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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Serendipity presents
The Wizard of Oz

“The Wizard of Oz” takes us to the land of Oz, where Dorothy fights against the Wicked Witch of the West to find her way home. Supported by friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, go on an adventure to see the Wizard of Oz, who it is hoped will grant their wishes. This well-known musical has such songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and many more.

The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz is made up of over 40 talented people from the Hayward area, including adults, children and even a dog. The music is provided by a 14-piece orchestra that weaves together the fantasy story of witches, flying monkeys, winkies and jitterbugs that takes place “Over the Rainbow.”

Admission: $16/advance, $16/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street.



Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Serendipity presents
The Wizard of Oz

“The Wizard of Oz” takes us to the land of Oz, where Dorothy fights against the Wicked Witch of the West to find her way home. Supported by friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, go on an adventure to see the Wizard of Oz, who it is hoped will grant their wishes. This well-known musical has such songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and many more.

The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz is made up of over 40 talented people from the Hayward area, including adults, children and even a dog. The music is provided by a 14-piece orchestra that weaves together the fantasy story of witches, flying monkeys, winkies and jitterbugs that takes place “Over the Rainbow.”

Admission: $16/advance, $16/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street.



Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm MATINEE

Serendipity presents
The Wizard of Oz

“The Wizard of Oz” takes us to the land of Oz, where Dorothy fights against the Wicked Witch of the West to find her way home. Supported by friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, go on an adventure to see the Wizard of Oz, who it is hoped will grant their wishes. This well-known musical has such songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and many more.

The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz is made up of over 40 talented people from the Hayward area, including adults, children and even a dog. The music is provided by a 14-piece orchestra that weaves together the fantasy story of witches, flying monkeys, winkies and jitterbugs that takes place “Over the Rainbow.”

Admission: $16/advance, $16/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street.



MONDAY April 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The Piatigorsky Foundation presents
Linda Rosenthal violinist
& Maxim Pakhomov pianist

Violinist LINDA ROSENTHAL performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia in recitals, as a soloist with orchaestra and as a chamber musician. Based in Juneau Alaska, Linda has also performed in virtually every corner of that great State from fishing villages and logging camps in Southeast Alaska to remote villages above the Arctic Circle. Linda is the Founder and Artistic Director of both Juneau Jass & Classics, an annual music festival that bring world-renown jazz and classical artists to perform and teach in Juneau each May, and the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar in Lake Placid. New York.

Pianist Maxim Pakhomov, originally from the Far East region of Russia, completed his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory. Mr. Pakhomov has appeared throughout Russia and has toured England, Scotland, Austria and Estonia in both solo and chamber music concerts. His American credits include performances in Merkin Hall and Zankel Hall, where he premiered his own arrangement of Stavinsky's Petrushka for piano duo. Currently he maintains an active schedule as a chamber musician and a chamber music coach.

Admission: $15/advance, $15/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street or may be purchased ONLINE.



Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Serendipity presents
The Wizard of Oz

“The Wizard of Oz” takes us to the land of Oz, where Dorothy fights against the Wicked Witch of the West to find her way home. Supported by friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, go on an adventure to see the Wizard of Oz, who it is hoped will grant their wishes. This well-known musical has such songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and many more.

The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz is made up of over 40 talented people from the Hayward area, including adults, children and even a dog. The music is provided by a 14-piece orchestra that weaves together the fantasy story of witches, flying monkeys, winkies and jitterbugs that takes place “Over the Rainbow.”

Admission: $16/advance, $16/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street.



Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Serendipity presents
The Wizard of Oz

“The Wizard of Oz” takes us to the land of Oz, where Dorothy fights against the Wicked Witch of the West to find her way home. Supported by friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, go on an adventure to see the Wizard of Oz, who it is hoped will grant their wishes. This well-known musical has such songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and many more.

The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz is made up of over 40 talented people from the Hayward area, including adults, children and even a dog. The music is provided by a 14-piece orchestra that weaves together the fantasy story of witches, flying monkeys, winkies and jitterbugs that takes place “Over the Rainbow.”

Admission: $16/advance, $16/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street.





Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust presents:
Couderay Waters Film Festival
11 Short Films - Silent Auction
A Natural Adventure

www.couderaywaters.org

Admission: $10/advance, $15/door
Tickets are available at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street.



Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00 pm MATINEE

Serendipity presents
The Wizard of Oz

“The Wizard of Oz” takes us to the land of Oz, where Dorothy fights against the Wicked Witch of the West to find her way home. Supported by friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, go on an adventure to see the Wizard of Oz, who it is hoped will grant their wishes. This well-known musical has such songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and many more.

The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz is made up of over 40 talented people from the Hayward area, including adults, children and even a dog. The music is provided by a 14-piece orchestra that weaves together the fantasy story of witches, flying monkeys, winkies and jitterbugs that takes place “Over the Rainbow.”

Admission: $16/advance, $16/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street.


Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Music Series
featuring: Carl Peters
(Old Time Country Music)
Hosted by Sean & Ian Okamoto

Admission: FREE. Donations are gladly accepted!






Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The Melismatics
with Maudlin

Passion. Irony. Weirdness. Melody. These are some of the core elements of The Melismatics’ sound that has been developed over the past decade through intense recording, heavy touring, and an inhuman intake of caffeinated beverages. With six albums under their belt thus far, The Melismatics have been constantly evolving their own stylings of post-punk and indie-rock. Their latest release Rising Tide is a concept album that follows the life of a 21st Century man through birth, high expectations, loss, social exile, and redemption. This record explores new musical territory for the band, illuminating previously less-apparent influences like Brian Wilson and EDM. Jon Auer [The Posies, Big Star] produced seven of the tracks on Rising Tide, while Melismatics founder Ryan Smith handled production duties on four songs, including the title track.

At the center of The Melismatics sound are the co-lead vocals of husband/wife team Ryan and Pony Smith. Ryan is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, and the primary songwriter for The Melismatics. Pony is an intense and flamboyant performer who was raised by deaf parents, which may have led to her extensive use of histrionics onstage.

Show opener Maudlin writes songs about the “human experience” and things that go “bump” in the night. Lead by David and Priscilla Priebe, the duo have a long history of contrasting the dark undertones of their music with vibrant and intense performances. Radio’s Barb Abney describes them as “the Pixies married Weezer and their kids had a Sunday Real Estate cover band.”

The group has been hailed by the fringe as long as they've been writing songs and have graced hundreds of stages including Summerfest, CMJ, MWMF, The UMS, Mpls Zombie Pub Crawl, the MN State Fair, First Avenue's main room, Red Gorilla Festival, and a comical appearance at the 2008 Republican National Convention in their hometown of St. Paul. Both of the band's commercial releases charted for weeks on CMJ stations all over the country, and the group has made countless radio and television appearances.

Tickets are $15/advance, $20/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street or may be purchased ONLINE.





Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm

WOJB presents
John Gorka

"Wry, slice-of-life observations reminiscent of Lyle Lovett and John Prine" -AP

From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start in a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Though small, Godfrey Daniels was and is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions and has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians. In the late 1970s, John was was one of these aspiring musicians. Although his academic coursework at Moravian College lay in Philosophy and History, music beckoned... Soon he found himself living in the club’s basement and acting as resident MC and sound man, encountering legendary folk troubadours like Canadian singer-songwriter Stan Rogers, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton and Claudia Schmidt. Their brand of folk-inspired acoustic music inspired him, and before long he was performing his own songs – mostly as an opener for visiting acts. He began traveling to New York City, where Jack Hardy’s legendary Fast Folk circle (a breeding ground for many major singer-songwriters) became a powerful source of education and encouragement. Kerrville Folk Festival (where he won the New Folk Award in 1984) and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and original songwriting began turning heads. Artists who had at one time inspired him – Suzanne Vega, Bill Morrissey, Nanci Griffith, Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin - became his peers.

John Gorka is now a pillar of the folk music community, with 13 albums to his credit and appearances on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, eTown, CNN and more. Many artists have recorded and/or performed his songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Eliza Gilkyson, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. His song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the documentary Every War Has Two Losers about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).

Tickets are $20 advance and $25 at the door, available at WOJB.org or call 715-634-2100





Friday, May 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Bill Staines

Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat.

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960's and for a time, emceed the Sunday Hootenanny at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. From the time in 1971 when a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix stated that he was "simply Boston's best performer", Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top all time favorite folk artists. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer.

Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today, performing nearly 200 concerts a year and driving over 65,000 miles annually. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances and one reviewer wrote, "He has a sense of timing to match the best standup comic."

Bill's music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land.

Many of Bill's songs have appeared in grade school music books, church hymnals, and scouting campfire songbooks; he is one of only a few songwriters to have eight songs published in the classic song collection, Rise up Singing. Composer David Amram recently described Bill as "a modern day Stephen Foster…his songs will be around 100 years from now."

Over the decades, you have heard Bill singing on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, HBO's award winning series Deadwood, and Public Radio's Mountain Stage. Additionally, his music has been used in a number of films including Off and Running, with Cyndi Lauper, and The Return of the Secaucus Seven, John Sayles' debut as a writer- director.

In 1975, Bill won National Yodeling Championship in Kerrville Texas. Another important recognition was given to him in 2007. Presented by the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association, The Jerry Christen Award recognized Bill's contribution to New England folk music.

Currently, Bill has recorded 26 albums; The Happy Wanderer and One More River were winners of the prestigious Parents' Choice Award, taking a gold medal and silver medal respectively. His songs have been recorded by many artists including Peter, Paul, and Mary, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, The Highwaymen, Mason Williams, Grandpa Jones, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nanci Griffith, Glen Yarborough and others.

As well as recordings, over 100 of Bill's songs have been published in three songbooks: If I Were a Word, Then I'd Be a Song, Movin' It Down the Line, and Music to Me, the latter published by Hal Leonard Corporation. His song, All God's Critters, has been recently released as a Simon and Schuster children's book with illustrations by Caldecott honor-winning artist, Kadir Nelson.

"Folk music is rich in the human spirit and experience. I've always wanted to bring something of value to people through my songs." With these thoughts, Bill continues to drive the highways and back roads of the country year after year, bringing his music to listeners, young and old.

In the fall of 2015 Yankee Magazine, New England's premiere magazine, published it's "80th Anniversary Issue." In the issue, along with the likes of Stephen King and Katherine Hepburn, Bill was chosen as "One of the 80 gifts New England has given to America."
A true honor.

Tickets are $15/advance, $20/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street or may be purchased ONLINE.



POSTPONED - Will be rescheduled at a later date

Laska (formally The Morton Sisters)




Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm

3rd Annual Bicycle Film Festival

Tickets are $10/advance, $10/door, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street or may be purchased ONLINE.


Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Music Series
Hosted by Sean & Ian Okamoto

Admission: FREE. Donations are gladly accepted!





Friday, June 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy - Emerson Lake & Palmer Lives On!
Tribute to Keith Emerson & Greg Lake

Along the way his dexterity, speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy - Emerson Lake & Palmer Lives On!! pays tribute to his ELP bandmates - Keith Emerson and Greg Lake (both of whom passed in 2016) - with a show that highlights the instrumental rock classics in ELP's repertoire. For drumming enthusiasts and progressive rock devotees, this will be a night to remember!!"

Tickets are $35/advance, $40/door, $100/VIP Meet and Greet, $5/students (18 and younger).
Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street or may be purchased ONLINE.



Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Northwoods Humane Society Benefit: Applause For Paws / Bow Wow Film Festival
Drinks & Entertainnment




Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Sawyer County Record presents:
Blood Hook - 30th Anniversary




Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Sawyer County Record presents:
Blood Hook - 30th Anniversary



Friday, July 1, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Monica Giles



Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Kim Richmond & Kimberly Ford:
The Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell Project



Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Sara Pajunen & Vidar Skrede
(Nordic Folk)




Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Amanda Grace



Friday, August 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Patsy O'Brien & Dick Hensold
(Celtic)





Friday, September 9, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Michael Johnson
with guest Stacey Hughes

Dining Out before the Show at participating restaurants on the evening of a Park Center Event? Show your server your purchased-in-advance ticket for that event, and you’ll receive a discount on your meal. Discounts vary at various restaurants: Anglers / Lumberjack Steakhouse / Flat Creek / Fireside / The Ranch / DJ’s Dock / GRIDIRON Pub & Grub / Tally Ho / Italia Ristorante Italiano / The Loggers Mill
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