milk and Whiskey and Weapons of Brass Destruction teams up with three amazing women in a new collaboration: Sultry Kai Ulrica of Wolves at the Door and RavenWolf, Flutist Julie Majkowski of The Chippewa Valley Flute Ensemble, Guitarist and bass player Kori Riesenweber of Beacon James.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Dec. 29th, 2018

10am-1pm Sat. Dec. 29

Weekend Brunch: Josh Gallagher

After two years at the Berklee College of Music, Josh Gallagher was selected as the pianist in the Brubeck Institute Jazz Sextet, where he performed with guest clinicians Bobby Watson, Rufus Reid, Jimmy Heath, Artistic Director Christian McBride, and Institute founder Dave Brubeck.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 29

Live Music: Eggplant Heroes

An Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with covers they like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Dec. 30th, 2018

10am-1pm Sun. Dec. 30

Weekend Brunch: Mari Carlson

Mari Carlson is a violin teacher at Offbeats Violin and Guitar studio and performs with Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and in folk ensembles here and in the Twin Cities and Washington D.C.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages