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May 2019

Cool Waters Band “Unplugged” & “Plugged in”

May 3 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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BEEP BEEP!!!! EARLY START ALERT!!!!!*FREE ADMISSION*!!! BEEP BEEP!!! --This is the 1st time we have tried something like this. Our 1st set will be unplugged(acoustic) starting at 8 P.M. at the front bar stage. 2nd set will be an electric heater starting at 9:30 on the main stage. --This is our 1st time at Gibson. If you have never been there, this venue is easily one of the best venues in the state. It has perfect sound. Classy yet rock…

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East Side Kids – ONE NIGHT ONLY!

May 4 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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$5 entry. First come, first served at the door.  Ages 21+ The 80's brought in an era of music that was fresh, fun and exciting. Bands at that time didn't take themselves so seriously. They played for the pure joy of that new, fresh energetic sound. Few bands captured that moment in time better than the East Side Kids. Known for their live shows, the Appleton based East Side Kids combined original material and cutting edge music from little known…

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Szlachetka w/ Matt Blake

May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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$15

Join us for an awesome night in our intimate venue with Szlachetka and Matt Blake. Szlachetka doesn't get around to us very often, and space is limited, so get your tickets now! Purchase tickets here: https://szlachetkagmh.brownpapertickets.com/ $15 pre-sale or $18 at the door. https://szlachetkamusic.com/prolific-americana-songwriter/

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Big Al Dorn & the Howlers

May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* The Blues Howlers are returning to Gibson Music Hall!  Come out and help us pack the place! Blues, Swing and Boogie all Night Long!!!! "Big" Al delivers an authentic, polished blues sound. Hailed by Milwaukee Blues Legends as the one of the greatest young Blues artists out there. Harmonica legend Jim Liban says "We need more REAL Blues harmonica and guitar players like him". ​http://www.bigaldorn.com ​

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Sly Joe & the Smooth Operators w/ Caley Conway & Pat Keen

May 11 @ 6:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* http://slyjoemusic.com https://www.caleyconway.com/ 13 years ago, the band Sly Chef & the Vegetables played their first show at Water City Grill in Oshkosh, WI. Coincidentally, this was also the last performance by the Vegetables. But the trio that came together to make music that night immediately carried on with a new moniker, The Operators. The Operators evolved into the Smooth Operators and the rest is history. The trio that started it all, the nucleus, the molten core, the Mother…

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Sweet Band of Liberty

May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION*   "Jake Anthony Crowe, Greg McMonagle, Kelvin Kaspar, and Mike Malone join forces to bring you your favorite songs on the greatest stage in all of Appleton." -Mike Malone

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Pierre Lee Blues Band

May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* https://www.facebook.com/OfficiallyPierre/ Pierre "Mr Untouchable" Lee is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who's Dynamic stage presence and energy will Electrify any audience Pierre is a nationally traveled artist and musician who has played with blues and soul greats like Gorgeous George Stancell, Jerome Durham, Jimmy Burns, and has recently shared the stage with Blues Legend John Primer. Pierre and his band will be gracing the Gibson Music Hall stage for the first time May 17th. This is definitely a show…

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The Swingin’ Johnsons

May 18 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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The Swingin’ Johnsons are are back at Gibson Music Hall for a special show with some very special guests... -Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 pm- BLUES WITH SOUL: Jeff Johnston (guitar) formed The Swingin' Johnsons in 1999, performing at clubs and festivals in Northeast WI. The Swingin' Johnsons play a variety of genres; from gritty Blues, to R&B covers, and more! Dynamic Jazz & Blues vocalist and 2019 WAMI Female Vocalist of the Year, Erin Krebs, fronts the band with…

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Cathy Grier Blues(Solo)

May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* https://cathygrier.com/ Back by popular demand! Tell your friends, because this woman is worth a visit! To make it even more fun, she will be joined by friends to perform randomly with her on stage. Cathy Grier | Blues Artist Female Blues Guitarist & Creative Force, Singer, Songwriter A professional musician since 1978, Cathy Grier’s undeniably powerful voice accompanied by tasty Blues guitar stylings, both acoustic and electric, affirms her place on the world stage. Trailblazing at an early…

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The Best Westerns

May 24 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* https://www.facebook.com/TheBestWesterns/ Room to dance, room to listen, room to drink, plenty of room to swing. C'mon down for the Hall of it! We're looking forward to seeing all the Appletonians we know (and that's a lot).

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Hard Hitter Heater (3 Bands)

May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* You're reading it right....This night features an oddball mix of hard hitting bands.... -From Delta/Appalachian Punk one man band, Dead Man String Band: https://www.facebook.com/deadmanstringband/ -To country-fried rock n rollers, VOLK: http://www.livevolk.com/ -Topped with Party/Dance rockers, Spatola: https://www.facebook.com/pg/spatola/about/?ref=page_internal This night is sure to please, so grab your ear plugs and make your way down for this "Hard Hitter Heater"!

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Strange Americans

May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* https://www.strangeamericansmusic.com/ It’s the kind of music that the Carhartt-wearing, hard-working, industrial beer-drinking, regular Americans would listen to — the ones who could end up on an episode of TV’s Dirty Jobs. It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s Americana rock and roll and it’s something that Denver’s Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse, like a hot rod mechanic bringing back an old barn find. In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing…

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The Blues Disciples

May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* https://www.facebook.com/TheBluesDisciples/ https://www.bluesdisciples.com/ A unique blend of Modern and Old School Blues. Founded in 1990 by "Barefoot" Jimmy Schwarz. Great Blues music by an energetic and professional band!

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June 2019

The Outside Voices/Horace Greene/Cullah

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* https://cullah.com/ https://horacegreene.com/ https://theoutsidevoices.bandcamp.com/ Doors 7pm | Music 8pm -The Outside Voices (Kent, OH)- "The Outside Voices are a five-piece American rock band from Northeast Ohio. Rooted in Kent, OH – a town known for harboring the early playing careers of Joe Walsh, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Sweany – The Outside Voices stay true to the area’s rustbelt rock reputation through a catalog of cleverly-crafted songs and charismatic live performances." -Horace Greene (Oshkosh. WI) - "Horace Greene is a…

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Genevieve Heyward and Eric McFadden

June 6 @ 7:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* https://www.genevieveheyward.com/ https://www.ericmcfadden.com/ -Genevieve Heyward is a midwestern Americana artist with a vocal range as dynamic as her personality. After releasing her debut album ( It's Not Like Anyone's Listening) in 2017 and touring the US solo and with other side projects, she has recently joined forces with Wisconsin based Norwegian drummer & producer Marcus Trana ( Painted Recordings), multi-instrumentalist Nick Hoover (DeathFolk, Toivo) and a handful of musicians located both here in the states and in Norway. Together,…

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Helen Exner & Friends

June 7 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* https://www.facebook.com/helenexnermusic/ Helen Exner returns from Florida for an exclusive evening to play good music with old friends! Jay Stulo(guitar), Drew Hicks(bass), and Ryan Corb(drums) and of course, Helen Exner(keys and vocals). Helen Exner grew up playing piano from the age of 5, writing down her first melody at age 8. The daughter of a doctor and nurse, she spent her childhood in different states and countries. These experiences influenced her love of history and culture, bringing her from…

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Copper Box

June 8 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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Copper Box, one of WI's favorites, that brings melodic folk rock originals and covers featuring the multi instrumentalists, Danny & Michelle Jerabek. Copper Box is a genre-bending celebration of fusion roots rock that channels the rowdy communal feel of a small-town party with their refreshing, gutsy, americana sound of artists like the legendary Esteban Jordan (the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion), Doug Sahm, Clifton Chenier, Los Lobos, and CCR...a must see! https://copperboxband.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YZMC0wn6ak

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Old Soul Society

June 13 @ 7:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE AMISSION* Links: Official - www.OldSoulSociety.com Facebook - www.facebook.com/OldSoulSociety Youtube - www.youtube.com/OldSoulSociety Instagram - www.instagram.com/oldsoulsocietyband Twitter - www.twitter.com/oldsoulsociety Old Soul Society brings their Americana Folk Rock show to Gibson Music Hall in Appleton, Wisconsin on Thursday June 13, 2019 from 7:00 - 10:00pm Bio: Old Soul Society is a Wisconsin-based act, rooted in Americana with branches into Folk, Rock, Soul, Pop, Country, Blues & more. Fronted by Singer/ Songwriter Derek Ramnarace on Vocals & Guitars and featuring a cast of…

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Donnie Pick & the Road Band

June 14 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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*FREE ADMISSION* https://www.reverbnation.com/dproadband?fbclid=IwAR0pqrulbIKWMmiF-x8vfKDj4DjSUk9QH27mwL2wsVlIshGSn8kA73UnEgU https://www.facebook.com/Donnie-Pick-326352151225/ A good place to start is with the roots. Bluegrass music is where Donnie got his first taste of the limelight at a young and impressionable age. Playing music from Jimmy Martin, Bill Monroe to New Grass Revival and Tony Rice. After years of searching and playing different music clubs and festivals he discovered the raw primitiveness of the Blues and new immediately that he had found what he was searching for all along. Now after…

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SIRSY(as heard on the TV show Shameless)

June 15 @ 8:00 pm
Gibson Music Hall, 211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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Rock, Pop, Soul, Sass! FREE ADMISSION! CHECK OUT SIRSY! (As heard on the tv show Shameless) + MUSIC: http://www.sirsy.com/listen + VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx6RJZMelds SIRSY is a ROCK & SOUL DUO with lots of pop sensibility & just the right amount of sass! Fronted by charistmatic lead singer, Melanie who is also the band's drummer and plays a full kit standing up. Melanie plays bass parts on a keyboard with her drum stick and even throws in some mean flute solos. Rich…

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