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Sonic Cabaret Presents Women of Rock at Cavalier Theater

The Women of Rock Sonic Cabaret showcases a powerhouse of local Women coming together and celebrating the women of rock that have impacted their music thru the years.  Irene Keenan produces and leads the group thru a musical journey of power and passion, showcasing the music that has changed the world of rock forever.  Come join the Women of Rock for a stunning show! 
Sonic Cabaret Presents Women of Rock at Cavalier Theater Sat, Jun 15th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Har Mar Superstar at Cavalier Theater

The contemporary R&B/indie rock hero Har Mar Superstar will be bringing his incredibly soulful voice and must be seen to believe stage antics that have gotten him invitations to tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Tenacious D, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Father John Misty and Incubus to the Cavalier Theater. As if that A-list shoulder rubbing wasn't enough, Har Mar Superstar is also a member of the Minneapolis based supergroup GAYNGS along with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame, Doomtree members P.O.S and Dessa, @Policia, SOLID GOLD, The Rosebuds and Megafaun as well as being a member and songwriter of the Macaulay Culkin band The Pizza Underground, had acting roles in several movies including Starsky & Hutch, Whip It and Pitch Perfect and has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also has songwriting credits for pop stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Osbourne and an infamous rejection from Brıtney Spears. His weekly podcast Nocturnal Emotions with Har Mar Superstar has been going strong since 2012, and if all of that wasn't enough, Minneapolis mayor declared Friday September 20, 2013 as "Har Mar Superstar Day"Doors 7:00pm/Music 8:00pm $15 adv/$18 DOSAll Ages
Har Mar Superstar at Cavalier Theater Fri, Jun 7th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Todd Snider at Cavalier Theater

Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 Todd Snider One morning near the end of August, Todd Snider was relaxing with a visitor on the back porch of his house just outside Nashville, drinking coffee and shooting the breeze while his dog, Cowboy Jim, took a nap nearby. After awhile, Snider said to his guest, “I’ve got an album’s worth of songs, and I think the songs are telling me to make a folk record.” This was a surprising bit of news considering he had spent the last six years making rock albums of one kind or another. But Snider was feeling as if he had “maybe drifted too far from the shore.” He was feeling the pull to startover, to go back to what he was doing when he first began, to return to his roots as a folksinger. If Snider needed any further evidence that was the direction he should pursue, he got it a half hour later. Back inside his home office, he checked his email and had one from his manager informing him he had just received an offer to play the 2019 Newport Folk Festival, an event he had never done. Snider mentioned he had been listening to Woody Guthrie’s Library of Congress Recordings, then crossed the room to the turntable and put the needle down on side one of the record. “Woody Guthrie sometimes gets me reset on why you do a song, instead of how, ”Snider explains of the man who has long been a touchstone for him. “When I was young, there was something about him that made me want to do it. So once or twice a year, I’ll go back to him, I’ll go back to the source.” Guthrie famously had the words “This machine kills fascists” printed on his guitar, and on several of the songs on Snider’s new album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3, he squarely aims his guitar at the creeping fascism he sees in America. He had been wanting to make a political record since 2016, and although only half the songs lean in that direction, there is one constant throughout the album: a man, his guitar, and the truth. Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation’s most gifted and engaging songwriters, so it’s no surprise he has returned with a brilliant set of songs — and make no mistake, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 contains some of his best work as a writer. But what really jumps out on the album is Snider’s growth as a musician and vocalist. He plays all the instruments on the record, and his guitar work and harmonica playing are nothing short of exceptional; not only full of feeling, but highly skilled. In regards to his guitar playing on the record, Snider says he wanted to take everything he’s learned over the past 30 years and play the way he used to play really well. As far as his vocals on the album are concerned, Snider is singing with more confidence than ever, a confidence born in part from his time with Hard Working Americans doing nothing but sing. His stirring vocal performances range from slurring blues mumble to Dylanesque talking blues to gravely, honest ache. Of the five songs on which Snider serves up his humorous brand of socio-political commentary, three are performed in the talking blues style: “Talking Reality Television Blues,” a hilariously accurate short history of television; “The Blues on Banjo,” a bad case of the blues caused by the sorry state of everything from the crooked international monetary-military-industrial complex to the spineless politicians who serve it and which references “Blue Suede Shoes,” Richard Lewis, and Townes Van Zandt; and “A Timeless Response to Current Events,” a brilliant bit of wordplay on which he calls bullshit on faux patriotism, crooked capitalism, and lying politicians. Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires contributed backing vocals on the latter two songs. There are two other songs on the album featuring Snider’s socio-political points of view: “Just Like Overnight,” about the surprising inevitability of change, and “Framed,” written from the point of view of the framed "first dollar bill" in a bar, a point of view that shows doing the right thing doesn't pay. There also are three songs with a music theme. If not for the events that led to the writing of one of those songs, “The Ghost of Johnny Cash,” there almost certainly would be no Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. After a visit to Cash Cabin Studio for a Loretta Lynn session in 2015 where she recorded a song they cowrote, Snider began having a recurring dream about the studio that featured the Man in Black himself. The dream led him to book time at the studio and ultimately inspired him to write “The Ghost of Johnny Cash,” which tells the story of Loretta Lynn dancing with Cash’s ghost outside the studio in the middle of the night. As he did on much of the record, Snider played the century-old Martin that had long been Johnny Cash’s favorite instrument on that song. Snider paid tribute to Cash’s longtime friend and confidante in another of the music-themed songs, “Cowboy Jack Clement’s Waltz. ”Inspired by the iconic recordman’s oft-quoted maxims regarding the art of recording, the song achingly laments Clement’s passing, while touchingly celebrating his legacy. The album opens with the other song with a music theme, “Working on a Song.” It’s an existential exercise, a song Snider wrote about writing a song called “Where Do I Go Now That I’m Gone,” an idea he actually has been working on for thirty years, but which remains unfinished. There are also two songs that are personal in nature: “Watering Flowers in the Rain,” which was inspired by a former associate of Snider’s whose nickname was “Elvis,” and “Like a Force of Nature,” a philosophical reflection on the orbital nature of friendships. Isbell also added harmony vocals to “Like a Force of Nature.” If Snider is anything, he is a true artist, and he reminds us of that on Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. At a point in time when the world has never been more complicated and confusing, with people getting louder and louder, Snider did a 180, went back to his roots as a folksinger, to a simpler, quieter form of expression; and it might be what the world is waiting to hear: just a man, his guitar, and the truth. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $25 adv/$30 DOS All ages
Todd Snider at Cavalier Theater Sat, Apr 27th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Son Volt at Cavalier Theater

Hugely influential alt-country pioneers Son Volt will be stopping by the Cavalier Theater while on tour to promote their heavily anticipated new album "Union" which will be out March 29th. Son Volt's music ranges from quiet folk/country ballads reminiscent of Bob Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" album, to barhouse rockers in the spirit of Neil Young with Crazy Horse. Critically acclaimed and with a ferverant loyal following, Son Volt have been one of the most revered roots rock Americana bands over the past twenty years. Doors 7:00 / Music 8:00 $20 adv / $25 DOS All ages
Son Volt at Cavalier Theater Thu, Apr 25th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Dead Man's Carnival's Burlesque Tribute to Tom Waits

Dead Mans Carnival will be doing another run of their original circus play "Yesterday is Here". It's a live music circus burlesque tribute to Tom Waits (and his "Frank's Wild Years" album). Featuring... Human oddities, Stage illusions, Aerial dance, Feats of strength, Sultry striptease, Circus Sideshow, Puppetry, Comedy, Bubbles, and 6 musicians on dozens of vintage instruments! Tickets available online at: Doors 7:00/Show 8:00 $10 +18
Dead Man's Carnival's Burlesque Tribute to Tom Waits Sat, Apr 13th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Plaid Hawaii, LWKY, Jailbreak at Cavalier Theater

$10 adv/$15 DOS ($5 service charge at the door for under 21) Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 18+
Plaid Hawaii, LWKY, Jailbreak at Cavalier Theater Fri, Apr 12th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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Leo Kottke at Cavalier Theater

Leo Kottke is an iconic acoustic guitarist widely revered as a master of his instrument. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Focusing primarily on instrumental composition and playing, Kottke also sings sporadically, in an unconventional yet expressive baritone described by himself as sounding like "geese farts on a muggy day". In concert, Kottke intersperses humorous and often bizarre monologues with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played solo on his 6- and 12-string guitars. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 GA Seating: $35 Adv/$40 DOS Premium Seating: $50 Adv/$55 DOS All ages
Leo Kottke at Cavalier Theater Fri, Mar 29th 2019
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
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Mason Jennings at Cavalier Theater

Mason Jennings was born on the Island of Hawaii, but at an early age his family moved to the opposite of tropical, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At 13, he started playing guitar and writing songs. Mason later dropped out of high school and decided to move to Minneapolis to pursue his musical career. Jennings made this decision after a friend of his father’s sent him cassette tapes of the Replacements, Jayhawks, and Prince. After non-stop listening he felt like it would be a great home for his music.  Jennings produced his self-titled debut album in 1997 on a Tascam analog four-track in the living room of a rented home, playing all instruments himself. In October 1998, he began a weekly gig at Minneapolis' 400 Bar. The two-week gig ended up lasting four months.  Birds Flying Away, Mason's second record, revealed his penchant for singing first-person narratives of imaginary rustic characters. In 2002, Jennings released a studio album, Century Spring, and a "fans only" collection of acoustic songs, Simple Life. Mason released all three albums (and re-released his earlier albums) on his own record label, Architect Records. In 2004, Mason released Use Your Voice, which included the songs "Keepin' It Real," ostensibly written at the request of Shrek 2 producers (but not used in the film), and "The Ballad of Paul and Sheila," an acoustic dirge for late Minnesota senator Paul Wellstone. Later that year came a DVD entitled Use Your Van, which chronicled the recording of Use Your Voice and the promotional tour that followed. Andy Grund filmed the DVD. In June of 2005, Jennings signed with Glacial Pace, a subsidiary of Sony's Epic Records headed by Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock. Minnesota's Star Tribune credited Brock with convincing Mason to sign after he opened for several Modest Mouse shows in 2004. Jennings had long avoided the major labels, citing desires to maintain creative control and dodge big-label politics. Mason recorded his sixth album, Boneclouds, at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN with producer Noah Georgeson. Jennings recorded two Bob Dylan songs "The Times They Are A-Changin'" and "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" which Christian Bale lip-synched in the film “I'm Not There”. In early 2008, Mason signed with Jack Johnson's record label, Brushfire Records. Jennings released In the Ever in May 2008. The title was inspired by his son referring to where he was before he was born as, "In the ever". Blood of Man soon followed and received a coveted 4-Star review in Rolling Stone, who also cited, “What makes Mason Jennings one of the best singer songwriters you’ve never heard of is his ragged intimate voice and his simple ruminations on God, war, hope and gratitude.” In 2010, Live at First Ave., his first live album, was released. Later that same year, Jennings released The Flood, an album made up of songs he had recorded in the 1990s on a cassette tape he had lost. A friend sent a copy of the tape to Mason and after rediscovering the songs, he decided to re-record them in a stripped down fashion to stay true to their intent.  In 2011, he released Minnesota, his first new album of original songs since 2009's Blood of Man. The single from the record "Raindrops on the Kitchen Floor” Jennings explains is "one of those songs that kind of wrote itself, I felt the only thing it needed was a secret weapon in the chorus. So I asked my friend, Jason Schwartzman from Coconut Records to help me out." On November 12, 2013, he released Always Been. The first single from the album was "Lonely Street", was followed by "Wilderness". He released Wild Dark Metal in 2016. He got divorced and after taking some time off to focus on painting, to recover from depression and to heal from agoraphobia, he began touring again. He remarried in 2018 and released an album of love songs inspired by his new relationship, Songs From When We Met, available now. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 All Ages $20 adv/$25 DOS
Mason Jennings at Cavalier Theater Sat, Mar 9th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Feed the Dog, Barbaro and Andy Hughes & the Mighty Few at Cavalier Theater

As part of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) weekend, we're throwing our annual two night party to welcome all the farmers to town.Feed the Dog (Appleton) is an eclectic and action-packed, high-energy, jam-rock-grass band. The Appleton based group features masterfully crafted fiddle, Kottke like finger pickin' acoustic six and twelve string guitar, funky bass lines, and percussive soul.Barbaro (Minneapolis/Winona) music is at once lively and intimate, perfect for twirling around the dance floor or cooking with someone you love, with their captivating songwriting, layered over textures pulled from bluegrass, jazz, pop, and country-western. Andy Hughes and the Mighty Few (La Crosse) is the Americana/folk solo project for the front man of hometown favorites TUGG, with heartfelt lyrics with a country flare inspired by the greats John Prine, Greg Brown and Johnny Cash.Doors 7:00/Music 8:00$10All ages
Feed the Dog, Barbaro and Andy Hughes & the Mighty Few at Cavalier Theater Sat, Feb 23rd 2019
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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Smokin Bandits & People Brothers Band at Cavalier Theater

As part of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) weekend, we're throwing our annual two night party to welcome all the farmers to town.The People Brothers Band (Madison) are a staple of the Midwest’s vibrant music scene, the PBB have blossomed into a unique brand of Rhythm and Soul dedicated to uplifting the hearts and minds of its friends and fans. The PBB’s core mission is to bring people together by spreading love through music. Coupled with their energetic live shows and infectious stage presence, they are guaranteed to bring the party.The Smokin Bandits (La Crosse) take a unique combination of Rock & Bluegrass to a jam-like frenzy before bringing you back down with their sweet and well-placed country & Midwestern vocals, the Smokin' Bandits have been a staple on a powerful Midwest music scene with their high-energy form of original music dubbed "Grass n' Roll." The band brings a powerhouse performance each time they take the stage sure to make you move, shake, and promising for every show to be one of different form.Doors 7:00/Music 8:00$10All ages
Smokin Bandits & People Brothers Band at Cavalier Theater Fri, Feb 22nd 2019
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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HeadCat at Cavalier Theater

HeadCat started when Lemmy (Official Motörhead), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) and rockabilly legend Danny B. Harvey (Rockats) teamed up in 1999 to create a high-energy, take no prisoners combo to remind the world how Rock'n'Roll was supposed to f*ckin sound. For over 16 years Headcat continued doing just that to the accolades of fans worldwide. Since Lemmy's untimely passing in 2015 Slim Jim and Danny B. have put Headcat on hold out of respect for their fallen band mate and have waited until the appropriate time to start performing again. In Dec 2016 Slim Jim & Danny B. were asked to perform as Headcat in Berlin, the show was a gigantic success and the ensuing outcry for more Headcat shows from fans worldwide was too loud for Slim Jim and Danny B. to ignore. So In early 2017 Slim Jim and Danny B went into the studio with former Morbid Angel frontman and bassist, David Vincent, to record a few songs for future release. The sessions went so well and the new sound of Headcat, with David's deep baritone voice and thunderous bass playing, convinced Slim Jim and Danny B. they had to continue Headcat with David Vincent as vocalist and bassist. Rockabilly or Death Metal, as Headcat has been saying all along, it doesn't matter it's all Rock'n'roll. So forget all those rock posers, who have nothing new to say, passing themselves off as the real thing. When it come to real Rock'n'Roll these three guys have lived it, breathed it, bled it and have set the lifestyle example that all you rebels, rockers and outcasts should strive to follow……… without further ado we bring you HeadCat! Doors 7:00/Music 8:00$10All Ages
HeadCat at Cavalier Theater Fri, Feb 15th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Cherub at Cavalier Theater

Beyond the fog of burning blunts, the sea of whiskey, and forest of empties, you’ll find two sweethearts in a Nashville garage. Just as they were yesterday, the day before that, and years prior. Searching for the perfect combination of string plucking, button pushing, and knob turning to craft the ideal sound to make you forget your world and step into theirs. The aforementioned sweethearts are Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber; known to most as "Cherub". It all began in 2010 at Middle Tennessee State University. The two met as Jason was playing around town with local bands and Jordan was crafting what would become known as their first album, "Man of the Hour". A few years later, it was the song "Doses & Mimosas" that caught the attention of the public and gained the interest of Columbia Records, who signed the duo in 2013. Their 4 year major label run brought their fans two LP’s, "Year of the Caprese" and "Bleed Gold Piss Excellence", while also sending them around the world playing festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Outside Lands, Osheaga, Summer Camp, Summer Sonic, and headlining 4 US tours. Now, a gold record and 130 million Spotify streams later, the bond between them remains "unfuckwithable", as they construct their newest batch of genre-defying anthems. From the streets of Bangkok, to the dive bars of Nashville, Cherub has been drawing inspiration from everything around them. "Each one of these songs was written and recorded at different times, in different places across the world", says Jason. "It seems to make sense, releasing each new song individually, giving us a chance to take you to where we were in our heads when it was created and pair each track with a something visual to tie it together." Straying from the common record label strategy of releasing a single or two followed by an album, Cherub has decided to give each new song it’s own time in the sun. "We don’t want anything to get lost", says Jordan. The new collection of work spans multiple genres while still keeping with the same style of addictively playful melodies Cherub fans have grown to love. It’s a "song first, production later" approach at creating music that may bring some ears back to an earlier time in the duo’s existence. "There’s a certain simplicity in these new songs that remind me of the first few Cherub records", says Jason. There’s no doubt that the latest Cherub efforts will win over their existing audience and draw new listeners to their established brand of debauchery. From your ears to your heart, like searching for room on their bodies for a new tattoo, they’ll find a way. $25 adv/$30 DOS Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 All ages
Cherub at Cavalier Theater Sun, Feb 10th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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Gallagher's Jokes On You Comedy Tour at Cavalier Theater

Gallagher's Jokes On You Comedy Tour at Cavalier Theater!The world's most famous watermelon smasher, Gallagher, was America's #1 comedian for almost 15 years. Joining Gallagher will be Artie Fletcher, one of the entertainment industry's "must-see" performers. Catch them both at Cavailer Theater in La Crosse, and grab a seat in the splatter zone if you dare!$45 Front Row Seat (Includes free poncho) (Sold Out)$35 Splash Zone! (Includes free poncho) (Tickets available)$25 General Admission Seat (Tickets available)
Gallagher's Jokes On You Comedy Tour at Cavalier Theater Thu, Jan 31st 2019
8:00 PM — 9:30 PM
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Shane Mauss Stand Up Science at Cavalier Theater

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + You = Stand Up Science Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss presents Stand Up Science! Learn and laugh as local scientists, comedians and other special guests join Shane to bring you a one-of-a-kind show that is equal parts ahas and hahas Stand-up comedy and science have a lot in common. They both reveal truth, change our perceptions, and challenge the status quo. So why are they so underappreciated? Admittedly, comedy sometimes underestimates the intelligence of audiences, catering to the lowest common denominator. And science has the stigma of sometimes being overly complicated, unrelatable or boring. Until now. Funnier and more provocative than TED Talks, while smarter than traditional stand-up comedy, Stand Up Science combines the best of both worlds. This thought-provoking night of laughs will leave you a little smarter, a little happier and send you home with plenty of fuel for your own conversations. What to Expect: As your host, Shane kicks the evening off with some of his best material on brainy topics, before introducing special guest speakers and performers. Guests range from Ivy League professors presenting groundbreaking academic research to local stand-up comedians delivering their most cerebral material. At the end of the night, Shane brings all the guests back onstage and opens the floor for a Q&A and interactive discussion with the audience. About the host and origins of Stand-Up Science: Shane Mauss leads two lives. In one, he tours full-time as a stand-up comedian. Shane has brought his unique blend of absurdist humor, thoughtful insights and storytelling to cities all over the world, as well as TV spots on Conan, Kimmel, Comedy Central, Showtime, BBC, Epix and more. In his other life as the host of the podcast Here We Are, he’s interviewed over 200 of the world’s leading academic experts about our most fascinating traits and behaviors while finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. Each week Shane illuminates a new area of research for the show’s 50,000 loyal listeners, earning a 5-star rating on iTunes. Shane’s unique background, comedy, and personal philosophies have also made him a popular guest on other top podcasts like Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Bertcast and more. GuestsKeely ReesKeely Rees is Professor & Director in the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Keely’s research and teaching has focused on numerous issues in the health field for over 20 years. Her research has focused on prenatal care, exercise prescription and behaviors during and after pregnancy, social support for pre-conception and prenatal nutrition, tobacco use during pregnancy, and sexuality education and advocacy for young children, teens, and parents, and exercise adherence, nutrition and wellness consultation for adults. Keely teaches health policy & advocacy, motivational interviewing, grant-seeking, and women’s health courses, trainings, and workshops in universities, hospital, schools. Dr. Rees has taught internationally in Ireland, Spain and Costa Rica with other universities, researchers, and organizations identifying ways to better prepare health educators in the field.Ryan A. McKelleyRyan A. McKelley, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and associate chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He teaches courses on health psychology, behavior modification, abnormal psychology, group counseling, and men and masculinities. He has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, mostly in the area of men and masculinities. Specific research and presentation topics include men’s help-seeking, alternative treatment models, non-traditional work and family roles, fatherhood, men and depression, marketing mental health, and health psychology. Dr. McKelley has provided clinical services in several different clinical settings, and currently maintains a small private practice providing individual therapy and clinical supervision. He is the President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities, a division of the American Psychological Association. His wife and two daughters are a daily reminder of the important role men have in co-creating a more compassionate and connected world.Joseph JamesBorn and raised in La Crosse, the magic of Joseph James has been doing magic and wowing his friends and fans for 13 years. Whether it's by making a card change right before your eyes, making a ring float in thin air, or by making a coin vanish, his magic is sure to impress and entertain. Doors at 6:30/Show 7:30 $15 adv/$22 DOS ($12 early bird tickets through Dec 8) 21+
Shane Mauss Stand Up Science at Cavalier Theater Thu, Jan 3rd 2019
7:30 PM — 9:30 PM
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The Weepies at Cavalier Theater

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The Weepies at Cavalier Theater Sat, Dec 8th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Two Day Holiday/Black Friday Record Sale at Cavalier Theater

The Cavalier will be opening on Black Friday and Saturday for one of our ongoing record sales. We have over 1000 curated titles from many genres and eras, all are factory sealed new pressings, most are 180 gram vinyl. Proceeds from our records sales go to fund bringing in more concerts in the theater. We will be giving out a free ticket to a concert of your choice with the purchase of 5 records. Give the gift of music for the Holidays season! Friday 12:00pm-8:00pm Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm Please like our Facebook page for a complete listing of our inventory: https://www.facebook.com/Cavalier-Record-Store-888470614875558/?modal=admin_todo_tour We also do ongoing weekly record sales on Mondays from 5pm-7pm and once a month on Sunday from noon-2pm
Two Day Holiday\/Black Friday Record Sale at Cavalier Theater Fri, Nov 23rd 2018
12:00 PM — 8:00 PM
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HUNKS The Show Male Revue at Cavalier Theater

Age Limit: 21+ TWO 90 MINUTE SHOWSEarly Show: Doors Open: 6:00PMShowtime: 7:00PM-8:30PMLate Show: Doors Open: 9:00PMShowtime: 10:00PM-11:30pmTIXS: $20.00 adv/$25 DOS
HUNKS The Show Male Revue at Cavalier Theater Sat, Nov 17th 2018
7:00 PM — 11:30 PM
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The Floozies: Crown of Horns Tour with SoDown at Cavalier Theater

Just outside the jazz mecca of Kansas City springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas — separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker’s bebop, and the wildfrontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most. Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors. Well versed in everything from Chris Cornell to Kavin sky, the sonic vision shared by the brothers eschews contemporary electronic influences in favor of broader, deeper tastes including Zapp & Roger, Lettuce, and Amon Tobin. That wide-angle view of a century of popular music allows the Hills to remix Toto and The Dead— in the music you can hear reverence for the giants of the past, all the while producing wildly futuristic tunes for the masses to dig now. When the pendulum swung as far as it could away from live instrumentation to laptops, The Floozies rose up to the challenge, swinging as hard as they could in the other direction with neck-snapping, knee-breaking funk so dirty that the gatekeepers stood up, wiped themselves off, and took notice. A bold live show full of sonic exploration and unbreakably deep pocket grooves has landed the brothers on stage with luminaries of the jam world Umphrey’s McGee as readily as electronic elites STS9 and Big Gigantic. Sold out shows across the Country, huge festivalappearances at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, High Sierra, Summercamp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Summerset,Bumbershoot, and headlining Red Rocks shows have continued to cement the duo’s ascent. The Floozies are bringing the funk back, and they’re right on time. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
The Floozies: Crown of Horns Tour with SoDown at Cavalier Theater Tue, Nov 13th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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Suicide Girls Blackhearts Burlesque at Cavalier Theater

VIP Meet and Greet: 5:30 pm (90 minutes before doors)Doors: 7:00 pmShow: 8:00 pmSuicideGirls is bringing back a revamped version of the sexiest show on the planet for 2018! Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen filled with pop-culture references, a high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip tease to make your inner nerd explode with glee. Choreographed by one of their very own – you can see Star Wars, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Star Trek and West World numbers in a insanely sexy reimagined way! VIP tickets include early entry for a meet and greet and photo with the performers, one item autographed by the girls, crowd-free merch shopping and a commemorative VIP laminate lanyard. (* VIP Meet and Greet is 90 minutes before the doors open at 7:00pm and will be at 5:30pm for this show *)21+$20 adv/$25 DOS$50 Premium Seats$60 VIP Add-On
Suicide Girls Blackhearts Burlesque at Cavalier Theater Thu, Nov 1st 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Run Like Hell Pink Floyd Tribute at Cavalier Theater

Run Like Hell celebrates the sights and sounds of one of the world’s most successful and influential bands of all time. Based in St. Paul, MN, this band of six accomplished musicians and vocalists meticulously recreates the unique sound and spectacular visual show of Pink Floyd. The attention to detail and energetic performance recreate the excitement of the original Pink Floyd experience in a way that even the most serious fan can appreciate. Love for Pink Floyd’s music spans the generations and is always a huge hit with any crowd. Relive all the hits from classic albums such as Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here, Meddle, Division Bell, and many others. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $25 All ages
Run Like Hell Pink Floyd Tribute at Cavalier Theater Sat, Oct 20th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Dead Man's Carnival at Cavalier Theater

Dead Mans Carnival returns with live music to accompany numerous cicus performers doing burlesque, aerial lolly pop, puppetry, sword swallowing, human pin cushion, hoops, wings, acrobatics, magic, mayhem and more! $15 $10 Early bird tickets (available until Sept 10) Doors 7:00/Show 8:00
Dead Man's Carnival at Cavalier Theater Fri, Oct 12th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Your Smith with Baum at Cavalier Theater

Returning for her third appearance at the Cavalier, Minneapolis native Your Smith (aka Caroline Smith), relocated to Los Angeles three years ago after signing to Pulse Recording (DRAM, Miike Snow, Gallant, et. al). Inspired by the history of Laurel Canyon and moving through a city that’s been immortalized in music throughout the ages, Smith concocted her own sound, bringing together the funk / R&B “Minneapolis Sound” of her roots and the classic songwriting of the LA folk heroes.  Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, BAUM, is one of the fastest rising stars in the pop game. Originally from New York, she can be described as a songwriter at heart, living within layers of alternative pop and soul. Her lyrics are self-aware and honest, intelligent but understated. Her natural ease as a performer is undeniable and she has an impressive combination of vocal range and dynamics. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $15 adv/$18 DOS All ages
Your Smith with Baum at Cavalier Theater Thu, Oct 11th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Alex Williams at Cavalier Theater

After Alex Williams performed at the Cavalier opening for both Whitey Morgan and the 78's and Shooter Jennings Official, he's making his way back to a room he really loves playing, this time as a headliner. Raised on his grandparents' Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson albums that influenced his playing. He's part of a new breed of upstart outsiders bouncing around Nashville, writing music that at once sounds both modern and traditional, channeling the raw, authentic sound that's made stars out of outlaw singers and red dirt rockers. His live show is a force to be reckoned with, earning him dates with everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Hank Williams Jr. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $12 adv/$15 DOS All ages
Alex Williams at Cavalier Theater Fri, Sep 21st 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Chicago Farmer album release show at Cavalier Theater

Chicago Farmer is the stage name for folk singer Cody Diekhoff. Raised in the small farming Community of Delavan, IL, and influence by Williams, Prime and Guthrie, he is a Midwestern working-class folk musician to the core. Having performed at several venues and festivals in La Crosse the past few years, Chicago Farmer will be making his Cavalier Theater debut for an album release show. This show is co-sponsored by Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) and the Great River Folk Fest. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $10 All ages
Chicago Farmer album release show at Cavalier Theater Fri, Sep 14th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Tony Furtado at Cavalier Theater

Tony Furtado has been a staple on the west coast bluegrass and roots music scene since the late 80s. Originally from California, and now calling Portland home, Tony released his first album on Rounder Records in 1989 and has put out almost 20 albums since then. A two time winner of National Bluegrass banjo Championship, Tony is a virtuoso on both guitar and banjo, and mixes old timey music with modern northwest indie rock, with flourishes of gypsy jazz, Celtic music and Americana. Performing with artists such as Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and Earl Scruggs, Tony's music has been called a descendent of David Grisman's new grass school, as well as being compared to Ry Cooder and TBone Burnett. Joining Tony is his three time national fiddle champion Luke Price, where the two weave telepathic intricate and dream like melodies on stage together. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $16 adv/$18 DOS All ages
Tony Furtado at Cavalier Theater Thu, Sep 13th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Gemini Syndrome with Code Red Riot at Cavalier Theater

Los Angeles based alternative metal band Gemini Syndrome released their debut album in 2013 on Warner Bros. Records and their sound got compared to such bands as Mudvayne, Five Finger Death Punch and Tool. Their follow up album was released in August of 2016 with several singles getting radio play. In late 2017, Meegs Rascón (formerly of Coal Chamber) joined the original core of Aaron Nordstrom, Brian Steele Medina, and Alessandro Paveri. Code Red Riot from Los Vegas formed in 2015 by Corky G (formerly of OTHERWISE) taking a page from Dave Grohl and switching from drums to front man. They were signed to Sony Music Entertainment and released their debut album this summer. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $15 adv/$18 DOS All ages
Gemini Syndrome with Code Red Riot at Cavalier Theater Fri, Aug 24th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Ward Davis & Sunny Sweeney with Tennessee Jet at Cavalier Theater

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $20/$25 DOS $60 4 packs $100 VIP (includes meet & greet, can cozy, and autographed CD)
Ward Davis & Sunny Sweeney with Tennessee Jet at Cavalier Theater Wed, Aug 22nd 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue at Cavalier Theater

Doors 7:00/Show 8:00 $10 adv/$15 DOS 21+
Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue at Cavalier Theater Sat, Aug 18th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Pokey LaFarge at Cavalier Theater

Pokey LaFarge grew up around St Louis, and at 17 set off to hitch hike cross the country busking on the streets. He and his band are artfully dodgy ambassadors for old-time music, presenting and representing the glories of hot swing, early jazz and ragtime blues who have made riverboat chic cool again. His music evokes the old-timey spirit of a thousand crackling 78 RPM records, and even when you encounter him face to face, he seems to gaze at you out of a dusty archival photo. Maybe the effect wouldn't be so jarring if LaFarge's music felt inauthentic in some unsettling way. But his albums never feel like cheap exercises in nostalgia, in part because LaFarge directs his old-fashioned sensibilities in the service of sharp, infectious new material. It feels strange to listen to his work on a CD, but his songs aren't stiffly posed wax-museum sculptures. Their energy makes them feel new and alive. Pokey has released 8 albums, two of which have been awarded The Independent Music Awards for Best Americana Album, and Jack White produced an EP in 2011, followed by signing Pokey to his label Third Man Records to release a full length album and invited him to open for him on tour as well as back him on a song for his album. His last two albums have been released on Rounder Records, his most recent last year "Manic Revelations". Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $20 adv/$25 DOS All ages
Pokey LaFarge at Cavalier Theater Fri, Aug 10th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Shane Mauss at Cavalier Theater

Shane Mauss is coming home for his 20 year high school reunion. Seems like the perfect opportunity for some comedy. Originally from Onalaska, Shane Mauss caught his first break when he was awarded ‘Best Stand-Up” at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007.  This led to his TV debut and first of five appearances on Conan.   Since then he’s been on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, a Netflix special ‘Mating Season’, Comedy Central ‘Presents’ ‘Live at Gotham’ and ‘This Is Not Happening’, three albums and more.   Shane has also been getting a lot of attention as a popular guest on podcasts such as Marc Maron’s WTF, Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, TOFOP, Crabfeast, Never Not Funny, Keith and The Girl. His favorite thing to do while traveling around the country is to find scientists in the area to interview for his podcast ‘Here We Are’. The podcast explores psychology, sociology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, evolution, marketing and all things related to the meanings of life. Doors 7:00/Show 8:00 $10 adv/$15 DOS 21+
Shane Mauss at Cavalier Theater Fri, Jul 27th 2018
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
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Shooter Jennings with Alex Williams at Cavalier Theater

Shooter Jennings lived the first few years of his life in a crib on his parents' tour bus (Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter) surrounded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. By age five, he was playing drums. At 8 years old, he began taking piano lessons. He started playing guitar at fourteen and on occasion he'd play percussion in his father's band. At the age of 22, Shooter left Nashville to move to Los Angeles where he played in rock band called Stargunn for 3 years, and was asked to front Velvet Revolver upon the band's breakup. Shooter instead chose to go solo and pursue a career in southern rock flavored outlaw country music, releasing a dozen albums including one with his country music royalty father. Since 2005, Shooter Jennings has been hosting a radio show on SriusXM's Outlaw Country station entitled "Shooter Jenning's Electric Rodeo." Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $23 adv/$25 DOS All ages
Shooter Jennings with Alex Williams at Cavalier Theater Fri, Jul 13th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Larkin Poe at Cavalier Theater

Larkin Poe is a roots rock 'n roll sister duo comprised of Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell - descendants of tortured artist and creative genius, Edgar Allen Poe. At a young age, the girls were classically trained on violin and piano while being exposed to classic rock icons including Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd. Rebecca (lead singer) now plays lead guitar and Megan (harmony vocals) contributes on lapsteel. After experimenting with an array of musical styles, they found a way to blend together a sound that channels their distinct voice. The duo has previously hit the road as opening and backing bands for Conor Oberst, Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and Elvis Costello who praises that “they have a head start on the rest of us with the unique power and beauty of sibling harmony”. Larkin Poe are currently working on their next album. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $20 adv/$22 DOS VIP $20 GA + $75 (limit 30) All ages Larkin Poe – Meet & Greet Package Includes: •One general admission ticket •Early entry into the venue •Exclusive preshow meet & greet with Larkin Poe •Personal photograph with Larkin Poe •Access to private and intimate preshow acoustic performance and Q&A •Autographed Larkin Poe poster •Official meet & greet laminate •Limited availability
Larkin Poe at Cavalier Theater Wed, Jun 20th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Trevor Hall at Cavalier Theater

Trevor Hall realized at a very young age that music was more than just a passion. As an eleven year old, playing harmonica beside his father in the cradle of the weeping willows of South Carolina, music quickly became his most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet. In his elementary years, he began to write his own songs and perform them locally.  At sixteen he recorded his first record, and the following year he left South Carolina to study classical guitar at Idyllwild Arts Academy, an international boarding school east of Los Angeles. There, Trevor was introduced to yoga and certain spiritual practices found in India, which greatly influenced his music and his life journey. During his senior year, Trevor signed a record deal with Geffen Records and his career as a musician formally began.  Trevor quickly broke through the music scene, with such early accomplishments in his career as having a song recorded on the Shrek the Third soundtrack, as well as joining a series of sold-out tours with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Colbie Callait. Trevor’s quick rise on the scene, however, was ripe with challenges that conflicted with his spiritual life and devotional practice. In order to parallel his life’s path with the messages in his music, Trevor moved into a traditional Hindu ashram in Southern California in 2008. When not on tour, he lived as a monk and devoted his days to spiritual practice and service. His involvement with the temple affected his music and his music quickly became his practice.  Trevor Hall’s music – an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting – echo with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple, a place where he can share in the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience. Trevor’s annual trips to India also continue to serve as a source of creativity and motivation for his music. The precious lessons and experiences that he has harvested from his journeys East have moved Trevor to return a service to those whom have colored his music and his life so beautifully. Trevor uses donations collected at his live shows to help support an ashram in Allahabad, India, the home of his Guru, where underprivileged and orphaned boys and girls are given the chance at a better life and a traditional Vedic education.  Trevor’s self-titled debut album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at #7 in 2009. It featured the single “Unity,” written and performed with his longtime friend, Matisyahu. Trevor was named one of the Top 20 New Artists by Music Connection magazine and in 2010 MTV named him one of the twenty emerging artists.  His follow up album, Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, was released in 2011 and debuted on the iTunes Rock Chart at #3, iTunes Top Albums at #12 and #8 on Amazon Movers & Shakers. The featured single, “Brand New Day” was used as the music bed for the CBS This Morning Show.  In 2013 at the age of 26, after touring consistently for ten years, Trevor decided to take a break from the stage and go on an extended pilgrimage to India. There he spent many weeks studying under a classical Baul musician born and trained in the villages of Bengal. Trevor returned from his trip and retreated deep into the green mountains of Vermont and Maine where he spilled all that he had learnt onto the page and into song, resulting in the release of Chapter of the Forest in 2014. It debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and #17 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart.  His latest album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in LA, was released August 21, 2015. It debuted at #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. KALA marks the final chapter in a trilogy that chronicles Trevor’s spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. “It’s a graceful amalgam of styles by a musician who loves to embrace the music of the world.” (Popmatters)  
Trevor Hall at Cavalier Theater Thu, Jun 14th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Banvaas (The Exile) at Cavalier Theater

The Cultural Heritage Association of India (CHAI) presents a play written and directed by La Crosse resident Vikas Patnaik. Banvaas (The Exile) is a drama excerpt from the great Indian epic of Ramayana, about a palace intrigue that led to the ouster of a young prince, and the unfolding story that has epitomized a filial value system for more than 3000 years Doors at 6:30/Curtain at 7:00 $10 All ages
Banvaas (The Exile) at Cavalier Theater Sun, Apr 29th 2018
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
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Reed Grimm album release show with Julica Rose at Cavalier Theater

Doors 6:00/Music 7:00 $18 adv/$20 DOS/$25 adv VIP (includes a CD) All ages
Reed Grimm album release show with Julica Rose at Cavalier Theater Fri, Apr 27th 2018
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
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Willie Watson with Katie Pruitt & Andy Hughes at Cavalier Theater

For nearly two decades, Willie Watson, an original founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveller, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. Southern gospel. Railroad songs. Delta blues. Irish fiddle tunes. Appalachian music are all a part of the full range of Willie Watson’s artistry. Since parting ways with his former band to become a solo act, this multiple instrumentalist has frequently partnered with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings to perform as a trio, as well as putting out two albums, his latest "Folksinger Vol. 2" that came out in late 2017, which he is touring to promote. Katie Pruitt is a young, talented, and fiercely passionate songwriter within Nashville’s music community. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Katie wholeheartedly embraced her new city and for the past three years has swiftly built a reputation around her dynamic vocals and soulful, bluesy sound. Andy Hughes is a beloved native son to the area and has long been a crowd favorite fronting his band TUGG. With his solo debut release in 2017, "Heartland and Heartaches", he expanded his repertoire for as a songwriter towards a more introspective Americana folk sound. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $15 adv/$18 DOS All ages
Willie Watson with Katie Pruitt & Andy Hughes at Cavalier Theater Thu, Apr 26th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque at Cavalier Theater

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in over six countries, and has been touring since 2003! Don’t miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour! SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million pinup-style photographs on the premier, members-only social network SuicideGirls.com. Check out blackheartburlesque.com for more information about the tour and to see where the girls are headed next! Doors 7:00/Show 8:00 $20 adv/$25 DOS $50 Premium Seats $60 VIP Add-On* 21+ *VIP tickets include early entry for a meet and greet and photo with the performers, one item autographed by the girls, crowd-free merch shopping and a commemorative VIP laminate lanyard. (* VIP Meet and Greet is at 7pm for this show *)
Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque at Cavalier Theater Wed, Apr 25th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Manic Focus with Artifakts at Cavalier Theater

The Cavalier Theater in conjunction with Azara welcome in Manic Focus!! Manic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that’s entirely his own. Over the last 6 years, JmaC has released five full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. He has also completed a slew of official remixes for artists such as GRiZ, The Floozies, Lettuce, Minnesota and Pretty Lights, and released several works with Pretty Lights Music veterans Break Science. On the road, JmaC has been steadily building his live performance to include additional musicians and elements of production. Jacob Barinholtz is now a mainstay on the drums, and other musical co-conspirators join the two on select dates around the country. He’s also been known to incorporate surprise guests such as Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli, GRiZ, The Floozies’ Matt Hill, and Russ Liquid, to name a few. Occasionally, fans are treated to the rare live fusion of Break Science and Manic Focus, taking the stage as Manic Science. Recent live highlights include performances at The Gorge Amphitheater in WA and Red Rocks Amphitheater in CO, both dates as support for Pretty Lights. Summer 2017 has seen performances from Manic Focus at Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, and Summer Set Music Festival, to name a few. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $12 Adv/$15 DOS 18+ ($5 surcharge at the door for 18-20 year olds)
Manic Focus with Artifakts at Cavalier Theater Thu, Apr 19th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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Dessa with MONAKR at Cavalier Theater

Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations—her résumé as a musician includes performances at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury Festival (official), co-compositions for 100-voice choir, performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, and a top-200 entry on the Billboard charts for her album Parts of Speech. She contributed to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape; her track, "Congratulations," notched over 5 million streams. As a writer, she’s been published by The New York Times (Magazine), broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, published two literary collections of her own, and is set to release her first hardcover collection with Dutton Books in the fall of 2018. She's been covered by Pitchfork, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal amongst others. The Los Angeles Times says Dessa “sounds like no one else.” The Utne Reader calls her a “one-woman powerhouse.” On the stage and on the page, her style is defined by a ferocity, wit, tenderness, and candor. Dessa’s third full-length album Chime (Doomtree Records) was listed by NPR as one of 2018’s most anticipated albums. In March, she embarks on a world tour through the US, Europe, and Asia. Chicago-based MONAKR formed in 2014 as a collaboration between former members of indie pop band Hey Champ (Saam Hagshenas and Jonathan Marks) and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Matthew Santos. Largely inspired by the Peter Gabriel flavored electro-pop-rock of the ’80s, MONAKR’s music couples with dark R&B and the moody trip-hop of the late ’90s. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $15 Adv/$18 DOS All ages
Dessa with MONAKR at Cavalier Theater Thu, Mar 29th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Midnight River Choir at Cavalier Theater

The story of Midnight River Choir is proof that sometimes great bands just happen. One night, four strangers ended up on a late night float trip down the Guadalupe River. As they made their way down the river singing songs, the beautiful harmonies floated into the heads of sleeping campers. The next morning, the boys overheard a man telling a friend that he was “awakened by a midnight river choir.” That was all it took. They are not related to each other. They are not a pre-arranged group. They are not session players. They did not meet at a writing appointment set up by executives sporting spray-on tans and wearing their shirts unbuttoned to their belly buttons. Quite the contrary, in fact. Midnight River Choir is one of the most organically grown bands traveling the highways these days. Drawn together out of mutual respect for each others’ talents and the common thread of passion for creating soulful music (and the Guadalupe River) they have established themselves as a “must see” in markets across the United States. With local support from The Howl Inn and 61 Rumors Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $10 All ages
Midnight River Choir at Cavalier Theater Sat, Mar 24th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Devin the Dude at Cavalier Theater

Devin The Dude is regularly regarded as Houston hip hop's "best kept secret". A critically-acclaimed rapper appealing to the smoker's set, Devin The Dude has amassed a loyal fanbase in the underground hip-hop scene for over two decades, starting off as one-third of the Rap-A-Lot Records group, The Odd Squad. Scarface saw talent in him, and persuaded him to become a solo act, leading to Dev's first solo album, "The Dude", back in 1998. Since then, Devin has worked with a slew of the top rappers in the game, from Snoop Dogg to André 3000 to Lil Wayne, to just name a few. For a man who has been in the game longer than some rappers have lived, the Houston native has consistently put in quality work, and is now on his 9th album, "Acoustic Levitation" that was released in 2017 after taking a three year break from hip hop. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $15 adv/$20 DOS 18+
Devin the Dude at Cavalier Theater Fri, Mar 23rd 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Todd Snider at Cavalier Theater

$25 Adv/$30 DOS Doors 6:30/Music 7:30 After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, in the mid-1980s and establishing residency at a club named the Daily Planet, Snider was discovered by Keith Sykes, a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band. A longtime acquaintance of John Prine and Walker, Sykes began to work with Snider to help advance his career. Prine hired him as an assistant and then invited him to open shows. In time, Buffett heard Snider's demo tapes and signed him to his own label. On his music, Snider has said "I was just trying to come up with the best ... most open hearted ... well-thought-out lyrics I could come up with. I wanted every song to be sad and funny at the same time, vulnerable and entertaining at the same time, personal and universal at the same time. I wanted every song to be as uniquely written as possible and then I wanted to perform them in a studio loose and rugged and hopefully as uniquely as I could.
Todd Snider at Cavalier Theater Sat, Mar 17th 2018
7:30 PM — 10:30 PM
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Hackensaw Boys at Cavalier Theater

For 17 years, the Hackensaw Boys have plowed the asphalt, bringing their raw, gritty version of American roots music to the venues and streets that originally inspired them. Born in Virginia, along the same routes as fellow road warriors/street buskers Old Crow Medicine Show, the Hackensaw Boys have at times operated more as a collective than a band, sometimes boasting up to twenty members. What’s kept them together is a burning hot vision of American roots music brought kicking and screaming into a new age, fueled as much by a rowdy punk spirit as by the traditional masters that first inspired them.Tickets also available at People's Food Co-op and Deaf Ear Records Doors 7:00/Show 8:00$12 adv/$15 DOSAll ages
Hackensaw Boys at Cavalier Theater Thu, Mar 15th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Dirkschneider at Cavalier Theater

Legendary progenerators of speed and thrash metal, Udo Dirkschneider's pioneering work with German heavy metal band Accept helped pave the way for many of the developements in the 80s and beyond. With a career that started in the late 60s, and reaching a pinnacle in 1983 with the release of their fifth album, the certified gold "Balls to the Wall" and hit title song. Dirkschneider has continued touring the globe as a revered heavy metal front man with a backing band that take a backseat to nobody.6:00pm$25All ages
Dirkschneider at Cavalier Theater Sun, Mar 11th 2018
6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
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Prof's Day Off Tour at Cavalier Theater

Prof's Day Off Tour featuring: Dwynell Roland, Cashinova, Willie Wonka & Local Guests. **Special Note**  The day after the show, Prof and Crew spend the entire day in your city. He will be getting lit & turnt, doing activities while kicking it with you, the locals. Doors at 7:00pm, Music at 8:00pm $15 in advance/$20 at the door Age: 21+
Prof's Day Off Tour at Cavalier Theater Fri, Mar 2nd 2018
8:00 PM — 11:30 PM
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Sunny Sweeney at Cavalier Theater

Sunny Sweeney from Austin, Texas brings wit and honesty into her confessional, complex songwriting for grown-ups, still whiskey-drenched and honk-tonk-ready. Drugs, death, the ex-wife, drinking, devotion, and longing for a child: it’s all here, raw and real. It seem like the world is more open now than ever before to smart women singing smart country. It’s about time. Sweeney is a veteran of the trade, and has logged her miles the old-school way. A three-year residency at the Poodle Dog Lounge in Austin––“It was a dump,” she says. “They didn’t even have a credit card machine or liquor license.”––along with improv and stand-up comedy experience went a long way toward teaching her how to hold a room of cynical drunks in the palm of her hand. The mastery of holes in the wall, major label stint, and serious songwriting chops make Sweeney something of a rarity: an artist with barroom cred, mainstream validation, and songs meaty enough for listening rooms. Or, as Rolling Stone put it in September 2016: “Sweeney is one of the rare entertainers who can hold her own at CMA Fest as well as the Americana Fest.” Her appearance at the Cavalier will come fresh off a tour with Cody Jinks and right before a run of shows opening for Miranda Lambert that illustrates Rolling Stone's point. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 21+ General Admission $20 Adv/$25 DOS 4 Pack of tickets $60 VIP $75 *VIP includes a can coozy, concert laminate, signed copy of her CD, a ticket to the show, and a meet and greet with Sunny
Sunny Sweeney at Cavalier Theater Thu, Mar 1st 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Whitey Morgan with Alex Williams at Cavalier Theater

Hailing from the hard hit, economically depressed Flint, Michigan that has shaped his songwriting, Whitey Morgan and the 78's play a road tested and whiskey soaked brand of outlaw honky tonk country that is dirty and dangerous. Since forming in 2005 and cutting their teeth in the Detroit music scene, they quickly became established as a live band to be reckoned with, playing on average 200 shows a year while releasing 3 albums. Alex Williams was raised on his grandparents' Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson albums that influenced his playing. He's part of a new breed of upstart outsiders bouncing around Nashville, writing music that at once sounds both modern and traditional, channeling the raw, authentic sound that's made stars out of outlaw singers and red dirt rockers. His live show is a force to be reckoned with, earning him dates with everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Hank Williams Jr.. Doors 7:00pm/Music 8:00pm All ages $20 4 pack of tickets for $65 VIP $75 VIP ticket includes the following: 1 VIP Laminate, an Autographed CD from Whitey Morgan, A VIP Koozie from Whitey Morgan, a ticket to the show, and a private Meet and Greet with Whitey Morgan.
Whitey Morgan with Alex Williams at Cavalier Theater Sat, Feb 17th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag at Cavalier Theater

The Schwag is a band dedicated to carrying on the music and the vibe of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 as a local St. Louis-based Dead tribute, the group began touring after the 1995 death of Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, and has played more than 2,500 shows in 18 states, with an average of 150 shows a year, and a working repertoire of 200 songs. In 1997, The Schwag began their own self-produced festivals, Schwagstocks. After holding the events at progressively larger venues in Missouri, in 2004 bassist and founding member Jimmy Tebeau and his wife Tiffany Tebeau purchased Camp Zoe, a 330-acre former youth camp near Salem, Mo., in the heart of the Ozarks, to serve as a permanent home for Schwagstock. In 2005, Schwagstocks and other festivals at Zoe drew more than 30,000 people to the site, and the first event of 2006, Schwagstock 29, drew a crowd of more than 7,500. Besides music, festival-goers enjoy swimming in the creek that runs through the property, canoe trips in the nearby Ozark National Scenic Riverways, on-site camping, nightly drum circles and bonfires, and shopping from the vendors on the site's "Shakedown Street." Besides bassist-vocalist Tebeau, the group's members are Stu Allen, guitar and vocals; and Brian Sigmund, drums. Several Schwag members have extensive jazz training, and the band's live performances emphasize improvisation and spontaneity. Like the Dead, The Schwag operates without set lists. Its only rules are to avoid repeating songs from recent shows and to give high-energy performances that encourage dancing and good vibes. The Schwag is an established group that has attracted some prominent members of the jam-band community to sit in on their sets, including Merl Saunders, the late Johnny Johnson, Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers, Mike Gordon of Phish, Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Vince Herman and Drew Emmit of Leftover Salmon; Bill Nershi, Michael Kang, Michael Travis, and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident; Melvin Seals of JGB, Scott Law, Pete Sears, Chuck Berry, the late Vince Welnick, and many other great players. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $10 adv/$15 DOS Age: 18+
Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag at Cavalier Theater Sat, Feb 10th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:30 PM
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Hayes Carll at Cavalier Theater

Hayes Carll is at the forefront of a generation of American singer/songwriters. A Texas native, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plain-spoken poetry and sarcastic humor. He was nominated for a 2016 Grammy award for Best Country Song, and American Songwriter awarded him with Song of the Year for “Another Like You” in 2011, the same year he was nominated for Artist of the Year at the Americana Awards. This march, Hayes swept the 2016-2017 Austin Music Awards including taking home the Austin Musician of the Year Tickets available at People's Food Co-op, Deaf Ear Records and online at: Doors at 7:00/Music at 8:00 $20 adv/$22 DOS All ages
Hayes Carll at Cavalier Theater Sat, Dec 16th 2017
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Dead Man's Carnival: Tom Waits Circus Tribute at Cavalier Theater

A live music circus tribute to Tom Waits in celebration of the 30th anniversary of "Frank's Wild Years" that includes a six piece band with 25 different instruments with numerous circus performers doing burlesque, aerial lolly pop, puppetry, swords, human pin cushion, hoops, wings, acrobatics, magic, mayhem and more! Doors at 7:00pm/Music at 8:00pm All ages $20
Dead Man's Carnival: Tom Waits Circus Tribute at Cavalier Theater Fri, Dec 8th 2017
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Sat, June 15th 2019

Sonic Cabaret Presents Women of Rock at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Jun 15th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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The Women of Rock Sonic Cabaret showcases a powerhouse of local Women coming together and celebrating the women of rock that have impacted their music thru the years.  

Irene Keenan produces and leads the group thru a musical journey of power and passion, showcasing the music that has changed the world of rock forever.  

Come join the Women of Rock for a stunning show! 

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Fri, June 7th 2019

Har Mar Superstar at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Jun 7th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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The contemporary R&B/indie rock hero Har Mar Superstar will be bringing his incredibly soulful voice and must be seen to believe stage antics that have gotten him invitations to tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Tenacious D, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Father John Misty and Incubus to the Cavalier Theater. As if that A-list shoulder rubbing wasn't enough, Har Mar Superstar is also a member of the Minneapolis based supergroup GAYNGS along with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame, Doomtree members P.O.S and Dessa, @Policia, SOLID GOLD, The Rosebuds and Megafaun as well as being a member and songwriter of the Macaulay Culkin band The Pizza Underground, had acting roles in several movies including Starsky & Hutch, Whip It and Pitch Perfect and has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also has songwriting credits for pop stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Osbourne and an infamous rejection from Brıtney Spears. His weekly podcast Nocturnal Emotions with Har Mar Superstar has been going strong since 2012, and if all of that wasn't enough, Minneapolis mayor declared Friday September 20, 2013 as "Har Mar Superstar Day"

Doors 7:00pm/Music 8:00pm
$15 adv/$18 DOS
All Ages

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Sat, April 27th 2019

Todd Snider at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Apr 27th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 Todd Snider

One morning near the end of August, Todd Snider was relaxing with a visitor on the back porch of his house just outside Nashville, drinking coffee and shooting the breeze while his dog, Cowboy Jim, took a nap nearby. After awhile, Snider said to his guest, “I’ve got an album’s worth of songs, and I think the songs are telling me to make a folk record.” This was a surprising bit of news considering he had spent the last six years making rock albums of one kind or another. But Snider was feeling as if he had “maybe drifted too far from the shore.” He was feeling the pull to startover, to go back to what he was doing when he first began, to return to his roots as a folksinger. If Snider needed any further evidence that was the direction he should pursue, he got it a half hour later. Back inside his home office, he checked his email and had one from his manager informing him he had just received an offer to play the 2019 Newport Folk Festival, an event he had never done. Snider mentioned he had been listening to Woody Guthrie’s Library of Congress Recordings, then crossed the room to the turntable and put the needle down on side one of the record. “Woody Guthrie sometimes gets me reset on why you do a song, instead of how, ”Snider explains of the man who has long been a touchstone for him. “When I was young, there was something about him that made me want to do it. So once or twice a year, I’ll go back to him, I’ll go back to the source.” Guthrie famously had the words “This machine kills fascists” printed on his guitar, and on several of the songs on Snider’s new album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3, he squarely aims his guitar at the creeping fascism he sees in America. He had been wanting to make a political record since 2016, and although only half the songs lean in that direction, there is one constant throughout the album: a man, his guitar, and the truth.

Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation’s most gifted and engaging songwriters, so it’s no surprise he has returned with a brilliant set of songs — and make no mistake, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 contains some of his best work as a writer. But what really jumps out on the album is Snider’s growth as a musician and vocalist. He plays all the instruments on the record, and his guitar work and harmonica playing are nothing short of exceptional; not only full of feeling, but highly skilled. In regards to his guitar playing on the record, Snider says he wanted to take everything he’s learned over the past 30 years and play the way he used to play really well. As far as his vocals on the album are concerned, Snider is singing with more confidence than ever, a confidence born in part from his time with Hard Working Americans doing nothing but sing. His stirring vocal performances range from slurring blues mumble to Dylanesque talking blues to gravely, honest ache. Of the five songs on which Snider serves up his humorous brand of socio-political commentary, three are performed in the talking blues style: “Talking Reality Television Blues,” a hilariously accurate short history of television; “The Blues on Banjo,” a bad case of the blues caused by the sorry state of everything from the crooked international monetary-military-industrial complex to the spineless politicians who serve it and which references “Blue Suede Shoes,” Richard Lewis, and Townes Van Zandt; and “A Timeless Response to Current Events,” a brilliant bit of wordplay on which he calls bullshit on faux patriotism, crooked capitalism, and lying politicians. Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires contributed backing vocals on the latter two songs. There are two other songs on the album featuring Snider’s socio-political points of view: “Just Like Overnight,” about the surprising inevitability of change, and “Framed,” written from the point of view of the framed "first dollar bill" in a bar, a point of view that shows doing the right thing doesn't pay. There also are three songs with a music theme. If not for the events that led to the writing of one of those songs, “The Ghost of Johnny Cash,” there almost certainly would be no Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. After a visit to Cash Cabin Studio for a Loretta Lynn session in 2015 where she recorded a song they cowrote, Snider began having a recurring dream about the studio that featured the Man in Black himself. The dream led him to book time at the studio and ultimately inspired him to write “The Ghost of Johnny Cash,” which tells the story of Loretta Lynn dancing with Cash’s ghost outside the studio in the middle of the night. As he did on much of the record, Snider played the century-old Martin that had long been Johnny Cash’s favorite instrument on that song. Snider paid tribute to Cash’s longtime friend and confidante in another of the music-themed songs, “Cowboy Jack Clement’s Waltz. ”Inspired by the iconic recordman’s oft-quoted maxims regarding the art of recording, the song achingly laments Clement’s passing, while touchingly celebrating his legacy. The album opens with the other song with a music theme, “Working on a Song.” It’s an existential exercise, a song Snider wrote about writing a song called “Where Do I Go Now That I’m Gone,” an idea he actually has been working on for thirty years, but which remains unfinished. There are also two songs that are personal in nature: “Watering Flowers in the Rain,” which was inspired by a former associate of Snider’s whose nickname was “Elvis,” and “Like a Force of Nature,” a philosophical reflection on the orbital nature of friendships. Isbell also added harmony vocals to “Like a Force of Nature.” If Snider is anything, he is a true artist, and he reminds us of that on Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. At a point in time when the world has never been more complicated and confusing, with people getting louder and louder, Snider did a 180, went back to his roots as a folksinger, to a simpler, quieter form of expression; and it might be what the world is waiting to hear: just a man, his guitar, and the truth.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$25 adv/$30 DOS
All ages
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Thu, April 25th 2019

Son Volt at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Apr 25th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Hugely influential alt-country pioneers Son Volt will be stopping by the Cavalier Theater while on tour to promote their heavily anticipated new album "Union" which will be out March 29th. Son Volt's music ranges from quiet folk/country ballads reminiscent of Bob Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" album, to barhouse rockers in the spirit of Neil Young with Crazy Horse. Critically acclaimed and with a ferverant loyal following, Son Volt have been one of the most revered roots rock Americana bands over the past twenty years.

Doors 7:00 / Music 8:00

$20 adv / $25 DOS

All ages

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Sat, April 13th 2019

Dead Man's Carnival's Burlesque Tribute to Tom Waits




Cavalier Theater Sat, Apr 13th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Dead Mans Carnival will be doing another run of their original circus play "Yesterday is Here". It's a live music circus burlesque tribute to Tom Waits (and his "Frank's Wild Years" album).

Featuring...

Human oddities, Stage illusions, Aerial dance, Feats of strength, Sultry striptease, Circus Sideshow, Puppetry, Comedy, Bubbles, and 6 musicians on dozens of vintage instruments!

Tickets available online at:

Doors 7:00/Show 8:00
$10
+18
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Fri, March 29th 2019

Leo Kottke at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Mar 29th 2019
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
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Leo Kottke is an iconic acoustic guitarist widely revered as a master of his instrument. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Focusing primarily on instrumental composition and playing, Kottke also sings sporadically, in an unconventional yet expressive baritone described by himself as sounding like "geese farts on a muggy day". In concert, Kottke intersperses humorous and often bizarre monologues with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played solo on his 6- and 12-string guitars.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
GA Seating: $35 Adv/$40 DOS
Premium Seating: $50 Adv/$55 DOS
All ages
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Sat, March 9th 2019

Mason Jennings at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Mar 9th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Mason Jennings was born on the Island of Hawaii, but at an early age his family moved to the opposite of tropical, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At 13, he started playing guitar and writing songs. Mason later dropped out of high school and decided to move to Minneapolis to pursue his musical career. Jennings made this decision after a friend of his father’s sent him cassette tapes of the Replacements, Jayhawks, and Prince. After non-stop listening he felt like it would be a great home for his music. 

Jennings produced his self-titled debut album in 1997 on a Tascam analog four-track in the living room of a rented home, playing all instruments himself. In October 1998, he began a weekly gig at Minneapolis' 400 Bar. The two-week gig ended up lasting four months. 

Birds Flying Away, Mason's second record, revealed his penchant for singing first-person narratives of imaginary rustic characters. In 2002, Jennings released a studio album, Century Spring, and a "fans only" collection of acoustic songs, Simple Life. Mason released all three albums (and re-released his earlier albums) on his own record label, Architect Records.

In 2004, Mason released Use Your Voice, which included the songs "Keepin' It Real," ostensibly written at the request of Shrek 2 producers (but not used in the film), and "The Ballad of Paul and Sheila," an acoustic dirge for late Minnesota senator Paul Wellstone. Later that year came a DVD entitled Use Your Van, which chronicled the recording of Use Your Voice and the promotional tour that followed. Andy Grund filmed the DVD.

In June of 2005, Jennings signed with Glacial Pace, a subsidiary of Sony's Epic Records headed by Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock. Minnesota's Star Tribune credited Brock with convincing Mason to sign after he opened for several Modest Mouse shows in 2004. Jennings had long avoided the major labels, citing desires to maintain creative control and dodge big-label politics.

Mason recorded his sixth album, Boneclouds, at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN with producer Noah Georgeson. Jennings recorded two Bob Dylan songs "The Times They Are A-Changin'" and "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" which Christian Bale lip-synched in the film “I'm Not There”.

In early 2008, Mason signed with Jack Johnson's record label, Brushfire Records. Jennings released In the Ever in May 2008. The title was inspired by his son referring to where he was before he was born as, "In the ever". Blood of Man soon followed and received a coveted 4-Star review in Rolling Stone, who also cited, “What makes Mason Jennings one of the best singer songwriters you’ve never heard of is his ragged intimate voice and his simple ruminations on God, war, hope and gratitude.”

In 2010, Live at First Ave., his first live album, was released. Later that same year, Jennings released The Flood, an album made up of songs he had recorded in the 1990s on a cassette tape he had lost. A friend sent a copy of the tape to Mason and after rediscovering the songs, he decided to re-record them in a stripped down fashion to stay true to their intent. 

In 2011, he released Minnesota, his first new album of original songs since 2009's Blood of Man. The single from the record "Raindrops on the Kitchen Floor” Jennings explains is "one of those songs that kind of wrote itself, I felt the only thing it needed was a secret weapon in the chorus. So I asked my friend, Jason Schwartzman from Coconut Records to help me out."

On November 12, 2013, he released Always Been. The first single from the album was "Lonely Street", was followed by "Wilderness". He released Wild Dark Metal in 2016. He got divorced and after taking some time off to focus on painting, to recover from depression and to heal from agoraphobia, he began touring again. He remarried in 2018 and released an album of love songs inspired by his new relationship, Songs From When We Met, available now.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00

All Ages

$20 adv/$25 DOS

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Sat, February 23rd 2019

Feed the Dog, Barbaro and Andy Hughes & the Mighty Few at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Feb 23rd 2019
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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As part of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) weekend, we're throwing our annual two night party to welcome all the farmers to town.

Feed the Dog (Appleton) is an eclectic and action-packed, high-energy, jam-rock-grass band. The Appleton based group features masterfully crafted fiddle, Kottke like finger pickin' acoustic six and twelve string guitar, funky bass lines, and percussive soul.

Barbaro (Minneapolis/Winona) music is at once lively and intimate, perfect for twirling around the dance floor or cooking with someone you love, with their captivating songwriting, layered over textures pulled from bluegrass, jazz, pop, and country-western.

Andy Hughes and the Mighty Few (La Crosse) is the Americana/folk solo project for the front man of hometown favorites TUGG, with heartfelt lyrics with a country flare inspired by the greats John Prine, Greg Brown and Johnny Cash.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$10
All ages

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Fri, February 22nd 2019

Smokin Bandits & People Brothers Band at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Feb 22nd 2019
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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As part of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) weekend, we're throwing our annual two night party to welcome all the farmers to town.

The People Brothers Band (Madison) are a staple of the Midwest’s vibrant music scene, the PBB have blossomed into a unique brand of Rhythm and Soul dedicated to uplifting the hearts and minds of its friends and fans. The PBB’s core mission is to bring people together by spreading love through music. Coupled with their energetic live shows and infectious stage presence, they are guaranteed to bring the party.

The Smokin Bandits (La Crosse) take a unique combination of Rock & Bluegrass to a jam-like frenzy before bringing you back down with their sweet and well-placed country & Midwestern vocals, the Smokin' Bandits have been a staple on a powerful Midwest music scene with their high-energy form of original music dubbed "Grass n' Roll." The band brings a powerhouse performance each time they take the stage sure to make you move, shake, and promising for every show to be one of different form.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$10
All ages

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Fri, February 15th 2019

HeadCat at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Feb 15th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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HeadCat started when Lemmy (Official Motörhead), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) and rockabilly legend Danny B. Harvey (Rockats) teamed up in 1999 to create a high-energy, take no prisoners combo to remind the world how Rock'n'Roll was supposed to f*ckin sound. For over 16 years Headcat continued doing just that to the accolades of fans worldwide. Since Lemmy's untimely passing in 2015 Slim Jim and Danny B. have put Headcat on hold out of respect for their fallen band mate and have waited until the appropriate time to start performing again.

In Dec 2016 Slim Jim & Danny B. were asked to perform as Headcat in Berlin, the show was a gigantic success and the ensuing outcry for more Headcat shows from fans worldwide was too loud for Slim Jim and Danny B. to ignore. So In early 2017 Slim Jim and Danny B went into the studio with former Morbid Angel frontman and bassist, David Vincent, to record a few songs for future release. The sessions went so well and the new sound of Headcat, with David's deep baritone voice and thunderous bass playing, convinced Slim Jim and Danny B. they had to continue Headcat with David Vincent as vocalist and bassist. Rockabilly or Death Metal, as Headcat has been saying all along, it doesn't matter it's all Rock'n'roll.

So forget all those rock posers, who have nothing new to say, passing themselves off as the real thing. When it come to real Rock'n'Roll these three guys have lived it, breathed it, bled it and have set the lifestyle example that all you rebels, rockers and outcasts should strive to follow……… without further ado we bring you HeadCat!

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$10
All Ages

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Sun, February 10th 2019

Cherub at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sun, Feb 10th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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Beyond the fog of burning blunts, the sea of whiskey, and forest of empties, you’ll find two sweethearts in a Nashville garage. Just as they were yesterday, the day before that, and years prior. Searching for the perfect combination of string plucking, button pushing, and knob turning to craft the ideal sound to make you forget your world and step into theirs. The aforementioned sweethearts are Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber; known to most as "Cherub".

It all began in 2010 at Middle Tennessee State University. The two met as Jason was playing around town with local bands and Jordan was crafting what would become known as their first album, "Man of the Hour". A few years later, it was the song "Doses & Mimosas" that caught the attention of the public and gained the interest of Columbia Records, who signed the duo in 2013. Their 4 year major label run brought their fans two LP’s, "Year of the Caprese" and "Bleed Gold Piss Excellence", while also sending them around the world playing festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Outside Lands, Osheaga, Summer Camp, Summer Sonic, and headlining 4 US tours. Now, a gold record and 130 million Spotify streams later, the bond between them remains "unfuckwithable", as they construct their newest batch of genre-defying anthems.

From the streets of Bangkok, to the dive bars of Nashville, Cherub has been drawing inspiration from everything around them. "Each one of these songs was written and recorded at different times, in different places across the world", says Jason. "It seems to make sense, releasing each new song individually, giving us a chance to take you to where we were in our heads when it was created and pair each track with a something visual to tie it together."

Straying from the common record label strategy of releasing a single or two followed by an album, Cherub has decided to give each new song it’s own time in the sun. "We don’t want anything to get lost", says Jordan. The new collection of work spans multiple genres while still keeping with the same style of addictively playful melodies Cherub fans have grown to love. It’s a "song first, production later" approach at creating music that may bring some ears back to an earlier time in the duo’s existence. "There’s a certain simplicity in these new songs that remind me of the first few Cherub records", says Jason.

There’s no doubt that the latest Cherub efforts will win over their existing audience and draw new listeners to their established brand of debauchery. From your ears to your heart, like searching for room on their bodies for a new tattoo, they’ll find a way.

$25 adv/$30 DOS

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00

All ages

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Thu, January 31st 2019

Gallagher's Jokes On You Comedy Tour at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Jan 31st 2019
8:00 PM — 9:30 PM
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Gallagher's Jokes On You Comedy Tour at Cavalier Theater!

The world's most famous watermelon smasher, Gallagher, was America's #1 comedian for almost 15 years. Joining Gallagher will be Artie Fletcher, one of the entertainment industry's "must-see" performers. Catch them both at Cavailer Theater in La Crosse, and grab a seat in the splatter zone if you dare!

$45 Front Row Seat (Includes free poncho) (Sold Out)
$35 Splash Zone! (Includes free poncho) (Tickets available)
$25 General Admission Seat (Tickets available)

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Thu, January 3rd 2019

Shane Mauss Stand Up Science at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Jan 3rd 2019
7:30 PM — 9:30 PM
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Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + You = Stand Up Science

Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss presents Stand Up Science! Learn and laugh as local scientists, comedians and other special guests join Shane to bring you a one-of-a-kind show that is equal parts ahas and hahas

Stand-up comedy and science have a lot in common. They both reveal truth, change our perceptions, and challenge the status quo. So why are they so underappreciated? Admittedly, comedy sometimes underestimates the intelligence of audiences, catering to the lowest common denominator. And science has the stigma of sometimes being overly complicated, unrelatable or boring. Until now. Funnier and more provocative than TED Talks, while smarter than traditional stand-up comedy, Stand Up Science combines the best of both worlds. This thought-provoking night of laughs will leave you a little smarter, a little happier and send you home with plenty of fuel for your own conversations.

What to Expect:

As your host, Shane kicks the evening off with some of his best material on brainy topics, before introducing special guest speakers and performers. Guests range from Ivy League professors presenting groundbreaking academic research to local stand-up comedians delivering their most cerebral material. At the end of the night, Shane brings all the guests back onstage and opens the floor for a Q&A and interactive discussion with the audience.

About the host and origins of Stand-Up Science:

Shane Mauss leads two lives. In one, he tours full-time as a stand-up comedian. Shane has brought his unique blend of absurdist humor, thoughtful insights and storytelling to cities all over the world, as well as TV spots on Conan, Kimmel, Comedy Central, Showtime, BBC, Epix and more. In his other life as the host of the podcast Here We Are, he’s interviewed over 200 of the world’s leading academic experts about our most fascinating traits and behaviors while finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. Each week Shane illuminates a new area of research for the show’s 50,000 loyal listeners, earning a 5-star rating on iTunes. Shane’s unique background, comedy, and personal philosophies have also made him a popular guest on other top podcasts like Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Bertcast and more.

Guests

Keely Rees

Keely Rees is Professor & Director in the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Keely’s research and teaching has focused on numerous issues in the health field for over 20 years. Her research has focused on prenatal care, exercise prescription and behaviors during and after pregnancy, social support for pre-conception and prenatal nutrition, tobacco use during pregnancy, and sexuality education and advocacy for young children, teens, and parents, and exercise adherence, nutrition and wellness consultation for adults. Keely teaches health policy & advocacy, motivational interviewing, grant-seeking, and women’s health courses, trainings, and workshops in universities, hospital, schools. Dr. Rees has taught internationally in Ireland, Spain and Costa Rica with other universities, researchers, and organizations identifying ways to better prepare health educators in the field.

Ryan A. McKelley

Ryan A. McKelley, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and associate chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He teaches courses on health psychology, behavior modification, abnormal psychology, group counseling, and men and masculinities. He has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, mostly in the area of men and masculinities. Specific research and presentation topics include men’s help-seeking, alternative treatment models, non-traditional work and family roles, fatherhood, men and depression, marketing mental health, and health psychology. Dr. McKelley has provided clinical services in several different clinical settings, and currently maintains a small private practice providing individual therapy and clinical supervision. He is the President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities, a division of the American Psychological Association. His wife and two daughters are a daily reminder of the important role men have in co-creating a more compassionate and connected world.

Joseph James

Born and raised in La Crosse, the magic of Joseph James has been doing magic and wowing his friends and fans for 13 years. Whether it's by making a card change right before your eyes, making a ring float in thin air, or by making a coin vanish, his magic is sure to impress and entertain.

Doors at 6:30/Show 7:30
$15 adv/$22 DOS ($12 early bird tickets through Dec 8)
21+
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Fri, November 23rd 2018

Two Day Holiday/Black Friday Record Sale at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Nov 23rd 2018
12:00 PM — 8:00 PM
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The Cavalier will be opening on Black Friday and Saturday for one of our ongoing record sales. We have over 1000 curated titles from many genres and eras, all are factory sealed new pressings, most are 180 gram vinyl. Proceeds from our records sales go to fund bringing in more concerts in the theater. We will be giving out a free ticket to a concert of your choice with the purchase of 5 records. Give the gift of music for the Holidays season!

Friday 12:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Please like our Facebook page for a complete listing of our inventory: https://www.facebook.com/Cavalier-Record-Store-888470614875558/?modal=admin_todo_tour

We also do ongoing weekly record sales on Mondays from 5pm-7pm and once a month on Sunday from noon-2pm

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Tue, November 13th 2018

The Floozies: Crown of Horns Tour with SoDown at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Tue, Nov 13th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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Just outside the jazz mecca of Kansas City springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas — separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker’s bebop, and the wildfrontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most.

Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors.

Well versed in everything from Chris Cornell to Kavin sky, the sonic vision shared by the brothers eschews contemporary electronic influences in favor of broader, deeper tastes including Zapp & Roger, Lettuce, and Amon Tobin. That wide-angle view of a century of popular music allows the Hills to remix Toto and The Dead— in the music you can hear reverence for the giants of the past, all the while producing wildly futuristic tunes for the masses to dig now.

When the pendulum swung as far as it could away from live instrumentation to laptops, The Floozies rose up to the challenge, swinging as hard as they could in the other direction with neck-snapping, knee-breaking funk so dirty that the gatekeepers stood up, wiped themselves off, and took notice. A bold live show full of sonic exploration and unbreakably deep pocket grooves has landed the brothers on stage with luminaries of the jam world Umphrey’s McGee as readily as electronic elites STS9 and Big Gigantic. Sold out shows across the Country, huge festivalappearances at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, High Sierra, Summercamp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Summerset,Bumbershoot, and headlining Red Rocks shows have continued to cement the duo’s ascent.

The Floozies are bringing the funk back, and they’re right on time.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00

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Thu, November 1st 2018

Suicide Girls Blackhearts Burlesque at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Nov 1st 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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VIP Meet and Greet: 5:30 pm (90 minutes before doors)
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm

SuicideGirls is bringing back a revamped version of the sexiest show on the planet for 2018! Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen filled with pop-culture references, a high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip tease to make your inner nerd explode with glee. Choreographed by one of their very own – you can see Star Wars, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Star Trek and West World numbers in a insanely sexy reimagined way! 

VIP tickets include early entry for a meet and greet and photo with the performers, one item autographed by the girls, crowd-free merch shopping and a commemorative VIP laminate lanyard. (* VIP Meet and Greet is 90 minutes before the doors open at 7:00pm and will be at 5:30pm for this show *)

21+

$20 adv/$25 DOS
$50 Premium Seats
$60 VIP Add-On

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Sat, October 20th 2018

Run Like Hell Pink Floyd Tribute at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Oct 20th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Run Like Hell celebrates the sights and sounds of one of the world’s most successful and influential bands of all time.

Based in St. Paul, MN, this band of six accomplished musicians and vocalists meticulously recreates the unique sound and spectacular visual show of Pink Floyd.

The attention to detail and energetic performance recreate the excitement of the original Pink Floyd experience in a way that even the most serious fan can appreciate.

Love for Pink Floyd’s music spans the generations and is always a huge hit with any crowd. Relive all the hits from classic albums such as Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here, Meddle, Division Bell, and many others.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$25
All ages
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Fri, October 12th 2018

Dead Man's Carnival at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Oct 12th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Dead Mans Carnival returns with live music to accompany numerous cicus performers doing burlesque, aerial lolly pop, puppetry, sword swallowing, human pin cushion, hoops, wings, acrobatics, magic, mayhem and more!

$15
$10 Early bird tickets (available until Sept 10)
Doors 7:00/Show 8:00
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Thu, October 11th 2018

Your Smith with Baum at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Oct 11th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Returning for her third appearance at the Cavalier, Minneapolis native Your Smith (aka Caroline Smith), relocated to Los Angeles three years ago after signing to Pulse Recording (DRAM, Miike Snow, Gallant, et. al). Inspired by the history of Laurel Canyon and moving through a city that’s been immortalized in music throughout the ages, Smith concocted her own sound, bringing together the funk / R&B “Minneapolis Sound” of her roots and the classic songwriting of the LA folk heroes. 

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, BAUM, is one of the fastest rising stars in the pop game. Originally from New York, she can be described as a songwriter at heart, living within layers of alternative pop and soul. Her lyrics are self-aware and
honest, intelligent but understated. Her natural ease as a performer is undeniable and she has an impressive combination of vocal range and dynamics.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$15 adv/$18 DOS
All ages
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Fri, September 21st 2018

Alex Williams at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Sep 21st 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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After Alex Williams performed at the Cavalier opening for both Whitey Morgan and the 78's and Shooter Jennings Official, he's making his way back to a room he really loves playing, this time as a headliner. Raised on his grandparents' Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson albums that influenced his playing. He's part of a new breed of upstart outsiders bouncing around Nashville, writing music that at once sounds both modern and traditional, channeling the raw, authentic sound that's made stars out of outlaw singers and red dirt rockers. His live show is a force to be reckoned with, earning him dates with everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Hank Williams Jr.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$12 adv/$15 DOS
All ages
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Fri, September 14th 2018

Chicago Farmer album release show at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Sep 14th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Chicago Farmer is the stage name for folk singer Cody Diekhoff. Raised in the small farming Community of Delavan, IL, and influence by Williams, Prime and Guthrie, he is a Midwestern working-class folk musician to the core. Having performed at several venues and festivals in La Crosse the past few years, Chicago Farmer will be making his Cavalier Theater debut for an album release show. This show is co-sponsored by Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) and the Great River Folk Fest.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$10
All ages
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Thu, September 13th 2018

Tony Furtado at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Sep 13th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Tony Furtado has been a staple on the west coast bluegrass and roots music scene since the late 80s. Originally from California, and now calling Portland home, Tony released his first album on Rounder Records in 1989 and has put out almost 20 albums since then. A two time winner of National Bluegrass banjo Championship, Tony is a virtuoso on both guitar and banjo, and mixes old timey music with modern northwest indie rock, with flourishes of gypsy jazz, Celtic music and Americana. Performing with artists such as Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and Earl Scruggs, Tony's music has been called a descendent of David Grisman's new grass school, as well as being compared to Ry Cooder and TBone Burnett. Joining Tony is his three time national fiddle champion Luke Price, where the two weave telepathic intricate and dream like melodies on stage together.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$16 adv/$18 DOS
All ages
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Fri, August 24th 2018

Gemini Syndrome with Code Red Riot at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Aug 24th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Los Angeles based alternative metal band Gemini Syndrome released their debut album in 2013 on Warner Bros. Records and their sound got compared to such bands as Mudvayne, Five Finger Death Punch and Tool. Their follow up album was released in August of 2016 with several singles getting radio play. In late 2017, Meegs Rascón (formerly of Coal Chamber) joined the original core of Aaron Nordstrom, Brian Steele Medina, and Alessandro Paveri.

Code Red Riot from Los Vegas formed in 2015 by Corky G (formerly of OTHERWISE) taking a page from Dave Grohl and switching from drums to front man. They were signed to Sony Music Entertainment and released their debut album this summer.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$15 adv/$18 DOS
All ages
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Fri, August 10th 2018

Pokey LaFarge at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Aug 10th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Pokey LaFarge grew up around St Louis, and at 17 set off to hitch hike cross the country busking on the streets. He and his band are artfully dodgy ambassadors for old-time music, presenting and representing the glories of hot swing, early jazz and ragtime blues who have made riverboat chic cool again. His music evokes the old-timey spirit of a thousand crackling 78 RPM records, and even when you encounter him face to face, he seems to gaze at you out of a dusty archival photo. Maybe the effect wouldn't be so jarring if LaFarge's music felt inauthentic in some unsettling way. But his albums never feel like cheap exercises in nostalgia, in part because LaFarge directs his old-fashioned sensibilities in the service of sharp, infectious new material. It feels strange to listen to his work on a CD, but his songs aren't stiffly posed wax-museum sculptures. Their energy makes them feel new and alive. Pokey has released 8 albums, two of which have been awarded The Independent Music Awards for Best Americana Album, and Jack White produced an EP in 2011, followed by signing Pokey to his label Third Man Records to release a full length album and invited him to open for him on tour as well as back him on a song for his album. His last two albums have been released on Rounder Records, his most recent last year "Manic Revelations".

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$20 adv/$25 DOS
All ages
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Fri, July 27th 2018

Shane Mauss at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Jul 27th 2018
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
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Shane Mauss is coming home for his 20 year high school reunion. Seems like the perfect opportunity for some comedy.

Originally from Onalaska, Shane Mauss caught his
first break when he was awarded ‘Best Stand-Up” at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007.  This led to his TV debut and first of five appearances on Conan.
 
Since then he’s been on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, a Netflix
special ‘Mating Season’, Comedy Central ‘Presents’ ‘Live at
Gotham’ and ‘This Is Not Happening’, three albums and more.
 
Shane has also been getting a lot of attention as a popular guest on podcasts such as Marc Maron’s WTF, Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, TOFOP, Crabfeast, Never Not Funny, Keith and The Girl.

His favorite thing to do while traveling around the country is to
find scientists in the area to interview for his podcast ‘Here We
Are’. The podcast explores psychology, sociology, neuroscience,
behavioral economics, evolution, marketing and all things related to the meanings of life.


Doors 7:00/Show 8:00
$10 adv/$15 DOS
21+
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Fri, July 13th 2018

Shooter Jennings with Alex Williams at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Jul 13th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Shooter Jennings lived the first few years of his life in a crib on his parents' tour bus (Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter) surrounded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. By age five, he was playing drums. At 8 years old, he began taking piano lessons. He started playing guitar at fourteen and on occasion he'd play percussion in his father's band. At the age of 22, Shooter left Nashville to move to Los Angeles where he played in rock band called Stargunn for 3 years, and was asked to front Velvet Revolver upon the band's breakup. Shooter instead chose to go solo and pursue a career in southern rock flavored outlaw country music, releasing a dozen albums including one with his country music royalty father. Since 2005, Shooter Jennings has been hosting a radio show on SriusXM's Outlaw Country station entitled "Shooter Jenning's Electric Rodeo."

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00

$23 adv/$25 DOS

All ages

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Wed, June 20th 2018

Larkin Poe at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Wed, Jun 20th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Larkin Poe is a roots rock 'n roll sister duo comprised of Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell - descendants of tortured artist and creative genius, Edgar Allen Poe. At a young age, the girls were classically trained on violin and piano while being exposed to classic rock icons including Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd. Rebecca (lead singer) now plays lead guitar and Megan (harmony vocals) contributes on lapsteel. After experimenting with an array of musical styles, they found a way to blend together a sound that channels their distinct voice. The duo has previously hit the road as opening and backing bands for Conor Oberst, Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and Elvis Costello who praises that “they have a head start on the rest of us with the unique power and beauty of sibling harmony”. Larkin Poe are currently working on their next album.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$20 adv/$22 DOS
VIP $20 GA + $75 (limit 30)
All ages

Larkin Poe – Meet & Greet Package Includes:
•One general admission ticket
•Early entry into the venue
•Exclusive preshow meet & greet with Larkin Poe
•Personal photograph with Larkin Poe
•Access to private and intimate preshow acoustic performance and Q&A
•Autographed Larkin Poe poster
•Official meet & greet laminate
•Limited availability
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Thu, June 14th 2018

Trevor Hall at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Jun 14th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Trevor Hall realized at a very young age that music was more than just a passion. As an eleven year old, playing harmonica beside his father in the cradle of the weeping willows of South Carolina, music quickly became his most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet. In his elementary years, he began to write his own songs and perform them locally. 


At sixteen he recorded his first record, and the following year he left South Carolina to study classical guitar at Idyllwild Arts Academy, an international boarding school east of Los Angeles. There, Trevor was introduced to yoga and certain spiritual practices found in India, which greatly influenced his music and his life journey. During his senior year, Trevor signed a record deal with Geffen Records and his career as a musician formally began. 

Trevor quickly broke through the music scene, with such early accomplishments in his career as having a song recorded on the Shrek the Third soundtrack, as well as joining a series of sold-out tours with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Colbie Callait. Trevor’s quick rise on the scene, however, was ripe with challenges that conflicted with his spiritual life and devotional practice. In order to parallel his life’s path with the messages in his music, Trevor moved into a traditional Hindu ashram in Southern California in 2008. When not on tour, he lived as a monk and devoted his days to spiritual practice and service. His involvement with the temple affected his music and his music quickly became his practice. 

Trevor Hall’s music – an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting – echo with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple, a place where he can share in the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience. Trevor’s annual trips to India also continue to serve as a source of creativity and motivation for his music. The precious lessons and experiences that he has harvested from his journeys East have moved Trevor to return a service to those whom have colored his music and his life so beautifully. Trevor uses donations collected at his live shows to help support an ashram in Allahabad, India, the home of his Guru, where underprivileged and orphaned boys and girls are given the chance at a better life and a traditional Vedic education. 

Trevor’s self-titled debut album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at #7 in 2009. It featured the single “Unity,” written and performed with his longtime friend, Matisyahu. Trevor was named one of the Top 20 New Artists by Music Connection magazine and in 2010 MTV named him one of the twenty emerging artists. 

His follow up album, Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, was released in 2011 and debuted on the iTunes Rock Chart at #3, iTunes Top Albums at #12 and #8 on Amazon Movers & Shakers. The featured single, “Brand New Day” was used as the music bed for the CBS This Morning Show. 

In 2013 at the age of 26, after touring consistently for ten years, Trevor decided to take a break from the stage and go on an extended pilgrimage to India. There he spent many weeks studying under a classical Baul musician born and trained in the villages of Bengal. Trevor returned from his trip and retreated deep into the green mountains of Vermont and Maine where he spilled all that he had learnt onto the page and into song, resulting in the release of Chapter of the Forest in 2014. It debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and #17 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart. 

His latest album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in LA, was released August 21, 2015. It debuted at #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. KALA marks the final chapter in a trilogy that chronicles Trevor’s spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. “It’s a graceful amalgam of styles by a musician who loves to embrace the music of the world.” (Popmatters)  

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Sun, April 29th 2018

Banvaas (The Exile) at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sun, Apr 29th 2018
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
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The Cultural Heritage Association of India (CHAI) presents a play written and directed by La Crosse resident Vikas Patnaik. Banvaas (The Exile) is a drama excerpt from the great Indian epic of Ramayana, about a palace intrigue that led to the ouster of a young prince, and the unfolding story that has epitomized a filial value system for more than 3000 years

Doors at 6:30/Curtain at 7:00
$10
All ages
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Thu, April 26th 2018

Willie Watson with Katie Pruitt & Andy Hughes at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Apr 26th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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For nearly two decades, Willie Watson, an original founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveller, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. Southern gospel. Railroad songs. Delta blues. Irish fiddle tunes. Appalachian music are all a part of the full range of Willie Watson’s artistry. Since parting ways with his former band to become a solo act, this multiple instrumentalist has frequently partnered with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings to perform as a trio, as well as putting out two albums, his latest "Folksinger Vol. 2" that came out in late 2017, which he is touring to promote.

Katie Pruitt is a young, talented, and fiercely passionate songwriter within Nashville’s music community. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Katie wholeheartedly embraced her new city and for the past three years has swiftly built a reputation around her dynamic vocals and soulful, bluesy sound.

Andy Hughes is a beloved native son to the area and has long been a crowd favorite fronting his band TUGG. With his solo debut release in 2017, "Heartland and Heartaches", he expanded his repertoire for as a songwriter towards a more introspective Americana folk sound.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$15 adv/$18 DOS
All ages
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Wed, April 25th 2018

Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Wed, Apr 25th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show!
Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in over six countries, and has been touring since 2003!
Don’t miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour! SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million pinup-style photographs on the premier, members-only social network SuicideGirls.com.
Check out blackheartburlesque.com for more information about the tour and to see where the girls are headed next!
Doors 7:00/Show 8:00
$20 adv/$25 DOS
$50 Premium Seats
$60 VIP Add-On*
21+

*VIP tickets include early entry for a meet and greet and photo with the performers, one item autographed by the girls, crowd-free merch shopping and a commemorative VIP laminate lanyard. (* VIP Meet and Greet is at 7pm for this show *)
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Thu, April 19th 2018

Manic Focus with Artifakts at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Apr 19th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
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The Cavalier Theater in conjunction with Azara welcome in Manic Focus!!

Manic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that’s entirely his own. Over the last 6 years, JmaC has released five full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. He has also completed a slew of official remixes for artists such as GRiZ, The Floozies, Lettuce, Minnesota and Pretty Lights, and released several works with Pretty Lights Music veterans Break Science.

On the road, JmaC has been steadily building his live performance to include additional musicians and elements of production. Jacob Barinholtz is now a mainstay on the drums, and other musical co-conspirators join the two on select dates around the country. He’s also been known to incorporate surprise guests such as Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli, GRiZ, The Floozies’ Matt Hill, and Russ Liquid, to name a few. Occasionally, fans are treated to the rare live fusion of Break Science and Manic Focus, taking the stage as Manic Science. Recent live highlights include performances at The Gorge Amphitheater in WA and Red Rocks Amphitheater in CO, both dates as support for Pretty Lights. Summer 2017 has seen performances from Manic Focus at Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, and Summer Set Music Festival, to name a few.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00

$12 Adv/$15 DOS

18+ ($5 surcharge at the door for 18-20 year olds)

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Thu, March 29th 2018

Dessa with MONAKR at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Mar 29th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations—her résumé as a musician includes performances at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury Festival (official), co-compositions for 100-voice choir, performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, and a top-200 entry on the Billboard charts for her album Parts of Speech. She contributed to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape; her track, "Congratulations," notched over 5 million streams. As a writer, she’s been published by The New York Times (Magazine), broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, published two literary collections of her own, and is set to release her first hardcover collection with Dutton Books in the fall of 2018. She's been covered by Pitchfork, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal amongst others. The Los Angeles Times says Dessa “sounds like no one else.” The Utne Reader calls her a “one-woman powerhouse.” On the stage and on the page, her style is defined by a ferocity, wit, tenderness, and candor. Dessa’s third full-length album Chime (Doomtree Records) was listed by NPR as one of 2018’s most anticipated albums. In March, she embarks on a world tour through the US, Europe, and Asia.

Chicago-based MONAKR formed in 2014 as a collaboration between former members of indie pop band Hey Champ (Saam Hagshenas and Jonathan Marks) and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Matthew Santos. Largely inspired by the Peter Gabriel flavored electro-pop-rock of the ’80s, MONAKR’s music couples with dark R&B and the moody trip-hop of the late ’90s.


Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$15 Adv/$18 DOS
All ages
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Sat, March 24th 2018

Midnight River Choir at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Mar 24th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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The story of Midnight River Choir is proof that sometimes great bands just happen. One night, four strangers ended up on a late night float trip down the Guadalupe River. As they made their way down the river singing songs, the beautiful harmonies floated into the heads of sleeping campers. The next morning, the boys overheard a man telling a friend that he was “awakened by a midnight river choir.” That was all it took.

They are not related to each other. They are not a pre-arranged group. They are not session players. They did not meet at a writing appointment set up by executives sporting spray-on tans and wearing their shirts unbuttoned to their belly buttons. Quite the contrary, in fact. Midnight River Choir is one of the most organically grown bands traveling the highways these days. Drawn together out of mutual respect for each others’ talents and the common thread of passion for creating soulful music (and the Guadalupe River) they have established themselves as a “must see” in markets across the United States.

With local support from The Howl Inn and 61 Rumors

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$10
All ages
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Fri, March 23rd 2018

Devin the Dude at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Mar 23rd 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Devin The Dude is regularly regarded as Houston hip hop's "best kept secret". A critically-acclaimed rapper appealing to the smoker's set, Devin The Dude has amassed a loyal fanbase in the underground hip-hop scene for over two decades, starting off as one-third of the Rap-A-Lot Records group, The Odd Squad. Scarface saw talent in him, and persuaded him to become a solo act, leading to Dev's first solo album, "The Dude", back in 1998. Since then, Devin has worked with a slew of the top rappers in the game, from Snoop Dogg to André 3000 to Lil Wayne, to just name a few. For a man who has been in the game longer than some rappers have lived, the Houston native has consistently put in quality work, and is now on his 9th album, "Acoustic Levitation" that was released in 2017 after taking a three year break from hip hop.


Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$15 adv/$20 DOS
18+
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Sat, March 17th 2018

Todd Snider at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Mar 17th 2018
7:30 PM — 10:30 PM
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$25 Adv/$30 DOS


Doors 6:30/Music 7:30


After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, in the mid-1980s and establishing residency at a club named the Daily Planet, Snider was discovered by Keith Sykes, a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band. A longtime acquaintance of John Prine and Walker, Sykes began to work with Snider to help advance his career. Prine hired him as an assistant and then invited him to open shows. In time, Buffett heard Snider's demo tapes and signed him to his own label. On his music, Snider has said "I was just trying to come up with the best ... most open hearted ... well-thought-out lyrics I could come up with. I wanted every song to be sad and funny at the same time, vulnerable and entertaining at the same time, personal and universal at the same time. I wanted every song to be as uniquely written as possible and then I wanted to perform them in a studio loose and rugged and hopefully as uniquely as I could.

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Thu, March 15th 2018

Hackensaw Boys at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Mar 15th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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For 17 years, the Hackensaw Boys have plowed the asphalt, bringing their raw, gritty version of American roots music to the venues and streets that originally inspired them. Born in Virginia, along the same routes as fellow road warriors/street buskers Old Crow Medicine Show, the Hackensaw Boys have at times operated more as a collective than a band, sometimes boasting up to twenty members. What’s kept them together is a burning hot vision of American roots music brought kicking and screaming into a new age, fueled as much by a rowdy punk spirit as by the traditional masters that first inspired them.

Tickets also available at People's Food Co-op and Deaf Ear Records


Doors 7:00/Show 8:00
$12 adv/$15 DOS
All ages

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Sun, March 11th 2018

Dirkschneider at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sun, Mar 11th 2018
6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
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Legendary progenerators of speed and thrash metal, Udo Dirkschneider's pioneering work with German heavy metal band Accept helped pave the way for many of the developements in the 80s and beyond. With a career that started in the late 60s, and reaching a pinnacle in 1983 with the release of their fifth album, the certified gold "Balls to the Wall" and hit title song. Dirkschneider has continued touring the globe as a revered heavy metal front man with a backing band that take a backseat to nobody.

6:00pm
$25
All ages

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Fri, March 2nd 2018

Prof's Day Off Tour at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Mar 2nd 2018
8:00 PM — 11:30 PM
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Prof's Day Off Tour featuring: Dwynell Roland, Cashinova, Willie Wonka & Local Guests.

**Special Note** 
The day after the show, Prof and Crew spend the entire day in your city. He will be getting lit & turnt, doing activities while kicking it with you, the locals.

  • Doors at 7:00pm, Music at 8:00pm
  • $15 in advance/$20 at the door
  • Age: 21+
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Thu, March 1st 2018

Sunny Sweeney at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Mar 1st 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Sunny Sweeney from Austin, Texas brings wit and honesty into her confessional, complex songwriting for grown-ups, still whiskey-drenched and honk-tonk-ready. Drugs, death, the ex-wife, drinking, devotion, and longing for a child: it’s all here, raw and real. It seem like the world is more open now than ever before to smart women singing smart country. It’s about time. Sweeney is a veteran of the trade, and has logged her miles the old-school way. A three-year residency at the Poodle Dog Lounge in Austin––“It was a dump,” she says. “They didn’t even have a credit card machine or liquor license.”––along with improv and stand-up comedy experience went a long way toward teaching her how to hold a room of cynical drunks in the palm of her hand. The mastery of holes in the wall, major label stint, and serious songwriting chops make Sweeney something of a rarity: an artist with barroom cred, mainstream validation, and songs meaty enough for listening rooms. Or, as Rolling Stone put it in September 2016: “Sweeney is one of the rare entertainers who can hold her own at CMA Fest as well as the Americana Fest.” Her appearance at the Cavalier will come fresh off a tour with Cody Jinks and right before a run of shows opening for Miranda Lambert that illustrates Rolling Stone's point.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
21+
General Admission $20 Adv/$25 DOS
4 Pack of tickets $60
VIP $75

*VIP includes a can coozy, concert laminate, signed copy of her CD, a ticket to the show, and a meet and greet with Sunny
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Sat, February 17th 2018

Whitey Morgan with Alex Williams at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Feb 17th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Hailing from the hard hit, economically depressed Flint, Michigan that has shaped his songwriting, Whitey Morgan and the 78's play a road tested and whiskey soaked brand of outlaw honky tonk country that is dirty and dangerous. Since forming in 2005 and cutting their teeth in the Detroit music scene, they quickly became established as a live band to be reckoned with, playing on average 200 shows a year while releasing 3 albums.

Alex Williams was raised on his grandparents' Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson albums that influenced his playing. He's part of a new breed of upstart outsiders bouncing around Nashville, writing music that at once sounds both modern and traditional, channeling the raw, authentic sound that's made stars out of outlaw singers and red dirt rockers. His live show is a force to be reckoned with, earning him dates with everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Hank Williams Jr..

Doors 7:00pm/Music 8:00pm
All ages
$20
4 pack of tickets for $65
VIP $75

VIP ticket includes the following: 1 VIP Laminate, an Autographed CD from Whitey Morgan, A VIP Koozie from Whitey Morgan, a ticket to the show, and a private Meet and Greet with Whitey Morgan.
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Sat, February 10th 2018

Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Feb 10th 2018
8:00 PM — 11:30 PM
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The Schwag is a band dedicated to carrying on the music and the vibe of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 as a local St. Louis-based Dead tribute, the group began touring after the 1995 death of Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, and has played more than 2,500 shows in 18 states, with an average of 150 shows a year, and a working repertoire of 200 songs.

In 1997, The Schwag began their own self-produced festivals, Schwagstocks. After holding the events at progressively larger venues in Missouri, in 2004 bassist and founding member Jimmy Tebeau and his wife Tiffany Tebeau purchased Camp Zoe, a 330-acre former youth camp near Salem, Mo., in the heart of the Ozarks, to serve as a permanent home for Schwagstock.

In 2005, Schwagstocks and other festivals at Zoe drew more than 30,000 people to the site, and the first event of 2006, Schwagstock 29, drew a crowd of more than 7,500. Besides music, festival-goers enjoy swimming in the creek that runs through the property, canoe trips in the nearby Ozark National Scenic Riverways, on-site camping, nightly drum circles and bonfires, and shopping from the vendors on the site's "Shakedown Street." Besides bassist-vocalist Tebeau, the group's members are Stu Allen, guitar and vocals; and Brian Sigmund, drums. Several Schwag members have extensive jazz training, and the band's live performances emphasize improvisation and spontaneity. Like the Dead, The Schwag operates without set lists. Its only rules are to avoid repeating songs from recent shows and to give high-energy performances that encourage dancing and good vibes.

The Schwag is an established group that has attracted some prominent members of the jam-band community to sit in on their sets, including Merl Saunders, the late Johnny Johnson, Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers, Mike Gordon of Phish, Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Vince Herman and Drew Emmit of Leftover Salmon; Bill Nershi, Michael Kang, Michael Travis, and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident; Melvin Seals of JGB, Scott Law, Pete Sears, Chuck Berry, the late Vince Welnick, and many other great players.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$10 adv/$15 DOS
Age: 18+

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Sat, December 16th 2017

Hayes Carll at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Dec 16th 2017
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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Hayes Carll is at the forefront of a generation of American singer/songwriters. A Texas native, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plain-spoken poetry and sarcastic humor. He was nominated for a 2016 Grammy award for Best Country Song, and American Songwriter awarded him with Song of the Year for “Another Like You” in 2011, the same year he was nominated for Artist of the Year at the Americana Awards. This march, Hayes swept the 2016-2017 Austin Music Awards including taking home the Austin Musician of the Year


Tickets available at People's Food Co-op, Deaf Ear Records and online at:


Doors at 7:00/Music at 8:00

$20 adv/$22 DOS

All ages
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Fri, December 8th 2017

Dead Man's Carnival: Tom Waits Circus Tribute at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Dec 8th 2017
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
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A live music circus tribute to Tom Waits in celebration of the 30th anniversary of "Frank's Wild Years" that includes a six piece band with 25 different instruments with numerous circus performers doing burlesque, aerial lolly pop, puppetry, swords, human pin cushion, hoops, wings, acrobatics, magic, mayhem and more!


Doors at 7:00pm/Music at 8:00pm

All ages

$20
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