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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The Pines

Iowa-born / Minneapolis-based folk rock artists the The Pines have created a loyal following for their lush, layered sound and poetic lyrics inspired by the land and folklore of the American Midwest. Bridging the folk, roots and indie worlds with their modern take on American music, frontmen / songwriters Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa, while each bringing a distinct voice and sensibility to a sound that Rolling Stone’s David Fricke dubbed “quietly gripping.” The Pines’ sound balance Ramsey’s ethereal, somberly beautiful songs with Huckfelt’s darkly romantic, cinematic tales for a sweeping sound that evokes the vastness and loneliness of the Great Plains. Their instrumentation blends traditional acoustic instruments with electric guitars, bass and drums. The intricate guitar interplay between Benson and David is layered over the atmospheric keyboard work and vocal harmonies of Alex Ramsey (Benson’s brother) to form the core of The Pines’ instantly recognizable sound.

The son of Greg Brown’s producer and sideman Bo Ramsey, Benson was reared on folk and blues music and found a kindred spirit in David, and they’re known for resurrecting vintage folk songs in their live performances, interpreting them with their own arrangements and full, haunting sound.

Creating a buzz around the Twin Cities, The Pines caught the attention of Red House Records and signed with them in 2007, releasing their breakout album Sparrows in the Bell, named one of the top roots releases of the year by Q Magazine. The Pines wowed audiences at the 2008 South By Southwest (SXSW) and were named one of the musical highlights by CMT.com. They followed up this success with Tremolo, an album that garnered rave reviews in magazines like Rolling Stone and got airplay on tastemaker stations such as KCRW and KCMP The Current as well as a performance on NPR Mountain Stage and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. It landed them on Bob Harris’ renowned BBC Radio show, winning them new fans across North America and Europe. It also brought them to the attention of High Road Touring, who now represents the Pines.

2012’s Dark So Gold, coming in at #3 in the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s list of the decade’s best albums, featured the single “Cry Cry Crow” and saw the band opening a US tour for S. Carey along with headline dates. The band played a historic show in 2014 featuring the first Minnesota performance of Native American activist and poet John Trudell in over a decade. Trudell, who passed away in December 2015, appears in a spoken word piece closing their 2015 album, Above the Prairie. Also in 2014, Faribault Woolen Mills, 150-year-old Minnesota company, contacted the Pines to make a special Pines-designed, limited-edition camp blanket. The Pines’ devoted cult following has led them to share the stage with such diverse acts as Jolie Holland, Arcade Fire, Iris DeMent, Mason Jennings, Mavis Staples, Bon Iver and The Holmes Brothers.

VIDEO: The Pines "Cry Cry Crow" [LIVE on Audiotree]

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.




Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Mississippi Soul Bluesman JOHNNY RAWLS

A superb soul singer and guitarist, Rawls is widely considered one of the finest old school soul musicians touring today. His album “Ace of Spades” won best soul recording at the 2011 Blues Music Awards, and his previous album “Red Cadillac” reached #1 on the Living Blues radio charts. He is a veteran of some of the finest soul bands of all time, including those of Joe Tex, Little Johnny Taylor, The Sweet Inspirations and the legendary O.V. Wright.

Originally from Purvis, Mississippi, Johnny began performing professionally while still in high school, backing up touring soul and blues artists on the ‘chitlin circuit’ throughout the deep South. In the late 1970s he led the band of soul singer O.V. Wright, who many critics consider one of the genre’s absolute finest. (Robert Cray is always quick to cite Wright as a major influence.) Johnny has led his own band since 1985, and has released over a dozen CDs for labels including JSP, Rooster, Catfood, and his own imprint, Deep Soul. In addition to being a charismatic live performer, Rawls has earned numerous accolades and awards for his work as a producer and songwriter for other artists.

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.



Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Eira "Glen Tidings" Christmas Show
Featuring: Sue Spencer, Liesel Wilsonand Jim Ofsthun

"Glen Tidings" is a joyful collaboration of like-minded, Holiday music loving musicians, whose combined experience and successful tours of he U.S Canada, Europe and Asia brings the spirit of steadfast to the Celtic Isles, around the world and home again.

From the Traditional to the unexpected, this exciting program of seasonal warmth and melody is delivered with an ease and lightness of spirit that will leave audiences with a Holiday glow.

Breathtaking vocal music, Classical and Celtic sounds of the cello, violin, erhu, whistle and recorder filling the air and the driving force of one of the best Irish drum and rhythm guitar sections around.

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.





Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Resilience
The Biology Of Stress & The Science Of Hope
Sponsored by: NorthLakes Community Clinic, Sawyer County Health and Human Services, Retreat Home Funiture, Northland Counseling, Johnson Bank, Beehive Botanicals and People's Bank Midwest

You are invited to a showing of RESILIENCE, a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress.
Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance
abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have
lifelong effects on health and behavior.

6:00pm doors open with holiday treats. Movie starts at 6:30pm

Admission: FREE.




Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Randy Sabien Holiday Show

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Music Series
Hosted by Sean & Ian Okamoto

Admission: FREE. Donations are gladly accepted!




Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Bryan Bowers

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.



Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Church of Cash: Johnny Cash Tribute

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.


Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Music Series
Hosted by Sean & Ian Okamoto

Admission: FREE. Donations are gladly accepted!




Friday, February 2, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Michael Perry & The Longbeds

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.



Thursday, February 8 - Saturday, Feruary 10, 2018

Elements Church "IF"





Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Eine, Zwei, Drie Geigan Violin Trio (from WI Youth Symphony Orchestra)
with Pianist Mickey Litle

Anne Sophie Brilla is a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, past Concert Master of the University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic and the recipient of the 2017 Interlochen Summer Scholarship as well as two year Honorable Merit Winner of the Youth Concerto Competition. She has received the highest honors at State Solo and Ensemble Competition and has also participated in the Green Lake Music Festival. She was one of the winners of the Bach Double Concerto Competition with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2013. She studies with Mr. Eugene Purdue

Anika Olson has been Concert Master of her Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as this year’s University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic Orchestra. She has played Concertos in various settings as well as played to 1’s for Solo and Ensemble Competitions. She has used her violin in celtic fiddle music, taking numerous First in competitions, including the recent Pat Roche Feis Competition at the Allstate Arena(formerly Rosemont Horizon) in Chicago. In addition she also plays the Viola de Gamba, a Baroque instrument.

Stephanie Brilla is also a member of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie Orchestra, as well as in Chamber Ensembles. Stephanie who started violin studies at age 4 in the Suzuki method, has participated in Festival Music Competitions and is a veteran of music camps such as the Dorian Music Festival at Luther College and the Music Institute of Chicago.

A native of Nebraska, Ms. Lytle holds degrees in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance, magna cum laude, from Hastings College. Mickey studied with Ruth Moore and was the recipient of the prestigious Presser Scholar, Elmer Christensen Keyboard Award, and Outstanding Contributor in Music.

Mickey is the current president of the Madison Area Piano Teachers Associated (MAPTA); certified member teacher, adjudicator, and local chairperson of the National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT); member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and current member of the board of Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WTMA), serving as the Independent Music Teachers Forum (IMTF) chair. Her students have received numerous musical honors including the Guild Paderewski Medal, Guild Sonatina Medal, Guild National and International Winners, MTNA Junior Auditions State Winners and Convention Recitalist, District and State competition trophy winners, and college scholarship recipients.

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.




Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Robby Vee's "True Love Ways"

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.




Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Checks Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.

Dining Out before the Show at participating restaurants on the evening of a Park Center Event? Show your server your purchased-in-advance ticket for that event, and you’ll receive a discount on your meal. Discounts vary at various restaurants: Anglers / Lumberjack Steakhouse / Flat Creek / Fireside / The Ranch / DJ’s Dock / GRIDIRON Pub & Grub / Tally Ho / Italia Ristorante Italiano / The Loggers Mill
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