POETRY OPEN MIC- Write on the River

This is held in conjunction with the WRITE ON THE RIVER event. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Carpe at 5:00 before the reading. The Carpe will be open for dinner; if possible, please call for reservations. 920-563-9391. May 12, 2023 would be poet Lorine Niedecker's 120th birthday. In her honor, the Fort […]


We may try to start this show earlier than the originally scheduled 8:00 time.   MICHAEL HECHT will read excerpts from literature, and BILL CAMPLIN will sing a song between each excerpt. They have done this collaboration many times with different readings, and really enjoy the concept. Readings will be from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men […]


JEFFREY FOUCAULT- the prodigal son returns on Mother's Day. THE NEW YORKER: “Jeffrey Foucault sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest” UNCUT: “The music of Wisconsin native Foucault is the kind so many aspire to but never attain: beat-up troubadour folk whittled to dolorous perfection”  



Looking forward to the return of two wonderful songwriters: Tracy, who last played here in 2018,  and Wes who came last year for a great evening with Ordinary Elephant and Rachael Kilgour.  Wes will open the show. Ticket link follows the bios. Called "a musician and singer of dazzling versatility" (No Depression), TRACY GRAMMER is among contemporary […]



Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve seats and let us know if  you will be dining here. He will not appear in his birthday suit despite the day.  I just learned this about Bill - "Bill is a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist, playing professionally in the Milwaukee area since the late 1960s. Bill writes and arranges […]