2018 - 2019
Rhinelander Area Community Band
Community bands are going strong throughout the country, and the Northwoods has its very own. The well-known Rhinelander Area Community Band, featuring dedicated musicians from teens to seniors, brings its fall concert to the Nicolet stage this year with a lively, varied program to please all ages. Learn More >
An Evening with Paul Ehlers and Friends
As a lifelong Rhinelander musician, Paul will bid a fitting farewell to the Northwoods with an evening of his favorite songs and fellow musicians. His musical style is firmly rooted in “Americana” – a distinct mix of Country, Folk, Blues, and good ‘ol Rock N Roll. You may also know Paul from his Rhinelander collaborations including Slim Pickin’s, Ruckus, the Usual Suspects, Krazy Chester, and Me and Paul. After a long bicycle ride, Paul will retire in Cornucopia where he will devote his energy to the Society for the Preservation of the Winged Eel.
Mick Sterling's at Christmas
At Christmas is a unique blend of family-fueled comedy and drama brilliantly written and performed by three alumni of Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop, as well as a live, 6-piece band, featuring one of the Twin Cities’ favorite front men, Mick Sterling, and Brave New Workshop’s musical director, Peter Guertin. At Christmas is like seeing a show being performed in your own living room with stories that happened in your own family. The 90-minute show is a reflection of what the holidays are – funny, poignant, and heartwarmingly tender. Learn More >
Birds of Chicago
WXPR CONCERT SERIES
Known for their near perfect Americana, the acclaimed husband and wife led band draw heavily on the gospel tradition to create music that feels like a lost folk song recovered. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012. Learn More >
Community Holiday Concert
`Tis the season to rejoice with the merry sounds of the Rhinelander Male Chorus, Northwoods Choraliers, Hymns and Hyrs, and the Lakeland Barbershop Chorus. Delivered in a spirited four-part harmony, their talents create a charming concert of holiday and seasonal songs sure to bring you tidings of good cheer. Non perishable food and monetary donations for local pantries are welcome.
Artspower Presents: Amber Brown is Not a Crayon
Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class, and became best friends. But now things are different. Justin’s house has been sold and he is moving to Alabama. ArtsPower’s uniquely funny and forthright musical portrays a feisty young girl who refuses to let her problems get the better of her. You’ll laugh and cry with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the virtues of patience and the meaning of forgiveness. Suggested for children grades 1-4. Learn More >
Davina and the Vagabonds
Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music. Learn More >
The UW Madhatters
They’re back! With their unmistakable talent and signature Badger-red blazers, these goofy guys will wow you with another tour de force a cappella performance. Founded in 1997, the MadHatters are the first and premier men’s a cappella group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an international touring group with eight released albums, the MadHatters sound like a multi-tracked studio recording. And why not? Every song is layered with 16 unique vocal styles. Nowhere will you see so many good-looking guys, singing in perfect harmony with such high-spirited humor – it will be “aca-amazing.” Learn More >
A poignant and impactful story, Defining Hope is about people weighing what matters most at the most fragile junctures in life, and the nurses who guide them. Filmed as a documentary, you’ll follow patients with life-threatening illness as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology to accept, what they hope for, and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. It is about optimism and helps us define what ‘quality of life’ really means. Learn More >
Community Music Festival
Discover the musical talents of your Northwoods neighbors in one harmonious evening. The Rhinelander Area Community Band, Rhinelander Male Chorus, Northwoods Choraliers, Hymns and Hyrs, and Lakeland Barbershop Chorus will showcase their range and energy by performing selections from their season’s repertoire. Join your friends for the perfect combination of music, camaraderie, and fun.