Our Music Committee searches far and wide to invite unique and talented musicians to perform at ArtStart on the indoor or outdoor stages.

Past performers include: Drew Peterson, The Lowest Pair, Robert "One Man" Johnson,  Charlie Parr, Brothers Burn Mountain, Lee Henke and Ira Wolf, J.E. Sunde, Shoestring Joe and the Star Thief, Humbird, Joe and Vicki Price, Scott Kirby, and Boat Patrol.

We are fortunate in who has performed at ArtStart in the past. As a non-profit, we cannot afford most of them, which is why we suggest a $10 admission donation. All concert admission donations pay the musicians.

A beer and wine cash bar is open during all evening concerts.

Co-hosted by WXPR, Local. Public. Radio

Musician lodging provided by Holiday Acres Resort

2020 Concert Schedule

February 20 - Drew Peterson

March 19 – Joseph Huber

April 16 – Christopher Gold

May 21 – Ukelyptus

June 18 -  Black River Revue

June 23 – Victoria Vox

August 20 – Josh Zastrow

November 12 – Tony Cuchetti

WXPR (2)
Joseph Huber
Thursday, March 19, 7:00 pm

Join us for a concert performance by Joseph Huber, Thursday, March 19, 7-9pm.

Joseph Huber hails from the state of Wisconsin, and seems to bring forth the varied voices of whatever it may be that lies dormant within either the fertile soil or the callous concrete of that world. It has been said, "You don’t just like Joseph Huber’s music. You feel it’s something that the rest of the world needs to hear, and how criminal it is that it isn’t spreading far and wide." That sentiment could be related to the fact that the voices which Huber unearths are subtle and take more than a hurried listen to truly absorb. A person who appears reserved and matter-of-fact in everyday speech brings forth songs that are anything but that.

Whether it's irresistible, fiddle-driven, dancing tunes or honest, heart-wrenching "songwriter" songs, Huber's songs and shows spans the spectrum of 'Roots' music while preferring not to stay within the boundaries of any strict genre classification.

Suggested $10 admission donation. All donations pay the musicians. Cash bar available.

Joe Davis
Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of spoken word poetry centered on social justice through the arts.
Joe Davis is a nationally touring writer, speaker, and performer based in Minneapolis, MN. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The New Renaissance, LLC, frontman of soul funk band, The Poetic Diaspora, and Co-founder / Artistic Director of H-Cubed: Hope, Healing, Harmony, a grassroots community movement centered on healing through the arts. As a student and educator, he has served as teaching artist at dozens of high schools and universities and most recently as the Artist-in-Residence at Luther Seminary, receiving a masters in Theology of the Arts.

Drew Peterson with Mandy Fassett

Thursday, February 20, 7:00 pm

Join Drew Peterson for a special album release show at the one and only Artstart Rhinelander! Drew will be joined by the incredible Mandy Fassett, who accompanies Drew on fiddle, cello, and mandolin. Drew's new album will be freshly released and available at the show!

Suggested $10 admission donation. Donations pay the musicians. Cash bar available.