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V i r t u a l   C o n c e r t   S e r i e s

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, our in-person concerts were canceled for some of 2020 and 2021. Please check back (or check our Facebook page) for updates!

If you missed any of these concerts, please visit the links and if you can, support our musicians!


To keep the live, professional music flowing through central Wisconsin, Black Hawk Folk Society hosted a Virtual Concert Series with the following artists in 2021. Some of these concerts may still be available online:

Small Potatoes

Claudia Russel & Bruce Kaplan

Ken Lonnquist

Bill & Kate Isles

You can also go back and listen to some of the music from our performers that were part of the 2020 Virtual Concert Series:

Mean Mary

Katie Dahl

Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Michael and Joshua Ammons (from Water Street Hot Shots)

David Stoddard


Online Concert

February 13, 2021 - 7:00 PM Central

Although we would LOVE to be seeing you in person, the best we can do right now is offer you this amazing 2021 Virtual Concert Series. Starting us off is this amazing Chicago-based duo. Small Potatoes are self-described as "Celtic to Cowboy". Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso have been bringing beautifully polished and innovative performances to audiences for over 25 years. You won't want to miss this!

Just click on one of the links below to join this Saturday's concert with Small Potatoes:



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Online Concert

March 13, 2021 - 7:00 PM Central

Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan join us for a virtual sharing of song and story this March. This duo has been gracing the stage for over 20 years with memorable originals that will make you laugh, cry, and think. Prepare to be entertained!

Click here to join the online concert:

Check out the music at


Online Concert

April 10, 2021 - 7:00 PM Central

We are so happy to welcome our friend Ken Lonnquist back to the Black Hawk stage (albeit virtually). This prolific singer/songwriter/performer has been delighting audiences young and old for decades. Come with us to Kenland where you can forget about everything else and just enjoy the NOW.

To enjoy this virtual concert, tune in to Ken's FB page on Saturday, April 10 at 7:00 pm Central: here: 

For more about Ken:


Enjoy some of Ken's past weekly online concerts here: 


Online Concert

May 8, 2020 - 7:00 PM Central

Bill and Kate Isles will draw you in with their love for each other that will transcend virtual boundaries and land in your lap while you are listening from home. This duo's wide variety of musical styles will take you on a ride from metaphorical worlds to small town family stories and zany comedy. Buckle up!

Go to Bill & Kate Isles' Facebook page on Saturday evening and catch the show!

Mean Mary

Online Concert

July 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

We are thrilled to welcome Mean Mary to our Black Hawk audience and beyond!

Wikipedia sums her up as “an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, novelist, producer, and YouTube personality.” You’re invited to come see and hear for yourself! 

If you would like to donate something to this fine artist, here is a link to her virtual tip jar:


Enjoy the show!
Link to Mean Mary BHFS YouTube Online Concert:



Online Concert

July 25, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Ruth and Max Bloomquist celebrate 40 years of performing their style of Acoustic Americana, with roots in Folk, Bluegrass, and traditional Country music. Ruth is well known for her songwriting as well as her striking alto voice. The couple released their sixth full length CD, On A Canvas Painted Blue, in October 2017.  

Tune in on Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 PM CDT (scroll down their FB page until you reach July 25):

To donate to Ruth and Max:

To purchase music:


Online Concert

August 8, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Dar Williams says of Katie Dahl, “[her] songs aren’t just melodies and words, they’re journeys that are firmly grounded in a sense of place—beautiful, real landscapes that help you feel places that you may have never been before. That’s the very best kind of songwriting.”

Tune in to Katie's professional Facebook page to catch the concert at 7:00! Scroll down her FB page until you reach August 8.


For more music from Katie, check out her webiste:

Water Street

Online Concert

August 22, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Michael Lee Ammons and son Joshua are members of the hot acoustic band, The Water Street Hot Shots. They play vintage style blues and roots music. This award winning combo has performed on street corners, in beer halls, for college lectures, weddings, and on festival stages. Although we are unable to present the entire group, leader Michael (with Joshua on upright bass) will deliver a rousing performance reminiscent of artists like The Memphis Jug Band, Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Blake, and Big Bill Broonzy.

Tune in to Mike Ammons Music Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. on August 22.

To view later, scroll down their FB page until you reach the post from Aug. 22.

Online Concert

September 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

David Stoddard is highly entertaining! This talented songwriter hails from Minnesota and has acquired many songwriting accolades at places like the Kerrville New Folk Festival, Minnesota Folk Festival, South Florida Folk Festival, and the Tucson Folk Festival. 

John McCutcheon says of Stoddard, "It's not often I hear a songwriter that can write funny and write serious.  David Stoddard is one of the rare ones.  I love his stuff."

Going LIVE (9/19/20 at 7PM):

Check out his website at


L o c a t i o n

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person concerts have been canceled until further notice.

Held at the Mountain View Community Center
N3137 21st Lane, Wautoma, WI 54982 

(at the intersection of Highway 152 and County S, about 2 miles south of Mt. Morris)


Concerts are presented at the Mountain View Community Center from August through May and in Mt. Morris Town Park in June and July.

The Mt. Morris Town Park is on County G in Mt. Morris.

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