Live Music in La Crosse, WI
Featuring everything from local favorites to some of the biggest names in show business, La Crosse’s live music scene has something for everyone. Find blues and lounge music, bluegrass and country western, pop and rock, all in big concert venues, hole-in-the-wall taverns, or fine-dining establishments–the nightlife in La Crosse is not to be missed! Live Music in La Crosse
Located in the heart of historic La Crosse, across from Riverside Park, with views of the majestic upper Mississippi River, 4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant specializes in Tapas-style cuisine with unique selections for lunch, dinner and in-between. Special events at this chic downtown lounge include wine tastings, prix fixe dinners, and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings–no cover charge. Check their calendar for details.
Voted La Crosse County’s Best Bar for 2014, this is always one of the most popular nightlife spots. Located on the corner of 4th & Pearl in historic downtown La Crosse, the Bodega features a menu of over 400 beers, a lunch counter, and regular live music. Check out their Facebook page for daily specials, upcoming shows, and more.
The La Crosse Center is located in the heart of the downtown La Crosse, nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River. With two grand halls and a second-floor ballroom offering majestic views of the Mississippi, the entire complex provides nearly 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space. The La Crosse Center has become a premier facility in the Midwest as a convention site and entertainment destination. View their online calendar for upcoming events!
Located in the historic La Crosse Footwear building on St. Andrews Street, Pearl Street Brewery has quickly established itself as one of the best microbreweries in Wisconsin. PSB’s assortment of fine craft beers are available for sampling in their tasting room, on site at the brewery, open five days a week and featuring live music (no cover!) Wednesdays and Fridays. Check out their calendar at pearlstreetbrewery.com.
Piggy’s Restaurant & Blues Lounge in downtown La Crosse is nationally famous for BBQ baby back ribs, the Americas Cut Pork Chop, hickory smoked prime rib and exclusively cut and aged USDA Prime steaks. Piggy’s chef, Chris Roderique, was chosen by La Crosse County residents and visitors as the area’s best, and the restaurant was also recently recognized by Wine Spectator magazine for its extensive wine cellar. Their blues lounge features live comedy on Friday nights and live blues on Saturday nights. Check for upcoming acts at http://www.piggys.com/.
Located above Buzzard Billy’s Flying Carp Cafe, the Starlite has been recognized for its excellent cocktails and happy hour by La Crosse visitors and residents. This retro lounge is sure to conjure memories of a bygone era–don’t miss live music at Starlite on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Check out their calendar for upcoming shows.