Library adds local music to collection
The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has created a new local music collection, allowing library patrons to explore Eau Claire’s music scene.
The collection features a variety of musicians who live and work locally as well as others with connections to the city. It is available online and in physical copies of CDs at the library.
Artists include well-known favorites such as Bon Iver and S. Carey, as well as locals just getting started such as Sage Leary.
For more information, call 715-839-5004 or visit the library’s website at ecpubliclibrary.info.
The Meditations come to The Metro for Reggae Fest
Nationally known reggae group The Meditations will perform as part of Reggae Fest on Friday at The Metro, 201 E. Lake St.
The group was founded by Ansel “Meditation” Cridland and has performed for nearly 40 years including at the historical One Love Peace Concert held April 22, 1978.
The evening will also feature music by popular regional band Irie Sol, whose music is self-described by its members as “alternative world music.” R&B and soul artist Samantha Moon also will be performing.
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at volumeonetickets.org, or for $20 atthe door.
Local talent to perform ‘The Music Man’
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Featuring a community cast including director Nancy Scobie with musical direction by Jerry Way, “The Music Man” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at The Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St.
The musical comedy follows traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys band he says he will organize, despite him knowing nothing about music.
His plans are foiled when he falls for the local librarian.
The show is presented with special permission by Music Theater International.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $6 for youth. They can be purchased by calling 715-720-4961 or visiting cvca.net.
Wrestling event benefits food bank
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Showtime Championship Wrestling will hold “Rise or Fall” at 6 p.m. Saturday at Eagles Club Banquet Hall, 2588 Hallie Road.
The main event will be a Showtime Heavyweight Championship featuring champion Kal Creed with Dangrous Don Roux versus challenger Scott Story.
There will also be a 6-man tag team match, grudge match, triple threat and special attraction matches.
Tickets are $12 for general admission or $15 for front row. Those who bring in a non-perishable food donation for Feed My People Food Bank of Eau Claire will received a $2 discount.
For more information about the event, search “Showtime Championship Wrestling” on Facebook.