The success of the first OneFest, both on and off the Christian music event’s stage, has inspired organizers to return for a second year.
Uplift is among the reasons we attend theater productions, but in the case of “Peter Pan,” that applies in a literal as well as emotional sense.
MENOMONIE — A reading/concert version of a musical by a Menomonie composer-musician Patrick Pesek-Herriges, will premiere Friday, July 26, at the Menomonie Theater Guild, 502 W. Second St.
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.
The musical "Oliver!" will be staged this week at Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls.
The Waldemar Ager Association invites the public to tour the Ager Museum, 514 W. Madison St.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in Minnesota has extended the current production of the musical "Mamma Mia" through Feb 22.
The members of Hairball proudly call their celebratory performance of arena rock hits “bombastic.” And that’s just the starting point, to judge by a conversation with the band’s lead guitarist.
"Community Building: A Library Open House Event," will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St.
To help celebrate Country Jam’s 30th anniversary this month, organizers will get the party started even earlier than usual.
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.
Independent film and live music will be presented Sunday at Davey J's Garage in Banbury Place, 800 Wisconsin St.
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
In their five decades of performing, Kids From Wisconsin have thrilled hundreds of thousands of state residents with their high-energy and high-level singing, dancing and instrumental talents.
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.
“THERE Song of Myself” group art exhibit can be seen through Sept. 9 at Galaudet Gallery, 618 S. Farwell St.
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.
Chemistry and music have more in common than you might think, Jim Phillips says, and he should know.
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.
“The Lumber Baron,” a full-length cinematic drama that was filmed in the Chippewa Valley, will screen through Thursday, July 4, at Micon Downtown Cinemas, 315 S. Barstow St.
A special edition of the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series will be offered Thursday, July 4, at Phoenix Park, 330 Riverfront Terrace, in downtown Eau Claire.
You can call the 33rd annual Country Fest a three-day country music and camping party. But while the event officially runs Thursday through Saturday, organizers are packing in enough music to rival a festival that runs longer than that.
The Menomonie Theater Guild will present the musical “Seussical JR” this week at Mabel Tainter for the Arts, 205 Main St., in Menomonie.
For a story about a ban on dancing, “Footloose” sure has a whole lot of uplifting choreography.
HAYWARD -- Blues Hall of Fame inductee and harmonica master Corky Siegel, jazz violin virtuoso Randy Sabien and world percussionist Kalyan Pathak will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Park Center, 15791 U.S. 63.
The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Choir, conducted by Gary R. Schwartzhoff, will participate in the Paris Choral Festival commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day on July 2-9.
Northwoods Blues Festival CEO Steve Rheaume is excited about the sights as well as the sounds that await music lovers attending the seventh annual festival.
It’s often said blues music emerges through the struggles of real life. That’s certainly true for the Bridget Kelly Band’s latest album.
Concerts proved so popular last year at River Prairie Park in Altoona that city officials are offering even more opportunities to enjoy music at the scenic site.
Here are other summer concert series taking the stage in west-central Wisconsin:
Motorists not attending the Blue Ox Music Festival may want to bypass a section of Crescent Avenue on Thursday in the Eau Claire area.
The organizers of the Blue Ox Music Festival take justifiable pride in their year-to-year lineups of acclaimed bluegrass and Americana artists. But they are equally enthusiastic about their audience.
For Pert Near Sandstone bassist Justin Bruhn, the band’s role at Blue Ox Music Festival is something every music fan can appreciate.
An old photo illustrates how much the Sounds Summer Concert Series has grown.
Advice from an expert helped start a new summertime live music series in downtown Eau Claire.
The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire will host “Figuratively Speaking,” a summer group art, Monday through Aug. 28 at the library, 400 Eau Claire St.
Following is a list of community festivals scheduled this spring, summer and fall in west-central Wisconsin. Telephone numbers and websites, if available, are listed for additional information.
CHIPPEWA FALLS -- "Chippewa Falls 1869: The Musical" can be seen on film Wednesday at Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.
The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Choir and the Master Singers will perform a concert to benefit the proposed veterans park in Eau Claire at 2 p.m. Saturday at Regis High School.
NEILLSVILLE -- Reckless Kelly, a Grammy Award-winning, Austin, Texas-based alt-country rock band, returns to the Silver Dome Ballroom on Saturday.
The street outside the Oxbow Hotel, 516 Galloway St., will be filled with music and people for Oxbeaux III, an outdoor music experience Aug. 9 and 10 in downtown Eau Claire.
Playwright-columnist Karen Hurd took on her first film project because she wanted to attract audiences beyond the reach of her theatrical productions. And she achieved her dream by staying close to home.
"The Great Big Hullabaloo," a day of fun for children and families, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave.
The Seattle-based duo Sundae + Mr. Goessl comprises two award-winning musicians with a genuine love for jazz/pop tunes from the 1930s. But an added factor, a mischievous sense of humor, adds even more to that musical equation.