Where to Enjoy Live Music in Rhinelander This Summer
From solo acts to group performances, acoustic artists to jazz, and everything in-between, you are bound to hear something you enjoy! Here are several opportunities to take in the live music this summer in Rhinelander.
Stop by the new Hodag Park Amphitheater for the first-ever summer concert series! Some of the performers include Scott Kirby, Santy and Son with Friends, and Jenna Jane.
Dates: Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm. May 30- Sept. 5
Riverwalk concerts feature a variety of musical groups and genres, including the Rhinelander Area Community Band, The Northwoods Ukers (ukulele group), Northwoods Jazz Group, and more.
Dates: Every Wednesday, 7pm. June 7-August 16
Cost: Free; donations appreciated.
Held in Rhinelander since 1978, Hodag Country Fest is an annual music festival that features popular country music performers. This year, the headliners will be Tyler Hubbard, Martina McBride, HARDY, and LOCASH.
Dates: July 6-9th 2023
Cost: Ticketed event- prices vary. Tickets are available online.
Project North is Rhinelander’s music, art and sustainability festival. Music is held all day on Friday and Saturday of the festival, on multiple stages!
Dates: September 15 + 16
Cost: 2-Day pass $60 (price increases after 8/1/23), 1-Day pass $45. Ticket available online.
Music & Arts Venues
Check out ArtStart’s Roots Concert Series, showcasing talented artists throughout the region!
Dates: Third Thursday of each month, 7pm. (Except September- check out Project North!).
Cost: No ticket needed- $10 donation recommended to support the artist.
ArtStart also holds a monthly “In Progress” Open Mic event on the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Bring your artistic works of all kinds, whether it is a poem, song, film, or painting! Sign up to perform on ArtStart’s website.
Nicolet Live! offers a variety of performing arts events, including music, theater, and more throughout the year.
Dates: Check website for upcoming events.
Cost: Tickets available online.
Local Bars and Establishments
A number of local businesses are known to host live musical entertainment, especially in the summer months. Check their website or Facebook pages for schedule updates. Here are several options: