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Dark Songs 2020 Part 2 ONLINE

Due to obvious reasons Dark Songs is moving online this year. Please check back! We'll have more information for you sooooon!

Dark Songs 2020 Part 1 ONLINE

Due to obvious reasons, Dark Songs is moving online this year. More information coming soooooooon!

NINETEEN THIRTEEN Friday March 13th live at The Tambourine Lounge!

Tambourine Lounge, 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

Luck abounds at The Tambourine Lounge on Friday March 13th when cello-percussion duo brings their eclectic sounds to Sturgeon Bay.

Cellist Janet Schiff and percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (founding drummer of Violent Femmes) create the new dynamic sound that is NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

Schiff play a cello that was made in Romania in the year of 1913 while DeLorenzo plays a set of drums made in modern day America. Together their music suggests mystery, romance and future thought. Amplified cello layers and beat brush percussion, this award winning duo defies expectations and rewards listeners with their unique expression of music.

More information: www.NineteenThirteen.com

NINETEEN THIRTEEN was featured on PBS' The Arts Page, NPR's Lake Effect MSNBC, Modern Drummer Magazine and has performed at BMO Harris Pavilion, Milwaukee Art Museum, Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Summerfest, The Pabst Theater, Pfister Hotel, Turner Hall Ballroom, The Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts and more. NINETEEN THIRTEEN has had the honor to collaborate and perform with the following notable players: The Avett Brothers, Rob Wasserman, David J Haskins, Langhorne Slim, Jill Sobule, Rainn Wilson and others.

Tickets are $15 each and available for advance purchase at https://holidaymusicmotel.com/calendar-and-tickets or by calling the motel at 920-743-5571 (or just stop on by!)

Doors at 7pm, showtime 7:30.

Holiday Music Motel

Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 North 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Coming to downtown Sturgeon Bay... 30+ songwriters take inspiration from works of visual artist in a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song as The Holiday Music Motel hosts its 9th annual celebration of the togetherness that only weather-bound isolation can bring... "

Love On Holiday: Songs of love and love gone away.

Music performances: Fri & Sat Feb 7 & 8, 2020 7:30pm Third Avenue Playhouse (239 N 3rd Ave)

Tickets for TAP shows go on sale Dec 22nd here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4473186

Art Exhibit @ SWY231 Gallery (231 N 3rd Ave) Tues/Thurs Jan 21 - Feb 6 + show nights (Feb 7 & 8) 6-7:30pm Gallery is free and open to the public.

Advance tickets available now! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4473186

Tickets for each night are sold separately. Seating is assigned.

For the latest updates, please join the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/720177658475410/

Holiday Music Motel

Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 North 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Coming to downtown Sturgeon Bay... 30+ songwriters take inspiration from works of visual artist in a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song as The Holiday Music Motel hosts its 9th annual celebration of the togetherness that only weather-bound isolation can bring... "

Love On Holiday: Songs of love and love gone away.

Music performances: Fri & Sat Feb 7 & 8, 2020 7:30pm Third Avenue Playhouse (239 N 3rd Ave)

Tickets for TAP shows go on sale Dec 22nd here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4473186

Art Exhibit @ SWY231 Gallery (231 N 3rd Ave) Tues/Thurs Jan 21 - Feb 6 + show nights (Feb 7 & 8) 6-7:30pm Gallery is free and open to the public.

Advance tickets available now! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4473186

Tickets for each night are sold separately. Seating is assigned.

For the latest updates, please join the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/720177658475410/

Dark Songs 2019!!!

Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

The 10th Anniversary is upon us!

STAGE FRIGHT!!!

In a life-or-death quest for the perfect Halloween theme, 36 songwriters face a darkly daunting deadline. Paired off in 3 frightening games of spin-the-bottle, they co-write their commingled hearts out before taking the stage to face the greatest terror of all: YOU!

Dark Songs 2019 marks the annual event’s 10th anniversary with its eleventh production, “STAGE FRIGHT!!!” Since its first incarnation in 2009 as The Edgar Allan Polka (celebrating Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday), the Dark Songs stage aesthetic has fluctuated between classic Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos while more recently, some specific themes have emerged.

Last year’s theme was a psycho circus. The year before, it was a “mock opera” about Sturgeon Bay’s historic granary, which was endangered at the time. This year’s “Stage Fright” theme involves an exorcism.

Themes change, but dark comedy is the thread that runs through, along with regular nods to polka music – there’s always tuba and accordion – and of course, Edgar Allan Poe (the original guiding light).

Advance tickets go on sale Wednesday September 25! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4396220

Tickets for each night are sold separately. Seating is assigned.

For the latest updates, please join the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/676096422872822

Dark Songs 2019!!!

Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

The 10th Anniversary is upon us!

STAGE FRIGHT!!!

In a life-or-death quest for the perfect Halloween theme, 36 songwriters face a darkly daunting deadline. Paired off in 3 frightening games of spin-the-bottle, they co-write their commingled hearts out before taking the stage to face the greatest terror of all: YOU!

Dark Songs 2019 marks the annual event’s 10th anniversary with its eleventh production, “STAGE FRIGHT!!!” Since its first incarnation in 2009 as The Edgar Allan Polka (celebrating Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday), the Dark Songs stage aesthetic has fluctuated between classic Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos while more recently, some specific themes have emerged.

Last year’s theme was a psycho circus. The year before, it was a “mock opera” about Sturgeon Bay’s historic granary, which was endangered at the time. This year’s “Stage Fright” theme involves an exorcism.

Themes change, but dark comedy is the thread that runs through, along with regular nods to polka music – there’s always tuba and accordion – and of course, Edgar Allan Poe (the original guiding light).

Advance tickets go on sale Wednesday September 25! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4396220

Tickets for each night are sold separately. Seating is assigned.

For the latest updates, please join the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/676096422872822

Rosie Flores ONE NIGHT ONLY at Tambourine Lounge

Tambourine Lounge, 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

as of Monday Aug 26th, tickets only available by calling motel at 920-743-5571.

One night only, rockabilly legend Rosie Flores rocks the house at The Tambourine Lounge. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here online or by calling the motel at 920-743-5571. Doors at 6:30. Showtime at 7pm. BYO refreshments.

Eric McFadden and Friends at The Tambourine Lounge WED 8/7

Tambourine Lounge, 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

Eric McFadden & Friends w/ Kate Vargas, Genevieve Heyward plus an appearance by The Legendary Sons of Crack Daniels and other surprises.

Doors at 6:30. Show at 7.

BYO beverages.

Please be careful to select the correct date as tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates or shows.

Eric McFadden and Friends at The Tambourine Lounge TUES 8/6

Tambourine Lounge, 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

Day of show: call motel for tickets 920-743-5571

Eric McFadden & Friends w/ Kate Vargas, Genevieve Heyward plus an appearance by The Legendary Sons of Crack Daniels and other surprises.

Doors at 6:30. Show at 7.

BYO beverages.

Please be careful to select the correct date as tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates or shows.

Darling West w/ Andrea von Kampen

Tambourine Lounge, 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

DAY OF SHOW: MUST CALL MOTEL TO RESERVE SEATS 920-743-5571

Coming to you all the way from Norway, don't miss your chance to see Darling West and Andrea von Kampen live at The Tambourine Lounge! These performers exemplify the heart and soul of Americana with the clarity and sparkle of a pure diamond.

Holiday Music Motel

Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Coming to a warm theater near you...

30+ songwriters take inspiration from local artists in a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song as The Holiday Music Motel hosts its 8th annual celebration of the togetherness that only weather-bound isolation can bring...

Two nights, two different shows Fri-Sat Feb 8 & 9, 2019 at 7:30pm at Third Avenue Playhouse in the heart of historic downtown Sturgeon Bay Click here to buy tickets: https://holidaymusicmotel.com/store

Art exhibit at Miller Art Museum Feb 1 - 14. Exhibit is free and open to the public. (Please visit https://millerartmuseum.org/ for hours)

Confirmed participants as of 1/23/2019: Alex Wilson Andrea Wittgens Barrett Tasky Ben Spatol Bruce Butkovich Carley Baer Cathy Grier Claire Kelly Eric McFadden Eric Rowe Feathered Mason Genevieve Heyward Greg Roteik Jadacey Teska James Hall Jamey Clark Josh Harty Kate Vargas Leilani Diaz Liam Hall Lillie Lemon Liv Mueller Matt Spatol melaniejane Patrick Kelly pat mAcdonald Ruby James Sam Lyons Steve Hamilton Steve Smith Victoria Vox

Visual Artists: Boys and Girls Club / Sturgeon Bay Health Services residents Carli Ihde Christine Style Cody LaCrosse Cynthia Wolfe Dan Cross Ernest Beutel Gretchen Anderson Huber Jordan Lenius Katie Baeten Kit Peot Mary Casey Martin Monica Ramirez Niki Kaftan Ram Rojas Steve Dorchester

Holiday Music Motel

Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Coming to a warm theater near you...

30+ songwriters take inspiration from local artists in a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song as The Holiday Music Motel hosts its 8th annual celebration of the togetherness that only weather-bound isolation can bring...

Two nights, two different shows Fri-Sat Feb 8 & 9, 2019 at 7:30pm at Third Avenue Playhouse in the heart of historic downtown Sturgeon Bay Click here to buy tickets: https://holidaymusicmotel.com/store

Art exhibit at Miller Art Museum Feb 1 - 14. Exhibit is free and open to the public. (Please visit https://millerartmuseum.org/ for hours)

Confirmed participants as of 1/23/2019: Alex Wilson Andrea Wittgens Barrett Tasky Ben Spatol Bruce Butkovich Carley Baer Cathy Grier Claire Kelly Eric McFadden Eric Rowe Feathered Mason Genevieve Heyward Greg Roteik Jadacey Teska James Hall Jamey Clark Josh Harty Kate Vargas Leilani Diaz Liam Hall Lillie Lemon Liv Mueller Matt Spatol melaniejane Patrick Kelly pat mAcdonald Ruby James Sam Lyons Steve Hamilton Steve Smith Victoria Vox

Visual Artists: Boys and Girls Club / Sturgeon Bay Health Services residents Carli Ihde Christine Style Cody LaCrosse Cynthia Wolfe Dan Cross Ernest Beutel Gretchen Anderson Huber Jordan Lenius Katie Baeten Kit Peot Mary Casey Martin Monica Ramirez Niki Kaftan Ram Rojas Steve Dorchester

Brian Vander Ark @ Tambourine Lounge Dec 7th

Tambourine Lounge, 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

Please join us for this very special house concert in The Tambourine Lounge on Friday December 7th with Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://holidaymusicmotel.com/calendar-and-tickets or by calling the motel at 920-743-5571

Brian Vander Ark is the lead singer and principal songwriter for multi-platinum selling band, The Verve Pipe. He's written a string of hit singles, including the #1 song "The Freshmen".

In 2009, Brian abandoned his 'angst-ridden' lyrics and penned 10 children's songs for The Verve Pipe's kindie rock CD, A Family Album. The collection garnered rave reviews and headlining spots on the stages of Austin City Limits and Lollapallooza. The follow-up CD, “Are We There Yet?” was released in 2013.

He is also an actor, having appeared in the wildly successful Warner Brother's picture Rock Star (starring Mark Walberg and Jennifer Aniston). Brian also wrote the single for the movie, a ballad called "Colorful", which Mark Walberg personally championed for the project. (Mark lip-synchs to Brian's voice in the movie).

Other acting credits include Dead And Breakfast (starring Jeremy Sisto and Erik Pallidino), House Of The Rising Sun (starring Amy Smart and Dave Batista). His most recent accomplishment is writing,producing and starring in the multiple award winning short, Bullies On Vacation.

On stage, Brian garnered rave reviews as Charley Bowdrey in The Collective Works Of Billy The Kid, at the prestigious La Jolla Playhouse. Under the direction of Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Tommy). After seeing Brian’s performance, Pete Townsend of The Who made note of it, commenting to his own crowd that night, “Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe was awesome.” Brian has finished producing two recent rock albums for The Verve Pipe, one called Overboard (2014), and Parachute, (2017). In addition, he has released a solo album with actor/songwriter Jeff Daniels.

Currently, Brian is touring the country with The Verve Pipe, while also speaking at corporate functions across the globe.

For more information, check out: www.brianvanderark.com.

Dark Songs

Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

30+ songwriters converge upon The Holiday Music Motel to collaboratively write and record a whole new slew of spooky songs to fit the season.

2 shows, 2 nights both starting at 7:30 at Third Avenue Playhouse.

Tune in to www.SteelBridgeRadio.com to hear songs created at this annual song-writing collaborative as well as songs created at Steel Bridge Songfest and Love On Holiday.

$10 cash at the door or see above to purchase $20 weekend pass (includes download of Vol. 9).

Dark Songs

Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

30+ songwriters converge upon The Holiday Music Motel to collaboratively write and record a whole new slew of spooky songs to fit the season.

2 shows, 2 nights both starting at 7:30 at Third Avenue Playhouse.

Tune in to www.SteelBridgeRadio.com to hear songs created at this annual song-writing collaborative as well as songs created at Steel Bridge Songfest and Love On Holiday.

$10 cash at the door or see above to purchase $20 weekend pass (includes download of Vol. 9).

Hymn For Her

Tambourine Lounge, 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

Bringing their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues, punk, Americana and good ‘ol psychedelic rock and roll, Hymn For Her is burning down the highway and heading back to Sturgeon Bay once again, this time to perform at The Tambourine Lounge on Tuesday October 2nd at 7pm.

Sight unseen you’d be hard-pressed to believe that they aren’t a full 4-5 piece band as Wayne (with the devilish voice), simultaneously plays the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp while Lucy (of the fallen-angel voice) delivers a gritty squall on her “Lowebow” — a custom-made cigar-box guitar also known as “The Riff Monster.”

Touring tirelessly throughout the US and Europe for years on end, the two have managed to accomplish a lot while constantly being on the move, one of their latest achievements having completed a new album recorded with Grammy winner Vance Powell to be released in September of this year.

These two never seem to run out of fuel both on stage and off. They have an amazing ability to muster up the spirits of Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones all at once in a show that is powerful, delightful and just an all out great rockin’ time.

Tambourine Lounge is located at 59 N 2nd Ave (@Louisiana St.) next door to The Holiday Music Motel.

Advance reservations strongly recommended as we do have a max. capacity. Walk-ups only if space permits.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other shows.

$15 per seat. Doors at 6:30pm. Showtime 7.

Stas Venglevski and Tatyana Krasnobaeva

Tambourine Lounge, 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

Stas Venglevski (Bayan) blends his talent with Tatyana Krasnobaeva (Cimbalom dulcimer) in a unique concert of traditional Russian folk favorites, classical and original compositions.

Stas’ keyboard artistry, dazzling technical command and sensitivity have brought this native of the Republic of Moldova increasing international acclaim as a virtuoso of the bayan.

Tatyana graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music. Her instrument, the cimbalom, dates back to the 16th century in Belarus and is famous for its unique silvery timbre making it universal for playing any music genre from Baroque to folk and contemporary. The art of performance in modern Belarus is passed from generation to generation.

Only 40 seats available for this special performance so reservations are required.

Doors 6:30pm, show 7pm.

Reserve tickets by calling The Holiday Music Motel at 920-743-5571.

Advance reservations strongly recommended as we do have a max. capacity. Walk-ups only if space permits.

$20 seat. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other shows.

Doors at 6:30pm. Showtime 7:00.

Please visit Stas here: http://stasv.com/

Eric McFadden and Friends

Tambourine Lounge, 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

Eric McFadden returns to Sturgeon Bay for a very special house concert ONE NIGHT ONLY to celebrate his latest release 'Pain By Numbers'

Come join us for this intimate yet rock-your-face-off show!!!

Tickets are $15.

Doors at 6:30, showtime 7pm.

Advance reservations strongly recommended as we do have a max. capacity. Walk-ups only if space permits.

Tickets may be purchased through https://holidaymusicmotel.com/calendar-and-tickets or by calling the motel direct at 920-743-5571. (Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other shows.)

No physical tickets are issued; you will be added to the guest list. Please check in with host before taking your seat.

Tambourine Lounge is located at 59 N 2nd Ave (@Louisiana St.) next door to The Holiday Music Motel.

More on Eric McFadden: Eric McFadden is a virtuoso of the six-string. He has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as traveling with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), and rock legend Eric Burdon (The Animals). McFadden is a member of the new supergroup, T.E.N. (www.TEN-music.com), alongside Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) and Norwood Fisher (Fishbone). Eric has also been collaborating with Fishbone frontman, Angelo Moore, & Queen delphine on a project called TASTY FACE. If that isn’t enough, you can catch Eric on the road with his dear friend & New Orleans favorite, Anders Osborne!

In the past, McFadden has toured extensively with the Eric McFadden Trio (EMT), which features bass phenomenon James Whiton (Tom Waits) and the great Paulo Baldi (Cake, Les Claypool). Eric was also a member of the all-star band, Stockholm Syndrome, which includes notable players such as Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Jerry Joseph (Jack Mormons), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow) and Danny Louis (Govt Mule).

Eric McFadden has had the honor to collaborate on stage and/or in the studio with the regal likes of Bo Diddley, Keb Mo’, Living Colour, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Nels Cline (Wilco), Les Claypool (Primus), The Meters, Pat MacDonald (Timbuk3), Robert Walter, Bernie Worell (Talking Heads/Funkadelic), Bonnie Rait, Bill Kreutzman (Grateful Dead), Ron Wood & Chuck Leavel (Rolling Stones), Pink, North Mississippi Allstars, Juan Nelson (Ben Harper), Pete Sears (Jefferson Airplane, Rod Stewart), Carla Bozulich, Joe Santiago & Dave Lovering (The Pixies), Widespread Panic, Jackson Browne, Fishbone, Mike Watt (Minutemen), The Reverend Horton Heat, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Galactic, Jack Johnson, Boots Riley (The Coup), Steward Copeland (The Police), among others.

McFadden has recorded several independently produced solo and band albums, many of which are regarded as underground masterworks by fans and critics alike. Eric McFadden has recorded and released several albums on such labels as Terminus (Atlanta), Fortune (San Francisco), Bad Reputation (Paris), Response (USA) and phYne Entertainment (USA). Eric McFadden’s 2011 release, “Bluebird on Fire”, received much acclaim, including a 5-star review in Crossroads Magazine. The latest Eric McFadden release, “The Light Ahead”, is a captivating acoustic album, exposing Eric unplugged.

Reviews: Eric McFadden “If San Francisco is home to anyone approaching the abilities of a modern Hendrix, it’s Eric McFadden.” (Jimmy Leslie / Guitar Player Magazine 2009)

“…I found myself struck mightily by the big soul inside Eric McFadden. His singing and playing are as good as it gets, full of power and awe inspiring expertise…” Dennis Cook / Jambase 2009

“…McFadden is a six string virtuoso. His command of so many genres- is accentuated with meticulously crafted songs. There’s the poppy twist on traditional psychadelia. Poetic yet sinisterly distorted punk. Rowdy rockabilly. Dark, foreboding grunge. His melodies hinge on seriously catchy choruses that resonate thanks to a crunchy baritone reminiscent of Tom Waits or the late Mark Sandman of Morphine…” (The Denver Post, December 2009 concert review)

“The Eric McFadden Trio’s Joy of Suffering gets my vote as the best and most original guitar recording of the year so far.” (Jimmy Leslie / Guitar Player Magazine 2005)

“McFadden is a master of guitar and mandolin, a 25 year veteran who waltzes the dark, eerie corridors between Jimi Hendrix and Django Reinhardt…” ( Jonathan Zwickel – San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 2004)

“…Part raging rock star, part flamenco gypsy, McFadden is one of the most talented musicians in San Francisco today, bar none. Whenever he steps into the spotlight, McFadden turns up the energy level a few notches, and the unexpected becomes the norm.” – (Andy Tennille / Jambase 2007)

“…This kindred spirit to Tom Waits and Nick Cave is spittin’ some smoky, dark, americana gypsy-blues for the hopeless and undecided…This is one artist with an unflinching command of his muse; highly recommended.” (Derek Sivers – President, CD Baby, April, 2003)

 

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