Jul 24

Adriel Denae // Elle Winston – Shitty Barn Sessions No. 228

Adriel Denae grew up in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago and is creating a life of exploration through music. Her childhood was spent a few blocks from the Green Mill Lounge, Aragon Ballroom and Uptown Theater and within a philanthropic, musical family and community. Gospel, jazz, folk, blues and the sounds of a uniquely diverse neighborhood permeated her surroundings and pointed her sensibilities towards timelessness and mystery.

  • Jul 24th
  • 6:00 pm
  • The Shitty Barn
Adriel Denae // Elle Winston – Shitty Barn Sessions No. 228

Jul 18

Future Zouk Chicago Congress 2019

Just Jacob Ventures, LLC proudly presents: FUTURE ZOUK CHICAGO CONGRESS 2019

  • Jul 18th - Jul 22nd
  • 11:59 pm
  • Dance Center Chicago
Future Zouk Chicago Congress 2019

Jul 4

American Made–A 4th Of July Music Celebration

Cory Chisel & Company and the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra will perform the songs of Tom Petty & other American music legends.

  • Jul 4th
  • 4:00 pm
  • Leach Amphitheater
American Made–A 4th Of July Music Celebration

Jun 19

Our Songs, Our History

Music, like history, helps us understand ourselves and the world we share. Music and history capture, preserve, and document our stories, both the highs and the lows, which define the present. Cory Chisel and the History Museum at the Castle have partnered to archive that shared history in music.

  • Jun 19th
  • 7:00 pm
  • The History Museum at the Castle
Our Songs, Our History

Jun 12

Storycatchers Live: Mortified

Dust off your headgear, old journals, tales of the r-rated show you accidentally put on at your company holiday party. Bring us your awkward, your embarrassing, your wish the ground would swallow you alive. We want your cringe worthy moments you wish you could forget, but now we want to give them a microphone.

  • Jun 12th
  • 7:00 pm
  • The Refuge
Storycatchers Live: Mortified

Jun 2

Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen joins us on stage at The Howard on Sunday, June 2! Doors open at 7PM - performance starts at 8PM.

  • Jun 2nd
  • 8:00 pm
  • The Howard
Brett Dennen

May 17

Art on the Town with Emerging Artists Fox Valley

On May 17th, Emerging Artists Fox Valley will be resident artists of Mud & Prints for Downtown Appleton's Art on the Town!

  • May 17th
  • 5:00 pm
  • Mud & Prints
Art on the Town with Emerging Artists Fox Valley

May 11

Adriel Denae, The Dove & The Wolf, Michelle Blades

Music, Friends, Drinks, New Records. The Acre vintage studio open during show.

  • May 11th
  • 7:00 pm
  • The Draw
Adriel Denae, The Dove & The Wolf, Michelle Blades

Apr 13

Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae with LOLO and Surprise Guests

Join us on Saturday April 13th as we kick off our partnership with The Howard with a special performance by Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae with LOLO and other surprise guests.

  • Apr 13th
  • 8:00 pm
  • The Howard
Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae with LOLO and Surprise Guests

Apr 12

Night of Noise 2019

In conjunction with the National Day of Silence, we were honored to close out the day by hosting the LGBTQ and allied youth event called the Night of Noise. The evening was a celebration of over 100 LGBTQ and allied youth embracing their identity in a safe supportive environment.

  • Apr 12th
  • 5:00 pm
  • The Refuge
Night of Noise 2019

Apr 6

Cypher Chicago S2E3: Jordan Caesar, Legxnd, Cell PAFS, Arigon

We are excited to partner again with Cypher Chicago at Subterranean with a rising star showcase of hip hop and rap headliners including Jordan Caesar, LEGXND, Cellpafs, ARIGON, and our own, Just Jacob. The night will be filled with music, food and drink specials, and a portion of proceeds benefit Refuge Foundation for the Arts!

  • Apr 6th
  • 10:00 pm
  • Subterranean
Cypher Chicago S2E3: Jordan Caesar, Legxnd, Cell PAFS, Arigon

Mar 27

Robert Ellis – Texas Piano Man

The Howard and Refuge Foundation for the Arts present Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man, with special guests Ian O'Neil and Adriel Denae.

  • Mar 27th
  • 6:30 pm
  • The Howard
Robert Ellis – Texas Piano Man

Mar 2

Princess KazaYah & Friends at Cypher Chicago S2E2

Subterranean, DOVE Muzik, Black Sabbath Sound System, DJ Tzaddi Wadadah II, and DJ Just Jacob Proudly Present: PRINCESS KAZAYAH & FRIENDS AT CYPHER CHICAGO S2E2

  • Mar 2nd
  • 10:00 pm
  • Subterranean
Princess KazaYah & Friends at Cypher Chicago S2E2

Feb 27

Caroline Allison Community Lecture

Refuge Foundation for the Arts is excited to host Nashville based photographer, Caroline Allison, for an exclusive community lecture in our Chapel on Wednesday February 27th starting at 7pm during Ms. Allison's stay in Wisconsin.

  • Feb 27th
  • 7:00 pm
  • Refuge Foundation for the Arts
Caroline Allison Community Lecture

Feb 2

Cypher Chicago Rising Star Showcase S2E1

DJ Just Jacob will be in Chicago on February 2nd along with other live performances benefitting Refuge Arts!

  • Feb 2nd
  • 10:00 pm
  • Subterranean
Cypher Chicago Rising Star Showcase S2E1

Dec 21

An Evening of Holiday Mischief

Join Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers, LOLO, and other Mile of Music favorites for An Evening of Holiday Mischief on December 21st! We'll be singing your favorite classic tunes, along with some new original versions.

  • Dec 21st
  • 7:00 pm
  • Lawrence Memorial Chapel
An Evening of Holiday Mischief

Sep 21

Hopeland Festival

The unique two-day festival will celebrate community through live music & visual artists starting on Friday, September 21st from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, and Saturday, September 22nd from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. It will combine musicians with captivating visual artists. It will be hosted in downtown Green Bay, partnering with local businesses around town including Kavarna, Keggers, Lyric Room, Black & Tan Lounge, Neville Public Museum, Three Three Five, Cup O Joy, and Titletown Brewing Company Roof Tap.

  • Sep 21st - Sep 22nd
  • 5:00 pm
  • Green Bay's On Broadway District
Hopeland Festival

Jul 29

Life is Meant to be Heard

Our friends from HEAR in the Fox Cities are hosting Life Is Meant To Be Heard at Whistler's Knoll on Sunday July 29th 12:00-4:00pm. The event will feature the music of co-founder Cory Chisel, wines and the gorgeous location of Whistler's Knoll, crepes from Le Prince French Crepes food truck, door prizes, and a raffle. All event proceeds will go towards the purchase of brand new hearing aids for children in the Fox Cities. The adults only event is $35 at the door or $30 presale.

  • Jul 29th
  • 12:00 pm
  • Whistler's Knoll
Life is Meant to be Heard

Jun 24

Refuge Arts Block Party

This event is a free, all-ages, outdoor celebrations of our neighborhood and neighbors. It will take place at Houdini Plaza and will feature music from several artists, food from our neighborhood businesses, beer tickets for sale with beer provided by Door County Brewing Company, dancing with DJ Ross Grisly, and more! The party starts at 4:00pm and goes until 8:00pm with performances by Pony Bradshaw, Erin Rae, Lillie Mae, and Welles with special guests Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae.

  • Jun 24th
  • 4:00 pm
  • Houdini Plaza
Refuge Arts Block Party

Jun 17

Cory Chisel Presents a Salute to Country Classics

Cory Chisel Presents a Salute to Country Classics will feature covers of Willie Nelson, EmmyLou Harris, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and many more performed by Lillie Mae, JP Harris and Erin Rae.

  • Jun 17th
  • 1:00 pm
Cory Chisel Presents a Salute to Country Classics

May 31

Feed the Body, Feed the Soul: Cory Chisel and Friends Salute to Tom Petty

Join us May 31st at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh for Cory Chisel and friends as they salute Tom Petty. Proceeds from the event go toward Feed The Body, Feed The Soul as well as Refuge Foundation for the Arts.

  • May 31st
  • 7:00 pm
  • Menominee Nation Arena
Feed the Body, Feed the Soul: Cory Chisel and Friends Salute to Tom Petty

May 4

Traveller

Traveller is coming to Cranky Pat's in Neenah on May 4th to celebrate the release of their debut album Western Movies, which we announced last week with a massive premiere on NPR! The evening will kick off with a special “Meet & Feast” at 7:00pm. Please note that food and beverage costs are not included in the ticket price.

  • May 4th
  • 7:00 pm
  • Cranky Pat's Pizza
Traveller

Apr 27

Night of Noise

Last Friday was the Day Of Silence, an annual call to awareness about the effects of bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students. To close out the day we were honored to host a free LGBTQ and allied youth event called the Night of Noise. The event was sponsored by Colors in Bloom, the radical self-love campaign created by Diverse and Resilient along with LGBTQ Partnership, Rainbow Over Wisconsin, and Youth Go. The evening included a youth speak up/out promoting messages of love and acceptance along with performances by DJ Afrekete, Lex Allen, and Taj Raiden.

  • Apr 27th
  • 6:00 pm
  • Refuge Chapel
Night of Noise

Feb 26

Adriel Denae with Robert Ellis

Adriel Denae with Robert Ellis

  • Feb 26th
  • 7:30 pm
  • Three Three Five
Adriel Denae with Robert Ellis

Feb 25

Adriel Denae, Robert Ellis, and Lilly Winwood

Co-founder Adriel Denae, featuring special guests Robert Ellis and Lilly Winwood are performing in our chapel on Sunday, February 25th. Join us for a special evening celebrating the release of Adriel's first single from her forthcoming album "Build a World."

  • Feb 25th
  • 7:00 pm
  • Refuge Foundation for the Arts
Adriel Denae, Robert Ellis, and Lilly Winwood

Jan 27

Celtic Connections

Co-founders Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae were recently in Glasgow, Scotland for the 25th Celtic Connections festival, a celebration of celtic music in the UK. The duo performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

  • Jan 27th
  • 7:00 pm
  • The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Celtic Connections

Jan 21

Manchester Orchestra

On Sunday, January 21, join Manchester Orchestra for a special all ages acoustic performance at The Refuge in Appleton, WI!

  • Jan 21st
  • 7:00 pm
  • Refuge Chapel
Manchester Orchestra

Jan 5

Refuge Arts Gallery Opening

A showcase of stunning visual artwork created by past and current artists-in-residence at The Refuge, an arts nonprofit located in Appleton, WI. Come to learn more about what is created inside the walls of the old monastery building.

  • Jan 5th
  • 6:00 pm
  • The Draw
Refuge Arts Gallery Opening

Dec 15

Adriel Denae at the Refuge Lounge

Co-founder Adriel Denae is playing at the Refuge Lounge TONIGHT! She will be sharing her beautiful voice and a new album she's been working on that is being produced by Norah Jones. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, and the show starts at 7:00 pm

  • Dec 15th
  • 7:00 pm
  • Refuge Lounge
Adriel Denae at the Refuge Lounge

Dec 14

An Evening of Holiday Mischief

Our Holiday Mischief show takes place on December 14th with Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, the Appleton Boychoir, and other special guests welcoming the holiday season. We are offering a Sustainability Package that will include priority seating & early admission, a Holiday Toast with Cory & Adriel, a limited edition signed poster, and more! All proceeds benefit the Refuge Foundation for the Arts.

  • Dec 14th
  • 7:00 pm
  • Lawrence Memorial Chapel
An Evening of Holiday Mischief

Dec 10

Robert Ellis & Courtney Harman

On Sunday we had our friends Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman perform their new album Dear John, a tribute to John Hartford released by Refuge Foundation for the Arts, in our chapel.

  • Dec 10th
  • 7:00 pm
  • Refuge Chapel
Robert Ellis & Courtney Harman

Nov 18

An Evening with Cory Chisel and Refuge Artists

Many don't know, but Refuge Foundation for the Arts houses many different types of artists - we are not limited to just musicians. This past Saturday, we celebrated our visual artists for a private art sale with our friends Stephanie Long and Andy Hetzel. They graciously hosted a fundraising event for our Refuge visual artists. All of the art in the event was made at the Refuge building, and was all successfully sold by the end of the night! Proceeds benefited both our local artists, and also Refuge Foundation for the Arts.

  • Nov 18th
  • 5:00 pm
An Evening with Cory Chisel and Refuge Artists

Nov 17

Cory Chisel Tom Petty Tribute

Cory Chisel Tom Petty Tribute

  • Nov 17th
  • 7:00 pm
  • Refuge Lounge
Cory Chisel Tom Petty Tribute

Nov 10

newVoices Sings: Fox Cities

newVoices Sings: Fox Cities is a free, family-friendly event sponsored by Community First Credit Union that will take place at 7:00pm in downtown Appleton's City Center Plaza. It will co-occur with Downtown Appleton's "Light up the Night." newVoices singers will be within the audience, teaching and leading them in simple harmonies to popular songs which they will sing with Chisel and Denae.

  • Nov 10th
  • 7:00 pm
  • City Center Plaza
newVoices Sings: Fox Cities

Sep 15

Homeland Experience

Featuring musicians and visual artists from around the globe, Homeland Experience will showcase everything Green Bay has to offer. The event will be a celebration of art, community, and possibility; and it will be a place to embrace what connects us all.

  • Sep 15th - Sep 16th
  • 5:00 pm
Homeland Experience

Aug 6

Feed the Body, Feed the Soul: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Together with our friends at Oshkosh Corporation and Fox Communities Credit Union, we are proud to announce the first - and headlining - artists of the lineup for Feed The Body, Feed The Soul at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center: The Temptations on Friday August 4, Cat Power on Saturday August 5, and The Blind Boys of Alabama on Sunday August 6. Proceeds from the event will benefit Refuge Foundation for the Arts and Feed The Body, Feed The Soul, which will assist with basic needs - organic and sustainably sourced food, shelter, skills for a sustainable future, and access to the arts - for youth in Northeast Wisconsin.

  • Aug 6th
  • 12:00 am
  • Refuge Chapel
Feed the Body, Feed the Soul: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Aug 5

Feed the Body, Feed the Soul: Cat Power

Together with our friends at Oshkosh Corporation and Fox Communities Credit Union, we are proud to announce the first - and headlining - artists of the lineup for Feed The Body, Feed The Soul at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center: The Temptations on Friday August 4, Cat Power on Saturday August 5, and The Blind Boys of Alabama on Sunday August 6. Proceeds from the event will benefit Refuge Foundation for the Arts and Feed The Body, Feed The Soul, which will assist with basic needs - organic and sustainably sourced food, shelter, skills for a sustainable future, and access to the arts - for youth in Northeast Wisconsin.

  • Aug 5th
  • 12:00 am
  • Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Feed the Body, Feed the Soul: Cat Power

Aug 4

Feed the Body, Feed the Soul: The Temptations

Together with our friends at Oshkosh Corporation and Fox Communities Credit Union, we are proud to announce the first - and headlining - artists of the lineup for Feed The Body, Feed The Soul at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center: The Temptations on Friday August 4, Cat Power on Saturday August 5, and The Blind Boys of Alabama on Sunday August 6. Proceeds from the event will benefit Refuge Foundation for the Arts and Feed The Body, Feed The Soul, which will assist with basic needs - organic and sustainably sourced food, shelter, skills for a sustainable future, and access to the arts - for youth in Northeast Wisconsin.

  • Aug 4th
  • 12:00 am
  • Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Feed the Body, Feed the Soul: The Temptations

Oct 2

Keep It Wisconsin

Cory Chisel, BoDeans, J-Council and Adriel Denae will perform at the Grand Chute home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Oct. 2.

  • Oct 2nd
  • 12:00 am
  • Fox Cities Stadium
Keep It Wisconsin