THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Apr
19
Fri
The Jimmys
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
The Jimmys aren’t your typical blues band. With awards and reviews rolling in on their new album “Hot Dish” the Jimmys are primed for the world stage. Get to a club or a festival and see what they’re all about. THE JIMMYS are what you get when you combine the seasoned keyboard/Hammond organ talents of Jimmy Voegeli, long time member of Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band, the expertise of southern Wisconsin’s finest bass guitar, and the legendary blues guitarist Perry Weber on six-strings and vocals…OH and lets not forget the horn section!
Seven piece award winning blues and R&B band
Artist of The Year: 2013, 2014
Blues Band Of The Year: 2012-2014

Jimmy Voegeli (Hammond Organ/ keys/ vocals)
Perry Weber (guitar/ vocals)
John Wartenweiler (electric and upright bass)
Pete Ross (Saxaphones)
Mike Boman (Trumpet)
Derek Hendrickson (Drums)
Chris Sandoval (Drums)

WAMI Awards:
2013, 2015 Keyboardist Of The Year

MAMA Awards:
2013-2014 Artist Of The Year
2011-2015 Keyboardist Of The Year
2013-2015 Brass Instrumentalist of The Year
2012-2013, 2015 Saxophonist Of The Year
2013, 2015 Blues Performer Of The Year
2014 Blues Song Of The Year
2014 Blues Album Of The Year

 
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
 
Tickets
Standing room only $15 ($9 for Members of THELMA)
General admission $25 ($15 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $145 ($87 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $85 ($51 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Apr
26
Fri
Tweed
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

Part of the “soul-revival” movement with their own style of Memphis flavored soul, roots, and blues! 

Formed in late 2010, Tweed featuring Gervis Myles (formerly known as Tweed Funk) garnered national attention with the release of 4 albums and dates throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Southern United States. With Gervis Myles on board, the band recorded, mixed, and released “Love Strong” in just 8 days, a 10 track album featuring 9 original songs.
 

2019 WAMI nominee for R&B/Soul Artist, Tweed has appeared at some of the top festivals and blues rooms in the Midwest, South, and Northeast. In 2018, Tweed successfully toured Europe performing shows in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Austria, and Slovakia. Another tour of Europe is currently being assembled for fall of 2019.

 
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
 
Tickets $10 ($6 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $80 ($48 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
May
10
Fri
Kyle Megna and The Monsoons
May 10 @ 8:00 pm

Kyle Megna and the Monsoons (2018 WAMI Alternative Rock/Rock Artist of the Year) and (2017 WAMI Alternative Rock/Rock Artist of the year) is an original Wisconsin band with an ever-growing following locally and beyond. The band has shared the stage with acts such as Toto, Rusted Root, Jack Russell’s Great White, and Here Come The Mummies. Touring the Mid-West and South-East the Monsoons are a tight-knit group of accomplished, charismatic musicians with diverse backgrounds, these guys know how to have fun while always keeping it professional. Best seen live, they feed off the vibe of the crowd as well as each other.

Their “dark-indie-blues-folk-rock feel” is a magnetic force that’s ever-charged with surges of creativity and artistic experimentation. Fused with a healthy dose of spontaneity and humor, Kyle Megna and the Monsoons channel can’t-get-enough energy that’s good for the soul.

Vocals and guitar are done by Kyle Megna (2018 WAMI Male Vocalist of the Year). Aaron Zepplin on lead guitar. Fred Velpel is on bass and is nominated for the 2018 Award for Bass. Mike Underwood is on drums. Ross Catterton is on saxophone. Kurt Shipe is on trumpet and is nominated for 2018 Reeds/Brass Award. Noah Harmon is on keys

Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
Tickets $10 ($6 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $80 ($48 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Jun
21
Fri
Sam Luna
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza during Fond du Lac’s Downtown Wine Walk. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends!

Sam Luna has been writing alternative folk music and touring since 2005. Truly inspiring as a musician and an artist in communities near and far.
 
Friday, June 21

Music at 4:30 pm.

Free admission. Cash bar will be open.
 
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf

 

Jun
27
Thu
The WhiskeyBelles
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! Whiskey and women! Doesn’t get much better!

Hank Williams passion, Carter family harmonies, with a little Hee Haw mixed in for good measure. The WhiskeyBelles (nominated for 2018 Bluegrass/Americana Artist of the year) are an all-female traditional country and Americana trio featuring pitch-perfect three-part harmonies and their own hot fiddle, guitar and bass playing.
 
The ‘Belles have personalities as big as the Texan skyline – they have a great time on stage, and love to share the fun with their audience. Chrissy Dzioba (joe-buh) plays guitar and vocals. Kimberly (Kimmy) Unger plays the fiddle and vocals. Sara Moilanen plays the bass and vocals.

 

 
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
Free admission
Visit their website HERE
 
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf
Jul
11
Thu
Copper Box
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a

great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues, jazz, rock, polka, etc.

Danny Jerabek of Copper Box was nominated for 2019 Polka Artist.

Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, etc.) both were nominated for 2018 Reeds/Brass Award. Both started performing with their family on stage at an early age. Once in their teens, they crossed paths again and eventually realized they were meant to be together. They started writing songs and formed a band and the rest is history!

The current line up includes the highly regarded talents of Dan Cable (drums, percussion) and Dave Chyla (bass, guitar). Danny Jerabek was given an accordion from his grandfather at age 9 and taught himself how to play it. Inspired by Steve (Esteban) Jordan, “the Jimi Hendrix of Tejano Accordion,” he began to “rock out” and improvise –thinking a little more, “outside the box.” He has been featured at the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, TX, and the National Accordion Festival in Houston, TX, and the Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, CA, and has been featured on national TV. In 2015, Danny accepted an Artist Endorsement deal with Hohner Accordions, INC.
 
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
Free admission
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf
 

Jul
13
Sat
The Charlie Daniels Band
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
It’s the best there’s ever been! — The Charlie Daniels Band will be performing as THELMA’s Annual Street Concert July 13 at 8 pm in front of Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts on 51 Sheboygan Street in Fond du Lac, WI.
 
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 82, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
 
Entrances open at 5 pm and are located on Portland and Main Streets. Food and a cash bar will be available for purchase.
 
Maple Road will be the opening band at 6 pm before the concert.
Maple Road is a high energy, four piece band out of the Washington County area that has been delivering a unique blend of blues and rock for over eleven years. Along with classic favorites, we add originals to the mix.
 
Standing room only. Chairs will only be permitted for medical purposes. There will be no entrance to the area from Marr Street (stage area).
Backpacks and carry-ins will not be permitted. Any other bags or purses will be checked at the entrances.
 
Bar opens at 5 pm.
Opening band, Maple Road performs at 6 pm.
Concert at 8 pm.
 
Tickets:
$10 ($5 for THELMA members)
Day of show $15 for all.
 
Please note: A $2 handling fee will be charged per ticket. Wristbands included with the ticket price. Must have ticket at entrance. You will receive your wristband at the entrance in exchange for your ticket. There will be no Will Call. Anyone drinking alcohol beverages will be required to be wearing their wristband included with ticket price. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward future programming at THELMA.
 
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf
Nearby hotels in Fond du Lac include: Hotel Retlaw, Radisson Hotel, Hampton Inn, and Comfort Inn.
 
Support the arts! We hope to see you July 13!
 

Enter our Annual Street Concert Raffle!

Purchase a raffle ticket for the chance to win!! The bearer of the winning ticket will receive an adult sized fiddle personally signed by Charlie Daniels. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. The fiddle is on display at THELMA. See it for yourself!
 
The value of the fiddle is $179.00.
 
Each ticket $20. 
Only 400 tickets sold. THELMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization enriching our community through the arts. All raffle proceeds go to THELMA’s quality programming to continue offering art classes, theater, music and more to the community.
 
Tickets on sale at THELMA.
 
Drawing to be held Monday, July 15, 2019. Need not be present to win. Winner will be contacted.

Jul
18
Thu
800 LB Gorilla
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.
 

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! 800 lb. Gorilla is a rock/jam band based in Indianapolis, Indiana. With a rock and roll core, the band pulls together funk and jazz influences to create driving, catchy, danceable grooves. A five-piece band, 800 lb. Gorilla places rock-solid guitar, funky keyboards and sax on top of a drums-and-bass rhythm section. The band’s original music blends indie-esque songcraft with funky, jazzy improvisation.

Originally formed by brothers Mark (guitar) and Daniel (lead vox) Humphrey, the band has evolved from a hard-rock power trio into a funk and jazz style after adding Kwame Newton (keyboards/alto sax) and Connor Allen (bass) to the collaboration. 800 lb. Gorilla has enjoyed a warm welcome from music lovers as they have developed their show on stages across Indiana and Ohio. The band intends to take the musical interplay higher, and continue to reach music lovers far and wide.

 
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
Free admission
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf
 
Jul
25
Thu
Hot and Dirty Brass Band
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.
 

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! It’s the Hot & Dirty Brass Band! Nominated for 2019 Horn/Big Band Artist and 2018 New Artist of the Year, it’s the Hot & Dirty Brass Band! When the house lights go down and the stage lights come up… it’s time to get Hot & Dirty! Hot & Dirty is not your traditional brass band! Influenced by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave, Bonerama, and modern-day brass bands, the Hot & Dirty Players bring the party wherever they go. The high-energy brass will keep you shakin’ all you got, all night long! Just remember our name in the morning, The Hot and Dirty! They have a passion for music and an obsession with brass.

 
Michael Clobes, 2019 Reeds/Brass nominee plays the trombone and does vocals. Kevin Klemme plays the trumpet and does vocals. John Vollmar plays the tenor Sax and does vocals. Kyle Samuelson plays the sousaphone. Matt Cordier plays the drums.
 
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
Free admission
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf
 
Aug
1
Thu
Alex Wilson Band
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.
The Alex Wilson Band’s style and tasty originals matched with his undeniable stage presence and unmistakable guitar style will drive you to the dance floor. To say that the Alex Wilson Band is one to look out for down the road is an understatement. Taking the world by storm, this band is a force to be reckoned with.
 
“The Alex Wilson Band is a trio of musicians with deep raw vocals and a big-band blues sound and an increasing fan following in the Midwest.” – Troy Johnson of Maximum Ink
 
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
Free admission
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf