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Live Entertainment 2015 
 

Jan 2nd
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."

Jan 3rd
Ken Dennison
Kenneth Morgan Dennison blends Classic Rock, Classic Country and some Blues with a dash of 80's and 90's. Then he puts a dab of his own music in for some added zip! Hmm Hmm Good!
www.reverbnation.com/kennethmorgandennison


Jan 9th
Maxwell Jones and Keith Farnum
Great Duo playing Classic Rock and Blues!

Jan 10th
Fabulous Johnny
Need I say more....:)

Jan 16th
Clinton 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
www.clintonjmiller.com


Jan 17th
Evergreen Grass Band
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.
The EverGreen Grass Band was formed in 2008 over the course of many beer & whiskey fueled nights hosting the open mic at the Mousetrap Tavern in Eau Claire, WI. The 4-piece, including guitar, bass, banjo, & mandolin have been playing their distinctive and aggressive blend of bluegrass, punk, rock n’ roll, jam & country with various members consistently around the Midwest for 5 years.
The band recently finished their 4th tour out west and have their eyes set on expanding to the west coast and as well as further into the east. Their first album “For Sheriff” was released in June of 2010 to rave reviews. The band is currently putting finishing touches on their second full-length, original album.
Bringing an energetic and original act to any place they play, the EverGreen Grass Band has been winning ears and hearts alike with their straight-forward, face-melting ungrass songs, toe-tappin country tunes and original grass arrangements of covers in any genre. Always creating a good-time, drink 'em down atmosphere, the EverGreen Grass Band bring with them a genre-defying sound, a dedication to their live shows and an earnest understanding of what entertainment really is.

Jan 23rd
Tim Balke
Good STUFF for the Soul! Live at Classic's Restaurant & Lounge

Jan 24th
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:
http://www.bigdogmurphy.com
http://www.facebook.com/mikemurphymob


Jan 30th
Mike Magee
Shawano, WI
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.

Jan 31st
Classic's Annual Music Appreication Night
Classic's Once a year Open Jam!
Come join our local musicians from our area and some from far away to entertain the masses all night long!!

Feb 6th
Keith & Brad from HEADGAMES
Green Bay, WI
The lead vocalist, and half the blistering guitar team of Head Games strip down for a rare acoustic performance. Two guitars, two voices, too incredible to miss. Covering the best in modern and classic rock, Keith & Brad are commin' at cha Live, Unplugged, and Untamed.

Feb 7th
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.
www.donniepick.com


Feb 13th
Lightborne & Hill
JG has traveled extensively throughout North America performing his own brand of acoustic pop, folk and blues in the 60’and 70’s and in the 80’s was the featured performer at the famous “Pub On the Square” in St. George’s, Bermuda where he developed his signature beach party music. Recently, folks all around the Midwest have enjoyed JG’s one-man band at drinking establishments, restaurants and other venues too numerous to name.

Currently, JG has harnessed his vast experience and solid musicianship along with his legendary penchant for innovation and extrapolation to the other myriad talents of his cohorts in Backseat Driver to bring audiences a taste of the stuff that made Rock n’ Roll fun in the first place.


Feb 14th
Buck Johnson & 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…)

Feb 20th
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

Feb 21st
Wade Fernandez Band
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
 
www.wadefernandez.com
 
Feb 27th
Bob & Missy Tucker Band
Keshena, WI
Come join Missy & Bob for a GREAT night of Music! From soft rock to a little bit of country this band is sure to please!

Feb 28th
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.
www.unifiedsoul.net


March 6th
Bob Allen
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Bob Allen is a vocalist/guitar player that has been performing in various bands for over 5 years. He's performed at everything from small bar gigs to wedding ceremonies and even large festivals. With a wide range of pop and rock hit songs from the 60's - the present in his arsenal, he's got a little something for everyone. He even occasionally digs deep into some older country western, reggae, or an obscure rock song every now and then as well. Frequently complimented for his dynamic vocal range and ability, he can hit all of Stevie Nicks' high notes in "Dreams" as well as Johnny Cash's low notes in "Folsom Prison Blues". He loves entertaining and interacting with the crowd and when he's not playing solo, you can usually find him out jamming somewhere with his band, Rebel One. So come out and have some fun with Bob, or the band if they're in your area...they promise to give it everything they have and put on a fantastic performance each and every time!

March 7th
The Dave Olsen Band
Dave was introduced to the Blues after seeing Eric Clapton’s From the Cradle Tour in 1994. Primarily a self taught guitarist, unable to read music, most of his guitar playing has been learned by ear, or by others. His interests and influences are Tab Benoit, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Keb Mo and many others. Dave loves playing the guitar, and has played out since 2009.

Jeff started his musical career playing the trumpet at age 7, but the bass guitar (and Rock n’ Roll) soon took priority, and he embarked on a musical tour that would eventually last 10 years on the road. He has played bass (and was also lead singer) with 80’s pop band Bacchus Lotus, The Steps, The Heat, and the critically acclaimed Appleton band, Smoketree. Jeff has played on, written, and recorded numerous CD’s, and has logged countless hours on stage and in the studio.
Jimmy has played with Jules Blattner and The Warren Groovy All-Star Band, a legendary St. Louis entertainer and recording artist. (1970-1981). He has also had numerous album and 45 RPM releases including MGM’s “Back On The Road Again.” He has played up to 300 nights a year from Canada to Florida and often hung out with Cheap Trick and Head East when playing in the Chicagoland area. Jimmy is also one of the founding members of Milwaukee-based band, Five Guys With Day Jobs.(1989-2006) This band played at Summerfest, Bastille Days, the Wisconsin State Fair, and other major events.

Russell is from the Fox Valley and has many varied musical experiences, from rock to jazz, to blues. He has played with artist’s such as Tom Theabo, Little Davy Max, Rattlers, and Jeff Johnston. Late musical experiences focus on rhythm and blues including Reverend Raven, Bobby Evans, The Joe Tones, Michael Murphy, Jimmy Clark and the great Gary Shaw. Along with Jeff, Russell forms a dynamite rhythm section.

March 13th
Jim Woods Duo
This duo will have you Rockin all Night long!!

March 14th
St Patty's Day in the Mooseyard

Mike Magee
noon-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.

The Raglanders
8-midnight
The Raglanders began as a one-time collaboration assembled to play a single five song set at a Neil Young tribute concert. Audience reaction and undeniable group chemistry demanded that it become more. In short order an expanding set list of original songs, Classic Country, Americana, Alt-Country and Good ‘ol Rock and Roll grew in depth and variety. Tight arrangements, group vocal hooks, instrumental prowess and flights of improvisation became the trademarks of a red hot Raglanders show.
Frontman Troy Heinz has been a fixture of the Green Bay music scene for over a decade as a solo artist and member of The Bar Tab Band and The Farm League. In the Spring of 2014 Troy approached local scene veterans Bonzai McPherson with the offer of a set at the second annual Neil Fest, held at Green Bay’s historic Riverside Ballroom. Armed with more experience than a Reno lot lizard, the four-piece Bonzai McPherson proved to be just the solid, edgy, tasteful backing group the rock and roll doctor ordered. Bonzai McPherson consists of (appearing alphabetically): Jerry Carstens (guitar, vocals), Andy Cismoski (bass, vocals), Chris Schoenecker (drums, vocals), and John Steuck (guitar, vocals).
In addition to the requisite Neil Young material, The Raglanders play rapid-fire sets packed with songs sure to appeal to fans of groups like: The Band, Little Feat, The Drive-By Truckers, Wilco, J.J. Cale and The Replacements.


March 20th
GrooveTones
Instrumental improv trio.  They jam blues, funk, rock, reggae and eveything in between
Houseband


March 21st
Irenes Garden
Organic Rock for the Soul

March 27th
Maxwell Jones and Keith Farnum Duo
Great Duo playing Classic Rock and Blues!

March 28th
KJ and Sandy

April 3rd
Deady Sounds Entertaiment 
Karaoke


April  4th
TBA

April  10th
Deadly Sounds Entertainment
Karaoke

April  11th
HUSH

April 17th
Deadly Sounds Entertainment
Karaoke

April 18th
Tom Cat Joe Band
omcat Joe is a high energy, up-tempo rock and blues artist with a soulful voice and a cool retro sound. 

April 24th
Deadly Sounds Entertainment
Karaoke


April 25th
Mike Murphy and 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:
http://www.bigdogmurphy.com
http://www.facebook.com/mikemurphymob

May 1st
TBA

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

May 15th
Ken Dennison
Kenneth Morgan Dennison blends Classic Rock, Classic Country and some Blues with a dash of 80's and 90's. Then he puts a dab of his own music in for some added zip! Hmm Hmm Good!
www.reverbnation.com/kennethmorgandennison
May 16th
The Naturals

May 22nd
Clinton J Miller

May 23rd
Fabulous Johnny

May 29th
TBA

May 30th
Donnie Pick and the Road Band




 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



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