Classic's Restaurant & Lounge, W6026 Lake Drive, Shawano, WI 54166, 715-524-8711
Come for the food, stay for the music!

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Live Entertainment 2015 

May 1st
Bob and Missy Tucker Band
Bring your dancin shoes cause this band will keep you dancin all night long

May 2nd
Rusty Fingers
Shawano, WI
Rusty Fingers was formed in 1979 by Greg Rades guitar and vocals, Jeff Shneider drums and vocals, Jeff Sousek guitar, Dan Sousek bass and vocals. We played clubs, special and community events for many years in the Shawano and surrounding areas. In 2013 we began to chip the scale of RUST off our FINGERS and added Brady Rades key board, guitar and vocals. We play a variety of music from Classic Rock, Country, to an occasional Polka and Waltz if asked.
We're going to be Rockin' the Socks off Classics

May 8th
Aaron Kelly
Chicago, IL
"The shadow cast by the city of the big shoulders is a shade where a certain imagination gets ignited. Perhaps it’s all the train tracks that harken back to when Chicago was truly freight handler to the nation, sending catalog dreams speeding over steel to far off corners of the country.

Aaron Kelly grew up in Plainfield, IL, thinking big and making plans, and wondering where those trains were going to. Falling under the influence of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Sr., John Prine, and contemporaries Todd Snider and Hayes Carll, his songs aren’t too dissimilar from those crates and packages of the last century. They carry the promise that something good is coming. These are songs meant to ease a burden and bring a smile, carefully crafted and made to last.

Aaron has been featured by American Songwriter Magazine, and makes his first solo appearance at Classic's after zig-zagging across the country for the last 7 years with his band Overman."

May 9th
Burnt Toast & Jam
Heather Peterman Art Show
Great Tunes and Beatiful Art...what more can you ask for!!
Shawano, WI
The story of Burnt Toast & Jam began more than 20 years ago as a group of friends gathered to play music at campfires, in garages and living rooms, on the banks of the Red River and among the tall pines of Northeast Wisconsin. Improvisational jam sessions inspired the creation of “Dewgrass”, a genre of music coined by guitar player Tim Balke's daughter Maggie Rayne. As our jam sessions evolved, so did the band.

May 15th
Keith Farnum & Maxwell Jones
Maxwell Jones and Keith Farnum Duo
It is true that Max Jones and Keith Farnum are not the prettiest musicians you will ever see. However, what they lack in visual appeal they make up for with emotion and guts; both of which spill out freely during their blues and classic rock duo show. Armed with guitar and bass, Max and Keith will Robert Johnson and Jimi Hendrix and everything in between; all of your favorites, including songs that you were not aware were your favorites until you heard them done by Max and Keith. Your search for soulful, dirty blues and rock ends here.

May 16th
The Naturals
Good old Rock n Roll 50's and 60's Rock n Roll at its best!! Bring your dancin shoes cause your going to be dancin all night long!!

May 22nd
Clinton J Miller
Bowler, WI
North Central Wisconsin based musician Clinton Miller brings a blend of his original solo acoustic guitar music and selected classic covers. A mixed bag of music ranging from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, 70s prog rock bands and various classic album sets.
Clinton’s latest cd “The Lazarus Sessions, 1997~2000” will be available at this show

May 23rd
Fabulous Johnny
Come join Johnny for a full night of Rockin and Rollin on the piano!!

May 29th
Three Dirty Hippies

May 30th
Donnie Pick and the Road Band
Donnie Pick & the Road Band has been traveling the country serving up a helping of blues/rock across the nation. Some of the places he has performed include- Corpus Christi, TX -Las Vegas, NV-Portland, OR - San Francisco CA, Lyons, CO to name just a few. He has performed in the company of such artists as Toby Keith, John Rich, Guitar Shorty, The Drifters.

The band has opened for numerous acts such as Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chuck Negron from Three Dog Night. Donnie has been playing guitar and singing since he was 14 years old. His guitar style has become a favorite among blues and rock fans everywhere with his soulful voice adding to the mix. This four piece unit really knows how to lay it down. The band, originally out of Nashville, TN. now makes their home in Northeast Wisconsin.

June 5th
Grayling Pingel

June 6th
Evergreen Grass Band
Eau Claire, WI
Deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin a group of pissed off bluegrass pickers decided they wanted to change bluegrass for all mankind. They failed to do so. Now, they just continue their barnstorm of the Mid-West in hopes of one day to play a song so fast, that it actually disrupts the space-time-continuum.

“ Armed with lightning fast, laser accurate bluegrass instruments, the EverGreen Grass Band takes stage loaded for bear and delivers a show that takes no prisoners. Their expert chops, homespun original tunes and sparkling vocal harmonies conquer the summits of musical elevations that many bands attempt, yet so few achieve. Do not miss this show” - Martha Galep, Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association Harvest Jam Director

“An excellent choice for the first year of our festival. They have a large, enthusiastic fan base that really drew a crowd. Our best bet for success is to be sure we book them next year” - Dan Callan, Organizer, ‘Grass On The Chippewa Bluegrass Festival (Durand, WI)

“The band’s style is as refreshing as these young fellers’ attitudes: have a lot to say, play it fast (but not hard) and dump the weary arrangements for some jam busting, kick ass takes on the traditional sound” - Volume One Magazine (Eau Claire, WI)

The seeds were sown for the EverGreen Grass Band in 2008 and cultivated throughout the fertile musical grounds of Eau Claire, WI. The six members of the band, including Chicago import Steve Bateman (harmonica), gathered their traditional bluegrass instruments and grew into one of the most sought after non-traditional bluegrass acts on the Northwood’s musical frontier.

Whether headlining a show or opening for such national acts as Trampled By Turtles, .357 String Band, Pert Near Sandstone or Cornmeal, just to name a few, the band has discovered that once they play a venue they are likely to get invited back. This pattern played out throughout 2010 as these self-proclaimed “not quite a bluegrass band” musicians spent the festival season barnstorming the Midwest building their fan base and promoting their first CD, “For Sheriff”.

2010 saw the release of their much-awaited CD, which received critical acclaim in Volume One, Eau Claire’s art and entertainment magazine. Shortly thereafter, EverGreen was voted “Best Bluegrass Band” in the same publication’s annual reader poll.

June 12th
Chad Brecke

June 13th
Wasted Stay
Shawano, WI
Wasted Stay mixes classic rock with 90's grunge and modern rock for those of you who still want to "ROCK" and enjoy live entertainment

June 18th
Jerry Duginski
Wausau, WI

June 19th
Mojo Perry Band
Milwaukee, WI
"There is a fine line where Blues, Rock, and Pure Originality meet
and on that fine line you'll find Mojo Perry."Some call him Acid Rock. Others Call him Blues. Even the word Psychedelic is often used: Beautiful, Intense, Passionate, and many others are also used to describe Mojo Perry's "Northern Sound". However, the facts remain indisputable: You'll find him performing at Blues Festivals, Rock Festivals, your average Joe bar, the big stage opening for National Acts, Headlining his own shows, and if you're lucky.... Inside an Art gallery performing "Blizzard Music; his Avante Gard Guitar looping...
Mojo Perry
Pure Originality! Blues Infused Psychedelic Rock !
So Out: It's In...

June 26th
Ric Stream
Using self-produced backing tracks while providing live vocals, guitar and bass,Ric Stream recreates great songs from the 50's thru the 80's (along with some 90's and 00's). Whether it be the Rock & Roll or Rockabilly of the 50's, 60's Garage Rock or British Invasion, Punk or Progressive Rock from the 70's, or even 80's New Wave, close your eyes and you'll think the original artist showed up to play!

June 27th
The BlueTones
Milwaukee, WI
Blues and R&B

July 3rd
J-me Baptist
Wausau, WI
With an eclectic acoustic collection of classic rock hits, obscure covers, top 40 favorites and original tunes with a punk rock twist, all from a voice that'll stick in your head long after the night is over

July 4th
Bob & Missy Tucker Band

July 10th
Tim Balke
Good STUFF for the Soul! Live at Classic's Restaurant & Lounge

July 11th
Mathew Haeffel Band
Milwaukee, WI
From performance adjustments, to a heavy player rotation, Mathew Haeffel's dynamic presence is constantly in a fluid state of change, and evolving at a rapid pace. Hard to pigeon hole, Milwaukee's cultural newspaper, "The Shepherd Express" described Haeffel's original self penned sound as "Groove-oriented improvisational-minded folk rock with a smattering of world music flavors..." -Jamie Lee Rake (Shepherd Express June 8, 2008). Mathew's eclectic sound and professional drive has yielded many acolytes for him, since he began his career in 2002. Some of his achievements include nearly 900 shows performed across the Midwest in 60 different cities at over 200 different venues. Always humble on a personal level and extremely dedicated to the art of music, Haeffel plans to continue to do what he loves for years to come.

Although Mathew calls Milwaukee Wisconsin home, he performs throughout the region regularly. He has been fortunate enough to grace the stages of a variety of clubs, restaurants, colleges, festivals, and coffee houses throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

In early 2010 Mathew released his first first full length LP, “Rhythm Ethics”. This album is by far Mathew’s best sounding to date, and continues to be well received by fans and critics a like. Recorded at United Technique Recording Studio in Chicago Illinois, it consists of top end recording techniques fused with quality studio guests including, the great twin cities based organist Ricky Peterson (John Mayer, Prince, Bonnie Raitt…) Milwaukee Wisconsin based bassist Matt Turner (BoDeans, De la Buena, Stealin’ Strings…), Milwaukee based bassist Larry Hubbard (Bass X), and Milwaukee based drummer Cody Calderon (Chinese Fingertrap, Herman Astro, etc.). The support from these quality musicians during the recording of “Rhythm Ethics”, reflects Mathew’s maturity as a performer, and respect other working musicians have for his sound.

Due in part to the success of "Rhythm Ethics" along with the collective support from his fans, Mathew has been working hard to put the finishing touches on a new single in 2011. Scheduled to be released in early fall, "Hey But A What A", will once again reflect Mathew's creativety and thirst to be innovative in the recording process. Recorded at Top Soil Studios in Oshkosh by Brian Koehler, "Hey But A What A" marks the first official time that he has recorded a song exclusively in the classic analog tape medium. Backing Haeffel up in prime style on this new song, are the great Milwaukee musicians Dan "Buddah" Budziszewski (Ian And The Dream, Shoeless Revolution...) on organ, rhodes piano, and backing vocals, and the late Milwaukee drummer Tim Reck (The Reck Room, The Crooked Keys, Micah Olsan And The Hype Machine...) on drums and backing vocals.

Always humble on a personal level and extremely driven professionally, Haeffel plans to continue to utilize all available avenues, as a means to do what he loves for years to come. In turn he plans to maintain his loyalty to the art of music, and to encourage other musicians who encounter him to do so as well.

July 17th
Maxwell Jones & Keith Farnum
It is true that Max Jones and Keith Farnum are not the prettiest musicians you will ever see. However, what they lack in visual appeal they make up for with emotion and guts; both of which spill out freely during their blues and classic rock duo show. Armed with guitar and bass, Max and Keith will Robert Johnson and Jimi Hendrix and everything in between; all of your favorites, including songs that you were not aware were your favorites until you heard them done by Max and Keith. Your search for soulful, dirty blues and rock ends here.

July 18th
Buck Johnson and the Plumbers
There’s no one named Buck in the band, and none of them are plumbers. Just three old friends playing a whole bunch of their favorite tunes. Cuda on acoustic guitar, Carl on the bass with a hole, and Jason on the GuiTurk™, a hand-built guitar-based drum emulator. Old blues, classic rock and roll, country, lengthy Crazy Horse-style jams, and a handful of originals make up their set. But please don’t ask for ‘Mustang Sally’. (It makes Carl cranky…)

July 24th
David Padwin
David Padwin is a guitarist/vocalist who performs at venues in northeast Wisconsin that employ fine music. His style is electric and hard driving with a bluesy feel and plenty of guitar. In the bag is rock, blues, jazz standards and more.

July 25th
The Trouble Arrows
Adam Gill
Emily Meyer
Charlie Beebe
Bree Nettie
The Trouble Arrows is a folk pop experience of original music and unexpected radio favorites with a unique twist.

July 31st
Grayling Pingel
Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist/Performer/Producer
Barnstar Records

August 1st
Acoustic Classic Rock
Beatles, Eagles, Byrds and more...

August 7th & 8th
Rockin in the Woods
Rusty Fingers
Burnt Toast & Jam
The Raglanders
Wasted Stay

Aug 14th
Chad Brecke

Aug 15th
Mike Murphy & the MOB
A different shade of blues describes the creative and entertaining playing style of Midwest recording artist Michael “Big Dog” Murphy. His playing style is a more aggressive interpretation of the blues that is fueled by passion and guided by his heartfelt emotions. As he stays true to the feeling of the blues, Michael Murphy takes a different approach by delivering a mix of traditional with a twist for the unexpected. The Blues is a state of mind, and Michael Murphy’s state of mind is to take you for a memorable ride on the blues train that you will never forget...get your ticket and hold on for a wonderful experience that you will never forget!
The Men Of Blues, or MOB, for short, is a very aggressive blues band with a heavy rock influence. They offer many different styles of blues and older 60’s and 70’s classic and folk-rock tunes, all freshly interpreted with their own style! And Michael’s original tunes are so good, seldom do people recognize them as NOT being songs by otherwise famous artists. Although not really a dance club band, their sound and music are very danceable. And people like to dance to their music, but they seldom take their eyes off of the band. Many of today’s dance bands depend on not only talent, but also lighting gimmicks and other visual aids. The MOB, with the immense talent and member interaction on stage, do not rely on gimmicks! They are not “a copy band!” They don’t sound like anybody else! They are, simply put, the MOB!
Find out more about Michael “Big Dog” Murphy here:

Aug 21st
3 Guyz

Aug 22nd
Mojo Perry Band

Aug 28th

Aug 29th
The BlueTones

Sept 12th
Green Bay, WI
Mooose the band is a three peice rock n roll - funk- blues band, within the heart of Wisconsin. Positive vibes, good times and groovy music!!

Sept 18th
Clint Miller
North Central Wisconsin based musician Clinton Miller brings a blend of his original solo acoustic guitar music and selected classic covers. A mixed bag of music ranging from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, 70s prog rock bands and various classic album sets.
Clinton’s latest cd “The Lazarus Sessions, 1997~2000” will be available at this show

Sept 19th
Owen Mays and the Last Calls
Milwaukee, WI
A hardcore country music traditionalist, Owen Mays is a true throwback to the roots of American hillbilly and honky tonk music. Passionate about history, and in love with the sound of a bygone era, Mays works hard to preserve the musical traditions he loves, while leaving his own mark on the world of country music.

Born on November 1st, 1982 in Columbus, Wisconsin, and raised in the nearby community of Cambria, Mays began playing guitar in his late teens, playing in various short lived bands. Over the years music went on the back burner, while working various jobs, including a stint in the world of professional wrestling. In 2007, Mays began traveling, writing, and busking to support himself, which lead to the recording and self release of the “Red Wine and White Lines EP” in 2009.

The exposure gained from Mays' self released EP, as well as tracks featured on various compilation discs, and a heavy touring schedule lead to the 2012 release of "Nobody Loves You When You're Down" on Solitary Records. This was followed up by the 2014 release of "Hateful Blues" on Maybest Records.

Currently, Mays and his backing band, the Last Calls are working on an album to be released in 2015, as well as preparing for a European tour in June that will include an appearance at Muddy Roots Europe.


Sept 26th
Unified Soul
Wausau and Green Bay, WI
These guys play R&B, Funk, Soul, Smooth R&B, Jazz and a sprinkle of your Old Time Rock & Roll and Classic Rock favorites.
Unified Soul has been together for 10 years strong since 1998 continuing to spread their message of Peace, Love and Harmony amongst all people. Unified Soul’s venues are casinos, premier clubs, festivals, weddings, and all other private and corporate events.
Outside of traveling and playing music David Deon owns a production company/recording studio
Unified Talent Production(UTP) is a production company where the members of Unified Soul are songwriters and independent producers. UTP provides Songwriting, Artist Development, Independent Production projects, Demo Packages and have a functional recording studio in Wausau, WI. Writing styles include R&B, Soul, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Pop and Gospel primarily but not limited to those styles. The team is made up of Vocalist/Songwriter David Deon, a native of Nashville, Tn. with roots also in Atlanta. Keyboardist/Songwriter Marquis of Chicago, Ill. Mark and David Deon met in Greenbay, Wi. in 1995 and have been performing and collaborating every since and Jo-Jo Holloway of Rochester NY. This songwriting and producer trio are working with several artist including there own personal projects in Wisconsin and other areas throughout the midwest. The UTP team are interested in a songwriting deal and breaking into the music business as independent producers.

Oct 3rd
The combined songwriting of Holly Keller and Lee Dyer. A blend of folk jazz and blues that tugs at your sleeve, gently pulling you out of your troubles and into the grass where you're sure to stay and dream for a while.
Kellerville is both real and imagined. On the edge of lake michigan, nestled in the crook of willow trees in Cross Village is a tiny part of town where Lee Dyer and Holly Keller both grew up playing music. After many years of separate creation they formed an original acoustic duo to bring them back to the town that wrought them, and bring a new age to the folks who came before. With songs of storytelling and personal experience, let Lee and Holly paint you a picture of home with a song. Welcome to Kellerville.

Oct 10th
Irenes Garden
Organic Rock for the Soul



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