Live Music Calendar

Outdoor Summer Music

Outdoor Music

Summer 2018 marks the Rookery’s 7th full season of live outdoor music, with free performances every Sunday afternoon (2-5 PM) from June 17 thru September 30.

On Sunday afternoons the Rookery features a special patio grill menu. The grill fires up at 1:30 and the music begins at 2. All outdoor seating is first come first served so we recommend you arrive early to secure your spot!

Following is last summer’s lineup to give you an idea of the type of music you can expect at the Rookery. Our full 2018 music calendar should be available here sometime in April. Please note we do not anticipate hosting music on Friday evenings this summer.

2017 Summer Music Calendar

Music Goes On Rain or Shine (moved indoors if necessary)

SUNDAY SERENADES (2-5 PM)

  • *May 28  Molly and the Danger Band – Americana (Bayfield & Hayward)
         (*Regrettably this tentatively planned “pre-season” show was cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.) 
  • Jun 18  T. Bruce Bowers & Ric Gillman – fiddle & 12 string guitar (Chequamegon Bay)
  • Jun 25  Eggplant Heroes – eclectic originals, folk & mountain gospel (Eau Claire)
  • Jul 2     Moe and Larry – eclectic folk/Americana & contemporary tunes (Twin Cities)
  • Jul 9     Sean & Ian Okamoto – father/son duo on guitar and piano (Hayward)
  • Jul 16   Sonofmel – folk with an outlaw edge (Hayward)
  • Jul 23   Skipping Stones – classic rock/blues/country/contemporary (Stockholm/Pepin)
  • Jul 30   Tom and Jed – traditional & modern bluegrass plus originals (NW Wisconsin)
  • Aug 6    Davey J – acoustic blues, rock & roots (Eau Claire)
  • Aug 13  Fizz Kizer – honkytonk singer/songwriter on acoustic guitar (Star Prairie)
  • Aug 20  Pushing Chain – guitar, fiddle, strong harmonies & a gonzo attitude (No. MN)
  • Aug 27  Dirty Magic – jazzy, bluesy electric quartet (Washburn)
  • Sep 3    Yazmín – Indie, folk & pop singer/songwriter on keyboard (Minneapolis)
  • Sep 10  Sean & Ian Okamoto – father/son duo on guitar and piano (Hayward)
  • Sep 17  TrueGrass – traditional & modern bluegrass plus originals (NW Wisconsin)
  • Sep 24  Tom and Jed – traditional & modern bluegrass plus originals (NW Wisconsin)
  • Oct 1    Ric Gillman –  6 & 12 string acoustic guitar (Madeline Island)

TGI FRIDAYS (5-8 PM)

  • Jul 7     Similar Dogs – unique duo with diverse repertoire of music they dig (NW WI)
  • Jul 14   Colleen Myhre — folk-country-blues singer/songwriter (Northern MN)
  • Jul 21   Pushing Chain – guitar, fiddle, strong harmonies & a gonzo attitude (No. MN)
  • Jul 28   Davey J – acoustic blues, rock & roots (Eau Claire)
  • Aug 4    Yazmín – Indie, folk & pop singer/songwriter on keyboard (Minneapolis)
  • Aug 11  The Blong Boys – jazzy, bluesy acoustic pop duo (Washburn)
  • Aug 18  Similar Dogs – unique duo with diverse repertoire of music they dig (NW WI)
  • Aug 25  Fizz Kizer – honkytonk singer/songwriter on acoustic guitar (Star Prairie)
  • Sep 1    Tom and Jed – traditional & modern bluegrass plus originals (NW Wisconsin)