The Chestnut Center for the Arts’ historic performance hall hosts concerts and events by local, regional, national and international acts. We offer concerts, theatre performances, comedy shows and literary lectures for all to enjoy. For more information on a particular performer or show please contact the Chestnut Center office at 715.389.8999 for information.

Singer/Songwriter Night

Friday, July 19 at 7pm - Downtown Friday Nights Summer Concert Series at Wenzel Plaza

It's the third Friday of the month and time for the Singer Songwriter Showcase!

Jayne Dreams
Jennings Buri Music
Caleb Delaney (of Indigibliss and Gnarcissus)


$5 suggested donation

Beer, soda, and water available for purchase.

No carry ins.

Sound & Taste of New Orleans

Location: Wenzel Family Plaza
Date: July 20th, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Come out to the Plaza Saturday to experience the Big Easy, with the music of New Orleans Jazz Musician Ted Hefko and featuring Louisiana-inspired food & beverages for sale, provided by Mojo's and the Rivers restaurants. From 5-7pm enjoy food & activities, and at 7pm the band starts. Sponsored by Chestnut Center for the Arts and Wenzel Family Plaza, you'll find something for everyone!



  • Shrimp Boil Kabobs
  • Blackened Chicken Sliders
  • Loaded Grilled Cheese w/ fried green tomatoes and bacon
  • Cajun BBQ Shrimp and Rice
  • Bourbon Barrel Cake
  • Berry Lemonade

The Rivers

  • Chicken Etoufee
  • Seafood Jambalaya
  • Beignets
  • Mission Coffee House Iced Coffee
  • Virgin Hurricanes

Toy Guns, The Gaston Curse, and 20 Watt Tombstone

Friday, July 26 at 7pm Downtown Friday Nights Summer Concert Series at Wenzel Plaza

It's a summer rock party! Toy Guns Rocks! The Gaston Curse 20 Watt Tombstone all on one bill for the first time!


$5 suggested donation

Beer, soda, and water available for purchase.

No carry ins.

We Banjo 3

Join us on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door

Grassroots, crossover sensation We Banjo 3 is one of the most prolific and exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Contrary to the band’s name, this Galway/Nashville-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bodhran, and percussion. Their music is a passionate blend of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, world music and pop propelled by lead singer David Howley’s emotive voice and pitch perfect harmonies from this band of brothers. Their high-energy, audience-engaging live show brings audiences to their feet!

The band’s last studio recording, Haven, was released in July of 2018 and spent 3 weeks at # 1 on Billboard's Bluegrass chart and received rave reviews from the press, with Glide Magazine saying, “There’s a lesson to be learned here as well. It’s one thing to be astute musicians — which this band assuredly is — but it’s quite another thing to be able to craft melodies that are worthy of that articulate approach. Suffice it to say that We Banjo 3 are adept at doing both. An exceptional album, Haven ought to ensure that We Banjo 3 reach the sanctified status of they deserve.” RTE Radio 1 (the Irish equivalent to the BBC) named Haven “Folk Album of 2018” at their annual awards show.

On July 19th, We Banjo 3 will release a new live recording, Roots To Rise Live, on CD and vinyl. Recorded in February of 2019 at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Roots To Rise Live features 14 songs and is a mix of original material, traditional compositions, and select cover songs, including a surprise in the middle of “Prettiest Little Girl.” It also includes two previously unreleased tunes, “Shine On,” which is a fan favorite at their live shows, and “John Brown’s.”

We Banjo 3 will continue to partner with Mental Health America on their Roots To Rise tour to raise funds and awareness for the organization. The band will continue to donate $2.00 from the sale of every t-shirt to MHA.
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For more information, please contact or 715-389-8999

G Man

Join us on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3 pm in Wenzel Plaza for a free concert!

Gman is a singer and guitarist that has performed a variety of venues for over the last thirty years. Whether it is a small bar or large event, he give people a great performance.. No matter what the venue or occasion, Gman plays songs that people like to hear.  He enjoys singing songs and adding guitar solos by looping rhythm tracks. This works well with songs like Blue Sky by the Almond Brothers and Hotel California by the Eagles.

For more information contact or call 715-389-8999.

Upcoming Downtown Friday Night Concerts

Summer Concert Series at Wenzel Plaza

Aug 2 - Modern Throwback & The Hartless

Aug 9 - Funkyard Dealers

Aug 16 - Singer/Songwriter Night

Aug 23 - First Avenue & Joe G

Sept 6 - DJ Troy Purkis

Sept 13 - Soul Whiskey & Christy Anna

Sept 20 - Singer/Songwriter Night

Sept 27 - Clinton Miller & Tedmund Merwin

Oct 4 - Blaine Howard & Adam Bluhm

Oct 11 - Foxfire Affair