Rising Star Mill Events

The Rising Star Mill located in Nelsonville, Wisconsin has its own committee that oversees the events. Events are held from May thru October, mostly of an entertainment or an arts nature.

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THE RISING STAR MILL, Nelsonville, Wisconsin
2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, May 24, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday, May 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THE RISING STAR MILL’S 27th ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE!

The Mill is fast becoming one of the region’s most popular art shows. Thirty-six artists are scheduled, offering a wide variety of medium. Come, “mill around” and enjoy the artwork and the ambiance of this historic building. Refreshments will be available in the “FEED SACK” room. Admission is free.

Saturday, June 14, 7:00 PM

EDDIE BIEBEL & VICKIE BASAR

“Eddie’s dynamic guitar playing and earthy warm tone baritone blend perfectly with Vickie's soaring heartfelt vocals to create something new, fresh and exciting. They present a seamless mix of music genres that make for a passionate and powerful performance you're bound to enjoy!” - The Milwaukee Journal

Saturday, July 19, 7:00 PM

THE DAVID STORY JAZZ TRIO

The David Story Trio features Dave on bass, fellow UWSP jazz faculty members David Hastings on saxophone, and Tom McComb on guitar. Dave, who has performed throughout the U.S., is active as a chamber and orchestral musician and, as a freelance jazz artist. He is a recipient of three "DOWNBEAT" awards as a member of the Kruiziki Transatlantic Quintet. You are sure to get "jazzed" by coming and listening to this talented trio.

Saturday, August 16, 7:00 PM

BILL & KATE ISLES

Bill & Kate Isles are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, Minnesota. Using a wide variety of musical styles, their performances carry audiences through a broad landscape of experiences from metaphorical worlds to small town family stories. Consummate performers, they are known for their catchy melodies and memorable songs. They have a deep-seated love for the audience and for each other, and it shines through during every performance.

Saturday, September 6, 7:00 PM

DEKORRA

The songs of Dekorra reverberate sounds of country, bluegrass, swing and light-rock genres. The group’s objective is to entertain a wider audience that enjoys listening to live music in a relaxed setting. All members have years of musical experience, which becomes obvious during their performances. Come and enjoy this multi-talented group as they entertain us down by the ol' mill stream.

Friday, September 12, 7:30 PM

FREE MOVIE NIGHT!

"THE STRAIGHT STORY" - A 2000 movie based on a true story starring Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek. This is one of those rare films offering uplifting entertainment for audiences of all ages. It celebrates the human spirit as it tells about Alvin Straight, a no-nonsense man who is now at the age when his eyesight denies him the ability to drive and walking is accomplished with the help of two canes. When his estranged brother suffers a debilitating stroke, Alvin embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey to make amends. With little money, but plenty of tenacity he climbs aboard his 1966 John Deere lawnmower and drives 260 miles from Iowa to his brother's home in Wisconsin. Filmed along the actual route that the real Alvin traveled in 1994, this heartwarming drama chronicles Alvin's 6-week odyssey and the many lives he touches along the way.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 3, 4 and 5 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THE RISING STAR MILL'S OPEN HOUSE

Featuring "The Barns of Portage County" Scheduled to coincide with The Hidden Studio Art Tour, our Open House will once again feature this photographic exhibit of area barns. It has been a very popular show for four years and promises to be a visual treat once again in 2014. Stop by, enjoy the artwork, explore our historic mill, and enjoy refreshments in the "Feed Sack" room.

THE RISING STAR MILL is on the Tomorrow River at Cty Hwys Q in downtown Nelsonville, Wisconsin. All concert tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students aged 12 - 18; children under 12 are admitted free.

These are Portage County Historical Society not-for-profit events. All funds raised go toward maintenance of the Mill


 

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