Boilermakers to Host Vic Ferrari After Party

On Saturday, March 18, Vic Ferrari’s Symphony on the Rocks will be returning to the City Auditorium.  Guests will recieve exclusive access to an after party following the last set.  The Boilermakers is set to make their debut appearance during this phenomenal event!

Made up of local music veterans Bruce Tessmer (Lead Guitar / Vocals), Jim Wisniewski (Guitar / Vocals) and Jeff Groves (Drums / Vocals) from the Richland Center area, and versatile blues artist Mark Tully (Bass / Vocals) from Baraboo, this new entrant into the Driftless Music scene is guaranteed to have you on your feet swaying, dancing and singing along to classic blues, blues-rock, rhythm and blues and classic rock tunes all night long! Together this group has played hundreds of stages across the state, the Midwest and the country. They’re thrilled to land their debut appearance for this years’ Symphony on the Rocks afterparty!


The Boilermakers


Tickets to the event can be purchased online here or at the event.

Tarnished Halos – Rockin’ the RCPA!

January 28 at 6:00 pm

Sure, it’s cold outside, but that’s no reason to sit crybabying next to the woodstove. Come shake off the winter blues and work up a righteous sweat with the Tarnished Halos.

Their high-wattage live show—a blistering stew of equal parts Cash and Clash with a heaping helping of garage band psychedelia on the side—gets everybody up and out on the dance floor. Classic Brit and home grown hits from the late 60s to the mid-70s, along with originals, are all served up slathered with the Halos’s own secret sauce. A night of perfectly curated rock and roll!

General admission tickets – $15.  Available at the door, Gordy’s and Kelly’s Coffee.
Refreshments available on site.

All proceeds benefit the RCPAC’s efforts to refurbish this wonderful old performing arts center and restore it to its former glory. So not only will they be rockin’ the house, they will be helping to rehab it too!

The Barn Raisers Preview Screening

Wisconsin Humanities Council presents a FREE prevew screening of The Barn Raisers at the Richland County Performing Arts Center on October 15th starting at 2:00 pm.

Emmy® nominated husband and wife documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films received a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council for their new documentary The Barn Raisers.  The fiscal sponsor for the project is the Richland County Historical Society.

The Barn Raisers is a companion project to the Rundles’ Emmy® nominated historical documentary Country School: One Room – One Nation, and will once again feature writer Jerry Apps as a scholar and on-camera interview on the project. 

The Barn Raisers tells the story of barns in the Upper Midwest by examining them through the lens of architecture.  The documentary feature film will paint a cinematic portrait of barns and builders, an important way of life that has been largely forgotten, and remind us that these remnants from America’s rural past are still here to be interpreted and experienced.6a00df351efabe883301a3fd0a81f8970b-500wi

In addition to WHC, The Barn Raisers is funded in part by grants from Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Wisconsin Humanities Council, a non-profit organization, supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in The Barn Raisers do not necessarily represent those of the Wisconsin Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information visit their website.

City Auditorium Among RC Wine Walk Stops

winewalkheader13The Richland Center City Auditorium will be a destination along the Wine Walk trail on Friday, October 7, 2016.  The wine walk will be held from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in downtown Richland Center.   Tickets are available for $20 in advance of the event only.  A limited number of tickets are available.  Tickets are non-refundable.  Participants must be 21 years of age or older – IDs are required.  Each participant will receive a wine glass, tasting coupons, and a program booklet of participating businesses.

Tickets available at the Richland Center Shopping News (272 N Main St, Richland Center, WI 53581; 608-647-2911)

Host destinations include:

AD German Warehouse

Added Touch Floral and Gifts

Advanced Dairy Solutions

Bailey’s Paint and Decorating

Central Boarding House Antiques

Deanne’s Designs

Dreams Bridal Boutique

Harlan’s Furniture and Mattress Gallery

JJ Walsh Jewelry

Ocooch Books and Libations

Press Box

Richland Rejuvinates (City Auditorium)

Shopping News

State Farm Insurance

The Phoenix Center

Wallace, Cooper, and Elliot Insurance

Wertz Floor and Home

Mezzanine Repairs

Preparation work has begun to plaster the gaps left behind when the walls were removed on the mezzanine level of the auditorium.  The pink you see is a sealant so the plaster can properly adhere.  Preparing it in this manner helps maintain the structural integrity of the ceiling.  Our ultimate goal will be to repaint the mezzanine so it feels more like a complete space for events and gatherings.  We’ll keep you posted with updates!

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