We have had an incredible Farmers' Market season this year of which would not be possible without the support from our incredible sponsor Nicolet Bank who generously paid for every single ticket for this years concerts and all of our partners who contributed in ample ways to the overwhelming success of the series. We wanted to take a second to thank and share some of what this years contributors had to say -
An ENORMOUS thank you to Nicolet Bank for once again providing complimentary music by some truly amazing bands for the entirety of the 2023 Broadway Farmers' Market and increasing community's access to live original concerts!
These shows could not have been possible without many groups and organizations of people, but Tim Heinrich, Chelsea Gay, and Jeff Gahnz with Nicolet Bank has continued to see Gather’s vision of good music to bring together an entire community of people, and has continued to help provide for that vision. Without Nicolet’s involvement, these shows would be ticketed, and our patrons would have had to pay for the amazing evening of ArmChair Boogie or Ritchy Mitch and the Coalminers, or any of the amazing artists for that matter.
Jolene Chevalier and her team with How to Concerts have been working with Gather for years, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Consistently they provide amazing talent for us to feature on the Gather Stage, and in turn push out an amazing turn-out of attendees and boosts our business and their’s at the same time.
Chevalier, having experienced many Farmers Markets with Gather, was happily surprised by the overall season.
What makes it so easy about partnering with many of our partners and sponsors, is our shared vision and passion of creating a safe and fun space for the community to gather and make new connections.
“Gather is always a fantastic partner,” Chevalier [How To Concerts] smiled. “They believe in elevating the missions of their partners as well as their own, and focus on presenting live, ORIGINAL music, which is rare in this market.”
We’re all looking forward to a future season of memorable shows, but looking back at 2023’s, Chevalier couldn’t believe how popular one band was.
“There were so many memorable moments from this season,” Chevalier [How To Concerts] thought back. “Armchair Boogie was one of the most memorable – the room was absolutely packed, everyone was dancing, and the amount of life and energy in the room was unmatched.”
Thank you to Jesse Coonen at Harmonic Productions for all of their hardwork in producing great sounding and looking shows on our Gather Stage. Each and every artist was floored by the quality of both the Gather staff, and the way Gather’s partners treated them and their performances. Harmonic Productions made artists feel respected and gave them the wonderful show they were hoping for.
Gather partnered with Hinterland Brewery to take our featured artists on an afternoon brewery tour before their shows, taste-testing the batches the brewery is currently brewing, and figuring out which of the cans they had to take home for themselves.
Aside from giving our artists a delicious afternoon before their shows, Hinterland Brewery was also our featured craft beer at Gather’s canned beer to-go table. Hinterland employee, Scott Zimmerman, escorted many of the bands on their tours and had a great experience with those that came through.
“I had a blast with the bands that took part in the tours,” Zimmerman [Hinterland] exclaimed. “Everyone was kind, inquisitive and overall excited about the experience which always helps.”
Thank you to the 91.1 The Avenue team for offering and interviewing each and every one of our artists playing for our Farmer’s Market series. Every Monday afternoon at 2pm, 91.1 The Avenue aired music and an interview by the upcoming artist, bringing attendance to Gather for Wednesday.
Mary Rudzinski the Vice President of Sponsorship shared, “We at 91.1 The Avenue have partnered on shows at Gather over the past year and a half,” Rudzinski [91.1 The Avenue] smiled. “We continue to be impressed by the entire team at Gather! They are all such great professionals and have been so easy to work with; they all respond to requests in a timely manner, they communicate their vision well, and clearly seek to enhance our community! The artists that they have booked have been impressive, I had so much fun at the Alanna Royale show.”
“The team at Gather are all great to work with,” Rudzinski [91.1 The Avenue] said excitedly. “What I find most impressive is their commitment to “shared success” for their partners/sponsors, for the musicians/artists, and for the community.” - Mary Rudzinski
Find all of the interviews here!
Discover Green Bay helped to add to the artists day before their time on stage by offering tours outside Lambeau Field and the Titletown district, bringing a little bit of Wisconsin to our visiting artists. Not only did these artists get to see some Green Bay staples, but were also given some Green Bay history, that each artist had something wonderful to say. We can’t thank Discover Green Bay enough for introducing our talented guests to this gorgeous city.