This show is part of The Loot’s Fall 2019 guest musician series featuring Tomahawk-native brother David Blessent on Bass and The Fox Valley’s well known guitar shredder Max Jones!

Free Entry | $5 suggested donation

Billy Bronsted and the Loot are a predominately hard-playing, big-sounded duo from Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Billy and his percussionist, John Kneipp were both born and raised in Tomahawk, Wi, where their love for music was definitely thought of as unique. Tomahawk is a place full of grounded, family oriented, peaceful, hardworking people. Strong values were instilled, shaping the way they walk through their lives. Their peaceful upbringing has played a major hand in their sound; as story-telling and writing is second nature to them. The duo’s rythmic sound of the drum mixed with Bronsted’s plucking puts the listener in a feel-good vibe. Listening to their albums, you almost feel as if you’ve been pulled into the woods around a campfire and you’re listening to their stories set to music.

The duo first came together musically in 2008. Billy Bronsted and John Kneipp made their first series of demos with friends. Shortly after, with John on a 3 year hiatus from music, Billy found himself working on multiple musical projects. During this time, he worked on building his talents and reputation in close collaboration with David Blessent, with whom he founded projects such as Linus and the Lute and One Strong Army.

Since John’s return to music, John and Billy have been hard at work creating their next evolution as performing artists, Billy Bronsted & The Loot.

The Loot often consists of just Billy and John but the boys have been known to collaborate with several Wisconsin artists while they continue to expand their sound.



Camille Rae is a talented singer songwriter out of Tennessee that tours nationally, playing great originals and covering songs you know and love! With her country/bluesy country style she commands the stage, her powerful voice will fill the room at Gibson Music Hall in Appleton Wi.  It’s hard to think of a better venue!

Tae is back! Get ready for another great night of solo-acoustic music in the directions of Soul, R&B, and Pop-rock. Tae’s soulful kind of story telling stands as a force to inspire social change and bring awareness to matters ranging from micro to macro. She has been working on her first album to share with all of you very soon and will be sharing the songs that will be on this album at Gibson Music Hall on this night. You can find more at


Add extra fun to your Sunday Funday as Andrea von Kampen & Auralai will be performing live at Gibson Music Hall on July 28th, at 3:00 PM. Doors at 2pm with mimosas and bloody marys a-plenty!

Andrea von Kampen is an independent folk singer-songwriter based in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose effortless vocal delivery has been praised by Hear Nebraska as “soulful and worn-in.” With the successful release of two EP’s, Another Day (2015) and Desdemona (2016), a Christmas EP (2016), an Audiotree Live album (2017), and her debut full-length album Old Country (2019), Andrea has quickly established herself in the recording studio and on the road. She has shared the stage with artists such as Tall Heights, Ira Wolf, Dead Man Winter, The Brother Brothers, Dead Horses, Darling West and many more.

Old Country, Andrea von Kampen’s debut full-length album, was released on February 8th, 2019. The album was recorded and mastered in Nebraska and features exclusively Nebraska-based musicians. Inspiration for Andrea’s songs often come from literature, art, and nature; in particular the literature and nature of Nebraska and the Midwest. The title track, Old Country, is based on the book “My Ántonia” by Nebraska author Willa Cather.

Her single, Portland, received notable attention including features on The Bluegrass Situation, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. Additionally, Amazon Music Canada featured Portland in their ‘Top Songs of 2018’ playlist. In a review of Portland, Ear To The Ground Music said, “It’s not so much about where you’re going, but that you want to get away. That emotion of “idealistic escapism” is one that listeners can all connect with, whether or not we want to go to Oregon or somewhere else. The inflection in von Kampen’s vocal has the conviction of a gospel track and the sincerity of a Dylan folk ballad.”


No Show Cadillac – 6pm
Thunder & Rain – 8pm
21+ Only

Thunder and Rain is a 4-piece acoustic Americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop and alt-rock to cultivate their own take on the American roots music traditions. Driven by the catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band perfectly supports her heartfelt songwriting with strong country grooves, lush harmonies and rich instrumental decoration.

No Show Cadillac, otherwise known as Connor Scaro, is a ramblin’ musician from Milwaukee who dropped out of college and started tramping around the country. No Show embodies the spirit of a rambler with his self professed “dirty folk” sound, which he describes as “everything but country,” for “no real reason.” Currently touring through the Midwest, he captures crowds large and small with his unique blend of Folk, Blues, and Americana at gigs ranging from private events to festivals.

Saturday, July 6th
General Admission | 21+
Showtime 8PM
$8 in advance | $10 at the door (no ticket fees)

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After the release of their first two EPs, Ephrem Pts. 1 & 2, Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers (NASL) partnered with Tinderbox Music in Minneapolis, MN. Their first radio promo landed them a number 1 chart position in Florida, and a number 8 position in North Carolina.

With the newly found radio audience, these songs and their deep emotional context made them a perfect fit for TV Networks like MTV, E!TV, NETFLIX. These networks, along with 10+ more, licensed NASL’s debut EPs.
These licenses opened many doors and ears of industry professionals. Phil Ehart of KANSAS even called NASL’s song 24 ‘The Anthem of a Generation.’ and the band secured an opening spot with former BoDeans frontman Sam Llanas. In 2018 NASL hit the road to play Red Gorilla Music Festival in Austin, TX during SXSW. They sold out prominent live music venue Handlebar. Later that year, they played Summerfest’s Emerging Artist Series which boasts alumni such as WALK THE MOON, Maren Morris, and X Ambassadors.
Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers released their debut full length album Ephrem (Pts. 1-3) to a sold out hometown crowd in 2019. As the shows get bigger, and the fans get more attached, this band shows no signs of slowing down.


The event cover photo says it all. Let’s come together as a community through music to help the family of fallen firefighter, Mitchell Lundgaard.

We cannot thank enough, all those involved to help make this happen! They include, but are not limited to:
Appleton Downtown
Willems Marketing & Events
105.7 WAPL
91.1 The Avenue
WFRV Local 5
The Post-Crescent (Appleton-Fox Cities, Wisconsin)
BConnected, LLC
Kyle Megna, Coyote Brother, Kurt Gunn, Cool Waters Band
-Everyone else for their ideas and sharing their networks

Also, pease check out 91.1 The Avenue’s event the following week – 10th Anniversary Show – Kyle Megna & the Brass Monsoons!


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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

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 top notch musicians, Old Soul Society’s focus is clearly on the craft of songwriting as displayed in the rich, textured musical layers they create to underscore Ramnarace’s introspective, honest and heartfelt lyrics.

These details combine into a powerfully stirring live performance that has been winning over audiences everywhere. They have appeared on the same bill with such acts as Phil Lesh, Kaleo, The Dead Horses, Samantha Fish, Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Chicago Farmer, Them Coulee Boys and were contracted by Live Nation to appear in the VIP Lounge for Zac Brown Band

The star is already burning bright for Old Soul Society and only appears to be getting brighter following the releases of their debut album “The Farmhouse Sessions” in 2016 and their authorized bootleg “A Live One” in late 2018.


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 the East Coast to Cameroon (West Africa) and Germany by the age of 12. In 1992 she arrived in Wisconsin, where she developed her love of classical music through private lessons and a stellar high school arts program at Shawano Community High School. She won state-level awards for her songwriting in high school, including a choral competition in 1998 that resulted in the Festival Choir of Madison singing her song “Tiller of the Soil,” in honor of Wisconsin’s 125th anniversary as a state.

Helen went on to study at the conservatory at Lawrence University in Appleton, spending two years as a pianist and composition major before graduating with a history degree. Following graduation, she made her living as a church musician while returning to school to become a licensed teacher. Helen juggled church-musician duties with teaching piano lessons in her private studio and accompanying at schools. She performed frequently as a singer and pianist in the local jazz circuit, frequenting locales like Cena, Deja Vu Martini Lounge, the Farmer’s Market and countless other venues and festivals. During that time, she gained a following in the local scene as a singer/songwriter who writes piano-driven tunes that tell personal stories–sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always honest. Her unique sound was featured on the National Public Radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2008 when Garrison Keillor brought his show to Appleton.

In 2013 Helen moved to south Florida to begin her math-teaching career, and she volunteers her time socializing homeless dogs as a member of the Everglades Angels Dog Rescue. She lives currently in Palm Beach County with her cats Daisy and Mario.