Upcoming Events

Armchair Boogie

April 19, 2024

Get ready for a foot-stomping, soul-lifting Friday night with Armchair Boogie live in concert at Poplar Hall! 

Hailing from Madison, WI, Armchair Boogie is a nationally touring newgrass act whose unbounded original sound ranges from lightning fast bluegrass to fiery funk to soulful folk and more. This dynamic group is set to bring their unique blend of infectious jams to Appleton on Friday, April 19. Doors open at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm. 

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Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

June 13, 2024

Get ready for some seriously feel good music! Please join Poplar Hall in welcoming Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio to Appleton on Thursday, June 13th 2024. With an exhilarating back catalog of soulful gems, this Trio is said to create moments on stage that are brimming with improvisation, instant composition, and imaginative takes on classic tunes.

Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8.

All ages are welcome as long as minors are accompanied by a guardian.

Tickets are on sale now!

Past Events

Yonder Mountain String Band

January 25, 2024

Join us for an unforgettable evening of foot-stomping bluegrass music with the iconic Yonder Mountain String Band

Hailed as pioneers of newgrass and jamgrass, Yonder Mountain String Band has been blending bluegrass with rock, alternative, and improvisational elements for 25 years. Their Grammy-nominated 2022 release, “Get Yourself Outside,” and recent induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame showcase their lasting impact. Don’t miss this chance to witness their iconic sound live in concert! Doors open at 7:00pm and the show/music starts at 8:00pm.

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Flannel Fest 2023

November 10, 2023

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of Flannel Fest, a celebration of music benefitting the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund that keeps our Wisconsin neighbors in need safe in their homes. 

With performances by The Jayhawks, The Mascot Theory, Beth Kille Band, and Allison Mahal.

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Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 6pm.

Dark Star Orchestra

November 9, 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of live music as Dark Star Orchestra takes the stage at Poplar Hall on November 9th, 2023.

Known for their remarkable ability to recreate the iconic sound and feel of the Grateful Dead, Dark Star Orchestra will transport audiences back in time with their faithful renditions of classic songs. Prepare to be mesmerized by their impeccable musicianship, infectious energy, and the magical atmosphere they create. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the timeless music of the Grateful Dead brought to life by Dark Star Orchestra.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.

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Grupo Candela

October 26, 2023 6:30-8:00 PM

Join the FCBF for a free live event to kick off the 2024 NEA Big Read, presented by Fox Cities Book Festival, featuring Grupo Candela, a 12 piece tropical band.

The 2024 community read title will be revealed at this event!

Drinks will be available to purchase at the event.

Donations to the Fox Cities Book Festival are always accepted and appreciated.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Upcoming Events

The Runaway Grooms

October 5, 2023

Get ready for an electrifying night of live music as The Runaway Grooms bring their genre-blending tunes to Poplar Hall in Appleton on October 5, 2023. Prepare to be blown away by their high-energy performance and impeccable musicianship as they deliver an unforgettable concert experience that you won’t want to miss!
Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

Pert Near Sandstone and Feed the Duo

September 21, 2023

Get ready to tap your feet and embrace the soulful melodies of bluegrass and Americana music as we present an unforgettable evening with Feed the Duo and Pert Near Sandstone, live at Poplar Hall.
Whether you’re a long-time roots music enthusiast or a newcomer to the genre, these bands promise an extraordinary experience for all!
Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

Rebirth Brass Band

July 27, 2023

Experience the dynamic and soulful sounds of Rebirth Brass Band live in concert at Poplar Hall.

Get ready for a night of electrifying music as Rebirth Brass Band bring their fiery live show to Appleton on Thursday, July 27, 2023. 

Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

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JA Trivia

May 17, 2023

Poplar Hall and Junior Achievement of Wisconsin invite you to the JA Trivia Challenge on Wednesday, May 17 from 4pm until 7pm.

The JA Trivia Challenge is an in person event to support our students through Junior Achievement programs. Trivia questions will cover a wide range of fun topics, and play right from your phone. JA programs are funded solely by individuals, companies, foundations, and fundraising events. Proceeds from this event will benefit students in your local schools.

Your support makes a difference!

Mother's Day Brunch

May 14, 2023

Poplar Hall and Heirloom Kitchen are thrilled to invite you to a Mother’s Day Brunch on May 14, 2023.

Enjoy a delicious artisan brunch buffet crafted by Heirloom Kitchen while you revel in the views of the Fox River with your loved ones. 

There are two seating schedules available, 9:30-11:30am or 12:00-2:00pm. Limited spots are available so secure your seats today!

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Leo Kottke Live in Concert

May 12, 2023

Legendary acoustic guitarist, Leo Kottke, brings his iconic fingerpicking to Poplar Hall!

Please join Poplar Hall in welcoming the legendary acoustic guitarist, Leo Kottke, to Appleton on Friday, May 12, 2023. This is a seated event open to all ages, so blues and folk music lovers of all kinds grab your friends and join us for an evening of live music with Leo Kottke.

Doors open at 7pm and music starts at 8pm.

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Poplar Hall Presents an Evening with Keller Williams

Please join us for an evening with Keller Williams at Poplar Hall on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

The one man band is known for seamlessly blending genres that will keep you on your feet, so bring your dancing shoes and the whole family because this is an all ages event! 

Doors open at 7pm and music starts at 8pm.

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Mid-Winter Wigout: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades​​

March 12, 2022

Poplar Hall is bringing Americana mavericks Horseshoes & Hand Grenades with special guest Good Morning Bedlam to the riverfront in downtown Appleton on Saturday, March 12! Bring your friends, bring your dancing shoes, and get ready for an evening of memorable live music!

Poplar Hall Opening Night: Sam Bush and Friends

August 20, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Sam Bush for the Poplar Hall Opening Night, Friday August 20, 2021. Bring your friends, bring your dancing shoes, and get ready to open the riverfront’s newest music venue.

Sam Bush is a legend of plucking musical goodness, and we are fortunate to have him visit the area. The Mighty Pines have played fewer shows than Sam Bush, but they shred just as hard. Let’s show them a warm Wisconsin welcome.

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