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CENTRAL WISCONSIN EDITION
COVER STORY L4 Iola ‘15 Highlights FINE ARTS L6
Waupaca Arts on the Square R10 Foxy Finds
FOOD & DRINK
R2 Brewmaster R6 From the Wine Cave R8 Tricia’s Table
NEWS & VIEWS
R20 Media Rants
EVENT CALENDARS R31 Live Music L9 The Big Events
ENTERTAINMENT R12 R18 R22 R24 R26 R30
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COVER STORY // IOLA CAR SHOW
Iola ‘15 Highlights Annual WI Shindig is a Feast for Old Car Junkies The 2015 Iola Old Car Show will be held July 9-11 in Iola, Wis. For this year’s event, show organizers have assembled a slate of great displays and new activities to keep the show exciting. Here are just a few of the highlights of the show, which complement the enormous swap meet Iola is also known for. ‘Counting Cars’ TV star at Iola Ryan Evans, the senior airbrush artist at Count’s Kustoms and a star on the History Channel’s hit TV show “Counting Cars” will be visiting the Iola Old Car Show. Evans will be attending the show courtesy of Vintage Works, a hobbyist’s source for professional services such as sandblasting, powder coating, machining and metal fabrication. 1973 Chrysler Newport giveaway car A big, beautiful 1973 Chrysler Newport will be given away during the Iola Old Car Show’s new “Super Saturday” activities. The Chrysler will be presented to one winning attendee by its donor, the non-profit Rawhide Boys Ranch of New London, Wis. The Chrysler is a one-owner car with two build sheets. Iola Old Car Show visitors will have a chance to win the Chrysler by simply completing an entry form in the “Teamed to Learn” exhibit tent during the show. There’s more! Several additional supporters of the Iola Old Car Show have partnered to give away a host of other great prizes, as well. Coker Tire, the S.S. Badger, Ho-Chunk Casino, Miller Electric, General Beer and Mitsubishi and Shoemaker Electric have each donated prizes to be given away after the Old Cars Weekly and IOLA ’15 Pass-in-Review parade, which begins at 3 p.m. Don ‘Big Daddy’ Garlits & Swamp Rat Don “Big Daddy” Garlits is a living and still-racing legend. The world-famous drag racer innovated from behind the wheel,
and one of those cars to sport his innovations is Swamp Rat 12-A. This dragster was built in 1967 with a 137-inch-wheelbase chassis as an experiment. Garlits admitted it was a failure on the track. He sold it, then bought it back in 1987. Again, it then sat. In 2007, “MoPar called me to see if I would like to build a 6.4 (liter), latemodel Hemi blown-fuel engine. I did and installed it into Swamp Rat 12-A,” Garlits said. Garlits will be on hand with his Swamp Rat 12-A dragster, which he’ll fire up multiple times on Friday and Saturday during the show. It will lead several “cackstarts” with other period dragsters during the Iola Old Car Show from its place near the “Theme Tent.” Pace Cars & Race Cars Display Given Wisconsin’s huge role in racing, the “Pace & Race” was a natural idea for the gigantic event. Dozens of race cars and dozens of pace cars pre-registered for the Theme Area of IOLA ’15. Among the race cars, look for a 1914 Indian board track racer, a 1923 Packard Indy 500 racer, a 1970 Buick GS State 2 race car, a 1952 Cunningham C3 race car and many other restored racers. There will also be a small display of “barn find” period race cars that still show the battle scars from their heyday on the track. The pace car display includes many cars that actually paced the race at the Indianapolis 500, plus a huge selection of Indy 500 pace car replicas. There will also be a unique Corvair pace car used on a racetrack back in the day. 11-mile 1963 Chevrolet Impala When Gary Leidich bought his 1963 Chevrolet Impala in September 2013, a thick layer of dust and dirt belied the fact it had just 11 miles on the odometer. The Janesville, Wis.-built Impala was one of 50 unsold new Chevrolets stashed by Pierce, Neb., car dealer Ray Lambrecht beginning in the 1950s. Lambrecht’s collection of “new old”
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Chevrolets was auctioned in September 2013, and since buying the car at that auction, Leidich has thoroughly cleaned the Impala and made it run. He looks forward to sharing the car at the 2015 Iola Old Car Show and learning more about it from show attendees who may have had a hand in building the car at the Janesville assembly plant. 60-mile 1973 Ford Mustang When Ford announced it would stop building Mustang convertibles at the end of the 1973 model year, a Wisconsin Mustang convertible owner ran out and ordered a new one as back up to her 1966 and 1968 Mustang convertibles. She never needed the 1973 Mustang convertible — she’s still driving her 1968 droptop. In 2014, she sold her unused 1973 Mustang convertible with 37 miles on the odometer. The new Wisconsin owner has since accumulated a couple dozen more miles on the odometer, and it now reads 60 miles. The unrestored 1973 Mustang will be featured next to the low-mileage 1963 Impala convertible in the “Teamed to Learn” tent. Elio prototype A prototype from America’s newest car company will debut to Iola Old Car Show attendees. The Elio P4 prototype will be displayed at the Iola Old Car Show near the “Teamed to Learn” tent by Jerome Vassallo, vice president of sales for Elio Motors of Phoenix, Ariz. Vassallo will be passing out information and answering questions while allowing show attendees to try on the Elio prototype for size.
Pass-in-Review In association with the Iola Old Car Show, Old Cars Weekly will present a Passin-Review parade at 3 p.m. on Saturday during the event. The parade will feature many of the show cars in the Blue Ribbon Concours, Theme Tent and other areas of the show. Many of the cars to be featured in the Pass-in-Review are previous Old Cars Weekly cover cars, or will be soon. The Pass-in-Review will be held between the Iola Old Car Show Activity Center and the Old Cars Weekly office building, adjacent to the “Theme Tent.” ‘Class of ’64’ factory lightweight drag cars Star quarterbacks from the MoPar and Ford campuses will be part of a special “Class of ’64” display in the “Pace & Race” Theme Tent of IOLA ’15. Seth Rohde will be bringing two MoPar factory drag cars — a 1964 Plymouth drag raced as “The Hairbender” and a 1965 Dodge originally raced as “The High and Mighty.” Both cars are very rare and sport the new-for-1964 Hemi performance engine. Jack Hazelgren will be bringing “The Little Rattler,” a 1964 Ford Thunderbolt. The coupe packs a 427-cid Ford V-8 and represents the mid-size factory Ford lightweight race cars that tore up racetracks across the country in ’64, sometimes competing with the Hemi lightweights like those owned by Rohde.
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WEDNESDAYS Wednesdays • 2 - 6 p.m. Ministry Medical Group 824 Illinois Avenue, Stevens Point (OB/GYN department on third floor) Ministry Medical Group 2401 Plover Road, Plover Busy women don’t have to neglect their health. We are making it easier to get a screening 3D mammogram. Our convenient Walk-in Wednesdays means no appointment* needed for screening 3D mammograms. Please note 2D mammograms are still available at all locations. Check with your insurance carrier for coverage. *Walk-ins are available for screening mammograms only. If your clinician has referred you for a mammogram due to specific concerns regarding your breast health, make an appointment by calling 715.342.6482. To learn more, visit us at ministryhealth.org/breastcare
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Thursday • July 2 1:30 - 3 p.m. Ministry Home Care 2501 N. Main Street, Stevens Point For information, call 800.398.1297 Friday • July 10 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Goodwill Store Community Room 2561 8th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids For information, call 800.397.4216 Monday • July 20 6 - 7:30 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church Conference Room 900 Brilowski Road, Stevens Point Hosted by Ministry Home Care For information, call 800.398.1297
Bariatric Information Session Bariatric Support Group
Monday • July 6 6 - 7 p.m. 2501 Main Street, Stevens Point Oak Room No registration required
Wednesday • July 15 6 - 7 p.m. Wednesday • July 29 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 2501 Main Street, Stevens Point Oak Room To register, call 877.295.5868
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and located at: Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Avenue, Stevens Point
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ENTERTAINMENT // SERIOUSLY FUNNY
WAUPACA Arts on the Square
Our active arts community is a wonderful human complement to the natural beauty for which we have long been known. —Bryan Smith, Mayor of the City of Waupaca
BY JEAN DETJEN The Waupaca Community Arts Board (WCAB) will be hosting its 9th Annual Waupaca Arts on the Square (AOTS) in Downtown Waupaca Thursday, August 13 through Saturday, August 15. This dynamic celebration of the arts features live music, interactive arts workshops, fine art, dance, and a community art project. “The Waupaca community has a long history of volunteers coming together to promote the arts and arts appreciation,” says Bryan Smith, Mayor of the City of Waupaca. “From a few dedicated people working to provide artistic exposure to the community, our arts community has grown to include a very sizable artist community and many different arts organizations and arts related businesses of all kinds.” WCAB founder Marci Reynolds, who is a musician in the local favorite band Baba Ghanooj, agrees. “The intentional creation of creative events began in Waupaca about 20 years ago, with a core group of like-minded people coming together and sharing their vision for our small rural town. This group had so much fun brainstorming and creating events that they started to feel guilty that the general public could not participate. This caused the core group to expand and try to be more accessible to the public. With many agendas that included no holds barred creativity, unlimited fun, the peace movement, and the idea that if we have to live in a small town it had better be interesting,
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the group pursued public non-profit status and endeavored to engage with the entire community. The richness of life is based upon really valuing every member of our community, and understanding that we are all part of what makes up our local society.” Reynolds notes that as a musician, she knows the special feeling of being able to express yourself musically. “Part of the mission of the WCAB is to create situations where anyone can experience, on many levels, the satisfaction and thrill of creativity.” “The AOTS festival started out as a way to celebrate all aspects of creativity of our community,” adds Bev Crane, chair of the Art Jury Committee. “We started out with the goal of trying to get 30 to 40 high quality artists who would, over the years, form the foundation of the festival. The plan was that this foundation would then be embellished by musical acts, theatrical acts, dance and more. A major push was to include ways in which community members could come to the festival and not only enjoy what they saw and heard, but become involved in various ways, through the creative process.” This year, in addition to 40 artists, and 3 entertainment stages, there are 9 interactive arts workshops including children’s art workshops led by artists, a poetry workshop, music workshop, dance, community art projects and more. There is also a poetry stage, with poets of various ages, including New York Subway poet Lynn Gentry, and the Dead Poets Society from the local high school.
FINE ARTS // WAUPACA ARTS ON THE SQUARE
Festivities kick-off in a community known for its dynamic and thriving artistic community on Thursday, August 13 with events sponsored by Waupaca’s retailers group, Waupaca King and In Between. These events start with a chalking competition entitled Adopt a Square in which local retailers adopt a city square sidewalk square for youth to share their chalk art renditions that can earn them prizes in design competition. Local retailers will have spent the entire previous week chalking outside of their own establishments, in the traditional competitive chalking which will also be judged by WCAB members. Capping off this evening, the Waupaca Middle School band will perform on the square at 5 pm, with chalking awards being announced at 5:30. “The retail association has also been more involved every year, with this year’s plans being to extend the festival another whole day with various youth and music and chalk events,” says Anita Olson, a local retailer who heads up the group Waupaca King and In Between that is advocating for new ways to boost the creative economy. Friday evening in Downtown Waupaca,
the Family Friendly street dance will feature National recording artists Davina and the Vagabonds from 7 - 10:30pm playing Americana, jazz and blues. Fire Spinner Broegy Pease and friends will entertain at the band’s break. Food, beer and beverages are available all evening. Events continue Saturday, from 10 - 4 pm with 40 fine artists filling the Downtown Waupaca square. The artists will provide their juried exhibits, competing for cash awards. Their art will be available for sale to the public. Three stages of live entertainment include Tom Pease, bluegrass band Ukelyptus, original music from Boston’s Hillary Reynolds, alternative band Kyle Megna and the Monsoons, and local rock favorites Ho Malone. The Union Street stage will feature a participatory song circle workshop with the talented Chris Kokesh, Flamenco guitar and dance with John Laedtke and Pamela Luedtke, and several jazz acts including Wisconsin Public Radio’s Chris Kuborn and his Steel Drums, the Ian Duerr Jazz Continue on Page L8
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FINE ARTS // WAUPACA ARTS ON THE SQUARE
fitters. Street performers will add to the eclectrio form New York, and the John Harmon tic wide variety of entertainment at 2014 Trio form Lawrence University. This tent Arts on the Square. New to 2015 will be will also feature periodic dance by the Shua Pleine Aire group, which is a group of vani Tribal belly dancers. professional artists dedicated to painting The Bandstand stage will feature Arifrom life and to using field studies as the inspiration for studio works. The group w i l l b e ro t a t i n g around the festival grounds, painting what inspires them throughout the day. There will also be a live foosball exhibit w i t h lo c al adult soccer teams competing. Since a large part of Arts on the Square is to emphasize not only appreciation, but also participation in the arts, there will again be a wide variety of interactive arts opportunities and workshops, including a large community art project called Circle of Community in which everyone can participate in creating a piece of Annual image contest winner Leah Griffith Boyce sets the tone art that will be put for Arts on the Square 2015 with her whimsical rendition of this together the day of fantastic community celebration of the arts! the festival. Also offered are 3 children’s art workshops, a quilting workzona’s Anasazi flute player Vibhas Kendzia, shop, a henna workshop, and more. The Classical violins and strings form the Aber workshops are designed for all ages and Suzuki Studio, the Kari Esbensen String led by artists enhance the belief that every Quartet, and the One for the Road Barberperson is creative. All workshops are free, shoppers. and are ongoing throughout the entire day The newly added Poetry Stage gives on Saturday. voice to original poets reading their work As always, a variety of culinary delights throughout the day. Poets include local will be available with beverages and beer favorites Patricia Reckrey and Jane Peteron the grounds all day Saturday. There will son, as well as National poet Lynn Gentry also be an expanded farmer’s market on who will also write spontaneous street site. poetry throughout the day. The Waupaca All performances and workshops at High School Dead Poets Society who will Arts on the Square are free. Arts on the host a Poetry Slam. Part of this stage will Square is funded by ThedaCare, Combe a community workshop dedicated to munity First Credit Union; the City of learning about and writing Haiku, with Waupaca, many generous local donors and the creation of a community Haiku display community members. that will be installed outside at Office OutIt’s a big undertaking but Waupaca Continued from Page L7
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arts supporters are tenacious in their efforts. “Many people get involved out of sheer enthusiasm for a particular idea or concept,” says Reynolds, who chairs the Festival Planning Committee. “These ideas are manifested during many a brainstorming session at official WCAB meetings, between friends, or at local establishments such as Weasel’s restaurant. Every year the ideas get more intricate and elaborate, with the belief that anything is possible in a small rural town.” The group’s commitment to the cause is in the details of how all the pieces came together. “A key feature this year that is an example of a leap of faith is the fact that the national touring band Davina and the Vagabonds will be the featured act for the Friday Night Street Dance,” Reynolds said. “This professional act, with accomplished musicianship and an engaging show, played over 250 gigs per year here in the US and abroad. The planning committee was able to take the risk of booking this act due to their sincere faith that the community would somehow come through, which is exactly what happened with an
anonymous philanthropist entering the arena to make up the difference. This is an example of how the Waupaca community is behind the vision for AOTS. Not only supporting in a monetary fashion, but by volunteering time and sweat equity to create this festival.” The mayor of Waupaca, Brian Smith, and the city council are all in support of AOTS, with not only their financial support via a generous annual grant, but also by proclaiming August to be “Arts Appreciation Month” in Waupaca. Arts on the Square has grown to be a landmark summer event in Waupaca, and Waupaca is becoming known in and beyond the Chain O’ Lakes for its robust arts scene. “With the power of relationship and creativity, we are able to continually grow in quality and innovativeness, and hope to someday expand this event to cover even more days filled with more local participation and fun for our entire community!” Reynolds said. “Waupaca is where it’s at!” For more information visit waupacaarts.org.
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FOOD & DRINK // BREWMASTER
OVERRATED! BY STEVE LONSWAY
The Stone Arch Brew House brewery team has always been fond of the beers Surly makes and with a few recent trips to the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area, we were able to get an ample supply. Unfortunately our stock wore thin. Good for us and other beer aficionados, Surly beers can now be found right here is Wisconsin. When this news broke we were quick to call our distributor to land some of these fine brews for our Tap Room (and personal stash as well). The truly hard part was to find the one brand we wanted to write about. We ended up choosing the one we were most unfamiliar with… Overrated! Surly Overrated is a self-proclaimed “Pale gold American (West Coast) IPA with fruity-citrus aromas from generous dry hopping”. Our team used goblets for our Surly sampling experience. Here is what we found: The beer poured a true golden blond color and produced a golden hue head that consisted primarily of tightly formed CO2 bubbles. Unanimously we noticed a definite haze to an almost cloudy appearance. Typically dry hopped beers will appear hazy which is nothing
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more than a visual thing, nothing that should steer you away. Some breweries will filter the haze out, but unfortunately it also strips some of the hop character out as well. The nose (or scent) of this beer screams hops! Floral, citrusy, earthy, musty, grapefruit are all words our team used to describe it. A couple of us thought it was absent of the piney tones that are typical in a West Coast IPA. It was still quite pleasurable however. As you would expect with a beer like this, our teams notes on the taste/flavor portion of this beer was pretty diverse. I personally noticed a malt forward push with Craig noticing caramel in the flavor. The other guys reported a lack of malt tones. A definite earthy tone came through with Taylor, Brian and Craig all noting a boozy or alcoholic flavor popping in. Very hop forward was the overall consensus. Citrus and floral definitely shines through on the palette and the medium body was just right for the style. Surly Overrated finishes strong, both in hop character with its bitterness and warming from the presence of alcohol. Taylor commented that it finishes almost like a lemon-
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lime soda. None-the-less it finishes clean and dry with a slight warming effect. Surly Brewing got their start in 2004 when an aspiring brewer convinced his parents and wife to convert the family abrasives business into a brewery. In order to be a brewery you need to brew beer and Surly did just that in December, 2005. With the help of heavy metal music and incorrectly operating fermenter controls, the first batch of Surly became reality on December 30th, 2005. Two months later they hit the streets to sell their flagship brew Furious. Furious was a bit ahead of its time and not well received at first by the local bars and restaurants but fortunately they have since come around. Then, good news came in June of 2007 when BeerAdvocate magazine named Surly Brewing the Best Brewery in America which was shortly followed up by more good news that RateBeer named Surly Darkness the best American beer in the world. With such fine accolades on their resume, they inspired to grow to not only handle increased demand, but to have a destination brewery where people can watch the beer being brewed, drink it and enjoy a fine meal as well. Only one problem
prevented this dream from coming to fruition – an outdated, Prohibition-era Minnesota law. This law prevented breweries from selling their beer from their location (crazy, isn’t it?). Surly immediately went to work to change that law but soon realized it may be a bigger task then even they could handle. So what did they do? They turned to Surly Nation and encouraged them via social media to contact their legislators to help turn that law into history. On May 24, 2011 the then Minnesota Governor signed the “Surly Bill” into law allowing breweries that produce less than 250,000 barrels of beer annaully to sell their works at their breweries. Two years later, Surly broke ground on their next adventure…a destination brewery. Finally in December 2014, after a record breaking cold winter and record spring rainfall, Surly opened their doors to an amazing facility that truly is a destination. Brewery, beer hall, restaurant, banquet hall and amazing beer garden await you in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota bordering Minneapolis. FINAL WORD: Surly Overrated! Is truly overrated…in name only. A great beer, in a great package, by a great brewery. Cheers!
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FOOD & DRINK // FROM THE WINE CAVE
From the Wine Cave BY KIMBERLY FISHER V i v a La France! Fr a n c e i s a place of many wonders and has many unique grape growing areas. The Rhone Valley is the oldest established winemaking region in France dating back 600 years before the Romans. Although the Rhone is considered one wine region, it is divided into two distinct parts based on climate and grape variety. The Northern Rhone comprises less than five percent of the total production, but makes some of the area’s most amazing white and red wine. The region is 45 miles long and has the influence of the Mistral winds that are intense and cold. Grape
growing is dominated by two varieties. Red wine is made with the Syrah grape most famously grown in Cornas and Cote Rotie. The Cornas region is over 130 hectares with a warm continental climate. The region is ancient; over 300 million years old, planted exclusively to Syrah. White wine made in Northern Rhone is made from the Viognier grape most famously in Condrieu. Cote Rotie also known as the “Roasted Slope,” is a region that is over 1500 years old. The vines are grown on steep Roman Terraces. It has the lowest production per hectares and some of the highest altitude vineyards primarily given over to Syrah and Viognier. Other white varietals permitted in the north are Marsanne and Roussanne. In Cornas, the Syrah grape is grown on granite soil allowing the grape to have power rather than finesse. One notable producer in Northern Rhone is Jean Luc Colombo. Known as a visionary
for the region, he was the first to use small oak barrels and vinify in stainless steel. He is the recipient of the French Legion of Honor, which is the highest civilian honor in the country of France and has achieved over 150 scores of over 90+ points from trade publications such as Robert Parker and Wine Spectator since the winery began in 1982. The Southern Rhone is home to 95 percent of the valley’s grape production. The soil is primarily stones that are rounded pebbles called gallets with a mixture of shingle and stone clay. Twenty five grapes are grown in the south, but the dominant red grape is Grenache, often blended with Mourvedre and Cinsault. Leading producers in the area include E Guigal, Paul Jaboulet, Perrin and Chapoutier. Jean Luc Colombo also produces wines in the Southern Rhone region and has created a label called “Les Abeilles” (French for the bees) which features a Cotes du Rhone Red
and White. As Jean has been known as the Syrah wizard, he is also known for helping to save the bees. A disease called Colony Collapse Disorder has mysteriously been decimating bee populations throughout the world, including the Rhone River Valley. Honeybees pollinate more than 90% of our flowering grapes, and over the years, the bees and their colonies are dying. Ten percent of sales of Jean Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Red and White go to research at UC Davis, to help research and find ways to save the bees. When in Rhone, do what the Rhon – ans do; drink Rhone wine. The ancient soils, the vast and diverse acreage and the centuries of viticulture make the Rhone River valley one of the very special wine growing areas in the world. Explore a region in France that can offer you so many nuances and taste what makes this area so unique.
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FOOD & DRINK // TRICIA’S TABLE
BY TRISH DERGE
Trish’s Delicious Avocado Topping
Anybody can squish a few patty’s out of a pound of burger, toss them on the grill and singe the dickens out of them until they’re flavorless and dry as a Saharan paleontologist’s sack lunch. But if you want your guests at your cookout to enjoy their meal, and not collectively roll their eyes in disgust at the blackened disk you place on their bun and say, “Better load up on the condiments,” take note of a few tips from an expert. Jamie Schweid is executive vice president/co-butcher of Schweid & Sons, a purveyor of ground beef that was founded in the late 1800’s on New York’s Lower East Side. Jamie says: 1. Always lay the burger cheese-side down on the bun. This way your bottom bun won’t get soggy, and your burger will taste better. 2. Don’t just toss the patty on the grill. If cooking outdoors, use a grill mat or camp griddle to ensure a nice sear and keep your patty from sticking or losing its shape. 3. Forget that frying pans even exist. If cooking on a stovetop, a cast iron skillet is the best way to get a restaurant-
I love this on top of a burger, or just on a hearty piece of toast for breakfast. • Chop three scallions and a clove of garlic, and saute in with olive oil a pan. Set aside. • In a medium bowl smoosh an avocado with a fork. • Squeeze in a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. • Add a quarter cup of crumbled blue cheese. • Fold in the onions and garlic. • Pepper to taste, and enjoy!
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style crust on the patty’s exterior. 4. Fat is your friend. For a juicy, delicious burger, opt for meat that has a 75/25 lean to fat ratio. 5. Always pre-heat and pre-oil your cooking surface. Pro tip: Cook some bacon and use the fat as your oil! 6. Don’t bother with pulling down your hood. Closing the lid on your grill does not aid in cooking the burger, only in melting the cheese (that is, if you’re putting the cheese on top, where it definitely should not be). 7. Your patty should weigh no more than eight ounces. Any larger than that will jeopardize your ability to cook the burger to a perfect medium rare. 8. Cold hands form the best patties. Try rubbing a piece of ice on your palms just before shaping. Wash your hands with soap and water before you get started. 9. NEVER put a burger on a nontoasted bun. The juices will run out and ruin it. The only exception to this rule is sliders, which should be served on soft or potato rolls, with cheese on the bottom, of course.
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Foxy Finds FINE ARTS // FOXY FINDS
BY JEAN DETJEN, ARTFUL LIVING
Evoke hues of the sea and calming whimsy with these art glass fish from Wild Apple Gallery in downtown Menasha. $18-32 per piece. Other styles and color schemes available, along with a unique variety of cultural gifts, art and jewelry. Wild Apple also houses a glass studio and classroom which are open to the public for glass fusing demonstrations and workshops. The gallery’s mission is to present exhibitions and programs by emerging artists whose work engages and enriches the community. It is recognized locally as a vital and energetic cultural gathering place and as a education resource for Northeast Wisconsin. The Wild Apple is a member of the Glass Art Society and the Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors NE Chapter. Charming Mason jar pendent lights from The Vintage Garden, downtown Appleton. Available in three sizes, with or without the retro styled ‘Edison’ bulbs. Prices range from $42-90. Great over a kitchen island or counter, or perhaps gracing a covered patio or pub shed! The Vintage Garden carries items with a whimsical touch, a bit of vintage charm and an eye for inspiration. Stroll in to find refreshed antiques, salvaged goods, and an ever-changing variety of vintageinspired home décor.
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Your inner gypsy awaits! Express yourself in style with this Bohemian luxe Gypsy Junkies jewelry line available at Wild Ginger on Broadway in Green Bay. Utterly romantic, yet with an interesting edge. So many creative ways to mix up your look with these eye-catching pieces! Wild Ginger provides a boutique shopping experience that excites the senses while fulfilling your wanderlust. Store owners travel to South East Asia where they handpick beautiful pieces of furniture, clothing, jewelry and gift items. Visit their gorgeous shop to experience their vast array of aesthetic delights! Nifty nautical home accessories add fresh fun to home, garden, boat house and beyond! Reproduction wall anchor with antiqued finish and coordinating maritime-themed multi-hook wall rack from Sugar Lips, Green Lake. Sugar Lips features two full floors of retail shopping with offerings ranging from home décor, clothing & accessories, wine, books, children’s toys, Green Lake themed gifts and more.
Vintage-inspired floral print flounce bodice jersey sundress from Elements Unleashed in downtown Neenah. Fun and flirty and oh-so-feminine! Dress it up or down, perfect for pairing with flip-flops or cowgirl boots. This sweet beauty comes in women’s sizes S-XL. $44. From casual to couture, Elements Unleashed offers an out-of-theordinary array of stylish apparel, accessories, western boots, gifts, antiques and curiosities. Character-laden dining room table crafted from Jim Beam reclaimed lumber found at Beam and Board, Green Bay. The repurposed floorboards came from a 19th-century Kentucky building that held 30,000 barrels of Jim Beam whiskey. Those boards — some still bearing the distinctive purple stains from spilled spirits — have been handcrafted into many breathtaking items. The company uses mostly locally-sourced reclaimed hardwoods (and a bit of salvaged metal and architectural finds) from demolished buildings and barns. It also sells high-end distinctive new hardware for cabinets and the like. Beam and Board also creates custom walls, flooring, beam work, ceilings and unique furniture and décor pieces for both residential and commercial clients.
Recycled Kantha Collection sari accessories from Daiseye on Water Street in Princeton. Each one-of-a-kind handcrafted scarf, sarong, and throw tells a beautiful story. Daiseye is an eclectic marketplace offering earth-friendly, fair trade and artisan products to enhance your living space. There you will find stylish treasures with simple beauty created from materials such as reclaimed wood and tin, recycled glass and organically-grown herbs and fibers. The store’s name was inspired from the daisy flower, the original sunflower called “eye of day.”
Cheers to living artFULLY in the heart of Wisconsin! Send your suggestions for Jean’s Foxy Finds to jdetjen@ scenenewspaper.com
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ENTERTAINMENT // CONCERT WATCH JULY 2015
Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band at EAA AirVenture! BY JANE SPIETZ Actor/humanitarian/musician Gary Sinise has enjoyed a multifaceted career. He started out playing in bands as a teenager, but became totally captivated by theater after performing in a high school production of West Side Story. Sinise went on to co-found the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago and still supports its activities. A prolific actor, he won an Emmy for his portrayal of George Wallace on television, a Golden Globe for Truman, in which he played Harry S. Truman and he was Detective Mac Taylor on CSI:NY. Sinise was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump. It was this last character that eventually led to his great passion for working to support veterans and veterans’ service organizations for the past thirty years. After forming the Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band, Sinise and his band regularly hit
the road to back these efforts, and he also makes solo appearances to help get the word out. His Gary Sinise Foundation was established in 2011 to raise funds and promote resources for servicemen and women. Sinise co-founded the Operation International Children program which ships school supply kits to troops serving in conflict areas overseas. Severely wounded veterans benefit from the Gary Sinise Foundation’s building of custom Smart Homes for them. He has earned numerous notable awards for his work, such as the Presidential Citizens Medal, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, The Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment from the Medal of Honor Society, and the Spirit of the USO Award. His most recent award was the 2015 Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF). Gary Sinise called me from Los Angeles not long ago to update me on his activities, including the Lt. Dan Band’s upcoming
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WHAT: Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band WHERE: EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh WI WHEN, COST & INFO: 7 PM Friday, July 24 performance at the 2015 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh WI. Jane Spietz: Hi Gary. You initially became hooked on acting in high school. Gary Sinise: I was playing in bands from the time I was in, like, 6th grade and hung out with the band guys a lot. Living in Glen Ellyn Illinois, I went to a production of West Side Story in high school and really liked watching the play. We then moved to Highland Park. It turns out that high school was doing West Side Story. I was standing in the hallway with some of my band members when the drama teacher walked by. He said we should come audi-
tion for the play because we looked like gang members and could play them in the play. I thought that was funny and I had just seen it, so I thought I would go check it out. I was standing outside the audition watching all these pretty girls walking in, so I followed them. (Laughs) I ended up auditioning and got in the show. From that point on, all I wanted to do is act in plays and play in bands. When I graduated high school, I started a theater company called Steppenwolf which has been around now for over forty years. I’m one of the three founders of the company so I’m still involved with fundraising and some of the things going on there. JS: Have you been involved in any acting projects lately? GS: Ever since CSI:NY went off the air in February of 2013, I have just poured myself into my foundation and military support work. I’ve been doing that pretty much full time for the past two and a half Continue on Page R14
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Shattuck Park [DOWNTOWN NEENAH] Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. Bring or buy a lunch and enjoy a mid-day break. A variety of entertainment will be featured along with a restaurant vendor of the week.
07/02 Mike Malone Trio 07/09 crowe brothers 07/16 grasscutters stephanie erin 07/23 brill 07/30 the bottlenecks
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Shattuck Park [DOWNTOWN NEENAH] WednesdayS, 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday evening concerts on the multi-use concert lawn at Shattuck Park from 6 – 8 p.m. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Restaurant vendor onsite.
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years. So it’s been a little bit of time away from that, but I have a television series that I’m going to start shooting the end of July. It’s a spinoff of the “Criminal Minds” show on CBS. We’ll be spinning off a new series called “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.” It explores the international division of the FBI. JS: How was the Gary Sinise Foundation established? GS: I had been working with several military charities, involved with veterans’ groups in the ‘90s working a little bit with the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and
in the ‘80s working with Vietnam veterans groups in the Chicago area. After September 11th, I just wanted to do something for our active duty service members who were deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq so I started volunteering for the USO and to support lots of different military charities that were popping up. I would just lend my services with the band or volunteer to help raise money or whatever I could do. After working with some of them for several years, it just became clear that the next step was for me to start my own veterans charity called the Gary Sinise Foundation. I’ve used what I’ve learned over the years in supporting men and women to try to bring some resources to help benefit them and their families. Our men and women are going to be called upon for years to come. Therefore, I stepped up to try to do my part in helping to support them. They are our freedom providers. It’s a dangerous world and they do dangerous things so we should back them up. JS: What’s your take on the level of support that is provided to today’s service members versus what was offered to veterans in the past? R14 | SceneNewspaper.com | July 2015
GS: Let’s look in retrospect. I’m motivated because of the Viet Nam veterans that I know, and the ones that I have in my family. My veteran support work goes back to the ‘70s and early ‘80s with the recognition as a young man that our Viet Nam veterans had really gotten a bad deal coming home. So my motivation today – the seeds of that – were planted years ago by the Viet Nam veterans who educated me. If you look at what’s happening today, I’m certainly motivated to do whatever I can to ensure that our active duty service members today are treated much better than our Viet Nam veterans were when they came home from war, and that what happened to our Viet Nam veterans never happens again. That you volunteer for service or go off to serve your country, you get shot at, you see your buddies get killed or wounded, you struggle with long deployments away from home, serious things happen to you, then you come home and the country turns its back on you. That’s no good. We never want that to happen. That’s a big motivator for me, and I think that’s a big motivator for a lot of people. We recognize that that was a bad deal and that hopefully we learn some hard lessons from that period. JS: The fact that there are more than 40,000 military charities out there kind of speaks pretty loudly to the fact that people do care about our service members. GS: I don’t think it’s up to the government to do everything. First of all, because they can’t, and I think it’s up to us as citizens who benefit from the freedom that’s provided by these service members who deploy at dangerous places around the world. It’s up to us, in some ways, to ensure that the veterans in our own communities, neighborhoods, towns and cities are taken care of. We can all do that by just stepping up and saying I want to take some action, or donate to an organization that is taking action. One of the things that I can do as a celebrity, as a public figure, is shine a light on things. It all became clear that there was a useful way that my success in the movie and television business could be applied. JS: Share the story about the formation of the Lt. Dan Band. GS: I started doing USO tours after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq started. I would go out and shake hands and take Continue on Page R16
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pictures. I had these band members that I played with for fun, and I finally talked the USO into letting me take the band members with me. I had been just shaking hands, and I wanted to entertain in some way. I remember the first tour I did overseas in Iraq. I was on a tour with Kid Rock, Lee Ann Womack and these other entertainers that were playing music. I immediately started talking to the USO. I said, “I have a band. I can go do this!” Because I’m an actor, they look at me like “Well, yeah sure, you’ve got a band.” But eventually, after five or six handshake tours, they let me take the band out on the road for the USO to play for the troops. That first year, after we went into Iraq, I went on six USO tours, like every month for six months. I was going “Send me to Iraq, send me to Europe, send me to Asia, wherever.” I just wanted to go be with the troops, visit our military, say thank you and pat ‘em on the back. Everywhere I was going on those handshake tours, they were calling me ‘Lt. Dan’ from Forrest Gump. So, when I started taking the musicians, I said
let’s call it Gary Sinise & the Lt Dan Band. We play contemporary, classic, blues, pop, rock, country. I want a big variety in the show because we play for little kids on these bases as well as older veterans. We’ll even play ‘40s tunes if we’re doing the DAV convention, for example, and they’ve got some World War II veterans attending. We try to play a little something for everybody. JS: What does it mean for you to be returning to perform at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh in July? GS: What I love about AirVenture is they’re so veteran-friendly. There are so many veterans there. We are always part of the big veterans salute and tribute. It’s always a pleasure to be around so many veteran-friendly families and so many patriotic Americans. I really enjoy our doing it and I’m glad we’re coming back this year. I hope that a lot of people come out to see us again. COST: EAA members $28, nonmembers $43 INFO: www.eaa.org/en/airventure www.ltdanband.com www.garysinisefoundation.org
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ENTERTAINMENT // SHORT BRANCH
LIVE MUSIC - NO COVER!
Short Branch Saloon Goes Long on Music BY GEORGE HALAS If you have not been to The Short Branch Saloon in Neenah in the last couple of years or so, be prepared to be very nicely surprised at what they’ve done to the place. Walking in the front door, the bar still has the same rustic feel it has always had. Keep walking and the end of the bar opens into an area with a new, raised stage, an excellent house sound system and tables arrayed in a way that facilitates listening and viewing as well as leaving a very comfortable dance floor. Continuing past the stage and heading outside, it opens up into a large big-treeshaded lawn with eight picnic tables, an outdoor stage and a bar that can accommodate up to 200 hundred people comfortably. If you are there on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you may notice that a lot of folks are drinking Bacon Bloody Mary’s. If you are there any time, you cannot help but notice the strong commitment to becoming one of the premier music venues in the Fox Valley. “Our goal at the Short Branch is to provide a great evening out for all of our customers,” said manager Jason Rothe. “We strive to provide many genres of local talent without a cover charge or overpriced drinks.” “I’ve got to give a shout out to our owner, Lorrie Davis,” Rothe added, “for providing us with a great vision and the support to accomplish great things. Music is our number one priority and, not only R18 | SceneNewspaper.com | July 2015
are we committed to making The Short Branch a top music destination, we’d like to work with other venues to make Neenah a great music destination.” Special events are coming up as well. “One of the highlights to mark on your calendars is our annual corn roast, July 11th, with many great bands headlined by The Presidents all day and night. Also, make plans to be at our end of the summer luau in August that includes a pig roast and the limbo out in the backyard!” Rothe emphasized that the changes and improvements are still coming. “We plan on continuing with the current remodeling that many are seeing as well as adding a kitchen,” he said. “One of our objectives is to have a Friday fish fry that will accommodate our inside guests and outside in our spacious backyard!” The Short Branch offers three different regular music “nights” each week, starting on Wednesdays with Classic Rock running from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In July and August, Bobby Evans and Russ Reiser perform on alternate Wednesdays. On Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Valley Unplugged series is offering A-Town Unplugged, Cool Waters and Christopher Gold. The musically diverse Summer Showcase presents The Presidents on July 11, Consult The Briefcase on July 18 and Crankin’ Yankees on July 25. The August lineup includes Red Light Saints, Leading The Blind, Dead Horses, Miles Nielson and The Mustache.
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NEWS & VIEWS // MEDIA RANTS
Educating for the Public Sphere BY TONY PALMERI A majority of American adults avoid participation in public discussion of issues. Given that so much of what passes for public discourse is infected with the twin poisons of prepackaged partisan talking points and mindless put downs of opposing views, avoidance behavior should not be surprising. Unfortunately, citizen withdrawal from the public sphere has real consequences. When uncontested bad ideas dominate, policy makers feel empowered to make them into law. The fact that the 400 wealthiest individuals on the Forbes 400 list have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans combined is a testament to the power of narrow monied interests to get “reverse Robin Hood” economic policy ideas taken seriously. How can people become more engaged in solving the problems caused by an unhealthy public sphere? Clearly education has to be part of the solution. As a teacher in a Department of Communication at UW Oshkosh that states as its mission helping students to “find their voice,” I am always looking for ways to encourage public engagement. The rest of this rant describes a seminar I taught in the spring of this year designed to provide students with some tools necessary to analyze and evaluate discourse in the public sphere, and hopefully “raise the bar” for such discourse when choosing to enter that sphere themselves.
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The seminar was called “Rhetoric in Action.” At the most basic level, rhetoric is the “art of persuasion.” The goal in the course was to expose students to writers in the public sphere for whom persuasion is the major purpose for writing. Newspaper op-ed writers represent probably the best example of the kind of persuaders I had in mind, so I assigned each of the 22 enrolled students a writer that they followed all semester. The assigned writers were Paul Krugman, Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, Frank Bruni, Gail Collins, and Ross Douthat of the New York Times; Leonard Pitts, Jr. of the Miami Herald; Dana Milbank, Eugene Robinson, Kathleen Parker, Katrina vandenHeuvel, Jennifer Rubin, Richard Cohen, E.J.Dionne, Jr., George Will, and Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post; Meghan Daum and Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times; Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias of Vox.com; and John Nichols of the Madison Capital Times. My main criteria in selecting the writers were: (1) the writer needed to be engaged consistently in writing about major public policy issues, (2) the writer needed to write for a mainstream source, and (3) the writer needed to have a substantial following. Obviously many writers meet those criteria, so I tried to arrive at a balance of liberal, moderate, and conservative voices. My own familiarity with the 22 writers was also a consideration; knowing about the writers in advance made it easier for me to determine if students were representing
them accurately in their assigned papers for the course. The course textbook was The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking, and Writing Critically by professors Karlyn Campbell, Susan Huxman, and Thomas Burkholder. The writers conceptualize a successful rhetorical act as one that employs the resources of evidence, argument, organization, and language to overcome challenges making persuasion difficult. Those challenges arise from audience (they often misinterpret messages and are resistant to change), subject and purpose (subjects can be complex and saying yes to the purpose might cost too much), and the rhetor him or herself (a writer’s prior reputation might get in the way of accepting his or her current argument). Students wrote many short papers analyzing how their assigned writer tried to overcome specific rhetorical challenges, leading to wonderful classroom discussions about public issues and the manner in which mainstream writers frame them. As the semester went on most seemed to be disturbed by how little the writers address issues of concern to young people; debt, lack of enough good paying jobs, and the environment to name just three examples. I found myself reminding them frequently that the answer was simple: write and speak about the issues you care about. Make a commitment to the public sphere. The final assignment was a lengthy paper requiring the student to evaluate his or her assigned writer based on artistic
quality, effectiveness, accuracy, and/or ethics. These were some of the most intelligent and enjoyable papers I’ve read in a while. A good number of students were drawn to the ethical standard, which looks favorably on rhetoric that promotes social harmony and unfavorably on that which promotes discord. One student told me that a politiEthics.com website would be more valuate than politiFact. I told her she should start it. As a result of this course, one student was motivated to publish his own op-ed (on the topic of student debt) for the student Advance Titan newspaper. Another submitted her final paper (arguing that the NYT’s Frank Bruni weds a sense of comic, tragic, and history like a modern Shakespeare) to the Oshkosh Scholar journal of student scholarship. Like the majority of liberal arts courses offered at the UW, “Rhetoric in Action” provided students with a meaningful opportunity to think critically about civic responsibility. Such opportunities make it more likely that graduates will pay critical attention to what is going on in Madison and Washington. Perhaps that is why so many politicians want to reduce the UW mission to mere concern with job skills. Tony Palmeri (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a professor of communication studies at UW Oshkosh.
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ENTERTAINMENT // CD REVIEW
MY DESIRE OF YOU CD Review BY GEORGE HALAS Given that one of the songs on this CD has been nominated for an international award, this reviewer believes that he is not going out on a limb in stating that “My Desire of You” is a great album and arguably the best yet from Jamie Lyn Fletcher. She has an excellent voice and tastefully subdued vocal style that creates intrigue and a certain journey-into-the-unknown feel. She complements her voice by choosing keys and notes lower than most female vocalist, again creating intrigue. Her songs often sound like the music that sets up the scary part of the movie…or is it romance… or is it both? She is also an outstanding – again intriguing – lyricist. The title/opening track, “My Desire For You” is a tune that gets you on the first bass note and keeps you with an intoxicating beat and intelligent, inventive lyrics that sit perfectly on top of her piano-driven
groove. She leaves one wondering if she truly embraces her desire; the lyrical twists will encourage multiple listens. The award-nominated (see “The Spanish Inquisition” in this issue for detail) “I’ll Kiss You In The Rain” has that same multiple-listenable quality. It features a Brazilian tempo sparked by Fletcher’s stylish piano augmented by rhythmic guitar and includes sweet chord, tempo and mood changes. Her vocal sets an emotionally evocative tone that brings out the happy. Fletcher lures you into “Dangerous Beautiful” with an acoustic guitar intro then traps in a harmonic and intensity build that definitely sounds dangerous… but captivating. She uses a jazzier guitar to take you into a rather tastefully adult “In My Dreams.” She needs only an acoustic guitar to present the case her heart vs. her soul in “Unresolved.” She is very pleased with the sound and
feel of the entire album and a newly discovered emotional vulnerability. “Having the most amazing recording engineer and producer on the planet doesn’t hurt either,” she emphasized. “Marc Golde broke me, I don’t know how many times, in the studio over getting into the right emotional place on each song. He would accept nothing less. Who knew rocker guys could be so sensitive. He might kill me for repeating this, but regarding “What Now,” he says ‘this makes me want to just to go ice skating with Audrey Hepburn in Central Park.” Had this reviewer thinking of lacing up the skates as well, but it’s a song that would work well with wine and a fire. “And Marc’s board,” Fletcher said, “this is my first album on ‘that board’ - Vintage analog 30 channel API Aengus Model 73one of only two ever made. Play it through a set of old beastly analog speakers and the cellos will dance around the room while
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I whisper the lyrics in your ear. It is sometimes unnervingly intimate. You hear every spit crackle and every breath. The only effect used was an authentic plate reverb. Marc had the vision for this work and executed it immaculately, as did the musicians and beautiful photographer Sofia of Sofia Imagery. You have to see the cover – wow! The album was mastered at Sterling Audio in New York which pushed the vision right over the top.” The songs on this album will also sound great live, so it might be a good idea to catch Jamie Lyn Fletcher at one of her upcoming gigs and grab a CD there. You can download a free copy of the awardnominated “The Fool” from her 2012 release “Jamie” as well as her schedule at www.jamielynnfletcher.com
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ENTERTAINMENT // THE SPANISH INQUISITION
Jamie Lyn Fletcher on the Rise BY GEORGE HALAS The Inquisition and those in-the-know in northeast Wisconsin have known for some time that Jamie Lynn Fletcher is one of the best and most creative singermusician-composers. But it’s not just Wisco – the world is now taking notice. The Green Bay-based Fletcher was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as one of five 14th Independent Music Awards nominees in the Jazz with Vocals Category for her song “I’ll Kiss You In The Rain” from her new album “My Desire of You.” IMA nominations in more than 80 categories spanned over the globe from nearly 30 countries. The eclectic mix of established and rising talent was culled from thousands of submissions. Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges such as Arturo Sandoval, Jane Monheit, Suzanne Vega, Sharon Jones, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Lila Downs, Judy Collins, Raul Midón, Amanda Palmer, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shelby Lynne, Chris Wood & Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), as well as numerous talent elites. In addition to the winners selected by the Artist & Industry judges, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 31, 2015 to vote for their favorite Nominees at The Vox Pop Jukebox, the fan-determined portion of The IMAs. “It is quite the honor and I’m humbled at the positive response. There certainly has been an increased demand for what I do since the nomination, and it has encouraged me to continue testing the album in a more international realm,” Fletcher said. “I will not rest on the laurels of the nomination, though. You are only as good as what you produce right now. It is such an honor to have this nomination, but an even bigger honor to have fans support their favorite independent music, uncontrolled by commerciality and written for qualityminded music lovers.” This was not the first time she has been honored. “The Fool,” a cut off her 2012 release, “Jamie,” made it as a finalist in the 2013 International John Lennon Songwriting R24 | SceneNewspaper.com | July 2015
Competition. “It’s about making a mistake that most of us have made and I still get so many requests for it on my live shows as it resonates with the human experience,” she said. Fletcher’s star has been rising in Europe as well as she has made several trips over the last couple years. “The past two years I’ve been focusing on finding the right sound,” she said. “It was impossible to do until I realized I had to start being true to myself and the music that I wanted to produce: something tender and gentle that cannot be pigeonholed because it is just ‘music.’ There was also a process of facing my biggest fears of loving and being loved. Sometimes you get run over by inspiration or a situation and you can’t run away any more. The new album is the beginning of letting go.” Her European experiences serve as a musical travelogue. “Europe is so vast,” Fletcher said “but you can drive all day and pass through several cultures and languages, unlike in the States. Irony and a few good friends have brought me to Austria on tour several times over the past few years. Vienna is so rich in history, architecture, music, and art; everyone loves live entertainment. Their tastes bend more towards the early American ‘traditional’ jazz music of pre-WWII and then jump into rockabilly, skipping over much of the Western world’s music from the 1930’s & 40’s as it was banned under Hitler. Poodle skirts and bobby socks are a rave in many clubs now, but there is a burgeoning niche who appreciates original music as well as the Great American Song Book, which is where my musical heart likes to hang out. It’s pure elegance.” And the music scene in London? “Amazingly rich in all styles and they are over-the-top with the funk. No shortage of groove,” she said. “Belgium leans more towards hard jazz and be-bop and France remains unchanged with their love for everything sultry and chanteuse. Oslo was a complete surprise as my second evening led me to a concert by Norway’s probably most-predominant pop artist, Bjørn Eidsvag. My brain had no idea what he was singing, but his music penetrates into a deep place in the soul, which attests to the universality of the music language. I was
blessed to later meet with him for lunch and an interview.” “My third night I stumbled upon an American-style big band complete with the Andrew sisters,” she added. “For a selfproclaimed ‘amateur band’ (one is considered amateur if their main income is not in performing music), they nailed it. I spent the rest of my time exploring the scene and playing my butt off nearly every night in every style of music - regardless of spoken language. I was warmly accepted on stage in all situations and hope to return soon.” The album proved to be somewhat of a metaphysical quest. “This new album is completely different from anything I have done,” she said. “I met an incredible individual, Marc Golde, who turned my being inside out, challenged me in every way, forced me to address my deepest fears, and impacted me enough to finally stop running from myself in my most hidden self-destruction. The new album is an examination of the baby steps of the process...the hesitations, the
fears, the wants, the desires, the dark edges, the joyful light, and the hopes of maybe one day being able to fully trust and love.” “Sometimes I listen to it and I don’t even recognize myself - did I write that?” she continued. “The music is extremely subtle and tender with multiple meanings, but hopefully something that everyone can relate to if they pay close attention. There were several times I had to question exactly who I was speaking to in the music - to my inspiring person, to God, or to myself - not to confuse any of them with each other, of course. This new work is an admission of vulnerability- something I once swore I would never let out. But there is no art without vulnerability.” Fletcher will be back in town in July and August for multiple gigs in Green Bay, DePere and Door County. For a complete schedule - and while you’re there, you can download “The Fool” for free (along with a couple other older originals) – go to her website: jamielynnfletcher.com
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ENTERTAINMENT // SUNSPLASH
Sister Bay celebrating new beach with Midwest Sunsplash Music Festival What happens when you pair $18 million in beach and park improvements, the crystal clear waters of Green Bay, and Reggae, Roots and Rock? The Midwest Sunsplash Music Festival in its new home in Sister Bay, Door County! This August 7-8, the new Waterfront stage in Sister Bay hosts the first new major music festival to hit Door County in a decade. A line up of 9 musical acts, an eclectic mix of food and drink vendors, and sellers of groovy goods will bring a fresh vibe to the village and give people an opportunity to check out the newly completed beach and Waterfront Park. “Midwest SunSplash is a fun and funky new venture for Sister Bay, that will ideally make people take another look at Sister Bay as a place to visit,” said Zeke Jackson, administrator for the Village of Sister Bay. “This event is an opportunity to showcase the new public waterfront in an active and vibrant way. Sister Bay is the place for young, active families to relax and make fun memories. “ Village President David Lienau confirmed Jackson’s sentiments, adding, “This will attract new visitors that haven’t been to Sister Bay or Door County, and give people who haven’t been in a while a reason to come back.” The connection with Sister Bay and the Midwest Sunsplash (MWSS) event was a serendipitous one. Unity the Band played the first ever concert on the new Sister Bay Stage July 31, 2014. After the show, Unity lead singer Pita Katobalavu and Sister Bay Advancement Association Director Paige Funkhouser chatted about the new venue, music and SBAA’s desire to bring a music festival to the Village. Thus, Midwest SunSplash found a new home. MWSS began as a concert series by Katobalavu and his partner, Kay Halbrook. They were looking to grow the series, and for a new, better venue than previously used. “Unity headlining the first concert at the new Waterfront Pavilion last summer packed the park,” Funkhouser said. “It was a perfect night: warm, beautiful sunset, people on boats listening to the jams. The energy of Pita’s band and their really positive messages created beautiful atmosphere on the waterfront. Unity drew a huge crowd with a fantastically diverse mix of ages and personalities. Zeke (Jackson) and I started talking with Pita and from there the festival idea grew into what people will experience Aug. 7 and 8.” Funkhouser, Jackson, Katobalavu and R26 | SceneNewspaper.com | July 2015
Halbrook met in November over sushi at Bonsai in De Pere, and started planning this year’s event as a soft opening of the new waterfront. A Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism was written, and awarded to help promote the event. The grant award is funding the traditional and social media marketing to attract visitors from around the Midwest to the event. The state’s tourism marketing arm was onboard with the goal of inviting younger people and more diverse visitors to the state and Door County. August 8 will be an art and music-filled day on the water in Sister Bay. Sister Bay Advancement Association will also host the 13th annual Door County Festival of Fine Arts in Waterfront Park on the north side of the Sister Bay Village Hall. This festival showcases Door County fine artists, who sell, and demonstrate their craft throughout the day, 10 - 5 p.m. “By pairing these two events, people attending Midwest SunSplash can spend their day perusing fine art at the Door County Festival of Fine Arts, and learning how artists create,” Funkhouser explained. “DCFA will also have live music throughout the day to put people in the mood for MWSS. Door County’s successful art scene will help draw people to MWSS, and people who have come for the new music will get to experience the vibrant art scene in Door County.” Katobalavu handpicked the entertainment to represent diverse music styles, with the idea to appeal to the usual Door County crowds, with aspiration to attract new visitors who may not have been to the peninsula. “My band has played all over in Door County, at Fishstock and other events for many years, and I love the warm welcomes we receive,” Katobalavu said. “I wanted to make sure we brought up great musicians that will entertain the local people who are exposed to lots of great talent all the time. I also chose bands for their geographic location and the size of their fan base. The bands will invite their fans to come up to Door County and hear their favorite band in a new location. Did we mention you’ll be able to swim while listening to the music?” The festival kicks off Friday, August 7 at 4 p.m. with three bands playing on the Waterfront Stage until 9 p.m. Saturday’s line up features six bands playing from 2 p.m. until Continue on Page R28
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ENTERTAINMENT // SUNSPLASH Continued from Page R26 Midnight. Honey & the 45’s kicked off their 2015 touring season by opening for Smash Mouth in North Carolina, and are including Midwest Sunsplash in their busy schedule. Katobalavu first connected with them through a fan in Rockford, and in his search for unique acts for MWSS, he thought they really stood out. “Their folk/blues/funk combo is really kick-ass,” saaid Katobalavu. “Having two women musicians out front isn’t something you see too often!” Lead singer/songwriter and guitarist Kristina Cottone shares the stage with Kim Kozel, who sings and plays saxophone and violin in this Chicago-based group. Kottone and Kozel are joined by lead guitarist Jon Gould, Sean Tatum on bass, and drummer Jarad Kleinstein. Among their credentials is a Best Blues/Jazz Band honor in 2014 from the Chicago Independent Music Awards. They recently released their second album “MAD.” They will kick off Saturday’s line up at 2 p.m. on the Sister Bay Stage. Natty Nation will draw their fans from Madison and southern Wisconsin to Door County, with the lure of a great Friday night headliner show at MWSS. Traditionally, Sunsplash festivals are known for the Reggae message of peace, love and unity, and Natty Nation
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has been touring and playing those positive vibrations since 1995. A steady back up band for such legends as Lee “Scratch” Perry and Chaka Demus & Pliers, they have a tight dubbased sound that attracts reggae purists as well as seekers of roots-rock-reggae. Other bands performing during the two day event include: Katobalavu’s Unity the Band, Whiskey of the Damned, Recalcitrant, Big Wig Mechanics, Wifee & the Huzz Band, and Earth to Clark. For a full festival experience, camping is available for festival goers at the Sister Bay Sports Complex, with a separate area for tents and RVs. Starting at 9 p.m. Friday night,
MWSS ticket holders will be treated to an acoustic “after-hours” campfire music jam at the camping area hosted by Door County’s own Mary Jane Gang. “Camping really makes the festival by adding a communal setting for people to share and chill during and after MWSS. The Village of Sister Bay has helped make this happen, and they are building a bonfire for Friday night’s acoustic jam, and will shoot off fireworks Friday night,” said Funkhouser. To create a festival atmosphere, MWSS is looking for food and drink vendors, and arts and crafts vendors, that will fit with the Reggae-Roots-Rock vibe.
“We would love to bring locally sourced foods and drinks that include healthy options mixed in with summer treats to our festival, and that has been the focus of our search for unique vendors,” festival manager Kay Halbrook said. “The arts and crafts vendors will be distinctly different than the artists showcased in the Door County Festival of Fine Arts. We have a multi-cultural focus, with people sharing ethnic rituals like the Fijian Kava Ceremony and Henna Tattoo Artists, along with people selling natural and peace-building goods and native arts.” The musical lineup for the day will take the stage on the Sister Bay Waterfront Stage, except Friday night after 9 p.m.: Midwest SunSplash Music Festival is Friday from 4-9 p.m. at the Sister Bay Stage in Waterfront Park, 10693 North Bay Shore Drive, Highway 42, Sister Bay. Friday’s entertainment will move to the nearby Sister Bay Sports Complex (2155 Autumn Court) from 9 p.m. – midnight. Saturday, the festival grounds open at noon with music from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Sister Bay Stage in Waterfront Park. Tickets are $30 for General Admission and $10 per person for camping. Tickets are available online at www.midwestsunsplash.com and at the door the day of the event. Children 10 and under are free.
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ENTERTAINMENT // ROCK USA
Rock USA’s 5th Anniversary! BY JANE SPIETZ It’s hard to believe that the world class Rock USA festival is about to recognize its 5th anniversary! Its mission still applies today: “To deliver the maximum Rock Festival experience while still offering a very affordable ticket. To listen to what the fans want and cater to their experience in the best way we can. ...and finally to deliver a kick-ass line up year in, and year out.” This year’s line up will be no exception to the rule, with headliners Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Judas Priest, Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold and many great supporting acts scheduled to perform.
I touched base with Rock USA promoter Dan Liebhauser recently to get the scoop on this year’s event. Jane Spietz: Rock USA is about to celebrate its 5th anniversary! How has this world class event evolved over the past 5 years? Dan Liebhauser: Five years ago Rock USA kicked off its first year with KISS, and attendance hit about 70,000. Last year the attendance had grown to about 100,000. JS: What type of feedback have you been getting from fans? DL: Looks like the rock fans approve of what we’re trying to do. Our goal is to deliver as broad a mix of rock entertainment as possible. In fact, our motto is: Sold Rock. No Limits. JS: Tell us about the exciting line up for this year’s event. You have forecast that it will be a monster! DL: Onstage for Rock USA’s 5th year is Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold, Def Lep-
WHAT: Rock USA 2015 WHERE: Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh WI WHEN, COST & INFO: July 15 – 18, 2015 $69 through 7/3/15, $79 at the gate All 4 days for $129 through 7/3/15, $159 at the gate www.rockusaoshkosh.com pard, Alice Cooper, Breaking Benjamin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and enough power acts to give us budget nightmares of $2 million dollars in talent. JS: The ‘Who Do You Want?’ poll on the Rock USA website provides fans with the ability to state their preferences about whom they would like to see perform.
How much is their input taken into account when acts are being considered? DL: The very reason for the ‘Who Do You Want?’ feature is to allow us to tap into the pulse of our rock fans. This is probably the most important piece of info we use in buying out talent. JS: Looking to the future, what are your hopes for Rock USA in the next five years? DL: Big things happening for 2016! We plan on spending an additional $300,000 on talent and we want our rock fans to follow us on social media as we roll out some really exciting changes in the next coming months for Rock USA 2016. JS: Thanks, Dan. Looking forward to another great event!
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WEST SIDE KITTY CORONA MUSIC Green Bay 3:00pm PINELAND CAMPING WORLD OF BEER DAN TULSA APPLETON 9-12:00 PARK FRATELLO’S DECK ARKDALE 7-11:00 July 5 Oshkosh 6:00pm THE JIMMYS BUFFALO STOMP COPPER BOX PLAZA AT THE BRIDGE BAR FREMONT BAYOU EDGEWATER FREMONT 2:00PM BASH MADISON 8:30PM R2 FREMONT 5:00PM STAR SIXTY NINE CLEARWATER HARBOR BRUCE KOESTNER PLAZA AT THE Waupaca 3:00pm HEIDEL HOUSE EDGEWATER NASHVILLE PIPELINE GREEN LAKE 7-10:00 MADISON 6:00pm CZS GEANO BEACH ALEX WILSON BAND Oshkosh 2:00pm WAUPUN 7-8:30 STUMP DODGER BASH THOSE WEASELS JULY 1 BAR & GRILL HOOKERS RESORT PLAZA AT THE COPPER BOX TEDD YOUNG GAY MILLS 7-8:30 CRANKIN YANKEES LITTLE SUAMICO POYNETTE 4-8:00 EDGEWATER CONSULT THE SAWDUST DAYSFOURTH OF JULY SARDINE CAN 3:00pm REPLICA MADISON 3:00pm BRIEFCASE VARIETY STAGE CELEBRATION Green Bay 5:30pm DOUBLE DOWN WAYNE NEUMANN SUMMERFEST- HARLEY JANDAS BAR Oshkosh 7:00pm WAUPUN 2-3:00 JOHNNY WAD DUBLINS LUXEMBURG 8:00pm REGATTA 220 A-TOWN UNPLUGGED THOSE WEASELS DAVIDSON STAGE SAWDUST DAYS WEST BEND 3:00PM THE COUGARS Green Bay 6:00pm Milwaukee 2:00pm SHORT BRANCH FOURTH OF JULY Oshkosh 7:00pm BOBBY EVANS BAND LEICHT PARK STAGEWILDSIDE SEPARATE WAYS Neenah 7:00PM CELEBRATION RUSS REISER FLAGSTONE WEST SIDE RIVERBEND RV RESORT APPLETON 5:00PM THOSE WEASELS SUMMERFEST- JOJOS WAUPUN 4:30-6:45 SHORT BRANCH Green Bay 6:00pm WATERTOWN 7:30PM SILVER CRYST TAYLOR JAY MARTINI BAR Neenah 6:00PM THE PRESIDENTS RED CLOVER ROOFTOP JUMPERS WAUTOMA 7-11:00 Milwaukee 4:00pm FRATELLO’S DECK THOSE WEASELS FOX HARBOR PUB & LEICHT PARK STAGESKINNY DAVE’S RPM Oshkosh 6:00pm July 4 SILVER CRYST GRILL WEST SIDE Mountain 9:00PM TANNER PARKBOXCAR WAUTOMA 7-11:00 Green Bay 6:00pm WIFEE AND THE HUZZ Green Bay 2:30PM BAD HABITZ CELEBRATE WAUPUN FRIDAYS ON THE FOX- BAND RABID AARDVARKS BIG AND TALL RABID AARDVARKS SUMMERFEST- MILLER GAMEDAY SPORTS BAR CITY DECK SUMMERFEST- MILLER Waupun 5:15pm 4TH OF JULY NORTHSTAR CASINO LITE STAGE BRIAN JAMES Green Bay 6:00pm LITE STAGE Appleton 4:00pm CELEBRATION BOWLER 8:30PM Milwaukee 12:00PM THE BAR LYNNDALE HALF EMPTY Milwaukee 3:00pm GOOD TYME DJ STURGEON BAY 7:00pm RPM NASHVILLE PIPELINE Appleton 7:00pm GAMEDAY SPORTS BAR BOOGIE AND THE JELLYSTONE PARK July 2 PFIFFNER PIONEER VILLAGE PARK JOE & JANICE Appleton 8:00pm FREMONT 7-10:00 YOYOZ TEQUILA TANGO PARK-NORTH TENT BONDUEL 7:00pm WORLD OF BEER COOKEE...TIMELESS SLY JOE & THE 4TH OF JULY ANDUZZIS STEVENS POINT 7:00pm COOKEE...TIMELESS APPLETON 9-12:00 MUSIC SMOOTH OPERATORS CELEBRATION Howard 7:00pm GIBRALTAR GRILL July 3 Waupun 8:00pm CHAD DEMEUSE FISH CREEK 7:30-10:30 BOOGIE AND THE DAPHNI ANDUZZIS-EAST JOIN US FOR A FREE HYDE YOYOZ ALONZO PARK Green Bay 7:00pm HAWK BAR & GRILL APPLETON MEMORIAL HORTONVILLE 1:30PM BIG AND TALL Crivitz 9:00pm FOLLOW SUIT PARK FRATELLO’S DECK LUCAS CATES Appleton 11:00pm BLIND SQUIRREL Oshkosh 6:00pm HOLIDAYS PUB& GRILL THE COUGARS SHAWANO 6:00pm DAN TULSA Neenah 7:00pm ROCK ROCK ROCKS HOLIDAYS PUB& GRILL BOB AND JONIS RABID AARDVARKS BRIDGE BAR NORTHERN LIGHTS Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Neenah 7:00pm NORTHSTAR CASINO FREMONT 4-8:00 White Lake 9:30pm ROOFTOP JUMPERS Tours: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Wine Bar: 4:30 p.m. – Close Bowler 8:00pm CRANKIN YANKEES THIRD WHEEL HOUDINI PLAZA POINT REYES Hop aboard a golf cart and tour the • Wisconsin sourced CATHEDRAL PINES BRIDGE BAR small plate menu Appleton 5:30pm garden grounds with us! Learn about PEABODY’S SIDE YARD FREMONT 9:00PM GRILLHOUSE- BEAVERS • Extensive wine CONSULT THE the unique partnership between OSHKOSH 8:00PM selection SPENCER JONES BAR BRIEFCASE Riverview Gardens and Stone Cellar • Full cocktail bar RPM CANNOVA’S PIZZERIA TOWNSEND 5:30pm MILL CREEK then sit back, relax and enjoy a night • Beers on tap POTAWATOMI CASINO Neenah 6:00pm THE PRESIDENTS Appleton 9:00pm out in our wine bar and patio. • Soft instrumental music Carter 8:00pm HURRY UP WAIT CLEARWATER HARBOR DOUBLE DOWN NASHVILLE PIPELINE CITY PARK Waupaca 9:30PM PLANK ROAD PUB QUIETWOODS SOUTH Medford 7:00pm HURRY UP WAIT De Pere 7:00pm CAMP RESORT SONIC CIRCUS DAMN YANKEES MIXTAPE Brussels 8:00pm CLEARWATER HARBOR WATERING HOLE REGATTA 220 BIG AND TALL Waupaca 9:30pm HORTONVILLE 6:00pm Green Bay 6:00pm REGATTA 220 BAD HABITZ TED EGGE COOKEE...TIMELESS Green Bay 6:00pm COMMUNITY FESTDOCKSIDE TAVERN MUSIC COPPER BOX CURTIS REED PARK OSHKOSH 6:00pm SAWDUST DAYS RIVERFRONT Menasha 7:00pm BOURBON COWBOYS OSHKOSH 1-1:45 RENDEVOUS JOHNNY WAD FARMER GENES HITS STEVENS POINT 6:30PM Fireman’s Park CAMPGROUND SAWDUST DAYS THE PRESIDENTS Elkhart Lake 8:00pm MARION 7:00pm OSHKOSH 2-3:30 ROCK N BOOMJOHNNY WAD ANDY’S AUTOMATICS ROAD TRIP FIREMAN’S PARK FOURTH OF JULY FIRE OVER THE FOXSAWDUST DAYS 1101 S. Oneida Street Mayville 9:30pm CELEBRATION WEST SIDE Appleton, WI 54915 Oshkosh 8:00pm ASK YOUR MOTHER 920.997.3332 PARDEEVILLE 7-11:00 Green Bay 7:00pm SLY JOE & THE SKINNY DAVE’S stonecellarriverview.com CONSULT THE SMOOTH OPERATORS RICOCHETTES Just across S. Oneida St. from Mountain 9:00pm FOURTH OF JULY BRIEFCASE SAWDUST DAYS Stone Cellar Brewpub SPITFIRE RODEO CELEBRATION FIRE OVER THE FOX-
LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR
Garden Tour July 14, 15 & 16
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CALENDAR // LIVE MUSIC JIM AND LINDA’S LAKEVIEW SUPPERCLUB Malone 5:00PM COPPER BOX JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE FEST Johnsonville 2:00pm ROSETTI & WIGLEY OSTHOFF RESORT ELKHART LAKE 2-6:00 UNITY PFIFFNER PIONEER PARK-NORTH TENT STEVENS POINT 7:00pm BIG MOUTH PLANK ROAD PUB De Pere 5:30PM JOHNNY WAD SUMMERFEST- BMO HARRIS STAGE MILWAUKEE 8:00PM HALF EMPTY SUMMERFEST- BRIGGS AND STRATTON Milwaukee 2:30PM
SHANE HARDWICKE CLEARWATER HARBOR WAUPACA 6:00PM BAD HABITZ LEACH AMPHITHEATRE Oshkosh 6:00pm REVEREND RAVEN PULLMANS APPLETON 6:00pm HITS WAVERING PARK PHELPS 5-9:00
ROB ANTHONY ANDUZZIS HOWARD 7:00pm BIG AND TALL ANDUZZIS-EAST Green Bay 7:00pm THE COUGARS BIRD CREEK PARK WAUTOMA 6:00pm CHAD DEMEUSE FRATELLO’S DECK OSHKOSH 7:00pm RUSS REISER July 8 GOOSE BLIND SCOTTIE MEYER CLEARWATER HARBOR GREEN LAKE 8:30-12:00 TAYLOR JAY WAUPACA 6:00PM HOLIDAYS PUB& GRILL TALK OF THE TOWN Neenah 7:00pm PIONEER PARK PATTIE AND FAZ ASHWAUBENON RED AND WHITE WINE 11:30AM BAR COPPER BOX REEDSBURG CONCERT Appleton 5:30pm TEQUILA TANGO IN THE PARK REGATTA 220 Reedsburg 6:30PM 6:00pm BOBBY EVANS BAND Green Bay COOL WATERS BAND July 6 SHORT BRANCH SHORT BRANCH DIAMOND AND STEEL Neenah 6:00PM Neenah 7:00pm HERITAGE HILL-MUSIC SLY JOE & THE SMOOTH OPERATORS SONIC CIRCUS ON THE GREEN THE STOP INN TAVERN WAUSAU AIRPORTGreen Bay 6:00pm ELKHART LAKE 9:00PM BALLON RALLY July 7 WAUSAU 6:00pm
BRIAN JAMES WORLD OF BEER Appleton 9:00pm
HOLIDAYS PUB& GRILL Neenah 7:00pm THE PRESIDENTS JIMMY SEAS July 10 Green Bay 9:00PM RPM PHOCUS BEACH BASH- 500 PEABODY’S ZLATNIK DR. Oshkosh 9:00PM TWO RIVERS 7:00pm DAN TULSA COPPER BOX REGATTA 220 BEAUX ARTS STAGE @ Green Bay 6:00pm BASTILLE DAYS HYDE Milwaukee 9:45PM SARDINE CAN SLY JOE & THE Green Bay 9:00pm SMOOTH OPERATORS DOOZEY BECKET’S SKINNY DAVE’S Oshkosh 8:30pm Mountain 9:00PM JUDY GAROT GRAND UNION CANNOVA’S PIZZERIA ST KATHERINE DREXEL Neenah 6:00pm KAUKAUNA 7:00pm STAR SIXTY NINE REPLICA CIVIC PARK WAUSAU AIRPORTNEW HOLSTEIN 7:30PM BALLON RALLY CHAD DEMEUSE WAUSAU 6:30PM DOCKSIDE TAVERN BOOGIE AND THE OSHKOSH 6:00pm YOYOZ HAPPY HOUR HEROES WEBB FEST FRATELLO’S DECK NEKOOSA 7:00pm OSHKOSH 6:00pm TRAVIS LEE DUO DEAD HORSES WORLD OF BEER HARMONY BAR APPLETON 9:00pm Madison 8:00pm July 11 BRIAN JAMES
WIFEE AND THE HUZZ BAND ANNUAL TUG BOAT PARTY STURGEON BAY 12:00pm UNITY BASTILLE DAYSKILBOURN WEST STAGE MILWAUKEE 9:45PM 6 FIGURES BEACH BASH- 500 ZLATNIK DR. TWO RIVERS 1:00PM DAVE OLSEN BAND BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 4-8:00 POLAR ALCHEMY CANNOVA’S PIZZERIA Neenah 6:00pm CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE CLEARWATER HARBOR Waupaca 9:30PM FOLLOW SUIT DOCKSIDE TAVERN Oshkosh 8:00pm JAKE WARNE FRATELLO’S DECK Oshkosh 6:00pm COOKEE...TIMELESS MUSIC
GIBRALTAR GRILL FISH CREEK 7:30-10:00 DEAD HORSES GREENLAKE RENEWAL PROJECT Princeton 6:00pm GRAND UNION GREENVILLE CATFISH RACES GREENVILLE 5:30pm GRAND UNION GREENVILLE LIONS PARK PAVILLION GREENVILLE 11:00PM UNITY HAEGEMEISTER PARK Green Bay 10:30AM BOBBY EVANS BAND HEADLINERS NEENAH 6:00pm BILL STEINERT HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 7-10:00 IN BLACK N WHITE HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 12-2:45 ROAD TRIP HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 3:30-6:00 VIC FERRARI HERITAGE DAYS NEILLSVILLE 8:30-12:00
July 3rd - Point Reyes in the sideyard 8 to 11 July 4th - DJ G Spot July 10th - Phocus July 17th - Point Reyes July 18th - Jam Funk All Stars July 24th - Circle of Heat July 25th - DJ G Spot
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Tuesday is “2 for 1”
Specials- Food and Beverage Selections
Handcrafted Wood Furniture
“No Whining on Wednesdays” 1/2 Price Select Wines at the Bar
Thursday is “Cheap Date Night” Just $30/Couple includes Appetizers, Entrees, Salad, & Dessert!
Friday Specials starting at just $11 Lake Perch, Walleye, Salmon, Shrimp & Cod!!!
Saturday “Prime Rib”
Our Sea Salt, Peppercorn, Garlic & Thyme Rub make this the “Best in Portage County”
Shop Downtown Fond du Lac!
Dates to Remember:
City Band Concert Series every Wednesday Night Chef Thad’s Feast Never Famine Dinner Thursday July 16, 2015
Handcrafted Solid Wood Furniture • Many Amish Items Hours: Special order and in stock bedroom sets, dining sets, bookcases, gliders, desks, end tables, children’s furniture and much more!
Riverfront Rendezvous July 3, 4 & 5th Michele’s Food Stand Rocks the River!
Tues-Fri 10-4 OPEN
During Downtown Farmer’s Market 116 S. Main Downtown • Fond du Lac • 926-9663
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CALENDAR // LIVE MUSIC DAN TULSA DUO HOOKERS RESORT POYNETTE 8:30-12:30 MIXTAPE MINESHAFT HARTFORD 9:30PM HYDE MOLE LAKE CASINO CRANDON 9:00PM SONIC CIRCUS PEARLY GATES Green Bay 5:00PM CHAD DEMEUSE REGATTA 220 Green Bay 6:00pm THE PRESIDENTS SHORT BRANCH Neenah 10:00PM DIAMOND AND STEEL SKINNY DAVE’S Mountain 9:00pm THE COUGARS STEPHENSON ISLAND MARINETTE 6:00pm REPLICA SUBFEST- MARITIME MUSEUM MANITOWOC 7:30PM RABID AARDVARKS WAUSAU AIRPORTBALLON RALLY WAUSAU 6:30PM W.C. CLARK
WHEELHOUSE WAUPACA 1:00PM TEDD YOUNG WORLD OF BEER APPLETON 9-12:00 July 12
PAT MCCURDY BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 2:00PM STEVE WEBB & BILLY DAVIDSON CLEARWATER HARBOR WAUPACA 3:00PM DAN TULSA TRIO FLAGSTONE APPLETON 5:00PM THE BOMB FOX HARBOR PUB & GRILL Green Bay 6:00pm CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE GAMEDAY SPORTS BAR APPLETON 4:00pm STAR SIXTY NINE PLANK ROAD PUB De Pere 5:30pm JAKE WARNE RIVER RAIL SHIOCTON 3:00pm July 14
BILLY DAVIDSON &
SPECIAL GUEST CLEARWATER HARBOR WAUPACA 6:00PM REVEREND RAVEN LEACH AMPHITHEATRE Oshkosh 6:00pm BRIAN JAMES PULLMANS APPLETON 6:00pm RPM ST. NORBERT COLLEGE-KNIGHTS ON THE FOX De Pere 6:00pm
ANDUZZIS-EAST Green Bay 7:00pm TRAVIS LEE BLIND SQUIRREL SHAWANO 6:00pm STEVE WEBB & SPECIAL GUEST CLEARWATER HARBOR WAUPACA 6:00PM COPPER BOX CONCERT AT THE GARDEN SERIES- BOTANICAL GARDENS Green Bay 6:00pm BRIAN JAMES FLAGSTONE July 15 APPLETON 6:00pm STEVE WEBB THE PRESIDENTS CLEARWATER HARBOR FOND DU LAC FAIRWAUPACA 6:00PM GROUNDS COOKEE...TIMELESS FOND DU LAC 6:00pm MUSIC WAYNE NEUMANN OPERA HOUSE SQUARE FRATELLO’S DECK OSHKOSH 12-1:00 OSHKOSH 6:00pm COPPER BOX COOKEE...TIMELESS WAUSAU CONCERT ON MUSIC THE SQUARE GOOSE BLIND Wausau 6:00pm GREEN LAKE 8:30-12:00 July 16 WALT HAMBURGER HAPPY HOUR HEROES JIM’S PLACE ANDUZZIS Appleton 9:00pm HOWARD 7:00pm THE COUGARS TED EGGE LEICHT AT NITE CON-
CERT SERIES Green Bay 6:15PM TEQUILA TANGO Plank Road Pub De Pere 5:00PM PATTIE AND FAZ Red and White Wine Bar Appleton 5:30pm ROB ANTHONY REGATTA 220 Green Bay 6:00pm ANNEX ROCK USA-NORTH BEER TENT OSHKOSH 3:30PM CHRISTOPHER GOLD SHORT BRANCH NEENAH 7:00PM SLY JOE & THE SMOOTH OPERATORS WATERFEST Oshkosh 5:30pm KAI-MAN PROJECT WORLD OF BEER Appleton 9:00pm July 17
NASHVILLE PIPELINE BEAR LAKE CAMPGROUND & RESORT MANAWA 10:00PM GRAYLING PINKEL BRIDGE BAR
IOLA ’15 OLD CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET
STEP BACK INTO THE WORLD OF ANIMATION and see replicas of your favorite characters from the movie CARS! The dynamic duo of Lightning McQueen and Tow Mator will be on display in the Team to Learn / Exhibit tent for a rare family photo opportunity. These vehicles were made from actual life sized cars that will be on special display from the Volo museum. Lightning McQueen is an original 2006 Chevrolet race car and Tow Mator was an actual 1955 Chevrolet tow truck. THIS IS A FAMILY EXHIBIT YOU SURELY DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
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FREMONT 9:00PM KURT STEIN CANNOVA’S PIZZERIA Neenah 6:00pm WEBB & DAVIDSON CONCERT CRUISE CLEARWATER HARBOR WAUPACA 7:00PM BRAD EMANUEL CLEARWATER HARBOR WAUPACA 9:30PM ROB ANTHONY DOCKSIDE TAVERN OSHKOSH 6:00pm THE PRESIDENTS DOWNTOWN WINNECONNE WINNECONNE 8:30PM CRANKIN YANKEES FOND DU LAC FAIRGROUNDS FOND DU LAC 6:00pm WALT HAMBURGER FOX RIVER HOUSE Appleton 7:30PM BRIAN JAMES FRATELLO’S DECK OSHKOSH 6:00pm BAZOOKA JOE FRIDAYS ON THE FOXCITY DECK Green Bay 6:00pm CONSULT THE
BRIEFCASE JIMMY SEAS Green Bay 9:00PM HYDE PACK EM INN CRANDON 7:30PM GRAND UNION PAPERFEST- AMPHITHEATER STAGE KIMBERLY 8:00pm THE BOMB PAPERFEST-BIG HILL STAGE KIMBERLY 8:00pm POINT REYES PEABODY’S Oshkosh 9:00PM TED EGGE REGATTA 220 Green Bay 6:00pm COPPER BOX RIPON FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT @ THE VILLAGE GARDEN Ripon 7:00pm SLY JOE & THE SMOOTH OPERATORS VICTORIAN VILLAGE TIKI BAR ELKHART LAKE 7:00pm DEAD HORSES WOODWALK CONCERT SERIES
JULY 9,10,11 WWW. IOLAOLDCARSHOW.COM 715-445-4000
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CALENDAR // LIVE MUSIC EGG HARBOR 7:00pm July 18
MCABEE BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 4:00PM JOHNNY WAD CALDRON FALLS BAR & GRILL CRIVITZ 12:45PM POINT REYES CANNOVA’S PIZZERIA Neenah 6:00pm FEEDBACK CLEARWATER HARBOR WAUPACA 3:00PM DOOZEY CLEARWATER HARBOR Waupaca 9:30PM DAN TULSA DUO DOCKSIDE TAVERN OSHKOSH 6:00pm WILDSIDE DOCS HARLEY DAVIDSON AT THE SHORT BRANCH BONDUEL 3:00PM STAR SIXTY NINE EL DORADO COMMUNITY PARK EL DORADO 8:00PM THE PRESIDENTS FLORIAN II BAILEY’S HARBOR 8:30PM TED EGGE FRATELLO’S DECK OSHKOSH 6:00PM COOKEE... TIMELESS MUSIC GIBRALTAR GRILL FISH CREEK 7:30-10:00 WALT HAMBURGER GREEN GECKO Appleton 3:30pm STAR SIXTY NINE HARLEY DAVIDSON OF APPLETON APPLETON 11:00PM FRAN STEENO HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 7-10:00 ANDY’S AUTOMATICS LEACH AMPHITHEATRE Oshkosh 4:30pm SPIN LEE LAKE TAVERN POUND 7:00pm VIC FERRARI LIVERMORE DAZE LIVERMORE IA 8:30-Midnight
GRAND UNION MOLE LAKE CASINO CRANDON 9:00PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE MURPHY PARK EGG HARBOR 9:00AM ROOFTOP JUMPERS OUTPOST SHERWOOD 6:00pm THE COUGARS PACK EM INN CRANDON 7:30PM DOOZEY PAPERFEST- AMPHITHEATER STAGE KIMBERLY 12:00PM HALF EMPTY PAPERFEST- AMPHITHEATER STAGE KIMBERLY 8:00pm DIAMOND AND STEEL PAPERFEST-BIG HILL STAGE KIMBERLY 8:00pm JAM FUNK ALL STARS PEABODY’S OSHKOSH 9:00PM JAKE WARNE REGATTA 220 Green Bay 6:00pm CONSULT THE SUITCASE SHORT BRANCH Neenah 10:00PM ADAMS WAY SKINNY DAVE’S Mountain 9:00pm CRANKIN YANKEES TRAILS END BAR AND GRILL NEKOOSA 7:00pm SEPARATE WAYS TWO RIVERS FEST & FISH DERBY TWO RIVERS 7:30PM SLY JOE & THE SMOOTH OPERATORS VON STIEHL WINERY Algoma 12:30pm 6 FIGURES WATERS SUPPER CLUB- RAFT RACE NEW LONDO 7:00pm
WAUPACA 3:00PM WAYNE NEUMANN DUBLINS WEST BEND 3:00PM RPM FOX HARBOR PUB & GRILL Green Bay 6:00pm COPPER BOX MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL OF ARTJOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER Sheboygan 1:00PM REVEREND RAVEN PHOENIZ PARK BLUES FEST DELEVAN 3:00PM THE PRESIDENTS PLANK ROAD PUB De Pere 5:30pm THE COUGARS PORTERFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL PORTERFIELD 2:30PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE ROCKFEST CADDOTT 3:00PM SEPARATE WAYS STONE HARBOR STURGEON BAY 3:00PM July 20
BOBBY EVANS BAND EAA GROUNDS OSHKOSH 8:00pm THE COUGARS HERITAGE HILLMUSIC ON THE GREEN Green Bay 6:00pm STAGE HOGGS JOSTEN PARK BELLEVUE 6:00pm BOURBON COWBOYS OUTAGAMIE COUNTY FAIR SEYMOUR 7:30PM JULY 21 SHANE HARDWICKE CLEARWATER HARBOR WAUPACA 6:00PM SONIC CIRCUS EAA GROUNDS July 19 OSHKOSH 8:00pm KITTY CORONA DOUBLE DOWN BRIDGE BAR WORLD OF BEER FREMONT 2-6:00 APPLETON 9:00PM STEVE WEBB & July 22 BILLY DAVIDSON SCOTTIE MEYER CLEARWATER HARCLEARWATER HARBOR
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BOR WAUPACA 6:00PM ANDY’S AUTOMATICS DEACON MILLS PARK GREEN LAKE 6:30PM ROOFTOP JUMPERS EAA GROUNDS OSHKOSH 8:00pm CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE SARDINE CAN Green Bay 5:30PM COPPER BOX SISTER BAY- CONCERT IN THE PARK Sister Bay 7:00pm July 23
WAYNE NEUMANN ANDUZZIS HOWARD 7:00PM DAN TULSA ANDUZZIS-EAST Green Bay 7:00PM LOOSE SCREWS DOCKSIDE TAVERN OSHKOSH 6:00pm HALF EMPTY EAA GROUNDS OSHKOSH 8:00PM THE PRESIDENTS EAA GROUNDS OSHKOSH 6:00pm BIG AND TALL FRATELLO’S DECK OSHKOSH 6:00pm TJ & LYNN GOOSE BLIND GREEN LAKE 8:30-12:00 NASHVILLE PIPELINE HERITAGE HILLHOPS ON THE HOLL Green Bay 6:00pm CHAD DEMEUSE HOLIDAYS PUB& GRILL Neenah 7:00pm COOL WATERS BAND HOUDINI PLAZA APPLETON 6:00pm UNITY LEICHT AT NITE CONCERT SERIES Green Bay 6:15PM COOKEE... TIMELESS MUSIC OUTAGAMIE COUNTY FAIR SEYMOUR 12-3:30 BRIAN JAMES PLANK ROAD PUB De Pere 6:00pm TEQUILA TANGO
Experience the magic of live performance in a cool little historic venue
Saturday, July 18 | $28 The Second City | The most famous brand in live comedy. Hilarious, spontaneous, topical and insightful.
Saturday, August 8 | $15 Vocality | A cappella quartet with a wide ranging repertoire from classic gospel to 70s classic rock tunes to barbershop.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR ALL EVENTS!
July 15-18, 2015 Saturday, August 22 | $25 EVA (The Jammin’ Divas) | Original folk music with stunning three part harmonies from the cultures of Australia & USA.
Saturday, August 29 | $22 The Slambovian Circus of Dreams | Described as hillbilly-Pink Floyd, folk-pop, alt-country, roots-rock & surreal Americana.
Get ready for four days of non-stop, world class entertainment, featuring ... WEDNESDAY July 15 Gates Open 2:30
Thursday, October 1 | $44 Los Lonely Boys | Texican Rock n’ Roll. Debut/Grammy Award winning song, “Heaven,” reached No. 1 on the charts.
3:00pm Wayland 4:00pm Vixen 6:00pm Warrant 8:30pm Queensryche 11:00pm Alice Cooper Saturday, October 24 | $18 The Ballroom Thieves | An emerging new band with a mélange of acoustic styles of folk and pop music.
thursDAY July 16 Gates Open 2:30
3:00pm Road Trip 4:00pm Dokken 6:00pm Whitesnake 8:30pm Lynyrd Skynyrd 11:00pm Judas Priest
Friday, October 30 | $25 Doo-Wah Riders | Tight musicianship and powerful arrangements described as “high energy country with a cajun twist.”
Saturday, November 14 | $26 Tom Chapin | With three GRAMMY awards & 23 albums, Chapin’s also acted on Broadway, in films and on television.
Visit website for more info! 506 Mill St Green Lake, WI 54941 920.294.4279 email@example.com www.thrasheroperahouse.com
Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh WI
Friday July 17 Gates Open 2:00
2:30pm Death Glare 4:00pm Pop Evil 6:00pm Papa Roach 8:30pm Breaking Benjamin 11:00pm Avenged Sevenfold
saturday July 18 Gates Open 2:00
2:30pm Dellacoma 4:00pm Jackyl 6:00pm Tesla 8:30pm Styx
... rock music’s biggest and hottest headliners. Get your tickets today!
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CALENDAR // LIVE MUSIC REGATTA 220 Green Bay 6:00pm “BLUEPRINT, DERILL POUNDS, SUPASTITION, DJ RARE GROOVE, J.B. ILL, RICHARD GRIECO SUAVE & TAIYAMO DENKU” REPTILE PALACE Oshkosh 9:00pm THE COUGARS RIVERFEST MISHICOT 7:30PM COPPER BOX SUMMER CONCERTHOBART PARK Chilton 7:00pm GRAND UNION VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK GRAFTON 6:30PM July 24
STAR SIXTY NINE ANDUZZIS-EAST Green Bay 9:00pm ROGER JOKELA BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 9:00PM JOHN HARMON CANNOVA’S PIZZERIA Neenah 6:00pm
OTIS & THE ALLIGATORS CRUISE CLEARWATER HARBOR WAUPACA 7:00PM TAYLOR JAY DOCKSIDE TAVERN OSHKOSH 6:00pm THE COUGARS EAA GROUNDS OSHKOSH 8:00pm DAN TULSA FRATELLO’S DECK OSHKOSH 6:00pm COPPER BOX GERMAN FEST Milwaukee 8:00pm LUCAS CATES HOLIDAYS PUB& GRILL Neenah 7:00pm SONIC CIRCUS NORTHSTAR CASINO BOWLER 8:00pm REDFISH REMIX OSTHOFF RESORT ELKHART LAKE 7-11:00 COOKEE...TIMELESS MUSIC OUTAGAMIE COUNTY FAIR SEYMOUR 12-3:30 CIRCLE OF HEAT PEABODY’S OSHKOSH 9:00PM
HAPPY HOUR HEROES PLANK ROAD PUB De Pere 6:00pm ROB ANTHONY REGATTA 220 Green Bay 6:00pm HITS RIVERFEST MISHICOT 5-8:30 CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE ROCKY AND TARAS NUTHOUSE KAUKAUNA 9:00AM FRAN STEENO WORLD OF BEER APPLETON 9-12:00
RABID AARDVARKS BAR LOUIE MILWAUKEE 9:00PM WILDSIDE BOONDOCKS MANAWA 9:30PM DAN TULSA BAND BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 4-8:00 MIKE KUBIKI CANNOVA’S PIZZERIA Neenah 6:00pm GRAND UNION CELEBRATE PLOVERLAKE PACAWA PLOVER 8:00pm DAPHNI July 25 CLEARWATER JOHNNY WAD HARBOR ANDUZZIS-EAST Waupaca Green Bay 9:30PM 9:30PM NASHVILLE PIPELINE BRIAN ANDUZZIS-EAST JAMES Green Bay 4:45PM DOCKSIDE THE COUGARS TAVERN ANDUZZIS-EAST OSHKOSH Green Bay 12:30PM 6:00PM COPPER BOX BOBBY BAILEY’S HARBOR FLOEVANS RIAN II SUPPER CLUB BAND BAILEY’S HARBOR EAA 9:00pm GROUNDS
OSHKOSH 8:00pm CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE FLAGSTONE APPLETON 7:00pm CHAD DEMEUSE FRATELLO’S DECK OSHKOSH 6:00PM BOURBON COWBOYS HIKA PARK CLEVELAND 7:00pm M-80 HOOKERS RESORT POYNETTE 8:30-12:30 ROOFTOP JUMPERS
HORTONVILLE LANES HORTONVILLE 9:00PM THE BOMB JIMMY SEAS Green Bay 9:00PM STAR SIXTY NINE LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR MERRILL 7:30PM COPPER BOX MIESFELD LAKESHORE WEEKEND SHEBOYGAN 2:00PM SONIC CIRCUS NORTHSTAR CASINO
BOWLER 8:00pm RED LIGHT STAINTS OUTAGAMIE COUNTY FAIR SEYMOUR 7:30PM WAYNE NEUMANN REGATTA 220 Green Bay 6:00pm CRANKIN YANKEES SHORT BRANCH NEENAH 10:00PM HURRY UP WAIT SKINNY DAVE’S Mountain 9:00PM CONSULT THE
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CALENDAR // LIVE MUSIC BRIEFCASE STADIUM VIEWOUTSIDE Green Bay 11:30AM ANDY’S AUTOMATICS STONE HARBOR STURGEON BAY 2:00PM FOLLOW SUIT TRAILS END BAR AND GRILL NEKOOSA 7:00pm PUPY COSTELLO WHEELHOUSE WAUPACA 1:00PM THE COUGARS WHY-LEES BAR ROSIERE 7:00pm
APPLETON 6:00pm BIG MOUTH ST. NORBERT COLLEGE-KNIGHTS ON THE FOX De Pere 6:30PM July 29
VIC FERRARI DOOR COUNTY FAIR STURGEON BAY 7:30-11:00 COPPER BOX GAU FEST 2015 WELCOME PARTY MILWAUKEE 6:30PM ROAD TRIP LANGLADE COUNTY FAIR July 26 ANTIGO 7-11:00 UNITY WALT HAMBURGER ANDUZZIS-EAST Green Bay 1:00PM MAIN ST MUSIC COWBOY & FESTIVAL FRIENDS Oshkosh TBD BRIDGE BAR BAD HABITZ FREMONT 2:00PM SARDINE CAN HAPPY SCHNAPPS Green Bay 5:30PM COMBO July 30 CLEARWATER HARBRIAN JAMES BOR ANDUZZIS Waupaca 3:00PM HOWARD 7:00PM BAZOOKA JOE TEQUILA TANGO CZS GEANO BEACH ANDUZZIS-EAST BAR & GRILL Green Bay 7:00pm LITTLE SUAMICO JOHNNY WAD 3:00PM DOOR COUNTY STAR SIXTY NINE FAIR FOX HARBOR PUB & STURGEON BAY GRILL 7:30PM Green Bay 6:00pm JAKE WARNE COOKEE... FLAGSTONE TIMELESS MUSIC APPLETON 6:00pm GIBRALTAR GRILL VIC FERRARI FISH CREEK FLAMBEAU RAMA 7:30-10:00 PARK FALLS COPPER BOX 7:30-11:00 MUSIC IN THE PARK WAYNE NEUMANN Kewaunee 5:30PM FRATELLO’S DECK TEQUILA TANGO OSHKOSH 6:00pm RIVER RAIL CONSULT THE SHIOCTON 3:00PM BRIEFCASE THE COUGARS GAZEBO NIGHTSSTONE HARBOR NORMAL PARK STURGEON BAY MERRILL 6:00pm 2:00PM DANNY V July 28 GOOSE BLIND SCOTTIE MEYER GREEN LAKE CLEARWATER HAR- 8:30-12:00 HALF EMPTY BOR WAUPACA 6:00PM HOUDINI PLAZA SONIC CIRCUS APPLETON 5:30PM LEACH AMPHITHE- THE PRESIDENTS LEICHT AT NITE ATRE OSHKOSH 6:00pm CONCERT SERIES ROBERT ALLEN JR. Green Bay 6:15PM BAND COPPER BOX PULLMANS PB & J CONCERT R40 | SceneNewspaper.com | July 2015
SERIES Kenosha 11:30AM/6:00pm ROAD TRIP PIG IN THE PINES ST. GERMAIN 7-10:00 TRAVIS LEE DUO PLANK ROAD PUB De Pere 6:00pm BIG AND TALL REGATTA 220 Green Bay 6:00pm CHAD DEMEUSE THE BAR LYNNDALE APPLETON 7:00PM SLY JOE & THE SMOOTH OPERATORS THE SOURCE Menasha 6:30pm ROB ANTHONY WATERFEST Oshkosh 6:00pm BOBBY EVANS BAND WORLD OF BEER APPLETON 9:00pm July 31
ROOFTOP JUMPERS BEAR LAKE CAMPGROUND & RESORT MANAWA 9:30PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE BRAT DAYS-JOHNSONVILLE MAIN STAGE SHEBOYGAN 6:00pm SEPARATE WAYS BRAT DAYS-JOHNSONVILLE MAIN STAGE SHEBOYGAN 8:30PM JERRY SPARKMAN DUO CANNOVA’S PIZZERIA Neenah 6:00pm JOHNNY WAD CUDAHY PARKSWEET APPLEWOOD FEST CUDAHY 8:00pm JAKE WARNE DOCKSIDE TAVERN OSHKOSH 6:00pm BOOGIE & YO YO’Z DOOR COUNTY FAIR STURGEON BAY 7:30-11:00 THE COUGARS FLAMBEAURAMA PARK FALLS 5:00PM HAPPY HOUR HEROES FRATELLO’S DECK
OSHKOSH 6:00pm COPPER BOX FRIDAYS ON THE FOX- CITY DECK Green Bay 6:00pm BRIAN JAMES HOLIDAYS PUB& GRILL Neenah 7:00pm VIC FERRARI LANGLADE COUNTY FAIR ANTIGO 7-11:00 ROBERT ALLEN JR. BAND MILWAUKEE ALE HOUSE MILWAUKEE 9:30PM DEAD HORSES OSHKOSH MAIN ST MUSIC FESTIVAL Oshkosh 9pm SLY JOE & THE SMOOTH OPERATORS OUT TO LUNCHLIVE MUSIC ON WASHINGTON SQUARE Appleton 11:00am CHAD DEMEUSE REGATTA 220 Green Bay 6:00pm “DERILL POUNDS, CDS, J.B. ILL, MOZAIC, RICHARDGRIECOSUAVE, ALEXANDER JAY” REPTILE PALACE Oshkosh 9:00pm ROAD TRIP SCANDINAVIA CORN ROAST Scandinavia 8:00PM POUNDING FATHERS SKINNY DAVE’S Mountain 9:00PM DIAMOND AND STEEL ST. MARY’S SAUERKRAUT FESTIVAL BEAR CREEK 8:00pm
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July 1 Stevens Point City Band Concert Pfiffner Pioneer Park 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point 715-345-0061 Concert begins at 7 pm; free admission but donations welcome. Theme: Broad Stripes and Bright Stars.
The Breakfast Club This organization provides support for local, home-based and small business owners. Meetings held the first Wednesday of the month for networking and support. All chamber members are welcome; 8 am at various locations. Call Kathy at 715-258-7343.
July 1-3 Rogers Cinema 2725 Church St., Stevens Point 715-341-2700 Rogers Cinema Summer Kids Series Penguins of Madagascar. Show begins at 10 am; $2 per person.
July 2 Beginning Kayak Class Divepoint Scuba Paddle & Adventure Center 944 Main St., Stevens Point 715-344-3483; divepointscuba.com Learn how to load/unload your boat, safely launch and land, basic paddle strokes, and what to do if you tip over. Noon to 3 pm; $50 with your own kayak or $75 if you need to rent.
Central Wi Water Ski Shows South Beach Park on Lake DuBay 4480 Park Rd., Mosinee 715-409-9267; cwwaterwalkers.org “The Water Walkers Kick It On Route 66”
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shows begin at 6:30 pm; donations welcome. Features all volunteer skiers ranging in age from 10 to 53. For more info, check out www.facebook.com/cwwaterwalkers. Shows will be held every Thursday from July 2 through August 27.
Toddler Music Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum 1100 Main St., Stevens Point 715-344-2003; cwchildrensmuseum.org Enhance early learning skills by introducing easy musical concepts. Program begins at 9:30 am; $5 per person, 12 months and younger free. Also July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6.
July 2-4 57th Annual Mid-Western Rodeo For tickets, event schedule and more info, call 800-74-RODEO or visit manawarodeo.org.
July 3 Fireworks in Iola 9 pm in Taylor Field in downtown Iola.
19th Annual Lighted Boat Parade Clear Water Harbor, Chain O’Lakes Sponsored by 97.9 WSPT and Muzzy Broadcasting. Boat registration from 6 to 8:15 pm. Parade at 8:45 pm. Reserve a spot on the Chief Waupaca for $13, includes live music, by calling 715-258-9912.
Amazing Art Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, 1100 Main St., Stevens Point 715-344-2003 www.cwchildrensmuseum.org. Create something spectacular and participate in fun and simple projects. Program begins at 10 am; $5 per person museum
admission, 12 months and younger free. Also July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7.
Music by Feed Back. Fireworks begin at dusk at the Rosholt Fair Park.
Baby Lap Sit Portage County Public Library For newborns to around 12 months of age. This infant cuddling lap sit features rhymes for you and your baby. Join the circle of other parents/caregivers and babies for 20-25 minutes of rocking, clapping and bouncing to rhymes, stories and lullabies. Siblings are welcome. Class begins at 10:30 am; free admission. For more info, contact Youth Services at 715-346-1549. Also July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7.
July 3-5 Riverfront Rendezvous Pfiffner Pioneer Park 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point 715-346-1531 Live music daily, food and refreshments. Fireworks Saturday night. 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; free admission.
July 4 Fourth of July Parade, Stevens Point Parade runs down main street starting at Strongs Ave. and going to the square. Registration for participants will start June 1. Parade begins at 12:00 noon;
Hometown Day Celebration, Waupaca Parade begins at 10 am with floats, bands and candy. The parade will begin on the north end of Main Street and travel south to Lake Street. Free admission;
Military Appreciation at the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Christian Life Fellowship invites you to come out to the Rafters baseball game. Start time for the game will be 3:05 pm. Free tickets for veterans and current military personnel. Each ticket includes admission to the game, a hot dog, soda and a hat. For more info, visit http://visitwisrapids.com/ events-calendar and www.clfonline.org. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids.
St. Mary of Mt. Carmel – Fancher Church Picnic St. Mary of Mt. Carmel – Fancher Church 3995 Highway K, Amherst 715-824-5486 Dinner, polka music and dancing, bingo, games, silent auction and craft sale. Polka mass at 10:00 am with Smokey Express. Chicken and ham dinner 11 am to 2 pm. Picnic 8 am to 6 pm.
July 6 Autism Night CWCM, 1100 Main St., Stevens Point; 715-344-2003 www.cwchildrensmuseum.org The Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum will be open the first Monday of each month from 5 to 7 pm exclusively for families that have children with autism. Free admission.
Therapy Dog Hero Reading Waupaca Area Public Library 107 South Main St. 715-258-4414; http://waupacalibrary.org Therapy Dogs International will provide dogs each week for children to read to. Register for each 20-minute session at the Children’s Service Desk. 1 to 2 pm.
July 6-7 Summer Planetarium Shows Bad Astronomy. Debunk popular myths about the stars and planets using science. Shows begin at 7:30 pm; free admission. Seating is first come, first served. Albert F. Blocher Planetarium, second floor of the Science Building at the corner of Reserve St. and Fourth Ave. Parking available in Lot X (free after 7 pm). Learn more at www. uwsp.edu/physastr or call 715-346-2139.
July 6-8 Storytime at the Public Library Portage County Public Library 1001 Main St., Stevens Point www.pocolibrary.org Interactive story time for children and
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their parents/caregivers. Mondays 2 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am; free admission. Contact Youth Services at 715-346-1549 for more info.
July 7 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship SentryWorld Sports Center 601 N. Michigan Ave., Stevens Point Young golfers hoping to earn an invite to next year’s Drive, Chip and Putt championship national finals at the famed Augusta National golf Club will have a chance to start their journey at a local qualifying event at SentryWorld. Visit www.drivechipandputt.com and www.sentryworld.com for schedule and registration information.
River City Rhapsody Drum and Bugle Corps Show Stiehm Stadium DC Everest Junior High School 1000 Machmueller St., Schofield DCI drum corps competition brings six DCI drum and bugle corps, including the Madison Scouts; Blue Stars of La Crosse; Pioneers of Milwaukee; Legends of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Music City of Nashville, Tennessee; and the Blue Saints of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Gates open at 5 pm, show runs from 7 to 10 pm. Tickets run between $15 to $35. For more info, visit www.rivercityrhapsody. com/Wausau.php or contact River City Rhapsody Ticketing at 507-269-8280.
“Haunts” by Alexander Landerman Gallery Q, 1108 Main St., Stevens Point; 715-345-2888; http://qartists.com This new exhibit will be featured at the Q Gallery Artists Cooperative from July 7 to August 28. Come see Landerman’s well-loved foxes, rabbits and birds as their story is told along the walls and among the flowers at the Q. Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 3 pm; closed Mondays. Opening reception for “Haunts” will be held on July 10. Both the exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public.
Baby Play Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, 1100 Main St., Stevens Point 715-344-2003
www.cwchildrensmuseum.org. Babies and their caregivers are invited to explore their senses by discovering how the world around them feels, smells, sounds and looks. Program begins at 10 am; $5 per person museum admission, 12 months and younger free.
July 8 Stevens Point City Band Concert Pfiffner Pioneer Park, 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point; 715-345-0061 Concert begins at 7 pm; free admission but donations welcome. Theme: A Collection of Critters, featuring the 18th annual Pet Parade.
Poky Pizza Pedal Point Area Bicycle Service 1311 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point 715-254-5817 http://pokypedalingstevenspoint.org Bike fun on a slow four-mile loop urban bicycle ride, returning to downtown pizza place. Socialize with other Poky Pedalers over food and beverages. Meet at 5:15 pm, ride begins at 5:30 pm; free admission.
Theology on Tap Sky Club, 2202 Post Rd., Plover A Catholic faith discussion series sponsored by the JPII Young Adults Group of Portage County. Throughout the summer, various speakers will stimulate discussion and conversation.
Pretty Diecut Cards Class Lighthouse Books & Gifts 4330 8th St. S., #200, Wisconsin Rapids 715-423-7773 www.lighthousebooksandgifts.com Make 3 pretty cards using rubber stamps, decorative paper, embellishments and new dies from Penny Black & Taylored Expressions. Bring your favorite adhesive. Class runs 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm; $10 plus tax.
July 8-10 Rogers Cinema Summer Kids Series Rogers Cinema 2725 Church St., Stevens Point 715-341-2700 LEGO Movie. Show begins at 10:00 am; $2 per person.
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July 9 Thursday Nights on Main Live music by Gray Catz (Americana music). Sponsored by the Iola-Scandinavia Chamber of Commerce, this weekly concert series include a 50-50 raffle, door prize drawings, Italian gelato from the Millstone, and food fare from the famous Crystal Café. Concerts start at 6 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Iola Mills. Visit www.ischamber.org/Thursday-nighton-main for more info. Downtown Iola on Main Street, in front of the retail strip across from the Crystal Café.
Learn for Life Reading Event Texas Park, Stevens Point 715-341-6740 www.unitedwaypoco.org/learnforlife Summer Sizzle children’s reading event, sponsored by the United Way. Free book to the first 50 kids. Event begins at 10 am; free admission.
2015 Lunch by the River Veterans Memorial Park 112 2nd St., Wisconsin Rapids 715-423-1830 Enjoy entertainment and good food along the Wisconsin River every Thursday morning until the end of August. Entertainment by Jack Secret Band, sponsored by Solarus. Event runs 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; free admission.
Pretty Diecut Cards Class Lighthouse Books & Gifts 4330 8th St. S., #200, Wisconsin Rapids; 715-423-7773 www.lighthousebooksandgifts.com Make 3 pretty cards using rubber stamps, decorative paper, embellishments and new dies from Penny Black & Taylored Expressions. Bring your favorite adhesive. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm; $10 plus tax.
July 9-11 2015 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship Up to 90 teams are expected to compete. The entire field competes on the first two days, and on the third day the field is trimmed to the top five teams catching the heaviest cumulative five-bass-per-day limits. Takeoffs will be held at the Tiki Beach
Bar and Grill (1126 County Rd. DB, Mosinee). Weigh-ins will be at the UWSP campus at Colman Field (2100 Maria Dr., Stevens Point). The event will be aired on the ESPNU network. For more info, visit www.bassmaster.com/college.
Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet Iola Old Car Show 700 E. State St., Iola 715-495-4000 www.iolaoldcarshow.com This year’s theme is Pace and Race Cards. Thursday through Saturday 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Daily passes $8, four-day passes $15. Ages 10 and under are free. No pets. Sunday admission is free since it is the shut-down day.
July 10 Mark Hayward, Yo-Yo Champion Portage County Library at 10:30 am Plover Library at 2 pm A fantastic performance by world Yo-Yo champion Mark Hayward. Kids, teens and adults will be wowed by his yo-yo prowess and entertained by his funny routine.
July 10-11 2015 Garden Parade Village Gardens and the UW Extension office. 715-346-1316 www.wimastergardener.org Friday 2 to 7 pm; Saturday 10 to 4 pm. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of the parade. Tickets available at Jungs Garden Center, Gallery Q on Main St., Shulfers in Plover,
July 10-12 Puss in Boots Theatre @1800 1800 Northpoint Dr., Stevens Point Presented by the cwACT. Performances at 6:30 pm on the 10th, 2 pm and 6:30 pm on the 11th, and 11am and 2 pm on the 12th. Open seating, doors open one hour prior to the show. For more information, visit www.cwact.org.
July 11 Aber Suzuki Open House Noel Fine Arts Center 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point 715-346-4977
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Try the violin, viola, cello, piano, voice, harp flute and guitar at 10:00 am. Hear students from the center perform a short recital at 10:30 am. Listen to a brief talk about the Suzuki method at 10:45 am. Sample early childhood classes and get more time to try out different instruments at 11 am. Ask about special offers and receive a $50 tuition rebate if registered during the open house; $99 certificates for four 20-minute lessons available, too.
Community Industries 50th Anniversary ShinDig Memories 2811 Plover Springs Dr., Plover 715-344-4563 www.communityindustries.org Fundraiser to celebrate 50 years of service to the Portage County community. Classic rock provided with DJ tribute to American Bandstand, Rate-a-Record Dance Contest, Wine Pull, Paddle Wheel games, Top Ten List and much more. 7 pm to 11 pm; tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of event.
Free Musical Collage Card Make-&-Take Lighthouse Books & Gifts 4330 8th St. S., #200, Wisconsin Rapids 715-423-7773 www.lighthousebooksandgifts.com Make a beautiful musical collage card using a variety of Impression Obsession rubber stamps.
July 12 St. Bronislava Parish Festival St. Bronislava, 3200 Plover Rd., Plover; 715344-4326; http://stbrons.com 8 am to 7 pm; free admission.
July 12-14 Carhartt Series Classic Bracket Bukolt Park 100 Bukolt Ave., Stevens Point 715-344-2556 Following the championship round, members of the top four teams will compete individually in this bracket. Free admission.
July 13 Therapy Dog Hero Reading Waupaca Area Public Library
107 South Main 715-258-4414; waupacalibrary.org Therapy Dogs International will provide dogs each week for children to read to. Register for each 20-minute session at the Children’s Service Desk. Hours are 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
July 13-14 Summer Planetarium Shows Mars Quest. Take a closer look at the red planet’s history, present and future. Shows begin at 7:30 pm; free admission. Planetarium doors open 20 minutes before the scheduled programs, which appeal to all age groups, Seating is first come, first served. Albert F. Blocher Planetarium, second floor of the Science Building at the corner of Reserve St. and Fourth Ave. Parking available in Lot X (free after 7:00 pm). Learn more at uwsp.edu/physastr or call 715-346-2139.
July 13-15 Storytime at the Public Library Portage County Public Library 1001 Main St., Stevens Point www.pocolibrary.org Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers. Features books, rhymes, finger plays, flannel stories, music and puppets for the adults and children to share and experience together. Mondays 2:00 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am; free admission. Contact Youth Services at 715-346-1549 for more info.
July 14 Community Potluck Series Central Rivers Farmshed 1220 Briggs Ct., Stevens Point, WI 54481 715-544-6154 Bring a dish to pass. This month’s theme is Let’s Get Fruity! Dinner runs from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm; free admission.
HSPC Golf Open SentryWorld Sports Center Fundraiser for the Portage County Humane Society. This 18-hole, fourperson scramble will have a shotgun start at 11:00 am. $125 per golfer (includes 18 holes of golf with cart and dinner; $30 for dinner only). Contact Jenny Knutson for more info at email@example.com or
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Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic Bike fun with Poky Pedaling. Slow bike ride (less than 5 miles) to a mystery park location (different each ride). Bring food or drink to share (no alcohol.) Meet at Goerke Park, 1100 Minnesota Ave, Stevens Point, or visit http://pokypedalingstevenspoint.org for more details.
July 15 Stevens Point City Band Concert Pfiffner Pioneer Park 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point 715-345-0061 Concert begins at 7 pm; free admission but donations welcome. Theme: A Tropical Treat.
June 15-17 Rogers Cinema Summer Kids Series Rogers Cinema, Stevens Point 715-341-2700 Dolphin Tale 2. 10 am; $2 per person.
July 16 2015 Lunch by the River Veterans Memorial Park 112 2nd St., Wisconsin Rapids Call 715-423-1830 Enjoy entertainment and good food along the Wisconsin River every Thursday morning until the end of August. Entertainment by Karate America, sponsored by WoodTrust Bank. Event runs 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; free admission.
Eleanor Roosevelt Tea Waupaca Area Public Library 107 S. Main waupacalibrary.org.. Call 715-258-4414 Learn all about this champion of civil rights as Jessica Michna of Madison portrays one of America’s famous first ladies. Join us for a tea party to discover why President Truman called her the “First Lady of the World.” Event runs 3 to 4 pm.
Thursday Nights on Main Live music by Harmonious Wail (gypsy jazz). Sponsored by the Iola-Scandinavia Chamber of Commerce, this weekly concert series include a 50-50 raffle, door
prize drawings, Italian gelato from the Millstone, and food fare from the famous Crystal Café. 6 - 8 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Iola Mills. Visit www.ischamber.org/Thursday-night-onmain for more info. Downtown Iola on Main Street, in front of the retail strip across from the Crystal Café.
Ombre Cards Class Lighthouse Books & Gifts 4330 8th St. S., #200, Wisconsin Rapids 715-423-7773 www.lighthousebooksandgifts.com Make 4 beautiful cards in a variety of pink shades using rubber stamps, decorative paper, ombre stamp pads and embellishments. Bring your favorite adhesive. 5 to 7 pm. $12 plus tax.
July 16-19 Portage County Fair of Amherst Rides, games, food, drinks, 4-H displays, farm animals, burn-out contest, demolition derby, truck and tractor pulls and live music. Opens 5 pm on Thursday. Adults $4 per day, kids 12 and under free. Amherst Fairgrounds. 888-221-4714. amherstfair.com for music schedule. Lineup includes Southbound, Spicy Tie Band, Raised Reckless, and Polka Pak.
Annual Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships South Wood County Park, Lake Wazeecha, and Red Beach 7100 South Par Rd., Wisconsin Rapids Experience beauty, grace, thrills and raw power as 27 ski show teams from Wisconsin perform one amazing act after another. Event runs 7 am to 6:00 pm daily.
July 17 27th annual Assumption High School Athletic Assn Royal Golf Scramble The Ridges Golf Course 2311 Griffith Ave., Wisconsin Rapids 715-424-3200 A 7:00 am shotgun start with banquet and live/silent auction at 6:00 pm at Assumption High School. Call 715-422-0915 for more info.
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July 17-18 Discover Downtown Sidewalk sale, live music, geode cracking, fish pond, ping pong ball drops, kayak demo, food and more. Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; free admission. Downtown Stevens Point on Main Street; http://downtownstevenspoint.org.
Playhouse Theatre Group presents The Wizard of Oz Theatre @1800 1800 Northpoint Dr., Stevens Point Directed by Tori Schultz. Friday 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm and 7 pm; $10 adults, $8 students and seniors.
July 17-19 PCYS Central FC College Showcase & Soccer Festival Portage County Youth Soccer Complex, 701 Badger Ave., Stevens Point www.pcys.net/collegeshowcase Central Wisconsin’s premier club brings you a premier event.
Rosholt Thresheree and Consignment Auction Rosholt Fair Park, Park Street Visit www.rosholtthreshermen.com Annual antique machinery expo with threshing, sawmill, steam, gas tractors, engines, equipment demos and more.
July 18 Uptown Rising Star Mill, Highway Q, Nelsonville. Uptown Jazz group presents a rare and exhilarating blend of musical excellence, soulful rhythm and high-energy performance. Concert begins at 7 pm; $10 adults, $5 students age 12-18, children under 12 free.
Whodunnit? Historic Point Basse 300 Wakely Rd., Nekoosa The Mystery Event of the summer hosts more than 100 people who are curious to solve the case. This is a locally scripted event, so reserve your seat now. Tickets can be purchased at Family Natural Food (910 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids).
Hours 2 to 5 pm; adults $4, students $2. 715-459-1722.
Bike/Ped Plan Vision Ride Bukolt Park, Stevens Point; 715-254-5817 Bike fun with Poky Pedaling. Bike fun with Poky Pedaling. Learn how the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan will improve our transportation options. Slow 11-mile bike ride on calm streets and multi-use paths. pokypedalingstevenspoint.org f Meet at 12:45 pm, ride begins at 1 pm.
etarium doors open 20 minutes before. Seating is first come, first served. Albert F. Blocher Planetarium, second floor of the Science Building. Parking available in Lot X (free after 7:00 pm). www.uwsp.edu/ physastr or call 715-346-2139.
July 20-22 Storytime at the Public Library
Bernard’s Supper Club 701 Second St. N, Stevens Point 715-281-7823; http://cwn-singles.com Music runs from 8 pm to 11:30 pm; $8 members, $12 non-members. No T-shirts, tank tops or shorts.
Portage County Public Library Stevens Point; www.pocolibrary.org Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers. Features books, rhymes, finger plays, flannel stories, music and puppets for the adults and children to share and experience together. Mondays 2 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am; free. Contact Youth Services at 715346-1549 for more info.
CWN Singles Dance
St. Mary – Torun Picnic St. Mary – Torun 5589 Dewey Dr., Stevens Point 715-344-2599 http://stmarystorun.webs.com Polka, mass, food, beverages, dancing, raffle, children’s games, cherry bowl and bingo. Hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; free admission.
July 19 Beginning Kayak Class Divepoint Scuba Paddle & Adventure Center, 715-344-3483; divepointscuba.com Learn how to load/unload your boat, safely launch and land, basic paddle strokes, and what to do if you tip over. 9 to noon; $50 with your own kayak or $75 if you need to rent.
July 19 – August 1
Shrek: The Musical Jr. Waupaca Area Public Library 107 S. Main St., Waupaca 715-258-4414; http://waupacalibrary.org Local young actors will prove that beauty
if in the eye of the ogre in this story, which is part romance and part twisted fairy tale that’s fun for the whole family. Presented by the Waupaca Community Children’s Theater. Performances at 2 pm and 6 pm.
Stevens Point City Band Concert Pfiffner Pioneer Park 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point 715-345-0061 Concert begins at 7:00 pm; free admission but donations welcome. Theme: An American Road Trip.
July 22-24 Rogers Cinema Summer Kids Series Rogers Cinema, 2725 Church St., Stevens Point 715-341-2700 Boxtrolls. Show begins at 10 am; $2 per person.
July 23 Thursday Nights on Main
A GRAND AFFAIRE 67th Season
Concert I -Grand Opening featuring pianist Sara Davis Buechner October 10-11, 2015 Concert II-Holiday in Grand Style featuring soprano Holly Saunders December 5-6, 2015 Conert III-All That’s Grand featuring pianist Molly Roseman February 20-21, 2016 Concert IV-Grand Finale featuring mezzo-soprano Julie Simson April 16-17, 2016
American Suzuki Institute Teaching music by using the philosophical principles and music education methods developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. www. uwsp.edu
July 20-21 Summer Planetarium Shows Chasing the Ghost Particle. Buried in Antarctica, tiny particles called neutrinos are giving scientists a look into exploding stars and black holes. 7:30 pm; free. PlanJuly 2015 | Central Wisconsin | SceneNewspaper.com | L13
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Live music by Art Stevenson & Highwater (bluegrass). Sponsored by the Iola-Scandinavia Chamber of Commerce, this weekly concert series include a 50-50 raffle, door prize drawings, Italian gelato from the Millstone, and food fare from the famous Crystal Café. 6 pm until shortly after 8 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Iola Mills. www.ischamber.org/Thursdaynight-on-main.
antique tractor pull 11 am, dance on grounds 8 pm to midnight, adult pedal pull 9 pm by Unionville Saloon. Sunday: Church service 7 am, grounds open at 9 am, parade 11:30 am, polka music in Front Shed 1 pm to 3 pm, antique power chainsaw contest 3 pm, music in Unionville Saloon 3pm to 6 pm. Kids activities on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $5 per day, children 12 and under free.
Family Game Night
Plover Boys Summer Baseball Tournament
Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, 1100 Main St., Stevens Point 715-344-2003 www.cwchildrensmuseum.org/monthly-programs.html Family-focused evening for kids and parents of all ages. Sponsored by Galaxy Comics, Games and More. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Learn for Life Reading Event Summer Sizzle children’s reading event, sponsored by the United Way. Free book to the first 50 kids. Event begins at 10 am; free admission. Location to be determined, so visit www.unitedwaypoco.org/learnforlife.
2015 Lunch by the River Veterans Memorial Park, Wisconsin Rapids. 715-423-1830 Entertainment and food along the Wisconsin River every Thursday morning. Entertainment by Tilly’s Village, sponsored by S.C. Swiderski. 11:30 am to 1 pm; free admission.
July 24 TGIF Dessert Ride Bike fun with Poky Pedaling. Slow, less than 3-mile evening bicycle ride along the Wisconsin River to Bukolt Park and back, ending at a dessert place near the start. Meet at 7 pm, ride begins at 7:15 pm; free. pokypedalingstevenspoint.org f. Meet at the Mathias Mitchell Public Square, 1100 Main St. (downtown), Stevens Point; 715-254-5817.
July 24-26 47th Annual Symco Thresheree Friday: Gates open 9 am, country music show 8 pm to midnight. Saturday: Gates open 7 am, kids pedal pull 9:30 am,
Visit www.pwya.org for schedule; free. Woyak Park.
Into the Woods 18th annual Community Theatre presentation, directed by John Kelley. Performances at 7:30 pm on the 24th and 25th, or 2 pm on 26th. Tickets $12 for general seating. Waupaca High School performing Arts Center.
July 25 Celebrate Plover Lake Pacawa Park 1831 Maple Dr., Plover 715-345-5258 www.facebook.com/celebrateplover Food, crafts, kids activities, live music, and fireworks at dark. Fun for the whole family! Event runs 9 am to midnight; free admission.
July 26 Gather at the River Pfiffner Pioneer Park 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point 715-341-6122; www.eflock.org This outdoor worship service is sponsored by Trinity, Redeemer, and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches, along with Church of the Intercession Episcopal church. A Praise Band leads the music, and various pastors and lay people lead the group in worship. Bring your own lawn chair. Service begins at 11 am, and a potluck meal takes place after ($2 donation). Donations go to the Stevens Point Warming Shelter.
St. Stanislaus Parish Picnic St. Stanislaus Catholic Church 838 Fremont St., Stevens Point 715-344-9117; www.saintstans.net Have dinner with Norske Nook pies, children and adult games, cherry tree, basket
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raffle, book nook, polka music, bingo, food and ice cream. Hours are 10:30 am to 7 pm; admission to be determined.
July 27-29 Storytime at the Public Library Portage County Public Library 1001 Main St., Stevens Point www.pocolibrary.org Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers. Features books, rhymes, finger plays, flannel stories, music and puppets for the adults and children to share and experience together. Mondays 2:00 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am; free admission. Contact Youth Services at 715-346-1549 for more info.
July 28 Interactive Presentation of Frozen Waupaca Area Public Library 107 S. Main St., Waupaca 715-258-4414; http://waupacalibrary.org Come dressed as you favorite character from the movie and be prepared to sing along! Each family will receive a bag of interactive props to enjoy during the movie, plus free popsicles. Movie begins at 6:00 pm.
July 29 Stuart Stotts Theatre @1800 1800 Northpoint Dr., Stevens Point Presented by the Portage County Library, Stuart Stotts offers an intensely participatory performance with lots of movement, laughter and singing together. Free tickets available starting July 15. Show begins at 3:30 pm. Contact Youth Services for more info and tickets at 715-346-1549 or at www.pocolibrary.org.
Stevens Point City Band Concert Pfiffner Pioneer Park 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point 715-345-0061 Concert begins at 7:00 pm; free admission but donations welcome. Theme: A Summer to Remember.
July 29-31 Rogers Cinema Summer Kids Series
Pfiffner Pioneer Park 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point 715-345-0061 Earth to Echo. Show begins at 10:00 am; $2 per person. x
July 30 Tree of Life Class Blue Bead Trading Co., 1043 Main St., Stevens Point; www.blue-bead.com Class runs 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Call 715344-1998 for details.
2015 Lunch by the River Enjoy entertainment and good food along the Wisconsin River every Thursday morning until the end of August. Entertainment by Blue Monday Band, sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids Care Center and Our House Senior Living. Event runs 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; free admission. Veterans Memorial Park. 715-423-1830.
Thursday Nights on Main Live music by Tom Pease (interactive local sing-along performer) for Family Night, co-sponsored by Ministry Health Care. Sponsored by the Iola-Scandinavia Chamber of Commerce, this weekly concert series include a 50-50 raffle, door prize drawings, Italian gelato from the Millstone, and food fare from the famous Crystal Café. Concerts start at 6 pm and go until shortly after 8 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Iola Mills. Visit www.ischamber.org/Thursday-night-onmain for more info.
July 30 – August 1 Into the Woods 18th annual Community Theatre presentation, directed by John Kelley. Performances at 7:30 pm; tickets $12 for general seating. Waupaca High School performing Arts Center.
July 31 – August 2 47th Annual Scandinavia Corn Roast Softball tournaments, carnival rides, chainsaw artist wood sculpting competition, live music and much more. Free corn on Sunday beginning at 11 am until it’s gone. Adults $5, 12 and under free. cornroast.net/corn.htm. Ellison Memorial Park, Scandinavia.
CENTER STEVENS POINT
2 – 6 p.m.
Busy women don’t have to neglect their health. We are making it easier to get a screening 3D mammogram. Our convenient Walk-in Wednesdays means no appointment* needed for screening 3D mammograms. Please note 2D mammograms are still available at all locations. Check with your insurance carrier for coverage.
Wednesdays: 2 – 6 p.m. Ministry Medical Group 824 Illinois Avenue, Stevens Point (OB/GYN department on third floor)
Ministry Medical Group 2401 Plover Road, Plover
3D Mammography More Detail. More Accuracy. Peace of Mind.
*Walk-ins are available for screening mammograms only. If your clinician has referred you for a mammogram due to specific concerns regarding your breast health, make an appointment by calling 715.342.6482.
To learn more, visit us at ministryhealth.org/breastcare
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