Great Hall Concert Series brings musicians from around the country

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) will host the nephew of blues legend B.B. King, Wisconsin’s artist of the year, two national recording artists and so much more in its Great Hall Concert Series for 2019-2020.

Leading the lineup October 18 at 8 pm is the four-piece Bluegrass Folk band formed in the heart of Central Wisconsin, Armchair Boogie! The band introduces their youthful, energetic, and improvisational take on traditional bluegrass and folk music.

Showing a dramatic and theatrical stage presence that is sure to entertain audiences of all kinds, Lex Allen is joined on the stage with the SistaStrings duo November 8 at 8 pm with their take on uplifting neo-soul, pop, and R&B electronica music.

Enjoy the high-energy dose of toe-tapping Americana folk-country rock music drenched in tight harmonies of the MAMA award winners The Mascot Theory at 8 pm November 15.

Sharing the fun with their audience while on stage, the all-female traditional country and Americana trio The WhiskeyBelles come to THELMA December 6 at 8 pm. The Belles feature pitch-perfect three-part harmonies and their own hot fiddle, guitar and bass playing. They also sang the National Anthem at a Packers game this season.

Comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass present a varied program of arrangements of the best-loved holiday tunes December 13 at 7 pm.

Tearing up the stage December 20 at 8 pm with their blend of blues, soul, funk, and R&B is a local favorite, The Jimmy’s.

January 10 at 8 pm brings The Driveway Thriftdwellers featuring the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers. Performing original songs with a refreshing brand-new take on old-time country that recalls classic hillbilly music, while bringing a distinctly modern and lively touch to the Americana genre.

Performing at 8 pm January 17 are the sounds of horns, brass, drums, keys and a seductive guitar and at the forefront of all this, Stephen Cooper. Combining R&B, jazz, soul, blues, funk, hip hop, and rock, this is an eight-piece band that promises that feeling will sustain.

At 8 pm February 7 are the musical stylings of Copper Box. Roots/Americana quartet loaded is with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues, jazz, rock, and polka!

February 15 at 8 pm, Nikki Hill brings a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, delivering a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again with their fast forward approach to American roots music.

March 13 at 8 pm, the award-winning guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic promotes her new blues album “Like It On Top” that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models.

The acoustic duo, The Oxleys, dig into their roots and breaks into the genres of Country and Americana while performing March 27 at 8 pm.

Bringing people together with fun, imaginative and fearless music are the Huntertones performing April 10 at 8 pm with their high energy, horn-driven sound that features genre bending composition and unconventional covers.

Get ready for a night of serious blues and dancing boogie featuring a full night of music with two national recording artists, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers and Marcia Ball April 18 at 8 pm.

Focusing on sharing the power of community through their music, joyful jazz, Sammy Miller and The Congregation take the stage May 1 at 8 pm.

Closing out our series May 8 at 8 pm is the Chicago singer-songwriter Phillip-Michael Scales, nephew of blues great B.B. King, creating thumping, tuneful folk-rock music.

Most Great Hall concerts begin at 8 pm and the bar will open one-hour prior. THELMA members receive discounted tickets and each concert price varies on admission. Pub tables for two and bistro tables for four are available to purchase for each event. Tickets and more information are available HERE or call 920-921-5410.