Kids from Wisconsin

July 17, 2017 – KIDS From Wisconsin

(Showtime: 7:30 pm)   The KIDS From Wisconsin will Head Out on the Highway with a […]


Oct. 13, 2017 – Rockapella

(Showtime: 7:30 pm)   “We make it rock and make it interesting,” explains Scott Leonard, the […]

The New Christy Minstrels

Nov. 10, 2017 – The New Christy Minstrels

(Showtime: 7:30 pm)   Folk Music Legends, the world-famous group, The New Christy Minstrels(R), is still […]

Steve Lippia

Dec. 15, 2017 – Steve Lippia/A Swingin’ Holiday Affair

(Showtime: 7:30 pm)   Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and […]

Broadways Next H!t Musical

Jan. 19, 2018 – Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

(Showtime: 7:30 pm)   The hilarious Broadway’s Next H!t Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards […]

Shades of Buble Dinner

Feb. 15, 2018 – Dinner ~ Shades of Buble

(Dinner: 5:30 pm)   Treat yourself with a late Valentine’s Day celebration with a gourmet meal […]

Shades of Buble Show

Feb. 15, 2018 – Performance ~ Shades of Buble

(Showtime: 7:30 pm)   Delivering a set-list comprised only of songs recorded or performed live by […]

Gatlin Brothers

Mar. 16, 2018 – Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

(Showtime: 7:30 pm)   Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers have been dazzling audiences for more […]

Welcome to the Arts Council of South Wood County

Where did the months go? It seems like we were just applauding Marty Stuart’s performance in October, and next thing you know, Del McCoury Band exited the stage, ending the Arts Council’s 40th anniversary season. Based on your comments and attendance figures, we consider the season a huge success. Thank you for your part in that!

You might wonder what we’re doing now, so let me fill you in…

Before the first notes were even played in the first concert, the Programming Committee began meeting to plan the 2017-18 season. By the end of February, all contracts were signed, and we announced the following lineup:

  • October 13, 2017 – Rockapella
  • November 10, 2017 – The New Christy Minstrels
  • December 15, 2017 – Steve Lippia/A Swingin’ Holiday Affair (big band/Sinatra favorites)
  • January 19, 2018 – Broadway’s Next H!t Musical
  • February 15, 2018 – Shades of Buble (the music of Michael Buble)
  • March 16, 2018 – Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

We scheduled two outreach programs with youth in our area, for the January and March shows, so we are excited about that. And something new we’re trying next year is a “dinner and a show” option for the February show, the day after Valentine’s Day. Stay tuned for more details…

Season ticket sales will begin August 14, with single ticket sales kicking off September 5. Watch your mailbox midsummer if you’re on our mailing list for a brochure with all the details. If you’re not currently on your mailing list, give us a call now so we can get you added before the list is generated.

Once we finished up this past season, we began focusing on soliciting sponsorships, advertising, and donations to assist the Arts Council with expenses associated with these performances. If you know of someone who might be interested who has not been contacted yet, please let us know.

Thrown in between all this organized chaos is another new venture as the Arts Council brings Kids From Wisconsin to the area on July 17. Tickets go on sale May 1, and you may purchase them at our office or by phone during regular office hours, or online 24/7, right here! There is an outreach associated with this concert as well, and that will be held in the afternoon. All profits from the show will be donated to the maintenance fund for the Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids, to keep it functional and beautiful.

Until we see you next time, enjoy your spring and summer!

Sally Kissner Signature



Sally Kissner
Executive Director