Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Weather Watchers

The sun shines, a breeze stirs the leaves. It looks and feels like perfect weather for spreading out in the open air and relaxing to the sounds of live music while sipping a hearty Wisconsin brew.

But this is today. What about Saturday, June 20, when BIG WES Turner’s Trio is scheduled to perform at Tyranena Brewing in Lake Mills? Our fine forecasting friends rate the chance of a scattered thunderstorm better than even. When will we know for sure? Probably sometime Saturday afternoon. This is just the way it is. The Trio will be ready for our 6 to 9 pm gig, and only a downpour will keep us quiet, so check with Tyranena on Saturday to be sure.

Tasty Tyranena beers are sold and served out of the patio-side service window. Dr. Anthony Fauci would approve of Tyranena’s expansive patio and grassy knoll area--plenty of room for physical distancing. Bring your own food or sample tasty fare at the Cafe Costa Rica food cart. (Muy bien!)

If the rains DO come, fear not. Plan for the next big event at TyranenaFriday, July 17, with none other than The Birddog Blues Band (featuring Mel Ford on guitar) playing the patio. Same hours: 6 to 9 pm. Same great beers. Different food cart: Doyle’s Dogs (authentic Chicago-style hot dogs and sandwiches). Same disclaimer: (Shine? Yes. Rain? No.)

And, as long as we can keep winning the weather lottery, consider visiting Vintage Brewing in Sauk City on Thursday, July 23. The Sparks Band revives 60s hits and wonders on Vintage’s spacious deck overlooking the Wisconsin River from 7 to 9 pm.

Note: Looking for BIG WES Turner’s Trio on Facebook? Save your clicks. Big Wes has ceased to humor Mark Zuckerberg. Q: How many billionaires does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: None. They’re too busy screwing you to be bothered.

Keep on keeping up with all things related to Big Wes Turner and his Trio by checking back here, or by signing up to recieve the newsletter. Just drop your email address in the bucket at any Big Wes Turner’s Trio gig. Better yet, invite the Trio to a drive-by performance in your driveway or backyard. It's easy; we're cheap.

Stay safe. Put a mask over your pie hole, then wash your hands. And repeat.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Play as Weather Permits

In a previous post we sadly announced that the BIG WES Turner’s Trio performance scheduled for May 15 at Tyranena Brewing in Lake Mills was cancelled (due to COVID-19). We were disappointed because we love to make music, especially at Tyranena where the folks are fine and the brews are robust.

Well, now we can happily announce that Tyranena is (conditionally) reopened for beer consumption and music appreciation, and that BIG WES Turner’s Trio will be there from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday, June 20 (weather permitting).

Tasty Tyranena beers are sold and served out of the patio-side service window. CDC-approved recommendations for face-covering, hand hygiene, and physical distancing are strongly encouraged.

Lucky for all, Tyranena’s patio and grassy knoll area is expansive, and the staff is working hard to make it all work. And, food will be provided by the Cafe Costa Rica food cart. (Yummm!) So grab a table or bring a blanket for your quar-pod.

AND, while we’re at it, let’s mark calendars for the next big event at TyranenaFriday, July 17, with none other than The Birddog Blues Band (featuring Mel Ford on guitar) playing the patio. Same hours: 6 to 9 pm. Same great beers. Different food cart: Doyle’s Dogs (authentic Chicago-style hot dogs and sandwiches).

In other news, have you looked lately and failed to find BIG WES Turner’s Trio on Facebook? You can stop trying. Truth is, Big Wes and Mark Zuckerberg had a falling out. Let’s just say, "words were exchanged." Let’s just say, "it don’t matter how big a billionaire you are, you don’t mess with WES." Keep track of Turner tales here, or sign up for the newsletter, or scan the events listings in your local sources for entertainment news. They need your patronage and deserve your attention much moreso than the Zuckface.

Stay safe. Keep it hygienic. Check back.