Armchair Boogie is a four-piece Bluegrass Folk band formed in the heart of Central Wisconsin. Conceived and brought to life by Fond du Lac’s own Ben Majeska (guitar/vocals) and Augie Dougherty (banjo/vocals) in the Fall of 2014. A rhythm section was added in 2015 when Eli Frieders (bass) and Dan Waterman (drums) came on board.
The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends!
Starting in 2015 from a front porch in the college town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Armchair Boogie can be defined by their pickin’ skills and infectious grooves. Augie Dougherty (banjo, vocals) and Ben Majeska (guitar, vocals) began playing under the name before becoming complete with the addition of Eli Frieders (bass) and solidification of Denzel Connor (drums) as the driving rhythm section behind a bluegrass, up-tempo, jammin-funkgrass outfit.
In the spring of 2018 Armchair Boogie moved to Madison, WI and released their first album. During this time they began touring around Wisconsin, the Midwest, and across America. Their journeys on the road have led them to stages such as Blue Ox, Northwest String Summit, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Summer Camp, and Live on King Street. They’ve had the honor to share the stage with The Infamous Stringdusters, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The Dead South, Kitchen Dwellers, Pert Near Sandstone, Trout Steak Revival, and have jammed with many more.
With the help of a loving and dedicated following, the group was able to successfully crowdfund their album, “What Does Time Care?”, which was released on October 11, 2019.
From bluegrass to funk to folk, Armchair Boogie delivers dynamic original performances nationwide.
Saturday, September 26
Gates and Bar opens at 6 pm
Concert at 7 pm
There are two entrances into the event — one at each end of the block on Sheboygan Street – Marr Street and Portland Street. Capacity is limited to 250 people to allow social distance so tickets at the door may not be available day of. Must purchase ticket ahead of time to ensure your spot. All patrons must be 21 and older to attend. Other changes include temperature checks at the gate, and all clear bags.
Anyone with the temperature over 100 degrees F will not be permitted inside the event. All bags and purses must be clear and will be checked as no carry-ins are permitted. Bag chairs are permitted but guests will be required to completely open them up before entering the event space. Hand sanitizer will be available for guests throughout the event and all patrons. Except those who rent Marguerite’s Lookout on THELMA’s top level, must remain in the street.
You understand that by purchasing this ticket and coming to a THELMA concert, you are assuming the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (or other public health risk). We are all in this together. If you show up and are showing symptoms or have a fever of 100 Fahrenheit or more, we will have to require you to leave immediately. You understand that THELMA is committed to keeping all patrons safe from the spread of the virus.
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