The 11th Year of Music Fighting Cancer

with special guests:
Jamie Fontaine and The Level
Seven Cities Dead
Driving Reign
Shield the Survivors

Comedian host Krains Butter

$20 in advance or $30 at the door


The pre-sale will sell out!

21+ Show unless accompanied by parent

Proceeds from profit donated to a local family fighting cancer.

Presented by HEADSTONE, Grave Marker Music and Stryker Records

Sponsored by:
Action Auto Service
Liquid Death Mountain Water
Steven Vertz – Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group


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 Brain of this operation, has remained firm all the while. Tonight, come join the original trio (Joe Slyzelia, Mike Underwood, David Jerabek) for our debut performance at a pretty sweetastic new music venue!
Caley Conway takes the stage in candy apple red with Pat Keen, slinging a matching telecaster and a new set of rules for the singer/songwriter paradigm. Rooted in folk but hardly bound to it, her inventive style ranges from jazz to post-rock, hints at the familiar, and embraces a dissonant beauty. The Milwaukee native’s breezy voice and disarming wit belie a deep complexity that has earned her praise as “the next big thing in folk music” by No Depression Magazine. Paste Magazine praised her 2016 full-length Silk for Life as “an ambitious piece that puts Conway on the map.” 2018 saw her sharing stages with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Joan Shelley and more. Equally enthralling as a solo performer or a full band with backup singers, Conway leaves rooms hushed; her audiences somewhere between chilled and chuckling.


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”.

$15 online or $20 at the door. Buy online here:

***Dr. Kickbutt is FREE from 6-7:30pm***

-BLACKFOOT GYPSIES – As a band, they have unleashed a set of original roadhouse rockin’ tunes with “To the Top” on Plowboy Records. The Nashville, Tennessee based powerhouse quartet demonstrate raucous energy and soul on this collection delivering their take on white-knuckled rock’n’roll.

-SMOKING FLOWERS – Musically speaking, Kim dances between drums, accordion, acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, shimmering tambourine and her own sensual, simmering vocals. Scott plays electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, and delivers his vocals with the voice of a feisty, gin-battered, heart-on-sleeve, hardscrabble troubadour. They have influences that range from Led Zeppelin to Gillian Welch and The Ramones to Neil Young. Kim healed cancer using holistic and alternative methods and a raw food diet (no chemotherapy, no radiation, no hormones). The Smoking Flowers 2018 album “Let’s Die Together” was inspired by these events. They remain activists and advocates for holistic and alternative medicine.

-DR. KICKBUTT’S ORCHESTRA OF DEATH – Eclectic jug band extraordinaire. Cross between Frank Zappa and the Muppets.


Rockin’ Jimmy Crimmins—one of the most exceptional jazz/blues guitarists on the scene today—was born in Madison, Wis. He started on the instrument early, making his first live appearance at the age of 13. While attending high school and gigging on the weekend, Jimmy became obsessed with learning from the masters. He wore out every B.B. King, Freddy King and Paul Butterfield album he could get his hands on.


This bio is about the eclectic world of a singer & songwriter, producer, film maker, social activist, NYC Busker and classic female blues guitarist Cathy Grier [aka NYCSubwayGirl].

Some intense and multi-layered snapshots that inform her music and her life: Cathy grew up in Connecticut, played the subways of New York from 1999-2015 and now lives in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin enjoying everything the midwest and beautiful Door County has to offer.

Her music has pervaded the walls of Key West and France, where a French/Swedish pop star sang her lyrics for a French dance hit. With a 14-piece band, she sang in the Paris Opera at the Hermes/Rostropovich wedding, and even a live performance in Morocco.

She rode in an almost-sinking gondola in Venice, weighed down by amps and drums, while writing for an award-winning French recording artist. She has had solo performances in Brazil, England, and Wales.

Despite many attempts, she cannot forget performing at the Holiday Inn in Paladka, Florida… a New Years Eve gig in Yapoon, Australia… dancing on a table at a bar mitzvah in Paris… and a Donald Trump Atlantic City gig, if you can believe that. My have times changed in a weird way, certainly.

She toured Germany with a French girl band, Parallel Vif, as lead guitarist. She has opened for Joan Armatrading, Laura Nyro and Dave Mason. She recorded her first demo at Paul Leka’s studio (he wrote ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’), and later, with her hit group Troia/Grier, she performed at Folk City, Lone Star Cafe (opened for The Band) and the original Bitter End, where she was curious but cautious of the soon-to-be-murdered Roy Radin.

She sings in small empty churches for their amazing acoustics and pure spirituality. She sings for friends at family special occasions and sad events. Her Great Aunt Molly believes she sings a mean La Vie En Rose (especially while cooking omelets), not to mention a heartfelt Amazing Grace.

Music is life to her and it comes in many sounds, shapes and sizes.