With Singer-Songwriter Heather Maloney
Dar Williams was always in the right place at the right time for the success she’s had over a 25+-year career. She rose out of the vibrant mid-90’s Boston scene, inspired by the eclectic influences of alt-rockers, Berklee jazz musicians, slam poets, and folk artists, like Patty Griffith, Melissa Ferrick, the Throwing Muses, Vance Gilbert, and Jonatha Brooke. She is excited to be returning to the road with a new album titled “I’ll Meet You Here” to be release by Renew/BMG in the fall of 2021.
2021 Driftless Film Festival
Once a year, the Driftless Film Festival brings together the best of new independent cinema with the landscape, artistic energy, and local atmosphere of Southwest Wisconsin. Returning after a year’s absence due to the pandemic, Driftless continues to provide a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience for audiences and filmmakers alike. This year’s festival will run from Thursday, Nov. 4, until Sunday, Nov. 7. Festival passes are available for sale at PurplePass. Tickets for individual screenings will be available soon.
The Weight Band
Featuring Members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band
Performing their current album, World Gone Mad, as well as classic songs of The Band, The Weight Band is led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band. The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock barn of Levon Helm. Weider was inspired by Helm to carry on the musical legacy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group.
Chicago – High School Edition
Mineral Point High School Musical
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap, until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream” — fame, fortune, and acquittal.
There will be three performances of the musical — Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased at the links below:
Founding Member of Jefferson Airplane & Psychedelic Rock Master
In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and rock. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy recipient, Jorma was at the forefront of popular rock and roll, one of the founders of the San Francisco sound and a progenitor of Psychedelic Rock. He is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in his field. He continues to tour the world bringing his unique styling to old blues tunes while presenting new songs of weight and dimension. His secret is in playing spontaneous and unfiltered music, with an individual expression of personality. In 2016, Jorma, Jack Casady and the other members of Jefferson Airplane were awarded The GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to American music.
The People Brothers Band
Madison Band Dedicated to Uplifting the Hearts and Minds of Its Friends and Fans
Originally hailing out of Madison, Wisconsin, The People Brothers Band (PBB) are a staple of the Midwest’s vibrant music scene. Featuring some of the best vocalists and musicians in the region, the PBB have blossomed into a unique brand of Rhythm and Soul dedicated to uplifting the hearts and minds of its friends and fans. The PBB’s core mission is to bring people together by spreading love through music. Coupled with their energetic live shows and infectious stage presence, they are guaranteed to bring the party.
'The real deal, people' – Billboard
American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal and CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim. Sexton returns to the Opera House three years after lighting up the stage (and the audience) during a rip-roaring set in January 2019. Don’t miss out!
Mardi Gras Mambo 2022
Featuring New Orleans' Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Lafayette's Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are the pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine. Nathan Williams delivers a direct connection to Zydeco’s storied pioneers such as Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis. Together, it’s a non-stop dance fest. A master class in blues, cajun, New Orleans soul, zydeco and R&B from two of Louisiana’s best!
The Mascot Theory
Award-Winning Madison Band Led By Pointer Kjelland Returns with Americana Sound
The Mascot Theory has quickly moved up the popularity ranks of Madison’s music scene with their infectious songwriting and energetic live shows. They balance on an alternative folk influence and pull it together with a rootsy bluegrass blended Americana feel to give something that fits alongside their counterparts, but also has enough freshness to it to give it a unique spin and create their own sound as well, with a sonic backbone of 4-part harmony swells.