By Kayla Zastrow
The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
THURSDAY 2/9 | LAMPLIGHT SESSIONS, MOSINEE
An energetic traditional bluegrass combo based in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys got their start at a local moonshine distiller in the mid 2010s where they acted as the house band. The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys passion for bluegrass is as clear as it is contagious. With a heavy touring schedule across the United States and Europe and a recent Grammy Nomination with Rounder Records, the Boys are well on their way to becoming the quintessential bluegrass band of their generation. Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. $38. Details at lamplightsessions.com.
Boy Band Review
THURSDAY 2/9 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU
Boy Band Review is the greatest boy band tribute show in the country, performing all the hits from the 90s and beyond including NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, NKOTB, One Direction, Jonas Brothers, and more! Bringing harmonies, videos, dancing, and energy, Boy Band Review has captured the hearts of fans and transports audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky front-men professing their undying love. With a full backing band, the show is an incredible throwback experience with dancing and harmonies. So join the fun, rock your body right, and relive the best years singing and dancing to your favorite boy bands! Starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $25 GDetails at Grandtheater.org.
Seals & Crofts 2
FRIDAY 2/10 | LUCILLE TACK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SPENCER
Experience the music of 70s rock legend Seals & Crofts in a whole new way, as Brady Seals, the cousin of James “Jim” Seals, and Lua Crofts, the daughter of Darrell “Dash” Crofts, share an intimate performance. The evening will feature classic Seals & Crofts hits, such as “Summer Breeze”, “Diamond Girl” and “Get Closer”, artfully reimagined with a reverent nod to the past, as well as songs more recently penned by this talented duo. Starts at 7:30 pm. $40. Details at lucilletackcenter.com.
FRIDAY 2/10 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU
Multiple-time winner of the MAMA award for Best Tribute Band and Madison Magazine’s Best Cover Band, Steely Dane is dedicated to not only faithfully reproducing the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook, but to bringing an energetic live-show experience to the crowd. Fifteen of Dane County’s best jazz and rock musicians have banded together around their passion for Steely Dan music, playing in the same configuration as the Steely Dan touring band including a four-piece horn section and three background singers. This show consists of hits and deep cuts and sometimes even complete albums and are sure to have you out of your seats singing along. Starts at 7:30 pm.Tickets start at $35. Grandtheater.org.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Songs We Love
WEDNESDAY 2/15 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU
You’ll be mesmerized by this evening of incredible music made famous by iconic singers such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and more. Songs We Love is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s. Three amazing vocalists join an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars in the jazz world. Combining their distinct talents, the group will sing their way through some of the most soulful selections of America’s classic songbook. Starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $30. Details at Grandtheater.org.
The Sun-Our Living Star
SUNDAY 2/12 | UWSP ALLEN F. BLOCHER PLANETARIUM AND ARTHUR J. PEJSA OBSERVATORY, STEVENS POINT
The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format. Starts at 2 pm. Free, but donations are welcomed. Details at uwsp.edu.
SATURDAY 2/11 | MALARKEY’S PUB, WAUSAU
Once called the “best band in Wisconsin” by OnMilwaukee, the Blueheels return to Wausau for a performance at Malarkey’s Pub to celebrate the bar’s 15th anniversary! Originally formed in Neenah in 2005, the band is now based in Madison. Vocalist Robby Schiller defines their sound as, “a high-energy classic blend of all the traditions of American music. Their songs are vibrant and fun, with great vocals and prominent, melodic guitar riffs. Show starts at 8 pm. Details at Malarkeyspub.com.