Calls are coming in daily! Here are some dates for your planner:
Saturday, June 6th: Big Swede's Resort - 50th Anniversary Soiree, Holcombe. 4 pm to 8 pm
Big Swede's is 50 years old and they're going to celebrate in style. Tons of fun and perfect timing for the whole family to join in. Don't miss it!
Sunday, June 7th: Jake's Supper Club Tiki Bar, Menomonie. 2 pm to 6 pm
One of our favorite summer destinations. Beautiful, multi-level Tiki bar seating shaded by monster elm trees with boat access from Lake Tainter. The food is heavenly (three words: Prime.Rib.Bites!), drinks are refreshing, there's plenty of room for dancing. You can even bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the music from the lawn.
Saturday, June 13th: Private party, Eau Claire
Saturday, June 20th: Gilligan's Tiki Bar, Chetek. 2 pm to 6 pm
Summer is in full swing and you're going to want to break free from the confines of the nine-to-five. Come on out, have some lunch, an afternoon appetizer, or dinner out at the Tiki Bar and soak in some Vitamin D while dancing barefoot in the sand. Can't beat that!
Saturday, June 27th: SandBar and Grill on 50th Ave. in Lafayette / Lake Wissota. 5 pm to 8 pm (*NEW TIME*)
Great way to spend a summer evening, under the stars with 40 Fingers on the outdoor stage.
Thursday, July 2nd: Gilligan's Tiki Bar, Chetek. 6 pm to 10 pm
We're kicking off the Independence Day holiday weekend on beautiful Pokegama Lake. The time is a little later than normal, but we're still outside on the Tiki Bar stage and, for a holiday weekend, 10 pm ain't nuthin'. Just makes our light show that much better.
Saturday, July 4th: Big Swede's Resort. 4 pm to 8 pm
Celebrate our independence on scenic Lake Holcombe. Beautiful surroundings, good people having a good time, listening and dancing to good music .... it's all good!
Saturday, July 11th: Munson Bridge Winery in Withee. 6 pm to 10 pm
We've been looking forward to this one all year! If you haven't been to Munson Bridge winery yet, shame on you! Beautiful grounds, wine tasting, lots of delicious wines, oils and vinegars - you didn't even know that many existed! Sherry and Tom are delightful hosts, and you can sit back with a bottle your favorite wine (if you like sweet whites, I recommend the Mango Symphony or Cran-Raspberry) in the open tent, taking in the view and the music. Dancing is recommended.
Sunday, July 12th: Jake's Supper Club Tiki Bar, Menomonie. 2 pm to 6 pm
More fun at Jake's split level Tiki Bar, where there's room for everybody. Those mature elms are going to make for a perfect afternoon to eat, drink, be merry, and dance. Here's an appetizer hint for you: the cheese curds are A) real curds and not squares of cheese masquerading as curds, and B) made from award winning Western Wisconsin cheese and Leinenkugel's beer batter. It's not possible to go wrong there.
July 16th - 19th: Vacation. Enjoying some R&R (rest and recuperate, in this case)
Saturday, July 25th: Gilligan's Tiki Bar, Chetek. 2 pm to 6 pm
Hot enough for ya? There's something about being on the water, under an umbrella, hoisting a chilled drink that cools the temps a good 10 degrees. Join us out on the Tiki Bar for some hot Rock & Roll and cool sand between the toes. Come by car or by boat - either one gets you right to the edge of the fun.
Saturday, August 8th: Thirsty Badger Bar and Grill in Hallie. 7 pm to 11 pm
Another premiere for us, right here in your back yard. Check out their Website, peruse the menu (looks dee-LISH), see the drink specials (they even have a special deal on shots of Yukon Jack when the trains roll by!), and plan to join us for a fun evening.
Saturday, August 15th: SandBar and Grill on 50th Ave. in Lafayette / Lake Wissota. 6 pm to 9 pm
Spend a summer evening outdoors, where there's lots of room to dance in the grass and there are tables and chairs for everyone.
Saturday, August 22nd: Gilligan's Tiki Bar, Chetek. 2 pm to 6 pm
I don't know about you, but we can't get enough of the food, drink and friendly people at Gilligan's. Come by land or by sea - they'll both get you to the Tiki Bar.
* * * FESTIVAL OF THE PINES * * * SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th * * * 2 pm to 5 pm * * *
* * * * * * * * * MORE TO COME! * * * * * * * * * *
Saturday, September 5th: Gilligan's Tiki Bar, Chetek. 2 pm to 6 pm
It's one last hurrah on the mighty Pokegama. Come out and soak up some sun before the summer season officially winds down.
Monday (Labor Day), September 7th: Jake's Supper Club Tiki Bar, Menomonie. 2 pm to 6 pm
The official last day of summer, and what better way to celebrate than an afternoon at Jake's? Before you head back to the indoor doldrums, surround yourself with cheese curds, prime rib bites, maybe a Jake's Burger or a Dijon Salmon Dinner (Hal's personal favorite), a refreshing beverage, and some good company. We'll provide some fun rock and roll throwbacks - you take a spin on the dance floor, in between bites.
Saturday, September 12th: Private party in Eau Claire * Eau Claire High Schools, 50th Class Reunion! *
Saturday, September 26th: Private party in Eau Claire
Saturday, October 3rd: Sammy's Pizza, London Road in Eau Claire. 8:30 to midnight
Cool autumn evenings with good friends, refreshing beverages and Eau Claire's favorite pizza! Come early so you don't have to stand up all night!
Saturday, October 17th: Moose Lodge in Eau Claire. 8 pm to midnight
3606 Curvue Rd in Eau Claire
Saturday, October 31st (Halloween): Legend's Pub 'N Eatery in Menomonie. Somewhere between 8 pm and 1 am.
Saturday, November 7th: Sammy's Pizza, London Road in Eau Claire. 8:30 pm to midnight
Saturday, November 21st: VFW Post 7232 (Folsom St) in Eau Claire. 8 pm to midnight
Saturday, December 5th: Sammy's Pizza, London Road in Eau Claire. 8:30 pm to midnight
Saturday, December 12th: VFW Post 7232 (Folsom St) in Eau Claire. 8 pm to midnight
* * * N E W Y E A R S E V E * * *
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31st
BRIDGEWATER / AVALON
Back to the scene of the 2013 and 2014 NYEve scene of the crime. Stay tuned for more details. We're dee-LIGHTED to be back this year, ringing in the new year with our neighbors and families. Avalon hotel is right there, down the hall, so call and book your room - sooner the better.