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Rob Ferrett, host of “Central Time,” and Al Ross, host of “Spectrum West,” will be among the Wisconsin Public Radio staffers who will meet listeners at a free event to say thank you to WPR’s audience between 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the River Prairie Center in Altoona.

Like any group of longtime friends, Brian Moen, Justin Vernon and Phil Cook get together when their busy schedules allow. Fortunately for Chippewa Valley music fans, sometimes those meetings involve performances by The Shouting Matches.

A three-day musical event featuring 20 regional artists/bands will take place Sept. 6-8 at Stones Throw to raise donations to aid Duane “Danno” Kebschull of DMi Sound as he recovers from multiple surgeries following a severe accident.

Justin Hayward, known as the singer, lead guitarist and composer on the Moody Blues' biggest hits, will perform an intimate concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pablo Center at the Confluence's Jamf Theatre, 128 Graham Ave. 

CHIPPEWA FALLS -- The musical lumberjack aggregation known as the Swampers will present an all-new show titled “Today in the Valley” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, and Friday, Aug. 9, at Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St.

John Paul White looked to Nashville’s illustrious past to create an album he thought would speak eloquently to the present, and to judge by the reception for “The Hurting Kind,” he was onto something.

A re-formed Static-X is working to enhance the living memory of the industrial metal band’s debut album and band frontman Wayne Static, who passed away in 2014.

ALMA -- Castlerock Museum, 402 S. Second St., will hold its annual Castlerock in the Park event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Rieck’s Lake Park.

The Stitching Sisters Quilt Guild of Chetek will host their 14th annual quilt show, Liberty Quilt Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Center (formerly Chetek Community Center), 711 First St., Chetek

HUDSON -- The Phipps Center for the Arts will present its 31st annual free outdoor concert by the Minnesota Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lakefront Park band shell in Hudson.

AMERY --  Found object sculpture by David Smith, paintings by Megan A. Schmidt and jewelry by Brenda Haack can be seen through July at artZ Gallery, 208 Keller Ave. N., Amery.

An independent, artist booked one-day music festival on Saturday will take over The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St., and its back room, The Venue, 209 Graham Ave.