Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts live music


Music and Performances


5 Card Studs

The 5 Card Studs live show is a unique blend of big-time Las Vegas attitude and 70’s TV game show schmaltz, all glossed over with a washed-up lounge/wedding singer veneer. 

Performances feature many recognizable 60s & 70s AM Gold classics – hits from artists such as Neil Diamond, Engelbert Humperdink, Tom Jones, Santana; soul classics from Al Green, Smokey Robinson, The Spinners, Wilson Pickett and so much more!

No admission! Bar opens at 5 pm.

Thank you to 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, and Ang an Eddies. 

Food available from the Chameleon Food Truck and Downtown Deli to Go.


Jazz Orgy

Part of the THELMA Jazz Series and the finale in the 11 Thursdays of Summer @ THELMA!

The Players

Mark Martin - Piano / Organ / Keyboards
Andy Mertens - Bass / Vocals
Mike Underwood - Drums
Stephen Cooper (WiFEE and the HUZz Band) - Saxophones / Vocals


Thursday, August 25 on the Plaza
Concert 7 pm
Bar 5 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 Shop, Texture Salon, The Coliseum, Sam Meyer/State Farm, Ang an Eddies & Hometown Bank.

The media sponsor is Radio Plus.

Food available from Downtown Deli to Go and Chameleon Food Truck.



Fondue Fest Finale with Sonic Circus

SONIC CIRCUS is a three-time winner of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award for Best Cover Band.

The band performs at Summerfest, Wisconsin State Fair, Rock USA, and so many clubs, festivals, casinos and corporate functions all over the Midwest. End your day at the 2016 Fondue Fest Finale here!

5 pm
Street Party in front of THELMA

Cash bar available.

Sponsored by Shea Electric.



Fond du Lac Jazz Festival with Special Guest Valery Ponomarev

In partnership with THELMA, the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival will host the Jazz Messenger Valery Ponomarev.

One night only!

Friday, October 21 in Fountain City Room

Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm

General Admission Tickets $15
Click here for Tickets!

or reserve a table by calling 920.921.5410 or stopping in the Box Office
Pub Table for Two: $45
Bistro Table for Four: $75

Member of the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers band, Russian-born trumpet virtuoso, Valery Ponomarev will provide an evening of the highest level of jazz improvisation. Valery will be joined by Brian Lydeen, Tom Washatka, Mike Kubicki, Jim Paolo, Mike Malone, and the Lighthouse Big Band.



Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the Three Kings.

Click to see Rev Raven on stage!

Friday, November 18
Concert 8 pm
Bar opens 7 pm

Tickets $20 ($12 for Friends of THELMA)
Bistro Table for 4: $110 ($66 for Friends of THELMA)
Pub Table for 2: $70 ($42 for Friends of THELMA)

Please call 920.921.5410 or stop in THELMA Box Office to reserve tables. Tables include tickets.

Friends of THELMA receive 40% off!


Click for more about Rev Raven.


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Fond du Lac, WI 54935

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