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Live Music and Shows in Wisconsin Dells

Rock band playing at Showboat Saloon.

Rick Wilcox Magic Show.

A getaway to Wisconsin Dells is always entertaining, with so many attractions to bring joy and happiness all winter long. In this article, we’ll explore some hot Wisconsin Dells live music venues that do a stellar job of keeping winter’s chill at bay.  

Best of Wisconsin Dells Shows

Nothing like a great show to put one in great spirits. Wisconsin Dells rises to the occasion this time of year with noteworthy live music venues and show performances. See which of these (maybe all!) you’ll want to get on your calendar.

Christmas in The Dells

There’s still time to enjoy a performance of the popular Christmas in The Dells Dinner Show, which runs through Dec. 31. This festive extravaganza starts with a four-course Christmas feast followed by a lavish Christmas production featuring flying sugar plum fairies, dancing elves, toys that come to life, reindeer, and jolly ol’ Saint Nick himself. Snow even falls inside the theater! The live big band accompaniment adds to the happy holiday mood. Shows are at 2 PM and 7 PM. 

Wisconsin Dells Shows That Are Pure Magic

Park reality at the door as you step inside the Rick Wilcox Magic Theater. This Wisconsin Dells show always ranks as one of the most popular attractions in the area and you can credit that to the Vegas-quality talent of master illusionists Rick and Suzan Wilcox. 

The husband-and-wife duo combine magic, comedy, and exceptional grand illusions to wow audiences. Given the illusions are updated every year, many families make it an annual vacation tradition. Raise your hand if you’d like to assist Rick during the show, but just be prepared that you just might disappear. This 550-seat theater is open year-round. Trust us, you will believe in magic by the time you step back into reality.  

Band playing on Crystal Grand stage.

Top Choices for Live Music Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells is a regular stop for national music acts, thanks to two terrific venues. The 2,000-seat Crystal Grand Music Theatre does not have a bad seat in the house. The calendar lineup here consistently features a mix of beloved country and rock artists along with new artists making their way onto the national music scene. Fans can also find some amazing tribute bands performing here. Crystal Grand is open year-round.

Most know Ho-Chunk Gaming for its array of table games, slots, and bingo – all big entertainment in their own right. But did you know the property also has its own venue right onsite where it showcases touring music and comedy acts? It’s an intimate theater that delivers high production value, making it a great diversion for visitors to Wisconsin Dells.

Bars and Lounges for Wisconsin Dells Live Music

There are bars where music is on the menu along with cocktails and brews. Take Showboat Saloon as a prime example, where DJs liven up the mood and karaoke performances prove patrons have talent too. This unique triangular-shaped bar was built in 1907 and it’s said there was a speakeasy in the basement during Prohibition.

Redd’s Piano Bar is a hot spot for hand-crafted cocktails and live entertainment. Located at Kalahari Resort, Redd’s has new performers every month. Sit at the piano, sing along and be part of the show. Or just sit back and relax with drink in hand.

A Look Ahead to Summer Venues Too

We want to give you a sneak peek at Wisconsin Dells shows that populate the summer calendar, starting with Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theater, one of the last drive-in theaters of its kind in Wisconsin. Your ticket gets you a double feature of first-run movies. It’s two movies for the price of one, something unheard of these days. Start with a visit to the concession stand for the Mamaburger or a homemade sloppy joe. Big Sky is open May until fall.

Just a short drive away in Baraboo, you’ll find Circus World, a national landmark site and the original winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. There is a Big Top here where some of the best circus acts perform, plus hands-on programs for kids and grown-ups. Circus World is famous for housing the largest collection of restored circus wagons on earth. Take time to see the stupendous exhibits of costumes and circus posters. Circus World is open March-September.

Check out our venue listing to stay in tune with Wisconsin Dells live music.

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