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June, 2016
 
ALICIA JOHNSTON & SMALLTOWNGRACE
Friday, 06/03/2016



ALICIA JOHNSTON & Friends.
 Acoustic Praise with Piano and Vocal
“Inspired by life, my music is either a story or a prayer, moments with God where I have been raw and humbled by His love. 


SMALLTOWNGRACE  performs covers of various contemporary Christian songs, while adding a touch of their own unique country style. Featuring Joe Mutchler, Joel Tolly, Kelly Blum, and Louis Henry, this band brings together a group of small-town friends who have a heart to worship the Lord and a desire to lead others closer to Him.

Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds 6:30-6:45pm

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GrassCutters Bluegrass
Saturday, 06/04/2016



The GrassCutters are a homegrown band from the Fox Valley playing traditional bluegrass and gospel music.

A Three piece bluegrass group that has formed to bring great music to the Valley and beyond. The group's members,includes, Noah who is a handsome young guitar and banjo wielding front man. The second member is Mark who doesn't seem to age. He plays lead guitar and killer mandolin chops. The third member is Patrick, also handsome and plays the upright bass which is also known as the giant fiddle.


Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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DAN BREMNES w/Hope and Patience
Friday, 06/10/2016



Dan Bremnes is a Canadian musician, guitarist, and drummer. He released Where the Light Is  in 2015 through Sparrow Records.






With Guests: HOPE & PATIENCE:  a passionate sister duo from central Wisconsin. These sisters original lyrics tell stories of redemption and love for their Savior. They possess a unique sound: a sonorous blend of upbeat melodies like that of Owl City and Jaime Grace combined with the heartfelt acoustic sound of John Mayer. They will be sure to have you clapping, snapping, smiling, or all three by the end!



Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45)

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OPEN MIC
Saturday, 06/11/2016



Come take the Cup stage.

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Show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm




 
Jordan Feliz
Friday, 06/17/2016



Jordan Feliz's debut project, Beloved, brings the rich influence of 70's sensibilities into a modern pop context. Intentionally constructing uncluttered tracks free of production tricks and excessive instrumentation, Jordan instead focused on arrangements that were designed to give the vocals center stage. The songs on the Beloved 10 song album are soul-influenced pop numbers, and the instruments present are articulate in their voicings and melodies, saying only as much as they need to.

"I'm a big melody guy," Jordan admits, "and musically 'The River' is my own personal happy place. It's a great driving groove that just feels good to sing. This Song has sat at the top of the charts for several months.




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The Haining Family
Saturday, 06/18/2016



A unique blend of Gospel, Bluegrass, Old- Time, Yodeling, Southern Gospel, and Folk music. We call it "Front-Porch, Family- Style Music".



Our family has always bMike & Peggyeen musical. The kids started singing before they could talk. It seemed there was always music around our house. Dad and Mom sang on the worship team and the kids sang in Sunday School programs. It was just a way of life for us.


Peggy & Mike

We learned about bluegrass music at a local jam held by some frienOur Twinsds. They included us the first time we went, asking the kids if they wanted to sing. Everyone sang harmony for them, and when they forgot the words, the group filled in for them. They got to see that there was nothing intimidating about playing these instruments.


Ruth and Pearl - our Twins

So it was no surprJamesise that soon the kids started asking for their own instruments. James started on harmonica, and later shifted to guitar. Pearl picked up the harmonicas when James put them down. Ruth wanted to play fiddle (a.k.a. violin) since she was 6, so it was a natural fit for her. Grace loved to sing and soon learned to yodel. Dad got tired of sitting and listening as his children learned all this great music without him, so he got a mandolin so he could play and sing with them. Mom loved the autoharp and was hooked when a long-time player at the jam let her borrow his one afternoon.


James

At first, we just sang whatever we could learn - Gene Autry and Roy Rogers were our favorites. Later we learned some other familiar songs and then added a few hymns. Each was a little different. We met other families that sang bluegrass gospel music, and learned songs from them.

                                                                                              Grace

We Gracestarted adding our own touch to our songs, each one somewhat different. Some had more of a folk-song feel, others had more a hard-driving bluegrass touch. We tried a few southern gospel songs and quartet numbers, both with and without instruments, depending on how the song felt to us.

Eventually, we realized that no one musical genre fit us, so we did the only "normal" thing we could do: we created our own genre! Thus was born "Front-Porch Family-Style Music"!

See The Haining Family Website Here!

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MIKE MANGIONE & The Union, w/guest: TBA
Friday, 06/24/2016



Mangione is a blue-eyed folk singer-songwriter from the Chicago area, brings a wonderful set of heartfelt tunes with unmistakable soul. Mangione, who works alongside his brother Tom on most cuts, weaves a considerable amount of pain and introspection throughout this project. Mangiones acoustic songs resonate with a warmth and passion The flow here is gorgeous and measured, and the organic production works in his favor as well.  

Mike Mangione and the Union WEBSITE HERE!



And TBA

Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺


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Steve Austin & Guests
Saturday, 06/25/2016



Steve Austin is coming back Wisconsin.  Once a native of the area, Steve now lives and plays in Nashville, TN.  Steve brings a strong country flavor with guitar, banjo, harmonica and his dancing board.  Steve will have a few Friends join him on this trip.


Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds 6:30-6:45pm

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July, 2016
 
RYANHOOD w/Haley
Friday, 07/01/2016



RYANHOOD:  Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood have performed more than 800 shows in 42 U.S. states over the past decade. They’ve shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, and Lifehouse.
 
Ryanhood began as humble street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market, when they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene. Campus Activities Magazine would soon name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.”
 
Their airtight vocal harmonies, along with Ryan’s rapidly precise guitar riffs and Cameron’s soulfully rich lead vocals, create the pleasantly distinguishable “Ryanhood” sound.
 
They have since relocated back to their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Rock Band” (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate).



with Guest:  HALEY -  Music has been a part of her entire life, and when she picked up the guitar at age 12, she was a natural. She hasn't put it down since. She is influenced by current pop, country, folk, and the classics going back to the 70's. When not performing on her own, her amazing harmony can be heard as part of a duo known as Brittany & Haley - Acoustic DuoThey recently recorded their first CD.

Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45)

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Family Friendly Movie Night: ENTANGLED
Saturday, 07/02/2016



Come out  a Family Friendly Movie Night!

Showing the Movie ENTANGLED: For Everything there is a Key

Classically trained master illusionist, Harris “The Third,” has spent the majority of his young life dazzling audiences. His performances have been featured on literally thousands of stages throughout the United States, and his magic-with-a-message has captured the spotlight in over 15 countries on five continents. In this highly anticipated project, Harris III takes you on a journey filled with wonder, inspiration and life-changing truth. Through an innovative blend of narrative film and his “live” show experience, this master communicator has created a never-before-seen style of DVD that is unmatched and uniquely his own. More than a magician, Harris is a storyteller. And in a world filled with lies and deception, his narrative, his illusions, have a rare way of revealing The Truth.



Movie Review Here!

More about Harris (the third) 

FREE Popcorn


Show 7pm, doors 6:30pm


Co-Sponsored by Lighthouse Books  



 
Armouraires Quartet
Friday, 07/08/2016



Award winning Gospel Quartet from Kansas. 



with Special Guests: THE EVANGELS  -
Charlene Fuch, Renée De Volt and original member Stan Marske form a mixed trio known as The Evangels.  The style blends a variety of Southern/Country Gospel, hymns and 70’s era contemporary Christian music, casting reflections of Dallas Holm, Gaither Vocal Band, the Taylors, etc.


Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds 6:30-6:45pm

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Burlap To Cashmere
Saturday, 07/09/2016



If You Saw this Show last year... you know how special it was..Invite Friends!

ho – have 'just' released a New CD, FREEDOM SOULS. 


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Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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OPEN MIC
Friday, 07/15/2016



Come take the Cup stage.

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Show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm


 
FISH STICKS IMPROV COMEDY
Saturday, 07/16/2016



Fish Sticks Comedy, one of the premiere  improv comedy teams in the country, visits the Cup with their unique brand of improv comedy.  It's "Whose Line?" that doesn't cross the line, and it's high-energy, interactive, all-age appropriate fun.



You can see sample clips and video sketches, including samples from their Fish Sticks.TV project, HERE!
It's improvisational, squeaky clean and high energy - - the only thing we need is you!

Here's a Sample





TWO  Crazy-Interactive Shows!

2 shows 6:30 & 8:30pm.  Doors open 1/2 hr before each!


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DISCIPLE & Random Hero
Friday, 07/22/2016



Hard Rockers, Disciple is preparing to release a new CD, Long Live the Rebels.  The dedicated work ethic and sense of unity in the current Disciple lineup led to a set of songs written entirely in-house with no outside collaborations-- the first time this has been true of a Disciple album since 2008's Southern Hospitality.

The band will be recording the album in Nashville early this summer, working for the first time with producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Demon Hunter, Thousand Foot Krutch). "You hear this phrase thrown around the industry quite often: 'it's all about the songs.' And if that's true, then this album is one of the best that we've ever done," Young shares. "Because of that, we didn't want to take a chance on it. We wanted to have a producer that we respect that would do right by these songs. So that's why we asked Aaron Sprinkle."




Also Featuring:  RANDOM HERO: “To be light in the darkness…”
Active Rock band from Denver, CO.




Show 7:30 (doors open 7pm). PreShow MeetnGreet with the band for Early birds 6:30-7pm.

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LINK UNION
Saturday, 07/23/2016



LINK UNION provides a musical experience that awakens in their audience
dreams and hopes they have hidden inside themselves,
taking them on a journey to remember forever.


Since 2002 this multi-award-winning family band has performed in over two-thousand venues across the United States and Canada entertaining thousands with their fusion of old time musical instruments, stunning vocals and modern beats... emerging with a fresh new style.

18 instruments, 7 members and a 45 ft bus!







2012 FAME Awards

The Link Union took home a total of eight awards, six individual and two family, winning the categories of: Banjo, Ben Link; Fiddle, Kyle Link; Mandolin, Rachel Link, Musician, Rachel Link; Rhythm Guitar; Aaron Link, and the Directors Award going to Becky Link. As a family they waltzed off with the Group of the Year and Show of the Year honors.
"That was a first for one family, individually and collectively, to win that many awards in the 16 year history of FAME
(Families Advocating Moral Entertainment)," said director Bob Reed

SPBGMA Midwest 2012 Vocal Group of the Year

• September 9 - The Links win the 2011 Band Showcase at the National Quartet Convention

• The Links win the 2011 National Single Mic Championship at Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO

 

7:30pm show (doors 6:45)

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Meg Proper, Bobby Coverston and Jessica Martindale
Friday, 07/29/2016



Enjoy this multi artist night of singer-songwriters.

MEG PROPER


BOBBY COVERSTON


JESSICA MARTINDALE: 
Welcome this Nashville based artist supporting her EP, Soon We'll Dance, which has gotten licenses with Oxygen, VH1, and MTV.  More than a songwriter.  There is courage in her pulse.  An aching wisdom in her voice.  A woman whose music has the stripped down, real-deal beauty that comes from risking everything.  Her songs spring from an undeniable passion, in the old-school, sweating-blood sense of the word.






Show 7:30, Doors 6:45pm

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REMNANTS & The MILLER FAMILY
Saturday, 07/30/2016



REMNANTS: featuring some past members of the group TRUE NORTH!

Come share some time with Remnants as they sing your favorite hymns, traditional country gospel and fresh originals. Served up with the sounds of bluegrass and country western.

With: The MILLER FAMILY  -Powerhouse Family Harmonies.

Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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August, 2016
 

Friday, 08/05/2016



 
JJ Weeks band
Saturday, 08/06/2016



The JJ Weeks Band, based in Macon GA, have toured extensively and released three independent projects. Each of the guys have been involved in ministry in some capacity since childhood. Whether singing solos, performing in church musicals, or leading worship, music and ministry have always gone hand in hand. That heart for ministry led Weeks to step out in faith and push for a career in music full-time. Shortly thereafter there talents joined together to create the JJ Weeks Band and consisted of David Hart Bass, Robbie Fritz Drums, Cody Preston Guitar, JJ Weeks Vocal.




Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45)

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