Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Drunk Shakespeare

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A.L.F.E. (Actors Looking for Future Employment) invites you to join them for a rousing night of Shakespeare, in a way you’ve not seen it before!  Enjoy a selection of Shakespeare scenes and monologues—and maybe even a song or two!-- with one slight change: a number of the actors will be totally drunk.  There will be singing, drinking, and even some audience participation!  The show will begin @ 8:00pm, tickets are $5 at the door, and all proceeds will go to benefiting the A.L.F.E. organization.   Audience should please be 21+ years of age to attend—we hope to see you there!!

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Sep
8
to Sep 9

Open Mic

Come share music with our community. Play alone or with others. Plug into our sound system, or play acoustic. We’ve got lots of sheet music and Bob Willoughby is happy to accompany you on the piano.

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Big Wing and the Elusive Shimmer

An Evening of Original Music with Big Wing & the Elusive Shimmer. A Country-Soul Outfit made up of local boys made good. Featuring: Marcus Truschinski - vocals, Ben Feiner - guitar and vocals, Jack Whaley - guitar, Patrick Michaels - drums, Erik Johnson - saxophone, Matt Snow - trumpet, and Rob Doyle - keys.

No cover charge.

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Sep
22
to Sep 23

Open Mic

Come share music with our community. Play alone or with others. Plug into our sound system, or play acoustic. We’ve got lots of sheet music and Bob Willoughby is happy to accompany you on the piano.

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Zach Pietrini Band
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Zach Pietrini Band

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Voted Best Live Act in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Magazine, 2017), it’s been 4 years since Zach Pietrini showed up on the Milwaukee music scene. Despite being a Chicago transplant, The Zach Pietrini Band has become a recognized name around town playing featured spots at Summerfest and Bastille Days. At the forefront of the Americana resurgence in the north country, Pietrini quickly distinguished himself with his fearless vulnerability, prolific writing, and dynamic live show. “Pietrini’s skill is crafting the kind of Americana that gets right into you with a beguiling friendliness” (88Nine Radio Milwaukee).

Pietrini’s 6th release, Denver Sessions, has continued to solidify his reputation as an Americana force. Picked for Best Album 2019-  by Artistic Echoes, the new album was a "b-sides record that is more like an A-sides anthem." Music Review Roulette.  Musically, “Pietrini’s smooth and delicate voice [affixes] to infectious hooks and a touch of classic country” (Milwaukee Record). 

Zach and the Band push onwards. Voted Best Band in Milwaukee by Milwaukee Magazine, and serving as direct support for Huey Lewis and the News, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Shook Twins and Miles Nielson & the Rusted Hearts, the band has proven it is here to stay. They will be hitting the road this March and are excited to share their stories, sounds, and music.

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

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Caravan is a world traveling acoustic instrumental jazz group from Madison, WI. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influence from American Swing, Jazz, Latin, Parisian Waltz, European Folk and other vintage Jazz sources!

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Honey Pies

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The Honey Pies is an exciting collaboration of Madison-based music veterans. Jodi Jean Amble made a major splash in the Chicago scene fronting her eponymous band—nominally jazz, but equally at home with, pop, country, and more—and as a member of the highly eclectic ensemble Jenny Dragon. Tom Waselchuk leads the MAMA Award-winning Americana band The Dang-Its and has performed for more than twenty years in a free-swinging guitar duo with multi-instrumentalist Doug Brown. Doug has long been among the most in-demand freelance sidemen on the Madison music scene in a variety of genres, as well as being a band-leader, composer, and arranger. Matt Rodgers is among southern Wisconsin’s busiest bass players, equally at home in most any style of music. 


Displaying a formidable range of musical backgrounds and notable depth of experience, The Honey Pies apply crystal vocal harmonies and virtuoso instrumental skills to the best of traditional, contemporary, and original Americana music.


The four members of The Honey Pies are all terrific musicians in their own right, but together their musicality shoots to new heights.  The sound is free-spirited but amazingly focused and precise. And what a range of styles!  This is not your typical three-chord country-folk band!” — Nancy Cullen, Rural Musicians Forum, Touchstone Theatre 


Jodi Jean Amble – “Elegant, subtlety sexy and composed, Jodi sounds and looks great on stage and literally has the crowd howling from her first song on. Her voice is inviting and draws the audience to her.”  – Randy Freedman, Chicago Jazz Magazine


Tom Waselchuk  — “I was blown away by his performance last night. I consider him among the best musicians we have had on our stage.” — Marv Nielsen, Blackhawk Folk Society


Doug Brown — "Brown handles an acoustic guitar like a master. His jazzy style is characterized by amazing finger-picking skill." — Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

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Jul
7
to Jul 8

Open Mic

Come and share your talent at this night of amateur entertainment. No experience necessary. Fly solo, play with friends, or sing along with our accompanist on the piano. We will have some sheet music, but feel free to bring your own and we’ll do our best. Suggested donation $5. All proceeds benefit ALFE. Cabaret seating.

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