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Music and Performances

 

Alex Wilson Band

Alex Wilson guitar and voice sound like a crusty Delta veteran, delivering both with his distinct flair. A versatile musician, Alex effortlessly switches between genres. He plays everything from sweet Beale Street blues to West coast swing. From hard Texas grinders to stone cold Chicago grooves with a feeling that’s said to be timeless. From a family of musicians, he has been playing guitar since he was 5. 

Part of 11 Thursdays of Summer @ THELMA.

Concert 7 pm
Bar 6 pm

Read more about Alex here.

Watch videos here.

In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be in the Great Hall.

This is free to the public because of our Sponsors!

Headliner Sponsors: Lillian’s, The Goldsmith and C.D. Smith

Opening Act Sponsors: Connie’s Diner, Gallery & Frame Ship, Texture Salon, The Coliseum, Sam Meyer/State Farm & Hometown Bank.

The media sponsor is Radio Plus.

 

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Kip Jones

Kip Jones kicks off 11 Thursdays of Summer @ THELMA with free music to the public on the Plaza.

Jones combines powerful vocals and thumping guitar into a one-of-a-kind show. Think Motown meets Nashville meets 90s Pop with this Fond du Lac area favorite!

Concert 7 pm
Bar 6 pm

In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be in the Great Hall.

Sponsors make this possible for our community!

Headliner Sponsors: Lillian’s, The Goldsmith and C.D. Smith

Opening Act Sponsors: Connie’s Diner, Gallery & Frame Ship, Texture Salon, The Coliseum, Sam Meyer/State Farm & Hometown Bank.

The media sponsor is Radio Plus.

 

 

 

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GGOOLLDD

WAMI Winners... Best New Artist and Best Song "Gold"

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Electro Dream Dance Pop

One of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Wisconsin Bands to Watch. "...a feel-good synthpop group responsible for some of the best dance parties in town."

"The en vogue, '80s-inspired dance party synths; the songs' heartfelt optimism; frontwoman Margaret Butler's delicate vocals and charismatic confidence — they've quickly made GGOOLLDD one of the most popular bands in the city."- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"The warmly inviting “electro-pop” of Milwaukee’s GGOOOLLDD shines like its namesake. Making use of the traditionals of the genre — synths and synthetic beats, GGOOLLDD creates an effervescent environment for female vocals that are neither trying too much or too little,  a small amount of sweetness is lightly bolstered by an attitude of fun and confidence..." -91.7 WMSE Radio

 "Though swift, the young band’s still-increasing buzz is well-deserved, as formidable frontwoman Margaret Butler heaps oodles of vocal ferocity atop sleek and stylized electronic pop—all projected through a distinctly indie rock lens." -Milwaukee Record

GGOOLLDD has shared the stage with the likes of: Yelle, Yacht, Sylvan Esso, Har Mar Superstar, Strand of Oaks, The Family Crest, White Fang, Alvvays, Drowners, The Preatures, and The Polyphonic Spree among others.

Watch a video.

Or check out this - Live from Turner Hall.

Friday, June 3
8 pm in the Great Hall
Bar opens at 7 pm 
Tickets $20 ($12 for Friends of THELMA)

Read more about GGOOLLDD.

Opener

Marielle Allschwang 

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The Bel Airs

An authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul-and-rock-n-roll sound influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin' Wolf and Johnny Cash.

Saturday, July 16 in the Great Hall
8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

Tickets: $20 ($12 for Friends of THELMA)
Students: $10 ($6 for Friends of THELMA)
Bistro Table for 4: $100 ($60 for Friends of THELMA)
Pub Table for 2: $60 ($36 for Friends of THELMA)

Friends of THELMA receive 40% off!

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Tables must be reserved by calling 920.921.5410 or by stopping in the THELMA Box Office.

Follows free concert on the Plaza with Kevin Fayte Rock 'n Roll Trio!

 

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Bio

Fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars, with Michael Cherry on drums, the Bel Airs play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul-and-rock-n-roll sound influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin' Wolf and Johnny Cash.

The Pruitt brothers' harmony vocal style sets them apart in the contemporary music scene--leading one reviewer to refer to them as the "Everly Brothers of Blues". David's "big guitar" and Dick's howling vocals over soulful, right-on rhythm playing make this trio a powerhouse.

Formed in 1981, the original incarnation of the Bel Airs included the Pruitt brothers, harp player Michael Henderson and drummer Pat O'Connor. In those days, rumor has it that in addition to playing guitar behind his head, little David Pruitt occasionally rode on Henderson's shoulders at the end of an especially raucous set.

Back in the days of vinyl, the original four members of the band released the Bel Airs' first recording NEED ME A CAR on Blind Pig Records in 1984. Later, Henderson moved to Nashville and played with the Snakes and toured with Mark Knopfler.

In 1991, the Bel Airs released DANGEROUS CURVES, recorded at Lou Whitney's studio in Springfield, Missouri, as a trio. Later that year, when David moved temporarily to southern California, drummer Pat O'Connor left for Nashville as well, and in 1995, brothers Dick and David recruited Indianapolis native Michael Cherry, a veteran of the Paladins and the James Harman Band, to return to the midwest to take the helm of the rhythm section. The association has proven to be a fruitful one. The current line-up has been together over ten years, and has released two recordings. HOODOO PARTY (1999) was recorded in St. Louis and among the guest musicians featured is late-great pianist Johnnie Johnson, who emerged from Chuck Berry's shadow during the 1990's and often joined the Bel Airs on stage at St. Louis' legendary Off Broadway.

Their most recent recording effort is GOT LOVE on Hightone Records. Recorded at The Studio with Lou Whitney in Springfield, GOT LOVE features the intensity of the live shows that loyal fans know and love, with guests Jimmy Carpenter on horn and Joe Terry on hammond organ adding depth and polish in just the right places.

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