Welcome to the Arts Council of South Wood County
Thank you for checking out our web site! This is the place where you can find out all about our performances. While you’re visiting our site, you can also get tickets to the Lincoln High School productions that are presented throughout the school year. We have partnered with their theatre department for ticket sales, and you can get yours here for all of their shows. When you purchase tickets online, you may print them at home or request to either have us mail them to you for no additional cost, or hold them for you at the Will Call table for pick-up the day of the performance. If you prefer to buy in person or by phone, contact the Arts Council during regular office hours.
For those of you who may not have heard, both Kids From Wisconsin and The Little Mermaid (the Lincoln High School musical) have been canceled this summer. While we are sad to not have these productions on our calendar, we are hoping that our caution and extra patience will result in preventing the spread of COVID-19, keeping our patrons healthy.
The Arts Council office is temporarily closed to the public. Please direct any questions to my email (Director@SavorTheArts.org), as I can check that from my home office when not physically at the Arts Council. Will sure miss seeing and talking with my patrons in the meantime, but I trust we will all be safer this way.
Looking ahead to our 2020/2021 season, there is something for everyone, including our student population, who will now be able to attend performances for only $10! Check out the individual pages for each of our performers that includes ticket sale information. If all goes according to plan, season ticket sales will begin July 27, followed by individual ticket sales on August 24. In the meantime, here’s a list of what’s coming up next season:
- MOVING TO FALL 2021: Artrageous – www.artrageousexperience.com
- Lorrie Morgan (Thursday, October 15, 2020) – www.lorrie.com
- The Hit Men (Friday, November 13, 2020) – www.thehitmenlive.com
- Christmas With The Nelsons (Thursday, December 10, 2020) – www.matthewandgunnarnelson.com/christmas-with-the-nelsons/
- The Greatest Love of All (Thursday, January 28, 2021) – www.thegreatestloveofallshow.com/
- B2wins: Beyond Music (Thursday, February 11, 2021) – www.brazilian2wins.com
- 7 Bridges Band: The Ultimate Eagles Experience (Thursday, March 4, 2021) – www.7bridgesband.com
AND, we have a FREE bonus performance at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, by the U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble!! Tickets will be required, as seating is reserved. These will tentatively be available during regular ticket sales dates.
As we focus on what we have to look forward to, The Arts Council and the other members of the Wisconsin Presenters Network realize that the arts are often a source of comfort when the world feels uncertain and overwhelming. In an effort to encourage you and let you know that we are working at making this happen, please enjoy the following video we put together for you, “The Show WILL Go On”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LVzdzni7Wc&t=1s
We are so thankful for our show sponsors! Please show you appreciate them as well by supporting these businesses:
- Connexus (Bull’s Eye Legacy Fund)
- Hotel Mead
- Mead Witter Foundation, Inc.
- Quality Plus Printing
- Renaissance Learning
- Ritchay Funeral Home
- Stifel (Terry Lang)
- WGLX Radio Station
- Wisconsin Rapids City Times
- WLJY Radio Station
- WoodTrust Bank
- WSPT Radio Station
Earlier last year, we lost the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. A quote by her struck a chord with me, and hopefully it does with you, also: “Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting–for sure. It can take you right back–years back–to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting…it’s encouraging…it’s strengthening.”
Thanks so much for attending our performances. We love seeing you fill those seats and enjoying each show, and we hope you are uplifted, encouraged, and strengthened by the music!
See you at the PAC!
Sally Kissner, Executive Director