WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet

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WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet College

The annual WXPR Concert Series continues to be a favorite event and with good reason - stacked with amazing talent, every concert is a must-see! Hot up-and-comers, current stars, absolute legends - the artists that take the Nicolet College Theatre stage are some of the finest in the world and deliver performances packed with diverse musical styles and sounds! 

Tickets will be held at the box office unless specified. Tickets that are ordered online can be printed as an e-ticket. There is a $2.00 transaction fee per order.  Please contact WXPR if you have any questions. 715-362-6000.

The Cash Box Kings

Cash Box Kings

Saturday, September 16th at 7:30PM

$20.00 General Admission

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With deep feeling and top-shelf talent, houserocking blues masters The Cash Box Kings play tough, real deal classic Chicago blues with boundless energy. They also deliver raw, passionate Delta blues, jumping proto-rock ‘n’ roll, and steamrolling “bluesabilly,” their original mix of Chicago blues and Memphis rockabilly. As anyone who has ever been to one of the band’s raucous performances will testify, The Cash Box Kings know how to throw a party. They’re fueled by the powerhouse harmonica work of Madison, Wisconsin-based songwriter Joe Nosek and the huge, gritty vocals of Chicago bluesman Oscar Wilson. Their original songs range from humorous stories of Internet love to harrowing tales of Chicago’s violent gun epidemic. Every song they perform—be it a striking original or a scorching Chess, Sun or Vee-Jay cover—explodes with contemporary authority and radiates old-school authenticity. According to Grammy Award-winning blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, “The Cash Box Kings play with real taste and feel. Not only is it good blues but it’s a jumping good time, too! I ain’t lyin’!”

The Last Revel

The Last Revel

Saturday, December 2nd at 7:30PM

$20.00 General Admission

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From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel.  This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless.

The Last Revel trio utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, 5-string banjo, harmonica, kick drum and three-part vocal harmonies together to consistently deliver “Bombastic live performances", as well as delicate and haunting folk ballads.

Having released their third album Hazard & Fate in April of 2017, The Last Revel further demonstrates their ability to create rich and delicately textured recorded material with a modern “tip of the hat” to the storied history of American folk music.

Dead Horses

Dead Horses

Saturday, February 17th at 7:30PM

$20.00 General Admission

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Milwaukee-based folk band Dead Horses have cultivated a soulful roots sensibility beyond their years due to the powerful literary and musical force that is frontwoman and songwriter, Sarah Vos.

Raised on Bible Hymns by her preacher father, Vos' backstory sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than a young folk singer from Wisconsin. Despite their youth, Vos & collaborative artist and bassist Daniel Wolff have crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by early-American prose as it is modern Americana music.

"Wisconsin Band To Watch in 2017," Dead Horses tour tirelessly with heavy pickers and players in tow, including Ryan Ogburn on mandolin and Jamie Gallagher on drums (Andreas Kapsalis Trio). 

From ballrooms to festivals Dead Horses have performed with Trampled by Turtles, Mandolin Orange, and Elephant Revival, as well as on mainstages at Bristol Rhythm and Roots, WinterWonderGrass, Americana Music Festival, and Red Ants Pants.

Back in Wisconsin, Dead Horses swept the 2017 WAMI Awards taking home "Best Americana/Bluegrass Artist," "Best Female Vocalist," and their September 2016 release "Cartoon Moon" won "Best Album of the Year." Produced by and featuring Ken Coomer on drums (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), "Cartoon Moon" has been recognized as a masterful achievement from a band that has come into its own.