At its core, the Pablo Center at the Confluence is a performing arts center. While that may be its starring role, local officials are confident the gleaming new structure that opens next weekend at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers will mean more to Eau Claire than just a fancy new place to teach students about fine arts and hold plays, concerts and art shows. “I expect this to be an economic driver for the whole region,” said Pablo Center executive director
Justin Vernon returns to Oxbow The Oxbow Hotel is bringing back Bon Iver-front man and part-owner of the hotel Justin Vernon for two more Lock Inn events on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 20. Lock Inn events feature Vernon and his bandmate Sean Carey, performing live music during a six-course dinner created by The Lakely’s chef Nathan Berg. Musical performances by Vernon’s friends are also expected to take place, according to a news release from the hotel.