Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.


activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Music at the Potters Shed

Enjoy live music by regional and national bands at the coolest outdoor music venue in Northwest Wisconsin! Concerts every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a few extra nights for good measure. The Shed is family friendly so bring the kids and your own chairs if you choose.
Doors open at 6pm for pizza, snacks, desserts and a great craft beer & wine selection. Music starts at 7pm. Indoors if raining. 
July 3rd: Bare Bones
Bare Bones play a ruckus blend of Honky Tonk, Country, Rock & Roll, Roots, and Americana. Bob Berg, Jack White, and Mike Mullen deliver maximum fun per square inch.  Wear a helmet and fasten your safety belt.  
July 5th: Armchair Boogie
Armchair Boogie is a 4-piece Bluegrass/Folk band formed in the heart of Central Wisconsin.
July 10th: Mike Munson
Well known for playing outstanding slide guitar blues, the driving rhythms in his songs are reminiscent of the trains that barrel through his neighborhood.
July 12th: A Celtic Evening
$10 tickets
  • Sister Tree: SisterTree renders radiant, expansive harmonies for strings and voices, and kick it back with old favorites and downright far-fetched selections grounded in Celtic and Americana Traditions.  
  • The Inland Seas: Celtic and Americana music combining lush vocals, fiddle, guitar, whistle, mandolin, bodhran, and other 
    percussion instruments.
  • ​The O'Barley's, Jeff Weisner & Mike Mullen:  The Weez and Mike bring a wee bit of Ireland to Shell Lake.
July 17th: Black River Revue
Using a bluegrass instrumentation they have crafted their own sound made up of mostly original music
July 19th: Michael Perry & The Longbeds
$15 tickets, can be bought ahead.
Wisconsin’s favorite bestselling humorist and author Michael Perry is here for a night of music, storytelling, and laughter. Perry began writing songs in the early 1990s during long nights when he was struggling to survive on prose; fast-forward twenty years and the Long Beds are currently recording their third album. Often described as "country folk," "roughneck folk," "folk-twang," and Americana, they prefer the description given by an audience member after a benefit concert in Perry's old high school gym: "You sound just like Gordon Lightfoot... only zippier!"
July 24th: Gaelynn Lea
Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music.
July 26-27th: Music Festival
$20 for Friday, $30 for Saturday, $40 for Weekend
Friday (7-11pm): Kind Country, Barbaro, and Lee Henke
Saturday (2-11pm): Ginstrings, Good Morning Bedlam, Ragbirds, Laska, Greg Gilberston Band, Blue Hazard
July 31: One Less Guest 
Bringing together a tasteful blend of roots-rock energy, R&B grooves, and 3-4 part vocal harmonies, One Less Guest showcase their own original music alongside unique renditions of songs from artists past and present.

Age: All Ages


Jul. 3

Jul. 5

Jul. 10

Jul. 12

Jul. 17

Jul. 19

Jul. 24

Jul. 26

Jul. 27

Jul. 31

For More Information

Potters Shed
260 Industrial Blvd.
Shell Lake, WI 54871