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Upcoming Events in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire, Wsconsin

Like the rest of Wisconsin, the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire region love having fun.  The Chippewa Valley is no stranger to concerts, festivals and any other type of events and activities. You will find something to interest you in the links below.

Take 3 at The Heyde Center for the Arts

4/4/19 7:30 pm. With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-bending trio, Take 3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical background and mixes it with rock star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, or classical tunes, they bring enthusiasm to their interpretations and impart their love of music to audiences of all musical preferences. Lindsay Deutsch (violin), Christopher O’Riley (piano), and Lila Yang, (cello) are award-winning, much sought-after soloists and entertainers who are comfortable in both the pop and classical world.

River Bend Winery & Distillery Opens for the Season

4/6/19 11:00 am River Bend offers a wide selection of wines ranging from dry to sweet, red to white, and even some rose and sparkling wines.  All of their wines are produced, bottled and labeled on-site at our winery.

Author Nickolas Butler at The Heyde Center

Book Tour promoting “Little Faith”

4/8/19 6:30 pm Join the Chippewa Falls Public Library and the Heyde Center for the Arts in welcoming award-winning local author, Nickolas Butler, to Chippewa Falls for a reading and signing of Butler’s newest novel, Little Faith. In this moving new novel, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church. This is part of National Library Week, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library. No cost for admission.

Exhibit:  Prohibition in America

4/9 – 5/25 2019 @ Chippewa Valley Museum.  Spirited: Prohibition in America brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

55th Annual Spring Art Show

…collaboration with The Chippewa Herald

Sun, Apr 7, 2019 – Fri, Apr 19, 2019.  Co-sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association and the Chippewa Herald, the 55th Annual Spring Art Show exhibits two and three-dimensional art pieces by local artists – young and old, novice to experienced. It is always a diverse and wonderful show. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics and other creative art forms. There is no charge to the public for this exhibit, but donations are appreciated to help keep the gallery space available to the community.

John Primer

Chicago Blues Legend

Fri, Apr 12, 20197:30 pm.  As the bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Primer’s virtuosity as a blues musician was forged by legends. John started playing on Maxwell Street, the birthplace of Chicago blues and soon became the house bandleader at the famous Theresa’s Lounge for seven years. Having played or recorded with a who’s who of blues greats including Gary Clark Jr.Derek TrucksJohnny Winter, and Buddy Guy to name a few, John Primer’s personal accolades, including Lifetime Achievement Awards, reflect his countless contributions to the history of the blues.

Chippewa Falls Rotary Foundation presents SpringFest 2019

4/26 to 4/28 2019 @ Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.  SpringFest is a family friendly event with over 40 exhibitors showing and selling their Spring and Summer products and services. If you’re into music be it country, rock, jazz or just plain fun, at SpringFest they have great bands – These are some of the top Upper Midwest and local bands including Contradiction on Friday night and Boogie and the Yo-Yoz on Saturday night.

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers at Heyde Center for the Arts

Fri, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm  Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world (Rockin’ Dopsie, Sr). Although inspired by tradition, Dwayne has developed his own high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music. Named “The Hottest Accordionist” in America for his ability to both work the crowd and pump out musical harmony in grandiose fashion, Dwayne doesn’t confine himself to the stage; he interacts with the crowd, blurring the barrier between performer and audience. Audiences jump to their feet energized by Dwayne’s musical innovation, charismatic performance and sheer, raw talent. There will be room for dancing.

Opening Day at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard – Live Music with Ellie May Kay & the Machine! 

5/4/19 Join in on Saturday, May 4th for their opening day and live music from 2:00-5:00 p.m. with four-piece acoustic Nashville recording artist Ellie May Kay and the machine! They will have wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax, and enjoy.  Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event.

Ole Plays Nursemaid at Heyde Center for the Arts

Mon, May 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm  With Lena having an unexpected bunionectomy, Lena’s cousin Mildred has volunteered to head to the farm to take care of things while Lena is recovering at the hospital. Lena is looking forward to her hospital stay, especially since it means that she is free of caring for Ole for two whole weeks! Ole realizes that he will be a “bachelor” while Lena is away, so he is almost giddy at the thought of all that uninterrupted hunting, fishing and, of course, Muskrat Lodge time with his fellow Muskrats! But even the best laid plans can go awry. Instead of hunting and fishing, Ole finds himself playing nursemaid to cousin Mildred instead. Can Ole survive two weeks with Mildred? Will Lena recover and ever come to the rescue? See for yourself what happens in “Ole Plays Nursemaid.”

Chippewa Trail Guide May Event

5/11-5/12 2019. Visit each Trail Guide location for a special themed food pairing event. What better way to experience the craft beverage producers of the Chippewa Valley than paired with delicious foods?  Each ticket allows one (1) person a special themed food pairing at EACH and EVERY Trail Guide location throughout the second weekend of the month (Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday). Please check with each individual venue for participating hours. River Bend’s participating hours are 11AM – 4:30PM May 11th & 12th.  Tickets are available for sale online only beginning the month prior to the event. Buy your tickets early for just $35–prices go up the month of the event! Use coupon code “trailguide” at checkout before May 1st for early bird pricing. All purchases are non-refundable.

River Prairie Festival

5/11/19 11:00-5:00 at River Prairie Park in Altoona.  River Prairie Festival is a community festival that celebrates everything we love about living in the Chippewa Valley as well as the kickoff the 2019 season of programming in River Prairie! River Prairie Festival also carry’s on the ideals of P10 Festival which took place last year. River Prairie Festival will take place on Mother’s Day weekend, attracting visitors to River Prairie with events the whole family can enjoy.

Live Music at Sheeley House: Nick Hensley

5/11/19 800-1100 pm.  The Sheeley House Saloon welcomes Nick Hensley. Come early for a chef inspired meal and stay for the music.  
Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co-writer of The District, a regional act from the upper Midwest, co based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL. He created Love Songs For Angry Men shortly after The District called it quits in 2002. Hensley’s alias and alter ego, Love Songs For Angry Men, was born to get people talking and through the doors. Now, eight years later, it’s is the title of his first solo effort and also used as a general band name.

Late Night Jazz:  Bloomer Boy

5/13/19 at the Lakely Restaurant  Bloomer Boy was born back in 2010 when Jeremy Boettcher and Sean Carey discovered the insane guitar player, Dean Granros, tending his Icelandic horses on a farm outside of Bloomer, WI. The trio reunites for a youthful take on jazz standards and some of Dean’s original compositions.

Chippewa Valley Century Ride

5/26/19 Starting at Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls, WI, the Chippewa Valley Century Ride is a not for profit bike ride that benefits hunger task force agencies, local parks, youth organizations, and special needs in the Chippewa Valley.
Our courses includes a 35, 50, 75, or 100 mile option all on blacktop roads, leading through the beautiful farmland of Chippewa County along the Chippewa and Flambeau Rivers, Lakes Wissota and Holcombe, and through the kettle moraine topography of the Chippewa County Forest.

Festivals, Fairs and Celebrations

Spring Fest

Celebrate all that is Spring. Great music, food, artwork, libations, entertainment, and much more at the Northern WI State Fairgrounds.

Country Fest

Four-day event at an outdoor amphitheater just over 15 minutes from Inn on Lake Wissota B&B. With performances from the leaders in country music of yesterday and today.

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

See exhibits, enjoy fair food, and watch performances on several stages.

Oktoberfest

German food and beverages, three stages with entertainment, and activities for all ages.

Rock Fest

Four-day event at an outdoor amphitheater just over 15 minutes from Inn on Lake Wissota B&B. With performances from the leaders in rock music of yesterday and today.

Christmas Village and The Bridge to Wonderland Parade

The day after Thanksgiving Irvine Park becomes Christmas Village with over 45,000 lights, and the first Saturday of December people line the streets to watch the parade.

Chippewa Falls Farmers Market

Every Thursday June through Mid-October, 12-6 pm.  Join us for locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as locally made baked goods, salsas, jams, jellies, honey, crafts and other handcrafted items, and more at the farmers market in Chippewa Falls every Thursday!

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