The Chestnut Center for the Arts’ historic performance hall hosts concerts and events by local, regional, national and international acts. We offer concerts, theatre performances, comedy shows and literary lectures for all to enjoy. For more information on a particular performer or show please contact the Chestnut Center office at 715.389.8999 for information.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 Ticket prices are $20 in Advance and $23 At the Door Performance starts at 7:30 pm

Starring Tom Waselchuk & Lindsey Giese

The Show:

It may be impossible to crown any one performer as country music’s biggest, most beloved, or most influential star, but few would argue that Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash would all be near the top of any list. Each broke barriers and changed country and popular music forever. Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks is a new revue that presents the best loved hits of these classic artists along with stories of their colorful lives and amazing careers.

The Performers:

Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks stars two music veterans. Tom Waselchuk is a singer, song writer, and multi-instrumentalist who has performed for over three decades, sometimes juggling multiple projects in a variety of musical genres, but always keeping one foot planted firmly in country music. Mr. Waselchuk has toured nationally and internationally, composed for musical theatre, and produced a country-music themed holiday revue titled Tinsel & Twang: A Merry-cana Christmas.

Lindsey Geise is a dynamic singer and a consummate performer. She’s sung just about every style of popular music performing in scores of revues with her sister duo The Giese Girls and as a soloist, starring in the Fabulous Fifties Live! show in Wisconsin Dells for five seasons, and as lead vocalist on Holland America and Celebrity Cruises for four years.

The back up band for Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks is called The Dang-Its, featuring Mark Luhring on drums, Matt Rodgers on bass, Rick Nass on pedal steel guitar, and Chris Wagoner on violin and mandolin. The Dang-Its were named 2013 Country/Bluegrass Performer of the Year by the Madison (WI) Area Music Awards, and their most recent recording, A Lick of Sense, was named the MAMAs 2014 Country Bluegrass Album of the Year.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm

This family-friendly performance artfully weaves a tapestry of atmospheric impressions giving an intimate peek into the curiosities of one of America’s treasured and pristine wilderness escapes.

*Moving along at a lively pace, American-roots music favorites are showcased touching on genres such as swing - jazz - bluegrass - rock - pop - gospel and folk. Of particular interest are original tunes composed and sung by this ensemble which reflect the hardship of the gold fever experience as well as a ballad, The Wreck of the Princess Sophia, which soulfully depicts the courage and tragedy of early explorers in Alaska’s untouched wilderness.

*As gifted multi-instrumentalists the family often swap instruments throughout a performance with an impressive collection of acoustic stringed instruments including guitars, violin-fiddles, mandolins, banjo, bass, percussion and penny whistle; knitting it all together are the “Z” family signature vocal harmonies.

*Evocative photographic images provide a backdrop of rich historical context in the spirit of Alaska; featuring wildlife, scenery, history, hard rock mining enterprises, native culture, contemporary lifestyle and adventure.

*The Alaska String Band narration brings to life ancient customs and stories as well as an intimate peek at the lives of contemporary Alaskans - laced with humor, scandal, tragedy and celebration.

*Of particular delight to audiences across the nation, the Alaska String Band appears in this season’s gorgeous and authentic Alaskan native Eskimo kuspuk regalia; exclusively designed and hand crafted by the Zahasky family.

A perennial favorite the Southeast Alaska Odyssey Show is celebrated each summer on board cruise ships in the frigid water’s of Southeast Alaska. Currently the Southeast Alaska Odyssey Show has been selected and is airing nationwide in America on PBS, to more than 80 million viewers. Delightful, refreshing and simply extraordinary; don’t miss the Southeast Alaska Odyssey Show with the Alaska String Band.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Toner with Caleb Delaney playing Rock style music

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Music starts at 7:30


Cash bar: Beer and Wine available

$5 suggested donation

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