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Fabulous Fuchsia - Now thru March 10, 2018 - A color show at Art Beat. A benefit for the Park Center.





Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Eine, Zwei, Drie Geigan Violin Trio (from WI Youth Symphony Orchestra) with Pianist Mickey Lytle

Anne Sophie Brilla is a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, past Concert Master of the University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic and the recipient of the 2017 Interlochen Summer Scholarship as well as two year Honorable Merit Winner of the Youth Concerto Competition. She has received the highest honors at State Solo and Ensemble Competition and has also participated in the Green Lake Music Festival. She was one of the winners of the Bach Double Concerto Competition with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2013. She studies with Mr. Eugene Purdue.

Anika Olson has been Concert Master of her Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as this year’s University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic Orchestra. She has played Concertos in various settings as well as played to 1’s for Solo and Ensemble Competitions. She has used her violin in celtic fiddle music, taking numerous First in competitions, including the recent Pat Roche Feis Competition at the Allstate Arena(formerly Rosemont Horizon) in Chicago. In addition she also plays the Viola de Gamba, a Baroque instrument.

Stephanie Brilla is also a member of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie Orchestra, as well as in Chamber Ensembles. Stephanie who started violin studies at age 4 in the Suzuki method, has participated in Festival Music Competitions and is a veteran of music camps such as the Dorian Music Festival at Luther College and the Music Institute of Chicago.

A native of Nebraska, Ms. Lytle holds degrees in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance, magna cum laude, from Hastings College. Mickey studied with Ruth Moore and was the recipient of the prestigious Presser Scholar, Elmer Christensen Keyboard Award, and Outstanding Contributor in Music.

Mickey is the current president of the Madison Area Piano Teachers Associated (MAPTA); certified member teacher, adjudicator, and local chairperson of the National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT); member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and current member of the board of Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WTMA), serving as the Independent Music Teachers Forum (IMTF) chair. Her students have received numerous musical honors including the Guild Paderewski Medal, Guild Sonatina Medal, Guild National and International Winners, MTNA Junior Auditions State Winners and Convention Recitalist, District and State competition trophy winners, and college scholarship recipients.

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.




Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Robby Vee's "True Love Ways"

Robby Vee "The Prince Of Twang” was born Robert Velline, named after his father Bobby Vee. He is recognized by both the American and Canadian Rockabilly Halls of Fame and has been performing his unique style of Rock & Roll for years on stages across the globe. Having been on tour with the legends and architects of Rock & Rolll, Robby has learned from, and shared credits and stages, with the best - from James Burton to Carl Perkins, Albert Lee, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Dick Clark and his ‘Caravan of Stars Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’, not to mention his father, 60’s pop rock icon Bobby Vee and many more.

Robby Vee is known for combining elements of his vast repertoire, telling stories that bridge the generation gap from the roots of Rock & Roll to the new sounds of today. As an entertainer with many studio records to his name, countless guest artist credits, and a history of extensive touring, Vee has captured the attention of audiences and respected industry professionals both nationally and internationally. Claude Hall, radio-TV editor of Billboard magazine writes, “If this guy had been around during the era of Elvis, he would have given Elvis a run for his money."

What are people saying:
“This cat sure can play.” - Carl Perkins
“Robby’s a true guitar slinger!” - Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones
“Writings confident and inspired.” - Marshall Crenshaw
“These guys could play on any stage.” - Sir Paul McCartney
“This is the same stuff I used to make my records with...straight from the hip!” - Dion
“Great Band, Great show.” - Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.




Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Saving Snow
Presented by Cool Planet Skiers

Film and Panel Discussion




Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Saving Snow
Presented by Cool Planet Skiers

Film and Panel Discussion




Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Saving Snow
Presented by Cool Planet Skiers

Film and Panel Discussion





Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Erik Koskinen with Jack Klatt

Minnesota-based singer and songwriter Erik Koskinen’s new EP Cruising Paradise features six songs that were recorded over the past few years but never planned to be released until now. “I’ve been working on all kinds of projects the past few years and have written a lot of new songs,” says Koskinen. “But these six seemed to have a thread all the way through, a story from song one to song six.”

The title is an homage to Sam Shepard, the actor and writer who died earlier this year. “Shepard’s death is a significant loss to me. This has been a year where we’ve lost giants. Pioneers in literature and music are gone. Who’s gonna step up and fill the vacuum?”

Tom Garneau recorded the first single from the EP, “Broke Down,” at Real-Phonic Studios in the summer of 2016. Guitarists Mike LeBeau and Paul Bergen, bassist Steve Garrington, and drummer JT Bates are featured on the track and video available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pD19z_ECT6k

Cruising Paradise follows Erik Koskinen’s first three albums, America Theatre, Live At the Real Phonic Radio Hour, and Keep It to Yourself, all released on Koskinen’s own label Real-Phonic Records. More info at erikkoskinen.com.

Opener Jack Klatt is a songwriter and finger-style guitarist based in Minneapolis. His unique sound rides the fine line between blues and country music. He has proven to be a tried and true purveyor of American music traditions. He's won recognition from the MN state arts board, recorded alongside "Spider" John Koerner, and made it onto Daytrotter's list of best songs in 2014.

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.



Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Trout Unlimited Film Fest



Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm

St. Paddy's Day with Lehto & Wright

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.



Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Corky Siegel & Randy Sabien

Admission is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.





Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Peter Yarrow
(of Peter, Paul & Mary)

Peter Yarrow is an American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group's greatest hits, "Puff, the Magic Dragon". He is also a political activist and has supported causes that range from opposition to the Vietnam War to the creation of Operation Respect, an organization that promotes tolerance and civility in schools.

Admission is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.





Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:30 pm

David Lindley

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word "eclectic." Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad "Mr. Dave's" uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.

David Lindley grew up in southern California, first taking up the banjo as a teenager, and subsequently winning the annual Topanga canyon banjo and fiddle contest five times as he explored the American folk music tradition. between 1967 and 1971 Lindley founded and lead what must now be seen as the first world music rock band, the Kaleidoscope. In 1971, Mr. Dave joined forces with Jackson Browne, serving as Jackson's most significant musical co-conspirator until 1981. In 1979, Lindley had begun working with old friend Ry Cooder on 'Bop Till you Drop' and 'The Long Riders' sound track, a musical collaboration that lasts to this day, and has spawned many recording projects and several world tours as an acoustic duo.

In 1981, Lindley created his own remarkable Band El Rayo-X, which integrated American roots music and world beat with a heavy reggae influence. 'El Rayo-X', 'Win This Record' and 'Very Greasy', as well as a live e.p. during this period he also came forth with a solo album, 'Mr. Dave'. Lindley and guitarist Henry Kaiser went to Madagascar for two weeks in 1991 and recorded six albums of indigenous Malagasy music (including two collaborative cd's, 'A World Out of Time' volumes one and two on Shanachie) which proved to have a major impact on the world music scene, both for the quality of the Grammy nominated music recorded, and the fair and ethical way the Malagasy musicians were dealt with. Throughout this long and distinguished career, Lindley has been one of Hollywood's most in demand session musicians, lending his skills to the recorded works of Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby and Nash, Warren Zevon, and many others.

Admission is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE.



Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm

4th Annual Bicycle Film Festival

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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