Previous events

Oct1

Bret & Frisk @ Babe's Tap & Grill

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Babe's Tap & Grill, 755 S Broadway St, Coal City, IL

Come out and join us for a great afternoon in the heart of the autumn in beautiful Coal City, IL! Some of our most favorite people in the world reside here and offered us the opportunity to come down and party with them at Babe's Tap! Always a fun time at Babe's! Will be that much more fun with you joining us!

Sep23

Tunes on the Water

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Pipke Park, Hwy W, Presque Isle, WI

2nd season of this music series in Presque Isle!!! Live music, hosted outdoors at Pipke Park! Bring a blanket, lawn chair, or grab a spot on the picnic tables. This is a fundraising series; the Town of Presque Isle is trying to raise money to build a band shell to host future music events. Always good to support live music venues!! Beverage cart + snacks available. THERE IS NO ALTERNATE LOCATION, SO IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, THE SHOW WOULD BE CANCELLED.

To see a rendering of the band shell they are hoping to build, click below. https://presqueisle.com/bandshell

Sep18

Don’t miss the finale to another beloved Madison summer festival season—the wonderfully whimsical Willy Street Fair on September 17th and 18th! This year offers five stages – including folk, world music, electronica by Willy St. Beats, a kid’s area, and a new stage for karaoke on Saturday night! On Sunday morning, the crowd-favorite bubble mobile will start the parade at 11am! In addition- the fair will kick off with an arts market hosted by Dane Arts Buy Local, with over 35+ visual artists participating at 200 S. Brearly. Catch this unique addition to the fair on Friday Sept. 16, 4-8pm, and then again Saturday morning 10am-3pm. The Willy Street Fair is Madison’s most iconic street festival. For more than 44 years it has benefited the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and Commonwealth Development. Support your community while building your community—there’s nothing more fun and fantastical than the Fair! Sept 17th: 2 pm – 10 pm Sept. 18th: 11 am – 7 pm

Bret & Frisk will be performing on Sunday, Sept 18 on the Folk Stage at 3:00pm. Bret will also be performing with other fine musicians in a special performance in tribute to John Prine at 1:00pm, also on the Folk Stage.

If you have never been to this event before, it's something you will no doubt enjoy, and will want to return to over and over again!

Sep11

Music in the Park

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Koller Park, 6014 County Hwy. W, downtown Manitowish Waters on Rest Lake., Manitowish Waters, WI

Our annual tribute show to victims of 9-11 and a way of saying thank you to the local firefighters, police, and first responders. Refreshments will be offered by the Manitowish Volunteer Fire Department. Raffle tickets available for the Harley Davidson motorcycle!

Music in the Park is a free, family friendly venue. Shows are every Sunday from 4-6 PM throughout the summer. Please feel free to bring your family, a blanket or lawn chairs, food and beverages of your choice. You may come by car, bike, or boat. Limited dock space is available, but feel free to anchor off shore and listen to the music.

Sep4

Bret & Frisk @ The Pines

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The Pines Restaurant and Beer Garden, 5234 N Hwy 51 , Mercer, WI

The only people "Laboring" will be the hard-working friendly staff of the Pines! Come with your family or friends and be ready for an amazing evening of fine food, bountiful beverages, and tantalizing tunes with Bret & Frisk! Don't want to alarm you or anything, but this is their FINAL show of the year at The Pines. What?!?!?! Oh no!! Better get there and bring all of your friends. You don't want to miss this!

Aug28

Bret & Frisk @ The Pines

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The Pines Restaurant and Beer Garden, 5234 N Hwy 51 , Mercer, WI

Uh oh. Summer is passing you by and you haven't made it out to the hottest live music venue in the Northwoods yet. The Pines Restaurant and Beer Garden is a MUST VISIT spot for you and your friends or family. The food is to die for, the drinks are plentiful, the staff is there for your every need, and the music of Bret & Frisk only adds to the perfection of your visit to the Pines. What are you waiting for? Fall is going to be here before you know it. See you there for a perfect end-of-summer evening.

Aug25

Come to our hometown, beautiful Land O Lakes, WI, where LOLA is hosting a live music concert series every Thursday evening during the summer. We are closing out this 2022 season of great music. Normally this series ends at 6:30, but a reliable source has told us we may be asked to go until 7. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, or set up shop in your pick-up truck bed, outside the building. Bring a picnic dinner or get a sensational meal from the local RBA Food Truck. It's bound to be an evening you won't soon forget! Rain or shine.

Aug21

Bret & Frisk @ Pirates Hideaway

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Pirates Hideaway, 1998 US-HWY 45 N, Eagle River, WI

NEW VENUE ALERT!!! Join us at Pirates Hideaway, for some kick-back tunes in a family-friendly environment, lakeside on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes. This place is SO COOL! If you haven't been here before, you will soon make this your go-to spot for fun and unforgettable afternoons and evenings! This family-owned and family-focused establishment offers fun for all ages. Pack some lawn chairs in the car, just incase the tables are all full. Hope to see you there! AARGH!!!!!

Aug20

Bret & Frisk @ Aqualand Ale House

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Aqualand Ale House, 10450 Main St., Boulder Junction, WI

Come enjoy a great meal and a pint of craft beer or glass of savory wine in the backyard beer garden of one of our favorite restaurants! With an exquisite and diverse menu, you are sure to make this place one of your favorite hangouts. Live music every Friday and Saturday nights during the summer. They have 20 rotating craft beers on tap, so you can try a new one with every visit! The vibe here is second-to-none. Hope to see you there! Reservations not required, but helpful in order to ensure a table during the show.

Aug18

Bret & Frisk @ Eagle Waters

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Eagle Waters Resort, 3958 Eagle Waters Rd, Eagle River, WI

NOTE THE NEW TIME!!! This is our 16th season of summertime tunes on the patio at this one-of-a-kind Northwoods resort. What an awesome way to spend your Thursday evenings, with some great food, fabulous cocktails, and unmatched acoustic music of yesteryear and today. We look forward to seeing you on the Eagle Waters patio this summer!!

Aug14

Bret & Frisk @ The Pines

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The Pines Restaurant and Beer Garden, 5234 N Hwy 51 , Mercer, WI

Did you know that Colin and Margie Ervin have been running this amazing restaurant for over 40 years? WHAT?!?!?! They don't look a day over 30!! It must be all that Northwoods living. All the great patrons who have been coming to the Pines every summer with their families and friends are cued in to this great place. Live music every weekend, amazing German food, and an atmosphere that cannot be beat! You won't soon forget your evening spent at The Pines Beer Garden!

Aug13

Bret & Frisk @ Brigadoon Winery

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Brigadoon Winery, 2170 Clifford Road, Tripoli, WI

New venue alert!! Come out to the Brigadoon Winery in Tripoli, sample some of their exceptional wines, and enjoy the beauty that summer in the Northwoods offers! We will be performing outside on their deck. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. We will supply the mood music! What a grand way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Hope to see you all there!

Aug11

Bret & Frisk @ Eagle Waters

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Eagle Waters Resort, 3958 Eagle Waters Rd, Eagle River, WI

NOTE THE NEW TIME!!! This is our 16th season of summertime tunes on the patio at this one-of-a-kind Northwoods resort. What an awesome way to spend your Thursday evenings, with some great food, fabulous cocktails, and unmatched acoustic music of yesteryear and today. We look forward to seeing you on the Eagle Waters patio this summer!!

Aug10

Kick up your summertime fun with St Germain's Concert Crawl and join us for the final Wednesday night of music for some fantastic entertainment at Murmuring Waters Lodge on Lost Lake. Looking forward to seeing you under the stars for an evening of singing, strumming, laughter, and good friends!

Aug9

RAIN DATE: AUGUST 2nd GOT RAINED OUT. Three Lakes Historical Society brings you live music every Tuesday evening at Cy Williams Park. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and a few friends to enjoy an evening of great music! We play until it gets dark (or the mosquitos arrive) around 8:15 or so. Always a great time in Three Lakes!!

Aug4

Bret & Frisk @ Eagle Waters

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Eagle Waters Resort, 3958 Eagle Waters Rd, Eagle River, WI

NOTE THE NEW TIME!!! This is our 16th season of summertime tunes on the patio at this one-of-a-kind Northwoods resort. What an awesome way to spend your Thursday evenings, with some great food, fabulous cocktails, and unmatched acoustic music of yesteryear and today. We look forward to seeing you on the Eagle Waters patio this summer!!

Jul31

Bret & Frisk @ The Pines

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The Pines Restaurant and Beer Garden, 5234 N Hwy 51 , Mercer, WI

What?!?!?! July is almost over and you haven't spent an evening with Bret & Frisk in the Pines Beer Garden yet???? Better remedy THAT right away! We will be doing our thing in true Bret & Frisk style at one of our favorite hangouts! Looking forward to seeing you there! Bring a friend; they will thank you for introducing them to one of the coolest places to listen to live music and dine and drink in the Northwoods.

Jul28

"Let There Be Ice" is the theme of an important fundraiser, benefitting the Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA). A classy evening, filled with Bourbon and Beer tasting, heavy hors d'oeurves, raffle items, live auctioneer, and more. Help raise a glass and also the funds needed to replace the cooling tower at the Rink. Tickets $75 and may be purchased ahead of tome at Boat S'port Marine, Braywood, and Eagle Waters Resort. Bret & Frisk will be playing throughout the event. Please consider attending this classy evening out. You will be helping current & future generations of Eagle River hockey players!!

Jul24

Bret & Frisk @ Pirates Hideaway

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Pirates Hideaway, 1998 US-HWY 45 N, Eagle River, WI

NEW VENUE ALERT!!! Join us at Pirates Hideaway, for some kick-back tunes in a family-friendly environment, lakeside on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes. This place is SO COOL! If you haven't been here before, you will soon make this your go-to spot for fun and unforgettable afternoons and evenings! This family-owned and family-focused establishment offers fun for all ages. Put some lawn chairs in the car, just in case the tables are all full. Hope to see you there! AARGH!!!!!