Journal

Refuge Update 9

Dec 22 2017

Two albums released by Refuge Foundation for the Arts are now available for purchase on vinyl! Co-founders Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae’s album Tell Me True, and friends Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman’s album Dear John can be found at Exclusive Company in Appleton, WI. Mother Christmas Remember our friend J.S. Ondara who filmed...

Refuge Update 9

Refuge Update 8

Dec 15 2017

Upcoming Events 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 – see...

Refuge Update 8

Refuge Update 7

Dec 08 2017

We are excited to announce that our second album release from Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman titled Dear John has been released today! The album is a tribute to GRAMMY award winning artist John Hartford. Best known for his solo performances where he would alternate between guitar, banjo, and fiddle while he tap danced and clogged on...

Refuge Update 7

Refuge Update 6

Nov 22 2017

Past/Future Events: Tom Petty Tribute On Friday co-founder Cory Chisel hosted a Tom Petty tribute at the Refuge Lounge. Thank you to all those who were in attendance! We reached capacity over an hour before the event started, so we apologize to those of you who didn’t make it in. But YOU GOT LUCKY dear friends,...

Refuge Update 6

Refuge Update 5

Nov 09 2017

Refuge photographer Justus Poehls has been working to creatively document the momentary passings and prolonged residencies of the talented artists that find respite within the walls of the Refuge. Justus has been experimenting with various digital and analog processes to chronicle this unique endeavor. His current photographic undertaking involves tintypes – a photograph...

Refuge Update 5

Refuge Update 4

Nov 02 2017

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...

Refuge Update 4

Refuge Update 3

Oct 26 2017

Remember our friend Alex Ortega who stayed with us for Feed the Body, Feed the Soul and again for Homeland Experience? If not, he is perhaps best known as the Musical Director for the”Broadway at The W” concert series at The W Hotel in Times Square. While holding this title,...

Refuge Update 3

Refuge Update 2

Oct 20 2017

J-Council Refuge Artists in Residence // J-Council have been busy: from hopping on a plane to New York City to take part in Love Thy Neighborhood Brewery Fest with our partners at Jameson Music, to launching the video for “We Gotta Move” on Indigenous Peoples Day. “It’s our show of solidarity with all communities out there struggling to...

Refuge Update 2

Refuge Update 1

Oct 12 2017

Refuge Foundation is thrilled to celebrate co-founders Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae’s #1 Billboard Heatseeker debut for “Tell Me True” on September 25th! All proceeds for the album benefit Refuge Foundation for the Arts. The duo also had the chance to play with Ryan Adams and Emmylou Harris that week in Madison, and played two...

Refuge Update 1