Dance Party Reunion – Buddy Holly and Friends

 Friday, January 28th at 7:30 pm

Member $20/ Non-Member $25/ Student $15

Dance Party Reunion is a ‘re-staging of Buddy Holly’s 1959 Winter Dance Party, featuring music of Buddy’s co-stars, Ritchie Valens, Dion, and the Belmonts, The Big Bopper, and Frankie Sardo. A stellar tribute to the music of American rock n’ roll icon Buddy Holly, featuring original cast members (Nicholas Freeman, Blake Foster, and Zach Spicer) from History Theatre’s IVEY-award-winning production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Endorsed by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison of the Crickets. Music direction by Gary Rue, produced by Gary Rue, and hosted by Mr. Charles Fraser!

Clay Hess & Ron Block Show

Clay Hess & Ron Block

Friday, February 4th @ 7:30 pm

Non-Member $25 / Member $20 / Student $15

Clay’s first introduction to many was as the lead guitarist for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, winning a Grammy Award during his tenure there. After departing Skaggs, Hess toured and recorded with several of the top bands in the genre. With the help of a long-time friend and musical comrade Randy Kohrs, Clay recorded his critically acclaimed solo CD “Rain” with the title track going to #1 on the Bluegrass Today chart. The success of the project directly led to the formation of The Clay Hess Band in 2012.

“Growing up in a musical family, it wasn’t hard to find an instrument laying around to plunk on”. Pair that with having a desire to learn, a passion for music, and a wealth of people to learn from and you get a musician. “Having a family of talented players and singers is an advantage if you can keep your ears open and your mouth shut. I should have done more of both.” Today with The Clay Hess Band you can hear the result of all the jam sessions, bar gigs, bluegrass festivals, and hours learning from relatives/musicians/recordings. Known for his syncopated sense of timing, Hess always tries to keep you guessing what is coming next.

The Jimmys

 Friday, March 11th at 7:30 pm

 Member $20/ Non-Member $25/ Student $15

Over the past twelve years, The Jimmys have solidified their brand of Blues and R&B across the Midwest, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. Led by multiple award-winning keyboardist/organist Jimmy Voegeli, the band has been named a “festival favorite” in numerous reviews and magazines. With Voegeli is an all-star rhythm section featuring:

Chris Sandoval, Drums (Tommy Castro)

John Wartenweiler, Bass (The Crashers)

Blues veteran Perry Weber, guitar (Hurbert Sumlin)

Their unique sound is capped off with Wisconsin’s best horn section. These three honed their skills over the years playing with the original Funky Drummer himself, Clyde Stubblefield. 

Pete Ross, Saxophone (Glenn Miller Orchestra)

Mike Boman, Trumpet (Youngblood Brass Band)

Joe Goltz, Trombone (Youngblood Brass Band)


Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 pm

Member $20/ Non-Member $25/ Student $15

A talented female folk quartet formed in Winona, MN, Wildflower creates a fresh, effervescent sound. The group offers smooth, lilting harmonies and solid performances on duo keyboards and guitars, cello, and flute. 

Her Crooked Heart

Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm

Member $20/ Non-Member $25/ Student $15

Rachel Ries, the writer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer behind Her Crooked Heart, demonstrates immense vulnerability and multifaceted musical craftsmanship in delivering personal and profound musical soliloquies on love, leaving, and the life that follows after burning it all down. With To Love To Leave To Live (May 2019), Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record unique in form, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. The result is a transformative song cycle, led by a charismatic personality, wholly indifferent to expectations of genre and instrumentation.

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