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May, 2015
 
OPEN MIC
Friday, 05/01/2015



Come take the Cup stage.

Info and Signup HERE!

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


 
CHRIS AUGUST
Saturday, 05/02/2015



Chris August has become a beloved part of the CCM world... and it's no wonder why. He's endeared himself with his unassuming talent, his surprisingly powerful vocal and his impeccable songwriting.

Tonight Chris Brings his new CD, The Maker!


The self-taught pianist and keyboardist is coming back to his rootsier side with The Upside of Down CD Project, letting some of his more soulful, R&B influences take the spotlight. We could go on and on about moving moments, unpretentious melodies, and exquisite music. but let the music speak for itself. Come experience a night with Chris August!



2 Shows:  6:30 & 8:45pm, doors open 1/2hr before each.  Early Birds come in 15-20 before to choose the best seats.

*Consider getting an EARLY BIRD PASS for best seating!

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JESSICA DEML & MATT KOLB
Friday, 05/08/2015



JESSICA DEML - a singer-songwriter and recording artist whose vocals have been compared to Alison Krauss, Natalie Merchant, and Nichole Nordeman. She recently recorded her first album in Nashville and had the privilege of working with a great team of producers, engineers and session players who have worked with some of the best artists in the music industry.

*Hear More of Jessica HERE!

MATT KOLB 
 an acoustic worship style along the lines of Shawn McDonald or Danen Kane.




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

*Consider getting the Best Seats with an EARLY BIRD PASS!

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SHINE BRIGHT BABY Living Room Tour - SETH BOYTE
Saturday, 05/09/2015



The girl Fronted Pop Rock Band you've come to love comes for an  intimate evening of acoustic music, worship and conversation with Shine Bright Baby"




Also: SETH BOYTE - A talented singer-songwriter and friend of the Cup brings covers and original songs of worship and soul.



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*Show 7:30pm (doors open 7pm). Early Birds come for a preshow meet n greet with the band that starts at 6:30pm...you'll also get the best seats, since this show is an acoustice sitdown show☺

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AMY MARIE & STORY OF TWO
Friday, 05/15/2015



AMY MARIE: an explosive and original worship artist. Amy Marie and her band bring a fresh, contemporary style. Amy's vibrant alto creates worship music that people of all ages will find inspiring HERE!

and:

STORY OF TWO: Artists Jonathan Haas and Shay Petra, a husband and wife duo from Green Bay,  bring an acoustic pop/folk feel. This duo is all about spreading the love☺





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

*Consider getting the Best Seats with an EARLY BIRD PASS!

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FISH STICKS IMPROV COMEDY
Saturday, 05/16/2015



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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HOLLY STARR
Friday, 05/22/2015








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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Remedy Drive - Native Tongue
Saturday, 05/23/2015



Indie rock band Remedy Drive released a concept album on freedom called Commodity. Freedom – the cry from the depths is the theme of an entire album – imagined through lyric, melody and sonic landscape. A concept album for liberty, to shine a light on slavery, to protest oppression and to empower rescue. We want to add to the soundtrack of the resistance.

The single Commodity went #1 when sent to Radio last fall.

"I've always felt like the wimpy kid at rock radio with my piano ballads and pretty songs", says frontman David Zach. "So this is extra special for us. Writing and producing this song with my brother Philip has been the most rewarding experience I've had in 20 years of making music. I'm so thankful for all the radio stations that took a chance on this counter trafficking song of freedom and tested it out on the airwaves."




Also: N A T I V E / T O N G U E S - an ambient indie band based in Oshkosh, WI. Originally formed in 2013, Brady Lee(vocals, guitar) and Steven Duke(drums) added Lor Xiong(bass) and Elliott Phillips(guitar) for an artistic and worshipful sound.

PRINT A FLYER FOR THIS SHOW!

Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45, unless  you have an Early Bird... then come for 6:15pm and be a part of the preshow meet n greet with the bands at 6:30pm)

For Early Entry and a preshow meet n greet, Get an Early Bird Pass:

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SPOKEN
Friday, 05/29/2015



Spoken has always been bigger than the music it writes, or the members who play it. Its about sharing what Spoken believes to be a gift and a purpose with those who are willing to hear it. 

Older albums have a harder sound, touring the country over the last few years promoting independent records with the likes of Living Sacrifice, ZAO and Pax 217. When “A Moment Of Imperfect Clarity” released they combined their harder sound with a unique pop sound. The band’s sensitivity to mass appeal is next to flawless: deeply emotional lyrics about change, love and life on the road. Bridging the gap between their prominently harder roots and their new found sensitivity, Spoken bring both worlds together with a positive lyrical attack. Also, while they have changed their sound and image to appeal to a wider market, they still bring a positive message based on their faith in their lyrics
 

2015 is a new year full of new life for Spoken, starting the new year with a clean slate, free from our management, booking and label relationships that did a great job helping us get this far. "We are now 100% independent and couldn't be happier with where we are at. God willing, this puts us fully in the drivers seat to write the music we want to write, be the band we want to be and do the things we want to do".







 
OPEN MIC
Saturday, 05/30/2015



Come take the Cup stage.

Info and Signup HERE!

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


 
June, 2015
 
JASON GRAY
Friday, 06/05/2015



The title of Jason Gray's newest Centricity Music release, "Love Will Have the Final Word", speaks of decisiveness and closure. It's a statement of confidence and determination. And it's true: we live in the assurance that through all of our ups and downs, the ultimate victory has been won for us, and Love has spoken.

Jason Gray has emerged as a songwriter of extraordinary depth, with a noteworthy ability to convey deep theological truths.  – Charisma  Magazine








*2 shows...6:30 and 8:45pm  (doors 1/2 hr before)  

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BIG CEDAR BLUEGRASS
Saturday, 06/06/2015



Big Cedar has been performing locally and at regional festivals since 1992 and consists of five musicians who play banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass. The band performs instrumental as well as vocal numbers with three and four part harmony - and some old time gospel.

The upbeat bluegrass sound of 
Big Cedar will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet and the energy of all band members working around one microphone is really fun to watch. You might also hear a few cowboy songs or old familiar tunes that have been "bluegrassed". 
Big Cedar Has fun and you will too!

Listen HERE!

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

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HAND PICKED BLUEGRASS
Friday, 06/12/2015



organically grown acoustic music”

Hand-Picked Bluegrass Band delivers a show of stellar picking and powerful vocal arrangements. HPBB has performed at numerous festival events, concerts in the park, private performances. With such a high caliber lineup, you can be sure that each and every performance will be a special one!

delivers a unique approach to bluegrass, but firmly grounded in tradition.
 
Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine:  fine offering of contemporary bluegrass highlighted by vibrant vocals and creative instrumentation.”


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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THE SWEET SORROWS w/Sammy-Kylie Horner
Saturday, 06/13/2015



Sammy Horner, from Scottland,  a one-man Celtic music phenomenon and one of the most entertaining, engaging, soulful and thought provoking artists touring today. His fluid  blend of Celtic heritage, cantankerous humor, fascinating storytelling and memorable songs makes for an unforgettable  evening. He is joined by his wife, Kylie.

Together, they are The Sweet Sorrows.  Nomads with a passion to go wherever they're asked - spanning the globe, delivering a blend of celtic/americana/roots (both trad and original) inspired by the journey of life in all its abundance!


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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JAMES KOCIAN
Friday, 06/19/2015



James Kocian brings new music.



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
Saturday, 06/20/2015



Come take the Cup stage.

Info and Signup HERE!

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


 

Saturday, 06/20/2015



 
MANAFEST & Clear Pioneer
Friday, 06/26/2015



International rock artist Manafest (aka Chris Greenwood) releases his 6th  project, THE MOMENT.

rapper Manafest (a.k.a. Chris Greenwood) confronts his fallen nature with a fearlessness that inspires something close to awe. Since his 2001 debut, he’s refined some of his more abrasive edges and turned up the melodic quotient of his tracks. Still, his essential instinct for truthful testimony hasn’t left him, as The Moment makes clear. Manafest has always spoken to the confusions and temptations of youth; though older and arguably wiser, he continues to display the urgency of a kid taking on a sinful world. “The Edge of My Life,” “Cage,” and “My Way” are empowering anthems that draw strength from the Savior. “Bull in a China Shop” conflates fast driving, loud sounds, and upfront faith into a hard-rocking whole. The Moment's emphasis on tuneful pop matches the outward reach of the lyrics. The born-again joy of “Love Wide Open” and the spiritual affirmation of “Diamonds” (featuring guest vocals by Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan) are bursts of welcome positive energy. “Don’t wanna be counted with the cowards,” Manafest declares in “Criminal.” Not to worry; The Moment finds him as valiant as ever.

Give a Listen Here





Also: CLEAR PIONEER: Clear Pioneer is an indie dance / alternative pop band based out of West Milwaukee and South Chicago.  winning the 2014 Lifest search for new band.   Give a Listen HERE!

Show 7:30pm, doors 7pm

**Get in Early and be a part of the preshow MEET N' GREET with an EARLY BIRD PASS!   Come by 6:25pm to be a part of the PreShow Meet n' Greet.


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July, 2015
 
BURLAP TO CASHMERE
Friday, 07/03/2015



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

Burlap to Cashmere redefined folk rock in the 90s through its unique melding of flamenco and Mediterranean influences crossed with poetically introspective lyrics, yet the band bowed out in 2001 after years of nonstop touring alongside some of the biggest acts in the business took its toll. A decade after its split, the band that paved the way for The Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons – singer /guitarist/songwriter Steven Delopoulos, guitarist John Philippidis and drummer Theodore Pagano – have reunited, with a New CD.


Interview with Burlap To Cashmere:




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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Cup O Joy is Closed - Enjoy the Downtown Fireworks!
Saturday, 07/04/2015



Cup O Joy is closed TONIGHT.  Enjoy the Downtown Fireworks show.


 
HANDS OF THE POTTER - Art in Worship
Friday, 07/10/2015



Dennis Sprik uses his spinning wheel and fresh clay to mold and shape a piece of pottery while sharing God's Word to help  understand how God works in our lives, molding and shaping us






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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REMNANTS
Saturday, 07/11/2015



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.


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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Mike Mangione and the Union
Friday, 07/17/2015



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!






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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JOSH WILSON
Friday, 07/24/2015



A guy with chart-topping hits, an industry award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and critical recognition as “the future of Christian pop”—all well before age 30—should be walking around feeling lighter than air, right? A strong faith and a healthy marriage are even higher in that mix. So no one was more surprised than Josh Wilson when he had a serious panic attack last year.
“My strange symptoms culminated in severe chest and shoulder pain, difficulty breathing, and almost passing out,” he explains. “My wife took me to the emergency room because we thought I was having a heart attack.”
After several tests a doctor confirmed what had happened, and Josh went home thinking the out-of-nowhere anxiety rush was a weird one-time event. But it wasn’t, and the melodious storyteller was soon waking up frantic in the dark, even canceling performances for fear of losing control. Reconciling these unexpected shades of emotion with his long held beliefs has come to define Wilson’s intentionally joyful, duly heart-touching new album, Carry Me.
NOW BRINGING A NEW CD!



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

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THE KRAUSE FAMILY BAND
Saturday, 07/25/2015



The Krause Family band is famous for their close harmonies and original songs in a Folk, Americana style.

Recently Featured on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. The band, led by Rick Krause on guitar, includes daughters Ruthie on fiddle and Katie as lead singer. Their backup includes Craig Radi Jirak on bass,
Rick Evans on guitar and Matt Spransy on percussion. They will perform several of Rick’s originals, plus folk and old time.







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

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7EVENTH TIME DOWN & TBA
Friday, 07/31/2015



BEC Recordings announces the sophomore release, Just Say Jesus, from the Kentucky-based rockers 7eventh Time Down. Just Say Jesus is preluded by the title track and radio single that climbed the charts.

“This single is way bigger than we are as a band,” offers lead singer Mikey Howard. “It’s way bigger than we could’ve hoped for because God’s using it.” The single has spurred a constant stream of stories from fans that remind all four band members of the power of a song to impact lives. Their second full-length project finds the band sharing some narratives of their own on Just Say Jesus.



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

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August, 2015
 
THE LINDSEY FAMILY
Saturday, 08/01/2015



the Lindsey Family, 13 Member traveling acoustic roots music band.

This family band features Dad, Mom and an ever-changing arrangement of eleven siblings! Traveling and playing music throughout the United States and Canada, They sing and play primarily gospel-oriented music, mostly in the acoustic tradition, with other instruments and styles as appropriate. Our repertoire also includes some traditional bluegrass selections and some songs, ...just for fun!

"Toe-tappin', heart touchin' good news music - bluegrass style. Professional, articulate, diverse. Savvy vocals, tight family harmonies, amazing solos13 Member traveling acoustic roots music band.

Here's The Lindsey Family Story!





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

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Saturday, 08/15/2015