Apr
20
to Apr 21

Celebrate Spring in Paoli

Celebrate the season with events throughout town. Join us Friday evening for artist receptions at many of the Paoli galleries, as well as live music, and dinner specials at some of our great restaurants. Saturday there are a chocolate tastings at local businesses, a pancake breakfast, and more live music. More details coming soon. 

Event Schedule

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Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Jim White
Madison musician Jim White can be heard around town wielding nothing more than his acoustic guitar and a heartfelt mix of indie-folk and indie-pop tunes. These days, Jim continues entertaining crowds by sharing an eclectic mix of his favorite songs. From Ryan Adams to Justin Townes Earle, Dawes to Death Cab, there’s a little something for everyone.

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Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Mike McCloskey
Longtime Madison-area musician Mike McCloskey is a singer/guitarist who has played thousands of live performances throughout Wisconsin, and Illinois both as an acoustic solo artist and with Madison WI area bands.His rich musical background has taken him from jazz standards to country, swing, folk, rock, Irish and blues.

Mike’s 2009 CD titled “Blues, Swings & Other Things” features an “All-Star Cast of Friends”. Thirty musicians who Mike has played music with over the years joined him on this four year project, including jazz violinist Randy Sabien, WORT radio’s mandolin virtuoso Chris Powers, seasoned string bass player Bruce Anderson and other top-notch musicians.

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May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Ryan Mauer
Ryan Mauer is a jazz-infused folk musician borrowing from the sounds of Neil Young, Josh Ritter and the Counting Crows. A seasoned performer, his ever-evolving live performances leave audiences challenged, moved and inspired. He creates a dynamic musical experience that music teachers, music junkies and parents love. We are excited to feature his performance at the Paoli Schoolhouse.

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May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Caravan
Caravan is an instrumental group based out of Madison, Wisconsin. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influences from jazz, swing, traditional Latin, Parisian waltzes, and other vintage-jazz sources. Expect a range of tunes from the “Hot Swing” repertoire, originals and standards done in uniquely arranged styles.
 

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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Jim White
Madison musician Jim White can be heard around town wielding nothing more than his acoustic guitar and a heartfelt mix of indie-folk and indie-pop tunes. These days, Jim continues entertaining crowds by sharing an eclectic mix of his favorite songs. From Ryan Adams to Justin Townes Earle, Dawes to Death Cab, there’s a little something for everyone.

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May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Mike McCloskey
Longtime Madison-area musician Mike McCloskey is a singer/guitarist who has played thousands of live performances throughout Wisconsin, and Illinois both as an acoustic solo artist and with Madison WI area bands.His rich musical background has taken him from jazz standards to country, swing, folk, rock, Irish and blues.

Mike’s 2009 CD titled “Blues, Swings & Other Things” features an “All-Star Cast of Friends”. Thirty musicians who Mike has played music with over the years joined him on this four year project, including jazz violinist Randy Sabien, WORT radio’s mandolin virtuoso Chris Powers, seasoned string bass player Bruce Anderson and other top-notch musicians.

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Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Krause Family Band
The Paoli Schoolhouse brings the Krause Family Band to the stage for a special Tax Day show. The band plays a mixture of heartfelt original music, as well as some classic bluegrass/folk favorites, and some exciting renditions from contemporary artists.

Rick Krause, the band leader also throws in some stories and it has been said “that the stories he tells are as entertaining as the music.” They are a dynamic group with great musical voices.

The band was formed in the Madison area with its members dispersed around Southeastern Wisconsin. Members include: Rick Krause, guitar and harmonica, who heads up the group along with daughters, Katie Krause Flores, lead vocalist and Ruthie Emily Krause on the fiddle. Theyare best known after appearing on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion and WPR’s Simply Folk.

Rick Krause founder, leader and dad to girls, Ruth and Katie, has been at music, in some manner or another, most all his life. His first band was at age 7. He then worked his way up through the garage/basement band route and continued his quest to entertain and now his primary focus is performing and touring with the “Krause Family Band.” Rick is constantly writing new music and that is what spurs the creative juices of the group and keeps things fresh.

Katie Krause Flores has been singing since she could basically make a sound. She’s schooled in classical performance on piano and voice, but has always loved singing the “songs of her father.” She first sang with her dad, in weddings and church functions around the age of 10. She has a passionate, soulful voice that loves to be in front of an audience.

Ruth Krause followed in big sister’s footsteps, learning the “songs,” and began violin in grade school orchestra, but soon began picking up the old time tunes and styles she heard around the house. Ruth’s ear for harmonies and grooves, along with her song writing skills, have added a spin to this group. She and sister Kate, love singing in the old “brother-duet” style, but also can tear it up on Frank and Nancy Sinatra’s version of “Something Stupid!”

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Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Ken Wheaton
Ken's earliest recollections include singing along to the family's Grundig radio-phonograph during the 60s while his father was stationed in France. Along with his parents' collection of jazz records, Ken heard the pop music broadcasts on Radio Luxembourg. When a neighbor sold him a Sears guitar for $15.00, Ken's career as an instrumentalist began. Ken started playing professionally in high school. In the late 70s, he played with Clyde Stubblefield in Windows and performed with Under the Table, opening for such acts as Tommy James and The Shondells and Gary "U.S." Bonds. For the last 25 years, Ken has been leading his own groups and has developed an active career as a solo performer and songwriter, drawing on his interest in classical, jazz and contemporary music. He specializes in acoustic finger-style guitar, featured prominently on his CD Jessica's Dreamin'. Ken plays his own songs, plus jazz and blues standards, and pop favorites from the 60s to the present.

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Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Ryan Mauer
Ryan Mauer is a jazz-infused folk musician borrowing from the sounds of Neil Young, Josh Ritter and the Counting Crows. A seasoned performer, his ever-evolving live performances leave audiences challenged, moved and inspired. He creates a dynamic musical experience that music teachers, music junkies and parents love. We are excited to feature his performance at the Paoli Schoolhouse.

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Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Spring Music Series - Jim White
Madison musician Jim White can be heard around town wielding nothing more than his acoustic guitar and a heartfelt mix of indie-folk and indie-pop tunes. These days, Jim continues entertaining crowds by sharing an eclectic mix of his favorite songs. From Ryan Adams to Justin Townes Earle, Dawes to Death Cab, there’s a little something for everyone.

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Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Mike & Jamie McCloskey
Mike and Jamie McCloskey are a father/son duo sometimes trio) who play acoustic swing, country, folk, jazz, blues, rock and Irish tunes.

Mike (guitar/ukelele/vocals) has played in the rock and roll band Moondance for the past 30 years. Mike also performs as a solo acoustic artist and lives in Rutland Township with his wife Kerry Ann.

Jamie (upright bass/guitar/vocals) keeps musically busy juggling gigs with Dad, the rock and roll band Bipolar Orange and the country band The Rusty Hearts. Jamie lives in Stoughton with his wife Steff and their two sons, Cullen and Brody.

Mike and Jamie are known to always have a great time sharing their family’s music tradition.

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Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Winter Music Series- Mark Harrod
A diving accident in 2000 left Mark Harrod with a broken vertebrate in his neck. After 4 months of recovery, Harrod vowed then devote his life to one single pursuit. Music. And it shows in the words he chooses for lyrics and the actions he takes on stage. It is his outlet, and he wants it to be yours. Described as a hybrid clone of Dave Matthews and Rob Thomas, Mark Harrod’s music conveys struggle and hardship with and unsurrendering layer of hope and resiliency. In an uncertain world, Harrod confesses his imperfections and accepts them. And this revelation gives him and his onlookers tremendous energy. Harrod calls it, “Pop with a purpose.” Playing solo or with a supporting band, Harrod, who plays both acoustic guitar and piano, has over 15 years of performance experience. A must see, Mark Harrod is arguably one of the most uplifting musical acts in the Midwest.

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Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

RYAN MAUER
Ryan Mauer is a jazz-infused folk musician borrowing from the sounds of Neil Young, Josh Ritter and the Counting Crows. A seasoned performer, his ever-evolving live performances leave audiences challenged, moved and inspired. He creates a dynamic musical experience that music teachers, music junkies and parents love. We are excited to feature his performance at the Paoli Schoolhouse.

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Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Winter Music Series - Ken Wheaton
Ken's earliest recollections include singing along to the family's Grundig radio-phonograph during the 60s while his father was stationed in France. Along with his parents' collection of jazz records, Ken heard the pop music broadcasts on Radio Luxembourg. When a neighbor sold him a Sears guitar for $15.00, Ken's career as an instrumentalist began. Ken started playing professionally in high school. In the late 70s, he played with Clyde Stubblefield in Windows and performed with Under the Table, opening for such acts as Tommy James and The Shondells and Gary "U.S." Bonds. For the last 25 years, Ken has been leading his own groups and has developed an active career as a solo performer and songwriter, drawing on his interest in classical, jazz and contemporary music. He specializes in acoustic finger-style guitar, featured prominently on his CD Jessica's Dreamin'. Ken plays his own songs, plus jazz and blues standards, and pop favorites from the 60s to the present.

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Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Paoli Winter Games - Hop Garden

Announcing the Paoli Winter Games February 10th and 17th!  The Hop Garden will be hosting this Open Competition between local competitors.  Events will include:  Keg Toss – See how far you can throw a keg, Snow Bags – Bags Tournament, singles and Doubles, Hopenslaugen – Total number of hits to sink 5 nails, Euchre Tournament and a Texas Hold’em Tourney.  Top 3 finishers in each event win Prizes!  Great Food and Drink will be available all Day!  Tap Room-Paoli  608-848-7666

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Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Paoli Winter Games - Hop Garden

Announcing the Paoli Winter Games February 10th and 17th!  The Hop Garden will be hosting this Open Competition between local competitors.  Events will include:  Keg Toss – See how far you can throw a keg, Snow Bags – Bags Tournament, singles and Doubles, Hopenslaugen – Total number of hits to sink 5 nails, Euchre Tournament and a Texas Hold’em Tourney.  Top 3 finishers in each event win Prizes!  Great Food and Drink will be available all Day!  Tap Room-Paoli  608-848-7666

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Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

MARK HARROD
Described as a hybrid clone of Dave Matthews and Rob Thomas, Mark Harrod’s music conveys struggle and hardship with and unsurrendering layer of hope and resiliency. Harrod calls it, “Pop with a purpose.” Playing solo or with a supporting band, Harrod, who plays both acoustic guitar and piano, has over 15 years of performance experience. A must see, Mark Harrod is arguably one of the most uplifting musical acts in the Midwest.

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Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

HALEY PARVIN & KAREN WHEELOCK
It’s not very often that optimism meets soul, but that’s the very formula working on Haley Parvin’s debut release, One Eye Open. On the seven tracks, Parvin maximizes her powerhouse voice, which is young but with a mature ache in all the right places. She warbles, she lilts, she unfurls the lyrics she penned herself.

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Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Special New Year’s Eve Show! 
Jim White

Madison musician Jim White can be heard around town wielding nothing more than his acoustic guitar and a heartfelt mix of indie-folk and indie-pop tunes. These days, Jim continues entertaining crowds by sharing an eclectic mix of his favorite songs. From Ryan Adams to Justin Townes Earle, Dawes to Death Cab, there’s a little something for everyone.

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Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Mike McCloskey

Longtime Madison-area musician Mike McCloskey is a singer/guitarist who has played thousands of live performances throughout Wisconsin, and Illinois both as an acoustic solo artist and with Madison WI area bands.His rich musical background has taken him from jazz standards to country, swing, folk, rock, Irish and blues.

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Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Ryan Mauer

Ryan Mauer is a jazz-infused folk musician borrowing from the sounds of Neil Young, Josh Ritter and the Counting Crows. A seasoned performer, his ever-evolving live performances leave audiences challenged, moved and inspired. He creates a dynamic musical experience that music teachers, music junkies and parents love. We are excited to feature his performance at the Paoli Schoolhouse.

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Mark Harrod

A diving accident in 2000 left Mark Harrod with a broken vertebrate in his neck. After 4 months of recovery, Harrod vowed then devote his life to one single pursuit. Music. And it shows in the words he chooses for lyrics and the actions he takes on stage. It is his outlet, and he wants it to be yours. Described as a hybrid clone of Dave Matthews and Rob Thomas, Mark Harrod’s music conveys struggle and hardship with and unsurrendering layer of hope and resiliency. In an uncertain world, Harrod confesses his imperfections and accepts them. And this revelation gives him and his onlookers tremendous energy. Harrod calls it, “Pop with a purpose.” Playing solo or with a supporting band, Harrod, who plays both acoustic guitar and piano, has over 15 years of performance experience. A must see, Mark Harrod is arguably one of the most uplifting musical acts in the Midwest.

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Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Mike McCloskey

Longtime Madison-area musician Mike McCloskey is a singer/guitarist who has played thousands of live performances throughout Wisconsin, and Illinois both as an acoustic solo artist and with Madison WI area bands.His rich musical background has taken him from jazz standards to country, swing, folk, rock, Irish and blues.

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