May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Local Political Talk Show* with Mark Becker and Tom Sieber

Tom Sieber and Mark Becker have a lot in common. They're both Brown County Supervisors and they've both been chairperson of a Brown County political party. But (you probably saw this coming) one's a Democrat and one's a Republican. Maybe there's hope for American Democracy. Mark and Tom will talk local & national politics and talk to special guests. It may even be a podcast.

* Title TBA

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An Evening with John Statz with Special Guest Kurt Gunn
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with John Statz with Special Guest Kurt Gunn

Join us for an evening with Colorado based singer/songwriter John Statz and local favorite Kurt Gunn. We are very excited to bring John back and it's been far too long since Kurt's played one of our shows (though he may have played during Art Tour...)

John Statz has been writing earnest, tuneful music for about fifteen years, and he's been playing at Kavarna off and on for about a dozen. We're honored that he's continued to keep us as one of his favored venues, despite the fact that he does much better at places like the Café Carpe in Fort Atkinson ;) You can get a taste of his music at johnstatz.com. See why it's been a pleasure for us to watch him grow as a songwriter and a musician.

Kurt Gunn is a singer/songwriter from De Pere, Wisconsin who has continuously impressed us with his great songs and ambitious ideas. A song cycle based on Salem's Lot? As a Book Festival promoter, one of my dreams has been to invite Kurt to open for Stephen King. You can check out his work at kurtgunn.com

Tickets are $8 at the door.

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Local Political Talk Show* with Mark Becker and Tom Sieber

Tom Sieber and Mark Becker have a lot in common. They're both Brown County Supervisors and they've both been chairperson of a Brown County political party. But (you probably saw this coming) one's a Democrat and one's a Republican. Maybe there's hope for American Democracy. Mark and Tom will talk local & national politics and talk to special guests. It may even be a podcast.

* Title TBA

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John Statz (full band) and Hayward Williams, Mar. 9, 7pm
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

John Statz (full band) and Hayward Williams, Mar. 9, 7pm

This is a rescheduled show, our last attempt at this bill was cancelled due to an ice storm last December. Except, this time it's better. For the first time, John Statz will be in Green Bay with his band. If you'd given up on John because you felt that he needed a rhythm section (you're wrong), then this show is for you. For the rest of us, it's just the icing on the cake. If you fit into neither category and are wondering who John Statz is, then check out his website and marvel at how unjust the world is that he isn't a bigger deal than James Taylor.

Also on the bill, Hayward Williams. Hayward is perhaps the greatest singer we've heard at Kavarna & a great songwriter also. You can sample his music at haywardwilliams.com.

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Tarl Knight & Friends, Feb. 17th at 7pm
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Tarl Knight & Friends, Feb. 17th at 7pm

Tarl Knight, area singer-songwriter and future Algonquin Roundtable member, returns to Kavarna with his network of musical partners and friends. On the bill: Zoe Muzak, Tristan Kamara, Michael McKinnon (who has some amazing guitar playing chops), Genevieve Heyward, and the Okays. The cover is $10.

You can learn more about each of these here:

Tarl Knight - www.tarlknight.com

Genevieve Heyward - www.missjonvieve.com

Michael McKinnon - www.michaelmckinnonmusic.com

Zoe Muzak - www.facebook.com/zoemuzak

Tristan Kamara - www.facebook.com/tristanwkamara

The Okays - www.facebook.com/theokaysband

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Concert: John Statz & Hayward Williams
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: John Statz & Hayward Williams

John Statz and Hayward Williams, Dec. 16th at 7pm.

Two of our favorite singer-songwriters on a shared bill, this will be a great evening of great songs brilliantly performed. Cover is $10 and tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720263.

John Statz
John is an extraordinarily perceptive writer and performer who has been on stage at Kavarna many times. He has a new record coming out in Spring. Check out johnstatz.com.

Hayward Williams

It's hard to write a blurb about Hayward without mentioning that he is one of the best singers that we've ever had at Kavarna.  He is also an excellent songwriter. You can hear for yourself at haywardwilliams.com.

 

 

 

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Concert: Charlie Hirsch & Antonio Salerno
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: Charlie Hirsch & Antonio Salerno

Charlie Hirsch with Antonio Salerno, Dec. 3rd. 7pm. $5 Cover at the Door.

Hirsch is a singer-songwriter hailing from Chicago, Illinois. He got his start as an actor, working in TV and film (credits include, "The Office"). He shifted gears about five years ago and began writing and performing music. He's performed on stage at both Summerfest and Lollapalooza in Chicago. You can hear his work on his website.

Antonio Salerno will be opening the show. 

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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: Craig Cardiff, 10/27 7pm

We are happy to be presenting a performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff on the 28th of October. Tickets are $10 and they're available here. Here's his biography, off of craigcardiff.com:

For the past two and a half years, Craig Cardiff has been passing around a Book of Truths during his shows and asking his fans to share something truthful in it — a story, a confession, a hope, a secret. The book gives fans a chance to write down something they might be too afraid to say out loud, and it gives Cardiff an opportunity to connect with the people who come to his shows.

Those entries aren’t always easy to read. The stories can be heartbreaking, and they can leave Cardiff wanting to do something, to find the person who wrote in his book and tell them to hold on for tomorrow, that things will be OK.

Cardiff’s new album, Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) Part 1 & 2, has turned into a response to those stories. This double album, released November 19, 2013, offers 21 tracks that are connected by an underlying sense that there are better days to come.

“I didn’t realize it at first, but this collection of songs is just really to help people be OK and to let them know to just wait until tomorrow, stay here and push on through,” says Cardiff. “Every song has that kernel of hope and joy, even if it’s not apparent at first.”

The Arnprior, Ontario-based folk singer worked with producers Ben Leggett (Faraway Neighbours, Ben Hermann) and Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Luke Doucet) to record an album that is quite different than anything Cardiff has released before. Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) is one-part boisterous group sing-along, one-part gentle lullaby.

This is the same team that produced Floods and Fires, the album that earned Cardiff a nomination for a 2012 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Solo and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination as 2012 Contemporary Singer of the Year. This time, Leggett and Wahl told Cardiff they wouldn’t let him make an album like the ones he’s made before.

Cardiff, Leggett and Wahl recorded Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) primarily in Cardiff’s home studio in Arnprior — which he and Leggett built together during the recording of Floods and Fires — the Chalet Studio in Claremont, and the Schoolhouse studio built by Hawksley Workman outside Huntsville.

With a voice described as “warm, scratched, sad and sleepy,” Cardiff sings songs that expose the human condition, putting a magnifying glass to the clumsier and less proud moments. He can turn any setting into an intimate affair, infusing his music and lyrics with an uncompromising humanism.

Cardiff makes it a point to keep the relationship with his fans personal, inviting and accepting any opportunity to make his audience as much a part of the performance as he is.

Armed with an extensive catalogue of songs, his Book of Truths, sharp wit and soft voice, Cardiff is considered a pioneer in alternate venue touring, often appearing in churches, camps, prisons, basements, festivals, kitchens and even taking to the streets, bringing his fans with him. Over the years, he has played with and opened for artists such as Glen Phillips, Lucy Kaplansky, Dan Bern, Natalia Zukerman, Andy Stochansky, Sarah Harmer, Kathleen Edwards, Blue Rodeo, Gordon Downie (Tragically Hip), Hawksley Workman, Sarah Slean, Skydiggers, 54-40 and more.

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: Tarl Knight and Friends, 10/22 7pm

Tarl Knight, person, singer-songwriter, performs live at Kavarna, with an amazing group of special guests!

Featuring singer-songwriters Genevieve Heyward, Michael McKinnon, Carley Baer, Andrea Wittgens, and Rae!
Albums and merch are available for purchase.

Seats are $10 per seat. Tickets are available here.
The venue has a capacity of 50 seats.

Tarl Knight - www.tarlknight.com
Genevieve Heyward - www.missjonvieve.com
Michael McKinnon - www.michaelmckinnonmusic.com
Carley Baer - www.carleybear.com
Andrea Wittgens - www.andreawittgens.com
Rae - www.facebook.com/morganraeseyes

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Lil Rev at Kavarna, September 23, 7 pm
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Lil Rev at Kavarna, September 23, 7 pm

Lil Rev is Wisconsin's greatest interpreter of the folk, blues, tin pan alley tradition—as well as a gifted story teller and songwriter. He is also the finest ukulele player you are ever likely to see. We are excited to be bringing him back for what I think is his tenth anniversary performance at Kavarna! Show begins at 7 and is very suitable for folks of all ages.

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"The Coffee Man" Documentary Film Screening
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

"The Coffee Man" Documentary Film Screening

September 19th at 7pm, we'll be screening "The Coffee Man," which is a documentary about Sasa Sestic—a Bosnian born Australian barista. The film traces the coffee from source to the World Barista Championship and it's a fascinating peak behind the scenes of competitive coffee. The screening will be in the Leap Room. Admission is free.

Here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z42uHSaDijg&feature=youtu.be

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Concert: Veronica Nunes and Richard Vogt, Brazilian Music
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: Veronica Nunes and Richard Vogt, Brazilian Music

Every now and then a musician who has a tie to the Green Bay area contacts us because they would like to play a show in the area—mostly for friend and family—but really just to touch base with the community. Occasionally these are immensely talented artists who ordinarily play in much larger venues. Veronica Nunes and Richard Vogt fall into this category. Vogt is a 2002 graduate of UWGB. Nunes is a Brazilian singer and cavaquinho player and together they will be performing an evening of Brazilian music. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Concert: Lukas Papenfusscline, June 10th
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: Lukas Papenfusscline, June 10th

 

On the evening of June 10th we'll be presenting Lukas Papenfusscline. A folksinger from Northern California, Lukas Papenfusscline digs through deep folk and roots recordings and recomposes traditional songs with fresh harmonies, adapted stories, and haunted, soaring vocal lines. His background in classical, jazz, and world music elevates his folk to the avant-garde, nuanced, and complex, while maintaining the simple energy that has driven folkroots for centuries. 

Lukas is a performance artist you must see live; also an accomplished actor, he has a riveting stage presence and an exploding passion as he sings. Constantly pushing the boundaries of performance practice, Lukas collaborates with a number of interdisciplinary artists and brings this work to his own music. 

Ran Blake, the celebrated Third Stream pianist, is a mentor, collaborator, and close friend who writes that “Lukas is among the best vocalists of our time with an ear for progressive harmony. He can sing several types of American folk music, and has great sensitivity when approaching jazz. This is an artist who doesn't fit into any one category.” 

Admission is $10.

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