The Picks: Tommy Prine with Andy Hughes and Stacy Hanson, Twang Thang Jamboree & More Weekend Picks!
September 1-8, 2022
New local picks every Thursday evening to get your weekend started! Check back each week to see La Crosse Local’s picks and to make sure not to miss out on events throughout the year.
Photo by Tommy Prine
Featured Monday Holiday Event
Broken Wrist Records presents Tommy Prine at Leo and Leona’s with Andy Hughes and Stacy Hanson – On Monday, September 5th head to Leo and Leona’s to see singer-songwriter Tommy Prine, the youngest son of the late legendary multi Grammy award-winning artist, John Prine. Tommy Prine is a Nashville-native, singer-songwriter, and performer whose distinct sound comes from his unique finger-picking style combined with his soul-stirring songwriting. The artist is returning to the Driftless Region for a special performance, so be sure to grab your tickets before the show sells out. Local artists Andy Hughes and Stacy Hanson of Broken Wrist Records will also be special guests at the show.
Photo by Good Morning Bedlam
Featured Event Giveaway
Mid West Music Fest – La Crosse Ticket Giveaway – Win a pair of tickets to Mid West Music Fest – La Crosse for the September festival. You can see regional acts from all genres of music and enjoy a whole weekend of entertainment and fun (more details below). Enter now to win!
Photo by Deke Dickerson
Twang Thang Jamboree – Plan to come down to The Main on Friday, September 2nd for the Twang Thang at the Main: Twang Thang Jamboree presented by Deece Productions. The epic line-up will feature the one and only Deke Dickerson with legendary surf guitarist Tony Anderason of the band The Trashmen, world famous guitar virtuoso Greg Koch, and fingerstyle string master Rob Wernberg. Other special guest acts include Big Liquor and Andy Hughes. The show kicks off at 7:00pm and goes until 10:30pm.
First Friday Downtown Art Walk – Held at various locations in downtown La Crosse on the first Friday of every month, come down for this month’s First Friday Downtown Art Walk! Artists, exhibitions, and new collections can be found at River City Gallery, Pump House Regional Art Center, by James Galleries, Larson’s General, Grounded Patio Café, The Root Note, Turtle Stack Brewery, and Vision of Light Stained Glass from 4pm to 7pm. You can spend the evening visiting the art galleries and stops, enjoying music and live demonstrations, and refreshments to kick off your Friday night. Download or pick up your map guide here, and get marked at each location to register for great art gifts, plus you can also check out what is happening at each Art Walk location. Event attendees can also register and attend the ART @ 50+ quarterly event presented by AARP Wisconsin, which celebrates artists aged 50+ from the La Crosse region.
Photo by Barbaro
Barbaro w/TUGG feat. Lake Effect at Live in Viroqua – Join the Viroqua community for Live in Viroqua, the city’s first-ever summer concert series offering free outdoor live music. On the first and third Saturday of September you can come out for an evening of live music from nationally and regionally known musicians. This Saturday, come and see Barbaro with TUGG featuring Lake Effect on Court Street outside of the Historic Fortney Hotel. The event will start at 5pm with local food, beverages, and vendors on site, with music playing from 6pm to 9pm.
Photo by Blood $moke Body
Mid West Music Fest 2022 La Crosse – Mid West Music Fest is coming to La Crosse this September September 16th-17th for a weekend of music, entertainment and the arts! Featuring regional artists for over 13 years, the festival promotes music and art of all genres and mediums and supports the connection of the community to our local music and art scenes throughout the area. This special Driftless region festival was held earlier this year in Winona, and the second festival is approaching quickly. Check out the lineup for the La Crosse Mid West Music Fest coming up in September here. Get your tickets now and get ready for a weekend of entertainment, music, and the arts!
United We Rock – Ft. The Remainders with TUGG & Tom Conrad – Come down to Copeland Park & Events Center on Thursday, September 15th for a free community concert featuring The Remainders with special guests TUGG and Tom Conrad. The fundraising event is presented by Great Rivers United Way to kick off its 2022-2023 fundraising campaign to raise funds for its 51 partner programs. The doors open at 5pm and will feature the musical talents of Tom Conrad at 5pm, TUGG at 6pm, and The Remainders at 7:30pm. The event will have lots of opportunities to support Great Rivers United Way and the community while enjoying some epic live music.
Photo by Greedy Volunteers
Alpine Inn Fall Rock Fest! – Alpine Inn invites everyone 21+ to get their duff up the bluff for their final music festival of the year! Starting at 2pm and rocking until late evening, you can come see Jen Wilder, Overplayed, and the Greedy Volunteers. The outdoor bar will be serving drinks, there will be lawn games, and there will be a free shuttle running to Bennett O’Riley’s every hour starting at 2 pm. Come out for a fun evening of great music, company, and entertainment.
Artaria String Quartet – Cappella Grand Opening – Join the Cappella Performing Arts Center for their Grand Opening on September 16th, featuring Minnesota’s foremost teaching and performing string quartet, Artaria String Quartet. From 7:30pm to 11:00pm, audience members can expect refined and thoughtful playing and confident interpretations from an exceptional ensemble.
Phantom Of The Opera (1925 Silent Film) Featuring: The Mighty Moller Organ – Presented by the Cappella Performing Arts Center, come and see the Phantom Of The Opera, the 1925 silent horror film on October 31st at 7:00pm. The film will be accompanied by the Mighty Moller Cappella organ played by Peter Krasinski. A film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, The Phantom Opera stars the Phantom played by Lou Chaney who haunts the Paris Opera House in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star.
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