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

Saving Abel will be live in concert at Gibson Music Hall in downtown Appleton on Friday August 16th with special guests Jamie Fontaine & the Level, Scarlet and HEADSTONE.
-Doors at 7:00
-21 & up to enter
-General admission tickets are $25
-Meet and Greet passes are $50 (only 30 will be sold)

-Get tickets here:

-Brought to you by Grave Marker Music and Stryker Records


$10 at the door only
doors @ 7 / show @ 8

The Furious Bongos are a Zappa project featuring musicians who have played alongside heavyweights like Yo Yo Ma, Mick Fleetwood, and Les Paul.

This isn’t strictly a “tribute” band – doing a note-for-note rendition of Song X from Album Y while staring at their shoes didn’t seem like the proper way to go about it. The result is a show that pays respect to Zappa’s legacy but is still new and different and dangerous, with lots of eyebrows.

Kinda like Frank.


GMH is where the Jay Stulo Band sounds the best.  Come check out the band in their natural habitat to get your dose of Blues/Rock!

Rock, Pop, Soul, Sass! FREE ADMISSION!

CHECK OUT SIRSY! (As heard on the tv show Shameless)

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 Libutti plays a road worn and well loved Rickenbacker through a pedal board full of vintage effects. He also pays bass with his feet and tells super nerdy Star Wars jokes. SIRSY is known for passionate performances that often include lots of stories from the road, laughs, and dance parties. It’s a good time! 🙂 SIRSY plays 250+ shows per year nationally & has played with Grace Potter, Maroon 5, Cheap Trick, Train, and many more. Their music is featured on Showtime’s hit TV show “Shameless”

“The little band with the big sound.” – The Boston Globe

“SIRSY is NOT simply a two piece, they are a head scratching, WOW!..This is the complete package in a fun sized, rock and roll, smiling laughing, have a good time with your friends, band!” – SXSW Music Blog

“Highly talented, “edgy-feel-good”, and fun to watch… you gotta go see them.” – Houston Music Scene Blog

“Melanie Krahmer has one of the most powerful and flexible voices you will ever hear.” –Times Union, NY

“The guitar player is flawless and raw- clean enough to be enjoyed but edgy enough to make your grin. The lead singer/drummer is stunning” –SXSW Music Blog


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.


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 driven, passionate and charismatic band from Oshkosh, WI. Their sound is remarkably diverse and forward-thinking, blurring the lines between various genres. Their songs fall somewhere in between the melodies and grooves of 60s soul and the groundbreaking expressive energy of blues and alternative music.”

-Cullah (Milwaukee, WI) –
“Cullah has been releasing his music, every year, in albums since 2006. He releases these albums every April 27th in reverence of the date of his own creation. Each album is an exploration into different styles and techniques — an autobiographical journey of musical expression.”


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:

-To country-fried rock n rollers, VOLK:

-Topped with Party/Dance rockers, Spatola:

This night is sure to please, so grab your ear plugs and make your way down for this “Hard Hitter Heater”!

$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 power pop bands to present a show of raw energy.

East Side Kids opened for national and MTV bands The Romantics, The Producers, The Greg Kihn Band and the BoDeans, to name just a few.

The band will reunite for the first time in over 26 years on May 4, 2019 for a one night only event at Gibson Music Hall.

This is an event for fans, friends and anyone who loves the sound of the 80’s.