THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Event Calendar

Feb
13
Sun
Brunch and a Band @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wrapping up the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend, join us for THELMA’s Brunch and a Band on Sunday, February 13 at 11 am. Enjoy music by The Pineapple Hunks! Drink specials and food are also available for purchase. FREE admission to attend! Enjoy a delicious brunch available for purchase from Mila Vanilla Crepes.

 

Food from Mila Vanilla Crepes

Music by The Pineapple Hunks

 

Date: Sunday, February 13
Time:
11 AM – 2 PM
Price/Tickets: 
Food and drinks available for purchase.
Location:
Fountain City

   
Jun
30
Thu
Good Morning Bedlam | Thirteen Thursdays
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

Thirteen Thursdays: Summer Concert Series

Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the midwest folk scene. Their shows are known for their contagious energy, with members careening about the stage. With tight soaring three part harmonies, and thumping kick-drum, they captivate their audience night after night. Every song is a unique twist on what is generally dubbed as folk music. “We want to surprise our audience from song to song. Rather than creating our music to fit a genre, we allow it to be an outpouring of our own stories and unique sound,” says Isaak, frontman of GMB. You will be treated to a haunting waltz, whistling, jazz scatting, and the euphoria of the violin melodies.

When it comes to their lyrical storytelling, Isaak says, “We’re desperate to connect to people through the common human experiences that we write about and the exuberance of our live show. People have a lot of choices of how they’ll kick-back, so we intend to deliver a show where they can be free–to share in whatever they need to–joy, grief, anger, gratefulness, or bedlam!”

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE

Date: Thursday, June 30
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admissions. Donations accepted at the gate.
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street
Jul
7
Thu
Alex Wilson Band | Thirteen Thursdays
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm

Thirteen Thursdays: Summer Concert Series

Alex Wilson grew up in a family of talented musicians. His album “Tell Me Why” has been released on “Rathskeller Records”. Playing 150+ shows annually for the last two decades, this musician is a force to be reckoned with. A versatile musician, Alex effortlessly switches between genres. He plays everything from sweet Beale Street blues to West coast swing. From hard Texas grinders to stone cold Chicago grooves with a feeling that’s said to be timeless. Alex’s style and tasty originals matched with his undeniable stage presence and unmistakable guitar style will drive you to the dance floor.

His long-awaited and freshly nominated debut CD, Tell Me Why, has been released on “Rathskeller Records”. To say that Alex Wilson is one to look out for down the road is an understatement. Taking the Midwest by storm, this young musician is a force to be reckoned with.

Band Information HERE

Date: Thursday, July 7
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admissions. Donations accepted at the gate.
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street
Jul
14
Thu
Boombox | Thirteen Thursdays
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm

Thirteen Thursdays: Summer Concert Series

You LOVE 80’s Pop, and you LOVE 80’s Rock — so, why should you have to choose? BoomBox plays them BOTH! BoomBox is a TOTALLY TUBULAR 80’s Band playing all your favorite songs from the BEST music decade EVER! With RAD musicians hailing from Washington, D.C., to Washington, Indiana, and spanning all the way to Central Illinois. This premier retro party band has a history of entertaining audiences of all ages! BoomBox plays the biggest variety of 80’s hits from Prince to Poison, and from Madonna to Joan Jett (and everything in between).

BoomBox 2021 shows included The Du Quoin State Fair, The Illinois State Fair in Springfield, The Kansas State Fair, Cubby Bear Wrigleyville-Chicago, The Heath Harvest Festival, Casey Popcorn Festival and The Ford Town USA Celebration, just to name a few! When you come to a BoomBox show, dress in your favorite 80’s attire, or come as you are, just come ready to party like it’s 1984!

Band Information HERE

Date: Thursday, July 14
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admissions. Donations accepted at the gate.
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street
Jul
21
Thu
Pineapple Hunks | Thirteen Thursdays
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm

Thirteen Thursdays: Summer Concert Series

If you enjoy funk, pop, and alternative rock, then the hunks are for you! Based out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Pineapple Hunks are made up of 6 musicians including Seth Woods, Rogie Ventura, Tim Heinen, Meg Riley, Alex Scholz, and Connor Grundman. All they ask is that you have a good time groovin’ along with us!

Band Information HERE

Date: Thursday, July 21
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admissions. Donations accepted at the gate.
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street
Jul
28
Thu
Throwback Stereo | Thirteen Thursdays
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm

Thirteen Thursdays: Summer Concert Series

Do you miss the 90’s? Throwback Stereo is a 90’s cover band, bringing a high-energy show from the best of music’s most popular decade. This band is doing it the right way! Playing the hits and putting a tight band on stage to perform them every night. You will hear it all, songs you know every word to and the “Geez, I forgot about this song” moment that we all love. Either way you’re sure to have a blast at a TS show!

The goal of a Throwback Stereo show is to take you back in time for a little while and let you jam, dance, and sing to some of your favorite music, so check it out, you won’t want to miss these guys!

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE

Date: Thursday, July 28
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admissions. Donations accepted at the gate.
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street
Aug
4
Thu
Cathy Grier + The Troublemakers | Thirteen Thursdays
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

Thirteen Thursdays: Summer Concert Series

Cathy Grier and the Troublemakers : band consists of Cathy Grier vocals/guitar, Tony Menzer bass, Chris Scheer drums, Larry Byrne keys, Jim Ohlschmidt guitars, and Deirdre Fellner backing vocals.

A professional musician since 1978, Cathy’s undeniably powerful voice accompanied by tasty Blues guitar stylings electric and 4 string Cigar Box, affirms her place on the world stage. Cathy has written hit songs in France, formed a record company, produced artists in multiple languages, toured extensively, supported important causes and even honed her craft in the subways of New York City as a busker.

Part storyteller, part blues traveler, Cathy is committed to representing Women in the Blues worldwide. She calls Sturgeon Bay, WI her home. She formed Cathy Grier + The Troublemakers in 2017 with a stellar lineup of top Wisconsin blues players. Their album “I’m All Burn,” was in the top 100 for 2021 of the RMR Contemporary Blues Charts. Representing Paramount Music Association, and the State of Wisconsin. Cathy Grier + The Troublemakers were semi finalists at the 2022 International Blues Challenge Memphis, TN held in May. More info at https://www.cathygrier.com

Tony Menzer: Bass (Sturgeon Bay) has been fortunate enough to spend time on stage with the likes of Clyde Stubblefield (20 years), W.C. Clark (10 years), Victor de Lorenzo, Bill Lordan, Hubert Sumlin, including Jackson Browne to name a few. His background in the blues world includes organizing Wisconsin’s first and longest running blues fest in Wausau and a blues booking agency that booked some of America’s top performers. As a participant in the Steel Bridge songfest the last 15 years, he appears on numerous c.d.s and performances and Now resides in Sturgeon Bay.

Christopher Scheer: Drums (Green Bay) Started drumming at the young age of 3. Playing along to his dad’s records including Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire, and CCR. Shortly turned in the drum kit to become a club DJ. Playing clubs and festivals across the US. Then in 2004 he picked up the sticks and started playing again. Playing with bands such as Soul System, Wifee and the Huzz Band, The Alex Wilson Band, Velveetatones, Spatola, Cathy Grier, and Stephen Cooper and The Nobody Famous.

Jim Ohlschmidt: Guitar (Sheboygan) is a performer of both city and country blues. One of Jim’s specialties is the music of Mississippi John Hurt, the subject of a new instructional DVD Jim recorded this year for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop label.The main focus of Jim’s music since relocating to Sheboygan has been exploring the correlation between the blues and bratwurst.

Larry Byrne: Keyboards (Two Rivers), returned to WI after living in Chicago, IL, and New Orleans, LA,. He has performed with many fine artists including legendary Blues guitarist Luther Allison (Motown Records), Dr. Bop and The Headliners, and Bryan Lee.

Deirdre Fellner: Back-up Vocalist (Sturgeon Bay, formerly Milwaukee), An award winning vocalist and talented musician, ‘Deirdre’s vocals inspire-they either make your spine tingle or make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.’ Deirdre grew up in Door County and has been writing and performing since her teens. She lived in Milwaukee for many years performing her riveting blend of jazz, soul and blues.

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE

Date: Thursday, August 4
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admissions. Donations accepted at the gate.
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street
Aug
11
Thu
5 Card Studs | Thirteen Thursdays
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm

Thirteen Thursdays: Summer Concert Series

The 5 Card Studs are a group of veteran players whose diverse backgrounds combine to bring subtlety and precision to top 40 A.M. Gold hits and forgotten favorites. Their love and respect for music’s artistic anomalies comes through in their deftly-executed renditions of songs whose performers you might not remember but the tunes you will.

They reach back to early years of rock and roll and hit all the strong points coming forward: sixties pop and soul, seventies rock, funk and disco as well as yacht rock favorites.

The Studs pride themselves on their attention to detail with guitar sounds meticulously worked out, string and horn parts not ignored, and vocals — well you need to see it to believe it! There’s a reason this band opens for legends when they come through town.

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE

Date: Thursday, August 11
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admissions. Donations accepted at the gate.
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street
Aug
18
Thu
Whiskeybelles | Thirteen Thursdays
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

The WhiskeyBelles 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 WhiskeyBelles is not your typical Milwaukee band. Not even taking into account the band’s entirely female populace, the outfit expertly toes the line of talented original act and more than capable cover band. Its upbeat and experienced melding of country, folk and Americana proves a welcome resident to dive bars and massive outdoor festivals alike. And at the tender age of two, the trio has managed to garner growing consideration from local promoters… not to mention a few Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) awards along the way.” – Tyler Maas, Milwaukee Magazine.

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE

Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admissions. Donations accepted at the gate.
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street
Community Partner: Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Big Brothers, Big Sisters is on a mission! Recruit 30 new male-identifying volunteers in 30 Days, during the month of September! Stop by our booth to learn about how you can help reduce the waitlist of boys waiting to be paired with a mentor, in Fond du Lac & northern Dodge Counties.
https://www.bbbsfdl.org/become-a-mentor/
Aug
25
Thu
Same Same But Different | Thirteen Thursdays
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm

Thirteen Thursdays: Summer Concert Series

Same Same But Different is that same stuff you want to hear over and over again, but with a different take on it. From their upbeat groves, to their down and dirty funk, you are sure to be dancing by the end of the night.

 

Band Information HERE

Date: Thursday, August 25
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admissions. Donations accepted at the gate.
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street
Community Partner: Agnesian HealthCare
Peace, hope and health for every person, family and community, especially those most in need.