Northwoods Blues Fest: Icons and up-and-comers to take to the stage

April 21st, 2014

The lineup for the third Northwoods Blues Fest, to be held June 20-21 at the Washburn County Fairgrounds, features two national bands on world tours (both having played and headlined at Woodstock in 1969); the artist who laid down the riff for Bob Seger’s “Like a Rock” and played and recorded with Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt and Fleetwood Mac; an up-and-coming band that in 2013 won a prestigious Memphis music contest; another who is the toast of Chicago; a talented Minneapolis woman who just signed a record deal with an industry leader; and two regional acts who have converted tribes of fans into blues fanatics.

Click here to read the entire article by Frank Zufall, Spooner Advocate.

Green Bay Packers players to visit Hayward: Donating playground equipment at Shue’s Pond

April 18th, 2014

HAYWARD, Wis. – Few would argue that the Green Bay Packers have some of the most loyal football fans in America. Turns out that works both ways — the Packers also love their fans.

On Friday, April 18, from about 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour will visit Hayward, Wis., stopping at Shue’s Pond to announce and dedicate their donation of a children’s playground that will be constructed at the site this summer.

Yes, it will be green and gold, according to Cathy Dworak, manager of community relations for the Packers, who said the tour runs April 15-19 and includes stops in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Among the Wisconsin stops are Hayward, Rice Lake, Merrill, and Superior.

Click here to read the entire article by Kathy Hanson, Sawyer County Record posted by UpNorthExplorer.com.