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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States

Upcoming Events

Aug. 2020

Pocket Kings

Aug. 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Pocket Kings are a crack unit of elite musicians trained in the fine art of igniting guerrilla dance parties and whipping crowds into a groove-inspired frenzy. Their weapon of choice? The best R&B, Soul, and Funk music of the modern era. The point is, The Pocket Kings bring an incredibly tight musical performance full of interesting, funky, danceable songs that will keep any joint jumping all night! This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is…


The 5 Card Studs live show is a unique blend of big-time Las Vegas attitude and 70’s TV game show schmaltz, all glossed over with a washed-up lounge/wedding singer veneer. Performances feature many recognizable 60s & 70s AM Gold classics – hits from artists such as Neil Diamond, Engelbert Humperdink, Tom Jones, Santana; soul classics from Al Green, Smokey Robinson, The Spinners, Wilson Pickett and so much more! Gates and Bar opens at 6 pm There are two entrances into…

Sep. 2020


Sep. 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Part of the “soul-revival” movement with their own style of Memphis flavored soul, roots, and blues! Formed in late 2010, Tweed featuring Gervis Myles (formerly known as Tweed Funk) garnered national attention with the release of 4 albums and dates throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Southern United States. With Gervis Myles on board, the band recorded, mixed, and released “Love Strong” in just 8 days, a 10 track album featuring 9 original songs. 2019 WAMI nominee for R&B/Soul Artist, Tweed…


Unity the Band

Sep. 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! Unity the Band is an award-winning original roots reggae group based in Wisconsin. They have been nominated for 2018-2019 Artist of the Year and 2019 World/Reggae/Ska/Latin and are the 2018 WAMI winner for World/Reggae/Ska/Latin. Their intense touring schedule of varied venues around the Midwest has honed an interactive outdoor stage show with positive party vibes and the knack for drawing club crowds into the irie groove. They treat fans to original music blending with influences…

Oct. 2020

25th Anniversary Takeover

Oct. 2 @ 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm

A Grand Celebration! Friday, October 2 at 5 pm Help THELMA celebrate 25 years as an organization with a recharged and revamped Windy Dinner THELMA Style. We are doing a complete building takeover with festivities on every level. Live music on every floor, raffles, art classes, food stations, cocktails, silent auction and more! This event will definitely go down in THELMA history! It’s the event of the year! In honor of the organization’s 25 years, Members of THELMA are the…


A night of serious blues and dancing boogie-woogie featuring Tommy Castro and Marcia Ball! Ever since he first picked up a guitar and started making music, Tommy Castro believed. He believed he would not only be able to make a living playing music, but could develop his own signature sound and style. Today he is famed not only for his hard-hitting, impassioned vocals and his blues-infused, rocking R&B sound, but also for his striking, original songwriting and exhilarating stage show.…



Oct. 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre-bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music. The band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed in over 20 countries worldwide and continue to tour the US and abroad. Their latest release, “Passport”, is a collection of songs inspired by their experiences sharing music with people…

Nov. 2020

Phillip-Michael Scales

Nov. 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chicago singer-songwriter Phillip-Michael Scales, the nephew of blues great B.B. King creates thumping, tuneful folk-rock music! To say that Scales was born with music in his blood would be an understatement. As the nephew of the legendary B.B. King, Scales grew up on a healthy dose of motown, soul and of course the blues. But as he evolved and later attended Berklee College of Music, so did his taste in music, skewing more towards indie rock. Friday, November 20 Concert…

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