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March, 2015
 
RYAN EDBERG & Untapped Potential
Friday, 03/06/2015



Ryan Edberg, the lead singer of the Christian rock band Silverline, has always and will always have a heart for worship. After playing on stage with almost every major Christian band, touring the world and having four #1 singles, Ryan is excited to announce that he is working on his debut solo album. Tonight he brings a solo acoustic show!

Although this might not be the kind of album you are thinking of, he wanted to do something a bit …different than Silverline.  This new project is meant to go a bit deeper

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With:  UNTAPPED POTENTIAL: players Eric Grosek on guitar and Jesse Merline on Cajon with an acoustic style that fits the campfire sing-along, toe-tappin praise and passionate worship Vibe

Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds 6:30-6:45pm

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LIVING RIVER Quartet
Saturday, 03/07/2015



For 27 years Living River has brought a blend of Praise and Southern Gospel,  even some a cappella tunes in 4 part harmonies.



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Check out Living Rivers Website HERE!


*Show 7:30pm (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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SHONLOCK & LOFTLAND
Friday, 03/13/2015



After nearly twelve years' experience on the music scene, the work of hip-hop/R&B artist Shonlock is  gaining mainstream traction, and A Night to Remember looks to be his distinguishing induction into TobyMac's Diverse City Band has no doubt contributed to his recent success, but in no way is an undeserved handout. A Night to Remember easily crosses the threshold between good and great, landing somewhere near exceptional territory.
A Night to Remember is a magnificently tasteful project, encompassing all of the elements that Shonlock has come to represent. The 10-track album can feel a little short, but is assertively complete. This is some of Shonlock's best work, and A Night to Remember may be his greatest step forward.





And: LOFTLAND:  A Wisconsin based pop rock quintet, fuses honest and uplifting lyrics with inescapably infectious hooks that are sure to stick in your head for days on end. Backed by a frenetic live show, you simply can't help getting caught up in the overwhelming sense of passion and purpose radiating from these five young men. The band is comprised of brothers Dominic and Tanner Gibbs, Steven Priske, Ben Pepin, and Zach Wilke and has a median age of just 21 years. The future for this fresh-faced group only looks brighter with each step forward.  WEBSITE



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Show 7:30 (doors open 7pm, unless  you have an Early Bird... then come for 6:30 and be a part of the preshow meet n greet with the bands)

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THE CROSSING - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
Saturday, 03/14/2015



The Crossing have been performing celtic music since 1984. This St. Patrick's Day come and enjoy intricate arrangements of traditional and original celtic tunes.

The Crossing is a talented 5 member group of musicians firmly rooted in the traditional Celtic music featuring bagpipes, whistles, fiddle, cello and harp among their many instruments.
They blend original songs with traditional Irish and Scottish jigs and reels as well as atmospheric ballads.
With their songs they get you thinking while their instrumentals get your feet moving.


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*2 shows...6:30 and 8:45pm     (doors 1/2 hr before)   HINT: 2nd shows are always more roomy! 

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OPEN MIC
Friday, 03/20/2015



Come take the Cup stage.

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Show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm


 
REDSTAR BLUEGRASS
Saturday, 03/21/2015



A Red Star Express concert brings you some traditional Bluegrass music along with a good many other old-time favorites. The band offers a unique blend of talents in its Opry-style shows. We like to call it Newton-grass, based on our Newton, Wisconsin home.

You'll hear songs from the standards like legendary Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers or Doc Watson in our lineup. And, we love to interject our own arrangements and original tunes to keep things interesting.

In addition to high harmonies and acoustic instrumentation, the Red Star Express program crosses from bluegrass into country, gospel, a bit of Cajun and some of the band's original music.


*Show 7:30pm (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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JEFF ALLEN COMEDY
Friday, 03/27/2015



A weekend with JEFF ALLEN  - 2 shows both Friday and Saturday night.

The World’s Funniest, Most Inspiring Comedian
Jeff Allen Combines clean, hilarious humor with inspiration like no other comedian working today. He performs sidesplitting standup.

For three decades, Jeff Allen has been performing at churches, on television and radio, for fundraisers and at corporate functions all across the country. Jeff Allen is the best at what he does – making people laugh as hard as humanly possible. His Happy Wife, Happy Life message of a marriage gone wrong and redeemed has given laughter and encouragement to millions of people. Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life.





*2 Shows 6:30pm and 8:30pm (doors open 1/2 hr before each)

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JEFF ALLEN COMEDY
Saturday, 03/28/2015



A weekend with JEFF ALLEN - 2 shows both Friday and Saturday Night!

The World’s Funniest, Most Inspiring Comedian
Jeff Allen Combines clean, hilarious humor with inspiration like no other comedian working today. He performs sidesplitting standup and, when requested, riveting testimony.
For three decades, Jeff Allen has been performing at churches, on television and radio, for fundraisers and at corporate functions all across the country. Jeff Allen is the best at what he does – making people laugh as hard as humanly possible. His Happy Wife, Happy Life message of a marriage gone wrong and redeemed has given laughter and encouragement to millions of people. Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life.




*2 Shows 6:30pm and 8:30pm (doors open 1/2 hr before each)

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April, 2015
 
DON SHIRE TRUMPET
Friday, 04/03/2015



Celebrate Easter with: DON SHIRE

Internationally known TRUMPETER and recording artist, regarded by many as one of the finest Christian trumpet players in the U.S. He shares stories from his travels, including trips to primitive tribes living in the rain forests of South America. Don Shires website



*Show 7:30pm (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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Easter Adoration w/ April Strom Johnson & Friends!
Saturday, 04/04/2015





Celebrate the gift Of our salvation during the Easter weekend with songs of thanks and adoration by April Strom-Johnson and friends. She will be doing a good old fashion worship night with friends Jayna Stein, Ruth Stein, and other friends...


*Start 7:30pm (doors open 6:45), come early for a great seat!




 
MEG & KIM, and MARK RINGWELSKI
Friday, 04/10/2015



MEG & KIM:  come together to bring vocal, acoustic guitar, and cello to their eclectic mix of music selections: traditional, folk, classical, and soul.  Kim is an accomplished cellist who plays with several regional symphonies and was recently invited to participate in a workshop this spring with the renowned Yo Yo Ma.  Meg spends most of her musical efforts participating in the worship setting, but enjoys writing  her own songs which are rooted in the struggle of life and performing songs by other artists that she can identify with on a personal level.  


 
SPOKEN4 QUARTET
Saturday, 04/11/2015



Spoken 4 Quartet is based in Branson, Mo. Jon Charles Taggart and Cecil Stringer sang together in the Cumberland Quartet, which was formerly Silver Dollar City's in-house gospel group. They are very well known throughout the Ozarks areas.

Strong harmonies and dynamic ministry keeps this group on the road performing more than 200 events a year. The latest studio album is called ‘Faithful” and features new original songs and old classics redone as only Spoken4 can do.

“This is a great time in the ministry of Spoken 4 as they are traveling much more and the song continues to get great airplay,” says Theresa Dillard, president and founder of TS Promotions. “They have strong harmonies and the fans have agreed!




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*Show 7:30pm (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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TAMMY TRENT
Friday, 04/17/2015



_MGP3186-lores-smallerAward Winning Singer/Songwriter, Author, & Speaker TAMMY TRENT brings her new album, SUNNY DAYS, is packed with infectious melodies and is lyrically covered with the promises of Hope. It's a ball full of energetic pop dance tunes balanced by some thoughtful worship ballads.  But more importantly, ‘Sunny Days’ is a Godly testimony that though grief may come for a night, in Christ the morning always arrives. And when it comes, we can dance, sing and worship."



About Tammy…

Since 1995, Trent has been a familiar voice on Christian radio with a string of hits, including “My Irreplaceable” and “Welcome Home.”  She stepped away from the spotlight in 2001 after the tragic death of her husband in a diving accident, returning as a featured speaker and performer at Women of Faith conferences in 2003.  Trent spent four years with Women of Faith and was also a featured speaker and performer on the organizations’ Revolve Tour for teen girls, for two years.
 
She is also the author of Learning To Breathe Again: Choosing Life and Finding Hope After A Shattering Loss (W Publishing), Beyond The Sorrow: There’s Hope in the Promises of God (J. Countryman).




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*Show 7:30pm (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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GRASSCUTTERS BLUEGRASS
Saturday, 04/18/2015



The GrassCutters are a homegrown band from the Fox Valley playing traditional bluegrass and gospel music.

A Three piece bluegrass group that has formed to bring great music to the Valley and beyond. The group's members,includes, Noah who is a handsome young guitar and banjo wielding front man. The second member is Mark who doesn't seem to age. He plays lead guitar and killer mandolin chops. The third member is Patrick, also handsome and plays the upright bass which is also known as the giant fiddle.


Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS
Friday, 04/24/2015



Our Story

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5 piece alternative folk band, The Way Down Wanderers from Chicago, IL, not only draw listeners in with their energy and originality but also captivate fans with their unique and touching story; Banjo player, Ben Montalbano and fiddle/mandolin player, Collin Krause, are half brothers who met each other for the first time 5 years ago. The two were shocked to find that not only were they both pursuing careers in music, but that they were each drawn to the same genres. In addition to their unexpected brotherly collaboration, the other band member's dramatically diverse backgrounds in bluegrass, jazz, classical and rap music, blend together to form unique harmony vocals, soaring instrumentals, lively dynamics and standout melodies. Powerfully unique vocals, instrumental solos, lively dynamics and standout melodies make up the experience that is, The Way Down Wanderers debut album, “Path to Follow.”



Playing, performing and writing together for just under a year, the Wanderers have built an impressive and fast growing following across the country with fans anxious for the release their debut record. CD release events will take place in May and June in Chicago, Saint Louis, Dubuque, Iowa and the band’s hometown of Peoria, IL.



Band members and half brothers, Collin Krause (vocalist, fiddle and mandolin player) and Ben Montalbano (banjo, piano and vocals) met each other for the first time 5 years ago. The two were shocked to find that not only were they both pursuing careers in music, but that they were both drawn to the same genres of music. You can listen to a National Public Radio story about the boys and the band here.

Former music students, the Wanderers are focusing on new material as touring extensively this upcoming winter, spring and summer.


Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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BONE HAMPTON COMEDY
Saturday, 04/25/2015



The term “crossover” is seldom used of comedians, yet the word is the perfect descriptor for “Bone” Hampton, one of redemptive comedy’s most well traveled and in-demand funnymen. Bone’s comedic smarts know no bounds. One day he can be seen hosting and performing at 10,000 seat music festival, the next working the crowd at a comedy club or he’s doing his thing at a church gig, and the following he’s making a splash on a hit sitcom. 

Such is evidenced in his diverse resume, including “All About Steve” with Sandra Bullock & Bradley Cooper, NBC’s My Name is Earl, ABC’s Less Than Perfect, and reoccurring appearances on ABC’s Daytime talk show The View, on TBN’s “Praise the Lord,” LeCrae’s “Higher Learning Tour” and on the “Thou Shalt Laugh 2 and 5 projects with Tim Conway and Chonda Pierce. 




*2 Shows 6:30pm and 8:30pm (doors open 1/2 hr before each)

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May, 2015
 
OPEN MIC
Friday, 05/01/2015



Come take the Cup stage.

Info and Signup HERE!

Show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm


 
CHRIS AUGUST
Saturday, 05/02/2015



Chris August has become a beloved part of the CCM world... and it's no wonder why. He's endeared himself with his unassuming talent, his surprisingly powerful vocal and his impeccable songwriting.

Tonight Chris Brings his new CD, The Maker!


The self-taught pianist and keyboardist is coming back to his rootsier side with The Upside of Down CD Project, letting some of his more soulful, R&B influences take the spotlight. We could go on and on about moving moments, unpretentious melodies, and exquisite music. but let the music speak for itself. Come experience a night with Chris August!



2 Shows:  6:30 & 8:45pm, doors open 1/2hr before each.  Early Birds come in 15-20 before to choose the best seats.

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JESSICA DEML & MATT KOLB
Friday, 05/08/2015



JESSICA DEML - a singer-songwriter and recording artist whose vocals have been compared to Alison Krauss, Natalie Merchant, and Nichole Nordeman. She recently recorded her first album in Nashville and had the privilege of working with a great team of producers, engineers and session players who have worked with some of the best artists in the music industry.

*Hear More of Jessica HERE!

MATT KOLB




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*Show 7:30pm (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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SHINE BRIGHT BABY Living Room Tour - SETH BOYTE
Saturday, 05/09/2015



The girl Fronted Pop Rock Band you've come to love comes for an  intimate evening of acoustic music, worship and conversation with Shine Bright Baby"

Also: SETH BOYTE



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*Show 7:30pm (doors open 7pm). Early Birds come for a preshow meet n greet with the band that starts at 6:30pm...you'll also get the best seats, since this show is an acoustice sitdown show☺

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AMY MARIE & TBA
Friday, 05/15/2015



AMY MARIE: an explosive and original worship artist. Amy Marie and her band bring a fresh, contemporary style. Amy's vibrant alto creates worship music that people of all ages will find inspiring HERE!

and:

TBA



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*Show 7:30pm (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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FISH STICKS IMPROV COMEDY
Saturday, 05/16/2015



Fish Sticks Comedy, one of the premiere  improv comedy teams in the country, visits the Cup with their unique brand of improv comedy.  It's "Whose Line?" that doesn't cross the line, and it's high-energy, interactive, all-age appropriate fun.




You can see sample clips and video sketches, including samples from their Fish Sticks.TV project, HERE!
It's improvisational, squeaky clean and high energy - - the only thing we need is you!

Here's a Sample





TWO  Crazy-Interactive Shows!

2 shows 6:30 & 8:30pm.  Doors open 1/2 hr before each!


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HOLLY STARR
Friday, 05/22/2015








Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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Remedy Drive - Native Tongue
Saturday, 05/23/2015



Indie rock band Remedy Drive released a concept album on freedom called Commodity. Freedom – the cry from the depths is the theme of an entire album – imagined through lyric, melody and sonic landscape. A concept album for liberty, to shine a light on slavery, to protest oppression and to empower rescue. We want to add to the soundtrack of the resistance.

The single Commodity went #1 when sent to Radio last fall.

"I've always felt like the wimpy kid at rock radio with my piano ballads and pretty songs", says frontman David Zach. "So this is extra special for us. Writing and producing this song with my brother Philip has been the most rewarding experience I've had in 20 years of making music. I'm so thankful for all the radio stations that took a chance on this counter trafficking song of freedom and tested it out on the airwaves."




Also: N A T I V E / T O N G U E S - an ambient indie band based in Oshkosh, WI. Originally formed in 2013, Brady Lee(vocals, guitar) and Steven Duke(drums) added Lor Xiong(bass) and Elliott Phillips(guitar) for an artistic and worshipful sound.

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Show 7:30 (doors open 6:45, unless  you have an Early Bird... then come for 6:15pm and be a part of the preshow meet n greet with the bands at 6:30pm)

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SPOKEN
Friday, 05/29/2015



Spoken has always been bigger than the music it writes, or the members who play it. Its about sharing what Spoken believes to be a gift and a purpose with those who are willing to hear it. 

Older albums have a harder sound, touring the country over the last few years promoting independent records with the likes of Living Sacrifice, ZAO and Pax 217. When “A Moment Of Imperfect Clarity” released they combined their harder sound with a unique pop sound. The band’s sensitivity to mass appeal is next to flawless: deeply emotional lyrics about change, love and life on the road. Bridging the gap between their prominently harder roots and their new found sensitivity, Spoken bring both worlds together with a positive lyrical attack. Also, while they have changed their sound and image to appeal to a wider market, they still bring a positive message based on their faith in their lyrics
 

2015 is a new year full of new life for Spoken, starting the new year with a clean slate, free from our management, booking and label relationships that did a great job helping us get this far. "We are now 100% independent and couldn't be happier with where we are at. God willing, this puts us fully in the drivers seat to write the music we want to write, be the band we want to be and do the things we want to do".







 
OPEN MIC
Saturday, 05/30/2015



Come take the Cup stage.

Info and Signup HERE!

Show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm


 

Saturday, 05/30/2015



 
June, 2015
 
JASON GRAY
Friday, 06/05/2015



The title of Jason Gray's newest Centricity Music release, "Love Will Have the Final Word", speaks of decisiveness and closure. It's a statement of confidence and determination. And it's true: we live in the assurance that through all of our ups and downs, the ultimate victory has been won for us, and Love has spoken.

Jason Gray has emerged as a songwriter of extraordinary depth, with a noteworthy ability to convey deep theological truths.  – Charisma  Magazine








*2 shows...6:30 and 8:45pm  (doors 1/2 hr before)  

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BIG CEDAR BLUEGRASS
Saturday, 06/06/2015



Big Cedar has been performing locally and at regional festivals since 1992 and consists of five musicians who play banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass. The band performs instrumental as well as vocal numbers with three and four part harmony - and some old time gospel.

The upbeat bluegrass sound of 
Big Cedar will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet and the energy of all band members working around one microphone is really fun to watch. You might also hear a few cowboy songs or old familiar tunes that have been "bluegrassed". 
Big Cedar Has fun and you will too!

Listen HERE!

*Show 7:30pm (doors open 6:45). Early Birds come in between 6:30-6:45 to choose the best seats☺

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OPEN MIC
Saturday, 06/20/2015



Come take the Cup stage.

Info and Signup HERE!

Show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm