Previous TLCFA Events

(For a list of 2017 TLCFA Events prior to July, please contact the webmaster).


The Special Consensus

Sunday August 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format.

The band has released 18 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

International tours have brought the band to Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Special C has appeared in concert with many symphony orchestras nationwide and has brought an informative in-school presentation to schools nationally and internationally since 1984.

Band leader/banjo player Greg Cahill is the former President/Board Chair of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the former Board Chair of the Nashville-based Foundation for Bluegrass Music and a recipient of the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award (in 2011). Other band members include guitar player Rick Faris, bass player Dan Eubanks and mandolin player Nick Dumas.

The 2012 band release Scratch Gravel Road (Compass Records) was Grammy-nominated for Best Bluegrass Album and two songs from the 2014 band release Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver  (Compass Records) won IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year. The tune Fireball (featuring special guests Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley and Alison Brown), on the 2016 Compass Records band recording Long I Ride won the 2016 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year Award.
The Special Consensus on YouTube


Patsy and Dick

Thursday August 17, 2017, 8:00 PM
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Patsy O’Brien, vocals, guitar. As well as supplying the driving guitar rhythms of Celtic/World Music diva Eileen Ivers’ last European tour, and collaborating with many giants of the Celtic/World music scene (Paddy Keenan, Cathie Ryan among them), award-winning artist Patsy O’Brien hosts guitar workshops all over the country, and NPR saw fit to feature one of his song arrangements on the prestigious All Songs Considered. With 4 critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt, along with numerous live and studio collaborations, Patsy’s songwriting reflects his penchant for seamless genre-hopping, and a strong interest in roots Americana as well as jazz. Veteran Irish music critic Paul Dromey declared Patsy “Ireland’s best-kept musical secret”, after attending his opening performance for Kinky Friedman some years back.

Dick Hensold, Northumbrian smallpipes, Scottish reel pipes, whistles and recorder. The leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, for the past 20 years Dick Hensold has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. He is an active composer, writing both music in the traditional Celtic idiom, and more contrapuntal pieces. This repertoire is featured on his solo CD, Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes, released in 2007. He is also a studio musician and theater musician, and is a 2006 Bush Artist Fellow.
Patsy and Dick on YouTube


13th Annual Art on Main

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Corner of Co Hwy A & Hwy 45

Featuring the music of Joe DeLucia, David Noll, and John P. Higgins.

Art On Main will again be held on the corner of Hwy A & 45 on the grassy lot across from the Three Lakes Winery (Thanks Mark McCain)
40 to 50 local artists.

Spend the day with painters, potters, photographers, weavers, jewelry maker and more!

Vote for your favorite artist – fun activities, food, beverages & music

Want to participate? Click here for application

Small Potatoes

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 8:00  PM
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

The Chicago based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso say it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as “Celtic to Cowboy.” Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, “one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit.”
Small Potatoes on YouTube

Michael Monroe

Acoustic folk and jazzy reggae.

Thursday, July 6, 2017,  8:00 PM
Tickets $20.00, under $5.00

Michael Monroe lives in his log cabin and creates music on the North Shore of Lake Superior, recording in his solar powered MisTree Studio.From Vinyl to digital, performing his original music blending rich vocals, guitars, bamboo and glass flutes together… music and technology working together powered by creativity. He recycles his award winning music live on stage to deliver powerful styles of acoustic folk, reggae and jazz. His award winning music is featured nationally in the documentary Chased By the Light and received a regional Emmy for his Soaring On Mended Wings, 11 albums, and a DVD, LIFE OF MY TIME.
Michael Monreo on YouTube

Kent Rader

Saturday July 8, 2017,8: 00 PM
Tickets $15.00, under 12 $5.00

Known as the world’s cleanest comedian and humorous keynote speaker, Kent Rader helps people and organizations learn and experience how laughter matters as an effective business tool. He is well qualified to perform this role, as he boasts a diverse skill set and experience in both corporate and healthcare environments. In addition, he has performed his clean comedy in comedy clubs from New York to Seattle and co-stars in The Baby Boomer Comedy Show, Clean Comedy For People Born Before Seat Belts. He even won the Branson Comedy Festival as a reward for his efforts.


“The Homing of Salmon”

The Man Who Figured it Out

Sunday, July 9, 7:30 PM

Arthur D.Hasler, PhD, Zoology, UW Madison, 1937

A photographic biography by his son, Fritz Hasler.

Hasler’s story and how he proved that Great Lakes Salmon use their sense of smell to return to their birth place and can be imprinted with a chemical as fingerlings and lured to another location as adults.

MOJOE and Flipside

Thursday, July 13, 2017,8:00 PM
Tickets $20, under 12 $5.00

“Funky-Blue Americana” best describes MJ’s musical style. After playing for many years as the red-hot rhythm section for “Otis and the Alligators”, Jim, Joe and Tony decided to keep the core band together after Otis’s retirement. Taking the best of the blues and combining elements of R&B and funky Americana ranging from Ray Charles and James Brown to Santana and Bruno Mars.

Joe Fittante is the featured vocalist, thus the name MoJoe. Like playing the other side of a favorite record, the “Gators” became Flipside.

MOJOE and Flipside on YouTube


Traveling Lantern

July 19, 2017, 6:30 PM

Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children all over the country since 1985. Our mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations. We are deeply committed to providing high quality, low cost arts programming to schools and libraries.

Our style is interactive. We invite children from the audience onstage, perform among them, and build our shows to actively involve them in the story. Our plays present important ethical ideas to children on a level that they can absorb, relate to, and consider.
View Traveling Lantern on YouTube



Great Lakes and Small Streams

Thursday July 20, 2017, 6:30PM

We drink it, fish in it, clean with it, swim in it and travel across it. Water has always been critical for our survival.

The Great Lakes region is home to one of the largest freshwater resources on the planet. That water shaped the landscape, history and communities of our state. The Wisconsin Historical Society’s traveling exhibit “Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin” explores our state’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways.

Krista Detor

Christmas in July

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:00 PM
Tickets $25.00

“She is not just a songwriter, nor accomplished musician, nor poignant entertainer – I have been awed by the soul-punching talent of Krista Detor..”
WNC Magazine

Krista Detor’s solo albums have reached national and international prominence. She’s shared stages with Victor Wooten, Loudon Wainwright, The Neville Bros. and Joan Armatrading, among many others. But she is no ordinary songwriter: Detor has been involved in several award-winning theatrical collaborations, including the highly-acclaimed Wilderness Plots, (PBS national). The BBC’s Darwin Songhouse Project, Shrewsbury England (2009); has been commissioned to write musical theater for The U.S. Deptartment of State in New Delhi, India (2012); For the Indiana Arts Commission (2013 and 2016); and has written commissioned choral pieces for several national and international choirs. In addition, she’s been a returning presenter at Stanford University, et al, conducting songwriting seminars, performances and presentations throughout the world, including repeat workshops for IMRO (The Irish Music Rights Organization.

She tours the U.S. and Northern Europe consistently with her most recent album, Barely, which has been received with rave reviews.

“Her literary gifts are equally matched by her songcraft” – Lonesome Highway; “Barely Brilliant” – Folk Radio UK.
Krista Detor on YouTube
Krista Detor at TLCFA


The Light Gap

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:30pm

God’s Amazing Presence
Sisters co-author a new book about health and healing

A near death experience and the heart breaking death of a child intertwined the path 0f these sisters, Terry Larkin and Marjorie Steiner.  They were inspired to share a powerful message of love on their journey of losing their fear of death to choose life and to live in unconditional love, health and Joy. They discovered the persons they were meant to be and share this amazing story with us

Mike Mangione & The Kin

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 8:00pm
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Mike Mangione & The Kin is a touring group that combines a folk-rock sound with an orchestrated string section, soulful vocals and literate sensibility.

They average 100+ dates yearly and have toured as far as Asia, Europe, and Canada.


Fundraiser for Wild Instincts Rehabilitation Center

Wednesday August 2, 2017, 7:00 pm

We are pleased to host a second fundraiser for this Rhinelander, W I non-profit center. They are unique because they treat both birds and mammals. They are permitted by the State and Federal government, but receive NO funding from them.

Donations to “Wild Instincts” of money or “wish-list” items listed on their website will be appreciated.

Mardra & Reggie Thomas with Kim Richmond

Friday, August 4, 2017, 8:00 PM
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Madra Thomas

Critics say Thomas may be the best vocalist to interpret Billie Holiday, her vocal styling and portrayal of “Lady Day” have mesmerized audiences across the country.” -St. Louis Jazz Notes

Mardra, a vocalist and actress whose experience in theater brings an extra dimension to her interpretations of song lyrics.
-The Riverfront Times

Reggie Thomas

One of the most in-demand pianists and educators in the country. Reggie Thomas’ soulful, hard-swinging brand of piano immediately grabs an audience and assures them that a swinging time is set to be had by all.

Few jazz keyboardists have excelled at both piano and organ…On piano, Thomas shows off a sensitive touch, a rich sense of harmony and fleet single-note runs; on organ, he delivers grits, gravy and gospel in satisfying portions…

Kim Richmond is an active and versatile musician based in the Los Angeles area with a summer home in Three Lakes
His first love is jazz, and his primary jazz voice is the alto saxophone. He has, however, been involved in nearly every facet of the professional music industry, both as a player and as a composer/arranger. His instruments are alto, soprano, tenor and baritone saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, and flutes. Kim has been a member of the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Bob Florence, Bill Holman, and Vinny Golia among others. His own Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra is a workshop for his writing, conducting and leading. His Ensemble (sextet) is a platform for more free-form expression and improvisation with the members playing and Kim’s writing being the key factors.

View on YouTube

Chip Duncan Documentary Human Anatomy

Saturday August 5, 2017,6:30 PM
Tickets $15.00

Chip Duncan is a filmmaker, author, photographer and president of The Duncan Group, Inc., a documentary production company formed in 1984 in Milwaukee. WI.

Duncan has filmed in more than forty countries. His documentary television specials and series have won more than 125 national and international awards. Broadcast networks include PBS, HBO, Discovery, TLC, Showtime, Lifetime and Sundance Channel, among others.

He will be screening his documentary Human Anatomy, produced with the Mayo Clinic School of  Medicine, which he promises is wildly entertaining and life affirming.

He will bring a new short story collection, Half a Reason to Die, which is inspired by the author’s experiences as a filmmaker as well as his latest film Talking Lewis & Clark, which along with other DVD’s and books will be available at his reception

Bob Milne

Thursday August 10, 2017, 7:30 PM

Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Renowned ragtime pianist Bob Milne, one of the best ragtime piano players in the world, is an amazing musician who can play multiple complex rhythms simultaneously while carrying on a conversation, lecturing on ragtime music, and cracking jokes. Since childhood, Milne has had the prodigy-like ability to hear any musical score and replicate it on the keys. Once Milne hears a song, he remembers every note, whether it’s a ragtime song or a Beethoven symphony. “I’ve never practiced piano a day in my life,” he says. “I always thought everyone could just play like this.”

Milne can play in three different time signatures at once—3/4, 4/4, and 5/4 times, playing one on his left hand, another with the thumb of his right hand, and the last with the rest of his right hand. MRIs have shown that Milne can hear four distinct orchestral symphonies in his mind at once.

Bob Milne on YouTube


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