downtown Ripon stock

Want to know what’s going on in the Ripon area this weekend?

We’ve got you covered.

Live music at Vines & Rushes

Brandon native Ted Otto of Buck Fifty will be playing classic rock cover music at the Vines & Rushes Winery Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Ted Otto

“He puts on a great show, don't miss it,” the winey’s website says. “Grab your favorite glass of wine, Sprecher Root Beer or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer on tap. Wood-fired pizza served from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.”

The following day, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tinker Solo will perform at the winery.


Tinker Solo

“Besides originals, Tinker solo performs a variety of folk rock and country material from artists such as The Beatles, CSNY, Rolling Stones, John Denver, CCR, Jim Croce, Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Otis Redding, The Eagles, and many more. Many Celtic/Irish songs are in the potential set list as well,” the winery said. “Select your favorite wine, cider, or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, custom order a wood fired pizza, and sit back and enjoy the music.”

Thrasher concert Saturday

Pat McCurdy will perform at the Thrasher Opera House Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. as part of the venue’s 506 Sessions series, which has a limited number of people in attendance with socially distanced seating.


“The 506 Sessions concert series offers the most exclusive audience we've ever had - only 30 people,” Thrasher said on its website. “Setup for these shows include cocktail style seating (and plenty of distance). Come experience the historic Thrasher in a whole new way.”

Pat McCurdy is a cabaret singer/songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He regularly tours the upper midwestern part of the United States with regular stops in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Green Bay, and Minneapolis.

His shows usually consist of just him and his guitar and include improvised interaction with the audience. While the majority of his audience is made up of a college-age crowd, McCurdy appeals to a large number of people of all ages. Performing well over 300 shows a year, his large catalog of original songs (over 600 and growing) covers a variety of topics such as lost loves, politics, family vacations, and how the world can't live without Sex & Beer.

Click here to buy tickets.

The Spring Market at Town Square

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Town Square is hosting its spring market, which runs through April 24.

The Spring Market returns to Town Square Saturday

A customer holds fresh greens that she bought at the Spring Market at Town Square.

The market features “fresh-off-the-farm goodness and handmade items.”

“Social-distance and enjoy the delights as local growers and artisans will show off their wares that you and your family will love,” Town Square says. “Thank you for buying local.”

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to

Share your opinion


Join the conversation

Recommended for you