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Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Church of Cash: Johnny Cash Tribute

Whether you are an ‘ol timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music, with style and energy to fans everywhere.

What the Church of Church has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us. The band merely keeps this word alive with a youthful spirit that has entertained audiencescompletely.

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 Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.





Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm

The Freeman's Explore
An evening of adventure and exploration - Come and be inspired!
Presented By The St. Croix River Association

Rivers connect us all and Dave Freeman has spent the better part of the last 20 years exploring some of the world’s most iconic waterways.

From remote, rarely visited rivers like the Rio Roosevelt in the Amazon to the Harlem River flowing through New York City’s urban jungle, all waterways have a story to tell and in this presentation Dave will use stories, images, and video to introduce you to rivers around the globe.

Why are rivers important and what can they teach us? How can we advocate for and protect our waterways for future generations? Rivers often meander and change course, but these are the questions we will explore as the evening unfolds!

Tickets are $10 at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-freemans-explore-tickets-41426075507




Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Alter Boys
featuring Westside Andy Linderman on harmonica

Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings.

Born and raised on south side of Chicago, the Reverend has been playing the blues since 1971 when he first saw Freddy King play at the Kinetic Theatre in Chicago. After 15 year hitch in the Navy he moved to Milwaukee where he began a long friendship and collaboration with Madison Slim, long time harmonica player for Jimmy Rogers.

Since 1990 he has opened for B.B King, Gatemouth Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor Band, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Elvin Bishop, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, William Clarke, Lefty Dizz, Rod Piazza, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Duke Robillard, Jeff Healy, Trampled Underfoot, Mike Zito, Nick Moss, Tommy Castro and numerous others at festivals and at Buddy Guy’s Legends where he has been on rotation as a headliner for 16 years.

Westside Andy is one of the premier harp players to come out of Wisconsin along with Jim Liban, Steve Cohen, Madison Slim, Matthew Skoller and Cadillac Pete Rahn. A long time member of Paul Black's Flip Kings and his own band, The Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band, he's played just about everywhere and with anyone of note in the blues world. He's been with Reverend Raven since leaving his band in 2015.

More modern facts include that Hohner, Inc. lists him as an endorser alongside Rod Piazza, Toots Thielemans & Corky Siegel, among many other great players.

Andy has shared the stage with James Cotton, Luther Allison, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Charlie Musselwhite, Doobie Brothers, Richie Havens, Muddy Waters, Gary Primich, Jimmy Johnson, Tab Benoit, Hubert Sumlin.

"Andy Linderman is one of my very favorite harp players. His tone and phrasing are tops in my book."
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Gary Primich, premier harp player

"I remain a fan and supporter of your work as one of the most dynamic electric harmonica players of your generation."
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Dan Aykroyd, actor, musician

“Andy Linderman is a great player, a great heart, a great musicality and energy, and a great friend.”
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Corky Siegel, musician/producer

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 Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.


Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Music Series
featuring Good Medicine
Hosted by Sean & Ian Okamoto

Admission: FREE. Donations are gladly accepted!




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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 Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.



Thursday, February 8 - Saturday, February 10, 2018

Elements Church "IF"



February 10 - March 10, 2018

Fabulous Fuchsia"

Color show at Art Beat. A benefit for the Park Center.





Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm

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

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 $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 Check 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 Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.





Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Erik Koskinen with Jack Klatt

Minnesota-based singer and songwriter Erik Koskinen’s new EP Cruising Paradise features six songs that were recorded over the past few years but never planned to be released until now. “I’ve been working on all kinds of projects the past few years and have written a lot of new songs,” says Koskinen. “But these six seemed to have a thread all the way through, a story from song one to song six.”

The title is an homage to Sam Shepard, the actor and writer who died earlier this year. “Shepard’s death is a significant loss to me. This has been a year where we’ve lost giants. Pioneers in literature and music are gone. Who’s gonna step up and fill the vacuum?”

Tom Garneau recorded the first single from the EP, “Broke Down,” at Real-Phonic Studios in the summer of 2016. Guitarists Mike LeBeau and Paul Bergen, bassist Steve Garrington, and drummer JT Bates are featured on the track and video available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pD19z_ECT6k

Cruising Paradise follows Erik Koskinen’s first three albums, America Theatre, Live At the Real Phonic Radio Hour, and Keep It to Yourself, all released on Koskinen’s own label Real-Phonic Records. More info at erikkoskinen.com.

Opener Jack Klatt is a songwriter and finger-style guitarist based in Minneapolis. His unique sound rides the fine line between blues and country music. He has proven to be a tried and true purveyor of American music traditions. He's won recognition from the MN state arts board, recorded alongside "Spider" John Koerner, and made it onto Daytrotter's list of best songs in 2014.

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 Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.



Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Trout Unlimited Film Fest



Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm

St. Paddy's Day with Lehto & Wright

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 Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.





Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Peter Yarrow
(of Peter, Paul & Mary)

Peter Yarrow is an American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group's greatest hits, "Puff, the Magic Dragon". He is also a political activist and has supported causes that range from opposition to the Vietnam War to the creation of Operation Respect, an organization that promotes tolerance and civility in schools.

Tickets go on sale soon.





Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:30 pm

David Lindley

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word "eclectic." Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad "Mr. Dave's" uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.

David Lindley grew up in southern California, first taking up the banjo as a teenager, and subsequently winning the annual Topanga canyon banjo and fiddle contest five times as he explored the American folk music tradition. between 1967 and 1971 Lindley founded and lead what must now be seen as the first world music rock band, the Kaleidoscope. In 1971, Mr. Dave joined forces with Jackson Browne, serving as Jackson's most significant musical co-conspirator until 1981. In 1979, Lindley had begun working with old friend Ry Cooder on 'Bop Till you Drop' and 'The Long Riders' sound track, a musical collaboration that lasts to this day, and has spawned many recording projects and several world tours as an acoustic duo.

In 1981, Lindley created his own remarkable Band El Rayo-X, which integrated American roots music and world beat with a heavy reggae influence. 'El Rayo-X', 'Win This Record' and 'Very Greasy', as well as a live e.p. during this period he also came forth with a solo album, 'Mr. Dave'. Lindley and guitarist Henry Kaiser went to Madagascar for two weeks in 1991 and recorded six albums of indigenous Malagasy music (including two collaborative cd's, 'A World Out of Time' volumes one and two on Shanachie) which proved to have a major impact on the world music scene, both for the quality of the Grammy nominated music recorded, and the fair and ethical way the Malagasy musicians were dealt with. Throughout this long and distinguished career, Lindley has been one of Hollywood's most in demand session musicians, lending his skills to the recorded works of Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby and Nash, Warren Zevon, and many others.

Ticket go on sale soon.



Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm

4th Annual Bicycle Film Festival

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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