Downtown La Crosse Calendar
A night of fiddle tunes and Old Timey ballads. The Golden Strings as a trio will be joined by honorary member, banjo extraordinaire Russell Pedersen (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades). Celebrate your pre-party Thanksgiving with us for some fine spirits and music to soothe the soul.
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Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today.
Gomes’ new record Peace, Love & Loud Guitars, named Best Blues Album of 2018 by Blues Rock Review and SoundGuardian Magazine, is the culmination of a life spent honoring Blues traditions while never losing sight of his own identity.
The Toronto born guitar slinger stands his ground as a creative artist and is eager to push the Blues back into the mainstream.
“My goal is to keep the Blues fresh, exciting and even dangerous,” says Gomes. “I want to bring back the thrill longtime Bluesmen created in their day. At the same time, I think it’s very important for the music to grow and evolve.”
He has performed with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Heart, Sammy Hagar, Joe Bonamassa, .38 Special, Jonny Lang, Robert Cray and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Gomes recalled a conversation he had years ago with one of those legends. “B.B. King told me the Blues are like the laws of the land. They need to be amended to the times we live in,” Gomes said. “As an artist, it’s very exciting to think that the Blues can be just as ground-breaking today as it ever was.”
VIP $55 (LIMIT 150)
Includes: 1.5 hour craft beer tasting (starting at 5 p.m.), custom tasting glass, one 16 oz beer of choice from craft vendors, and VIP seating for the concerts.
Regular Reserved $38
Wisconsin Singers set to “Razzle Dazzle” Audiences at the Weber Center for one night only!!
UW-Madison’s nationally renowned Wisconsin Singers promises to entertain audience members of all ages with a Broadway-caliber revue its brand-new show, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now! Featuring American pop from the past 50 years of music this show is an explosive 90-minute performance showcasing song and dance, big band sound, humor and classic Badger spirit.
Audiences are transported back in time with memorable “One-Hit-Wonders” and then return to today with award-winning music from the Grammys, Tonys and Oscars. There is a little something for every generation including music by well-known artists Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, and Elton John while kids of any age will laugh at the Singers’ renditions of music from the Lego Movie and Trolls. Music theater and movie fans will enjoy songs from The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Pitch Perfect 3 and La La Land. The celebrated Wisconsin Singers’ band caps off an unforgettable evening with tributes to funk and Stevie Wonder. And no show would be complete without a musical salute to UW’s time honored Fifth Quarter where you’ll sing along with “On Wisconsin” and “Varsity.”
The show will feature an opening performance by area choir, 9th Street Connection. These students will participate in workshops led by Wisconsin Singers, with hometown performer Matthew Herro, to learn a routine and get the chance to speak with the Singers about keeping music in their lives in college.
Pricing: Adult: $20 Youth: $12