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Live Entertainment 2014 


March 1st
Classics Annual Music Appreciation Night
The time is here for this one night of Music! Classic's has a once a year invite to have all of our wonderful musicians play together for a stellar night of music!


March 8th
Burnt Toast & Jam
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. 
www.burnttoastandjam.com
 

March 14th
The Contrary
Menominee, MI
The Contrary is an acoustic duo from Menominee Michigan who are passionate about bringing you the highest quality music experience.
They cover a wonderful variety of songs ranging from rock icons such as The Beatles, Tom Petty, and Bob Seger to modern day artists like Adele and Bruno Mars.

March 15th
St Pattys Day
All Day Live Music
Mike Magee
noon to 4pm
Covering several genres, Mike plays music that takes you through decades of favorites with his own twist as well as playing originals that come straight from the heart.
String Fever
4pm to 5:30
String Fever has been playing old time music and Irish music, in the Shawano area for the past five years
Band members for this performance include Jeannie Wudtke, Lissa Fields, Irma Timmons, Richard Sarnwick, Patti Tuma, and Sandy Weyermeyer
TnA and the Explosions
8:30 to midnite
This Band does it all! From old time rock n roll to 60's anfd 70's Rock and some county music!!! Sure to keep you out all night long!!

March 21st
Clinton Miller
Bowler, WI
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist - Clinton Miller brings a blend of his original solo acoustic music and selected classic covers. A mix of classic music from the Blues, 60s/70s Rock to Grunge.
 
www.clintonjmiller.com
www.facebook/clintonjmiller.music
www.youtube/clintonjmillermusic

March 22nd
Bar Tab Band
Green Bay, WI
Hip-Twangy Countrifried Rock-N-Jam.
It all began with bar room conversations between Troy and David about the raw roots alt-country music scene they had been introduced to, which included such bands as Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Gram Parsons and Steve Earle. Throw in a love for jam bands like Widespread Panic and The Grateful Dead, and you have The Bar Tab Band. A blue collar rock and roll band which speaks the language of life in the Midwest with telecaster twang and hillbilly stomp. Bar Tab formed in 2003 and were soon playing at a host of great Wisconsin bars and clubs. BTB had the opportunity to play some outdoor festies since emerging on the scene, including The Grickle Grass Jam and The Grateful Garcia Gathering which featured Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band, along with some of the finest jam bands in the Midwest. We traveled throughout the state and have been writing a few tunes along the way. Troy brings an enthusiasm for bluegrass and gritty country-rock together with a voice as deep and dark as a holler' and provides the acoustic guitar and mandolin. David's playing makes it seem as though his guitar is trying to hurt him, and it's all he can do to avoid injury every night, which makes him holler lyrics with reckless abandon. The Right Honorable Judge Clay oversees the rich textural rhythmic moodscapes of The BTB, and would like us to play more Dylan. A fine idea, Tom! With Jerry and Scott laying down a groove that mixes Jazz and Rock with raw aggression, this band will force you to dance and be constantly HAVING A GOOD TIME! This band would not be without the loyalty of the fantastic folks who come down to dance and have a good time and celebrate the shared experience that happens when a live band truly feeds off the energy of an audience. Thanks a lot, We Love Y'all!
 
March 28th
The Listening Party
Milwaukee, WI
4 piece band from Milwaukee, WI. If a tree fell in the woods, it'd sound nothing like The Listening Party.
www.listeningpartyband.com
 
March 29th
The 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...
 Dig......
 Mojo Perry
 Pure Originality! Blues Infused Psychedelic Rock !
 So Out: It's In...
www.mojoperryband.com

April 4th
Mike Daley and Bill Hurley

April 5th
Ric Stream
 Hailing from Iron Mountain, MI.  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!

April 11th
Chuck Johnson
Good old Rock n Roll at its finest!!! First time artist at Classic's! Come join the FUN!!


April 12th
HUSH
Acoustic Classic Rock
 Beatles, Eagles, Byrds and more...

April 18th
Jerry Duginski
Left mic...Right mic....Gotta get sum Jerry Duginski!!! Great artist and performer!! will keep you in your seat all Night long!!

April 19th
Tom Cat Joe Band
""Tomcat Joe is a rockin' bluesy artist with a soulful voice.  The band's style can be described as danceable roots rock, mixing classics such as Johnny Cash with retro rockabilly and tex-mex sounds of bands such as The Mavericks and The Blasters" www.tomcatjoe.com

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pril 25th
Wade Fernandez
Keshena, WI
Soaring from Menominee Indian Reservation roots, Wade knows how to both soothe and rock. With versatility, he honors tradition while forging ahead in an ever expanding world of music. Award-winning vocals, guitar, songwriting, native flute & drumming, all flow from deep within a rich blood memory, echoing his words, "Music is a very powerful gift to be returned and shared in a good way."
PERFORMANCES
As a well-established performer shows include; The Honor The Earth Tour, Woodstock '94, The Reebok Human Rights Awards (2002 Winter Olympics), Ed McMahon's Next Big Star, Chicago's World Music Festival, Canada's Aboriginal People's Choice Awards, and Germany's Tollwood Festival. Wade jammed stages with many artists including Jackson Browne and The Indigo Girls and continues to tour.
AWARDS & HONORS
2010 national Community Spirit Award
With the "diversatility" of Wade's CD "4 the People" he won the 2007 "Best Contemporary Instrumental" and believe it or not, best "Country" from the North American ISMA awards while also being in the Top 5 for best "Classic Rock", "Pop", "Flute", and "Blues" recording of the year. 4 the People also had Wade nominated for "Artist of the Year" and "Best Rock Recording" from the NAMMYs. The recording even made it into the GRAMMY voting process for "Best Rock Instrumental Performance", "Record of the Year", and "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album".
2006 Wade won "Best Male Artist of the Year" award from the NAMMYS and was among the Top 5 for "Best Pop/Rock Recording" and best "Long/Short Form Video".
2004 & '06 nominations "Best Male Artist," "Songwriter of the Year," "Blues/Jazz Recording of the Year" "Pop/Rock Recording of the Year" "Classic Rock" "Contemporary Instrumental" nominee from the Native American Music Awards (Nammys) and/or the Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA)
2001 "Writer of the Year", Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers
2005-6 numerous awards and screenings for Wade's music video Commodity Cheese Blues
Medal of Honor from the Menominee Nation

Beginnings to Beyond
"Your life is all that you've touched, all that has touched you and all that came before you. You only really live it when you learn to listen to its music." WF
Born on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin, USA. Wade grew up in a house surrounded by dense forest. "I could walk through the trees for maybe 6 miles behind the house and not see another human being. After crossing the road in front of the house, I could probably walk another 10 miles and once again, see only forest and animals." The Menominee Reservation is over 95% forest and the roots of Wade's inspiration.
Wade's first attempt at playing music came at the age of 5. His dad sat him down in front of a record player, handed over a "huge" acoustic guitar and said try to figure out this song. It was "Apache" by the Shadows. Young Wade thought cool an Indian song, but after 10 minutes of having no clue, he decided to give it up. But then at 11 years old, Wade decided to pick up the guitar and started a band on the rez with his cousin Quint. Since then he has won several national/international awards and scholarships for music and other forms of artistic expression (including video and writing). Wade toured Europe several times, played and produced CDs, and played many styles of music before he decided to go to college and further his study of music. Currently, Wade has a degree in Music Education with a teacher's certification, manages an active music career, works a GEAR UP job for students on the Menominee Indian Reservation, is a member of the Menominee Indian School Board, working on several film projects, writing a play, teaches native flute/guitar/bass/rock band classes, and is raising a beautiful family of 5 children with his wife on the reservation.
www.wadefernandez.com


April 26th
The Lizardz
  Wisconsin Rapids, WI
We are The Lizardz, and have been a working band for the past 20 years. Examples of artists that we cover are The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, The Kinks, Rolling Stones, Cream, Bob Dylan and Steely Dan. We also have a new album of original music that we just released that features Buck Dharma and Richie Castellano from none other than Blue Oyster Cult. This show will also FEATURE a whole set of Pink Floyd!!!
www.thelizardz.com

May 2nd
The Contrary
Menominee, MI
The Contrary is an acoustic duo from Menominee Michigan who are passionate about bringing you the highest quality music experience.
They cover a wonderful variety of songs ranging from rock icons such as The Beatles, Tom Petty, and Bob Seger to modern day artists like Adele and Bruno Mars.
 
May 3rd
Mike Murphy & the MOB
Fox Valley, WI
His powerhouse band, Men of Blues, or MOB for short, combines the talents of Jamie "JT" Taunton on drums, Tim Perkins on bass, and Michael "Big Dog" Murphy on guitar and vocals.  "Pianoman" Dan Germic on keys accompanies the MOB when that cool keyboard vibe is needed!  The MOB is a high energy, swish at the buzzer, in your face, acoustic and electric blues band.
 And, to Michael, being the MOB means ALWAYS providing the audience with a listening and personal enjoyment experience that will make them want to come back time and time again!  And they always do!  And don't be surprised at guests stepping up the stage!  If the BIG DOG sees a player in the audience that he knows, he'll ask them to come up and play a few. BIG DOG says, "It's always fun when I get old friends on stage with me.  You never know what's going to happen!  Just love making memories."
 Between Michael's original songs and the songs he and his band cover, but never copy, the audience is assured of a show that's always fresh, and exciting!  The audience is always in smiles as they watch the band interact with each other on stage.  The laughter between them, and emotion they show while performing, is what sets them apart from other bands, and presents them as true musicians and lovers of the blues!!  Come on out and catch a show.  See for yourself!  The Big Dog and the MOB are anxious to meet you!
www.bigdogmurphy.com

May8th
We's US feat. Jeff Prah

Denver, CO
***honey in your ears***
We’s Us was born on Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado amongst the hippies, punks, hipsters, and techno freaks in 2012. We’s Us has risen to Colorado power through making use of what they know and what they like and finding a way to make the two work together. Michael, Chris, Blake, and Charlie all come from different musical backgrounds and tastes, merging them all into a rock n roll cornucopia. We’s Us is a mélange of jam, funk, rock, punk and any other genre they could kind find to give We’s Us a very unique sound. We’s Us has pounded the streets of Colorado, building their fan base one show at a time by following in the footsteps of those great live bands that came before them, never playing the same show twice. We’s Us is loud, raw, happy, full of improv and even a little rude, doing what they do best, playing rock n roll. Currently the Denver quartet is awaiting the release of their first album produced by Dave Aron (Sublime, Snoop Dogg, Prince, Dumpstaphunk). We’s Us is also in the midst of planning a large tour across the Midwest and southeast. Having made it to the Colorado radio stations in such a short time since the bands inception, it will only be a matter of time before We’s Us will be a household name.
 www.WesUsBand.com

May 9th
Bob & Missy Tucker Band
This band is sure to please all music lovers! From Patsy Cline to Tracey Chapman and a little comedy mixed in between songs this group will keep you there all night long!
 
May 10th
KJ & Sandy
Join KJ Shreiber and Sandy Reno for an entertaining night of music!
Sandy and KJ have been performing together for two decades in many different musical scenarios. They are high-energy, fun, and upbeat. KJ has a rich, solid voice that nails everything from Van Morrison to Neil Diamond, and so much more. He is also a seasoned percussionist playing bongos as he stands and sings.
www.sandyreno.com

May 16th
Big "T" Sims & Marquis Burns
Dynamic Duo
Bringing the likes of Al Green, Marvin Gaye and Barry White!

 
May 17th
Donnie Pick & the Road Band
Appleton, WI
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.
www.donniepick.com


May 23rd
Grayling Pingel
Clintonville, WI
Grayling Pingel is an Americana singer/songwriter from Northern Wisconsin. He is currently performing at venues through out Wisconsin promoting his debut album "Better Late Than Never," released in 2012.
•Grayling has played music since he was a child. He has performed with many bands both local and touring and has recorded studio albums with several bands. In 1997, he landed an Artist Development Contract with Incubator Creative Group, a record company in Eugene, Oregon. He presently owns a home studio and is performing a solo acoustic show.
•Grayling's current live show is a blend of folk, acoustic pop/rock and country music made for the common man. He incorporates acoustic guitar, vocals with a harmony pedal and harmonica in to his laid back style. In mid-2013 he will be adding a Farmer Footdrum (a handmade portable drum set built in Washington State) to his show, which will enable him to play drums with his feet.
For more information and to hear Grayling's music go to:
graylingpingel@yahoo.com


May 24th
The Naturals
Wausau, WI
The Naturals is a Band who Plays "Good old Rock n Roll"  This band will play all your favorites and will keep you dancin all night long!!


May30th
Clinton Miller
Bowler, WI
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist - Clinton Miller brings a blend of his original solo acoustic music and selected classic covers. A mix of classic music from the Blues, 60s/70s Rock to Grunge.

www.clintonjmiller.com
www.facebook/clintonjmiller.music
www.youtube/clintonjmillermusic


May 31st
Fabulous Johnny
Come join Johnny Schneider for night filled with Fantastic Music!!  Great Music = Great Times

June 6th
Lightborne & Hill
Wausau, WI
Lightborne & Hill – an “upscale” high-energy musical duo featuring JG Lightborne, a very experienced "Americana" troubadour together with a great female singer, Brenda Hill.  We can help create a fun and lively outdoor party with classic rock and country, up-tempo folk (bluegrass) and calypso music as well as perform beautiful music for listening while enjoying dinner and for dancing later.  Music that is especially tailored to a family-friendly atmosphere, our repertoire is extensive, covering a wide range of popular hits from the classic rock era (especially 1970's music) plus popular folk and country music spanning the last 60 years.  
 
Lightborne & Hill has performs regularly at Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant, located in the Washington Street Mall, Wausau and at the Palms Restaurant in Schofield. During the summer we perform at both the Patio Restaurant and Juice’s Ghost Town in Port Washington, Wisconsin and also at the Munson Valley Winery in Withee, Wisconsin.  We have performed at the Wausau Area Events Balloon Glow Rally, the Winter Fest, Harvest Fest and also for the lunchtime concert series on the 400 Block, downtown Wausau.
www.lightborne-hill.com

June 7th
Mojo Perry Featuring Kim Manning from George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic
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...
 Dig......
 Mojo Perry
 Pure Originality! Blues Infused Psychedelic Rock !
 So Out: It's In...
www.mojoperryband.com

June 13th
TBA

June 14th
Muddy Udders
Green Bay/Milwaukee, WI
Muddy Udders is a slipp’ry little band from Green Bay, WI. Matty, Augie and Roelke flipped the switch in 2006 and the mud’s been dripping since. They technically haven’t underachieved; they didn’t set out to do much more than make albums (they've made 3), tour (they've done 4), and party (they've overachieved).
MU has played hundreds of shows, most of them 4 hours, and fancies itself one heck of a bar band, but they love cherry-picking songs for half-hour sprints as well. This flexibility has led to headlining festivals like the Symco Shakedown and Steelbridge Songfest, and opening for acts such as ? and the Mysterians and Bob Log III. They've played in basements, backyards, bowling alleys, even an AA party!
It's not that they necessarily shoot themselves in the foot, but the band probably could market itself a little better by narrowing its playlist, sticking to one genre, or even by not switching instruments, though most people enjoy the variety. The short answer is “rock’n’roll,” but the band will likely brush off questions of its style with the non-sequitur “toe-slappin’ grease rock," which apparently includes anything from garage rock, rockabilly, surf rock, punk rock, psychedelic, blues rock, country, bluegrass, ragtime, doo wop, funk, prog rock, tropicalia, maybe even metal. Instruments are swapped often enough that it's been deemed too tedious to give credit on the albums, which include not only the usual suspects of guitar, bass, and drums, but also piano, keyboard, harmonica, banjo, upright bass, accordion, and whatever else is around.
So long as the encouragement's there, Muddy Udders will keep doing their best to entertain without pandering and challenge without alienating. Talent and teeth, heart and brain, familiarity and creativity, rock AND roll! It’s a slipp’ry tightrope, but these guys are either too dumb to look down or too smart to look back. Or they’ve all been in bands since they were 13 and don’t really know any different. Go see ‘em, book ‘em, or just listen to their albums. Germs and nutrition, fertilizer and calcium! HOOOOOOO!!!
www.muddyudders.com


June 20th
TBA

June 21st
Buck Johnson & the Plumbers

June 27th
TBA

June 28th
The Bluetones
Milwaukee, WI

July 4th
Brian Keith Wallen

July 5th
Irenes Garden

July 11th
The Contary

July 12th
Rebel 1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



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