Thrasher Opera House will continue to offer intimate concerts this spring, offering an exclusive experience for patrons, with only 30 tickets sold for each concert and includes cocktail-style seating.

“We are doing everything we can to keep these doors open and the music playing,” Thrasher Executive Director Rachael Avery said.

The new spring lineup includes the Americana and bluegrass band WheelHouse, performing on Saturday, April 17. WheelHouse has played more than 1,000 shows in the past 6 years and released five records. Featuring three and four-part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass.

Saturday, April 24 at 7 p.m., Thrasher is offering a free concert to the first 30 patrons who call the office to reserve a spot. Funded through a special grant, Todd Green, a global multi-instrumentalist, will perform original music on more than 30 acoustic string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world, inspired by many different cultures in the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East and South America. His custom-built electronic system allows him to layer instruments as he performs. His artistic mission is to “help bring down the barriers that divide us by experiencing other cultures through their music” as he takes his audiences on a musical armchair-tour of the world. Those who would prefer to experience this concert “virtually,” may go to Thrasher’s YouTube Channel at 7 p.m.

Wise Jennings, a husband and wife duo from southern Wisconsin, will perform Friday, April 30. As original artists, it has made a name for themselves delivering high-energy shows. The duo has developed a reputation for delivering powerful performances and developing their own unique musical genre.

Feed the Dog, a jam-rock-grass band hits the stage Saturday, May 8. The Appleton-based group features fiddle, an acoustic six and 12-string guitar, bass lines and percussion.

Beyond in-person performances, Thrasher is offering a “virtual” ticket option. Purchase a ticket for the concert online, and then on the day of the show individuals will receive an email containing a private YouTube link about an hour before the live show begins.

These shows will not be able to be viewed publicly on YouTube; only virtual ticket holders will be able to see the live show.

In-person concerts are $35 each and virtual concerts are $15 each. Door and bar are open at 7 p.m. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

For ticket purchase and more information, check out the web at www.thrasheroperahouse.com or call the office at 920-294-4279.

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