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A  downtown block party in Richland Center! Enjoy historic architecture, FREE Music, Games, Kids Activities, Food, Shops, Art, and More!

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Heroes of Richland Center Tours (and other Kid Activities!)

Heroes of Richland Center Tours (and other Kid Activities!)

Guest Column — Kids Committee! New for 2015, bring the kids to tour the facilities of our Heroes. Each 15 minute tour will be guided by a local Hero, followed by question/answers, and a souvenir! After all the tours, there will be an ice cream social held outside the fire station. Attend one or attend all! We will be walking as a group to each location.   10am- Court room Local Hero: Alicia Breninger Group will meet outside court room on third floor of the courthouse building   10:30am-Sheriff Department Local Hero: Chad Kanable Group will meet outside Sheriff Department on third floor of the courthouse building.   11am-Fire Station Local Hero: Gerald Klatt Group will meet outside Fire Station. Ice cream social will follow after tour.   There will also be many other fun and safe activities available throughout the day, including tattoo art, tic tac toe boards, hula hooping, and more! We will have multiple areas for chalk drawing and art hosted by local art instructors, as well! And don’t forget about Paint Like Pollock from 1pm-3pm and the Kiddie Parade at 3pm (meet in the kid’s area by the...
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Music has a way of lifting one's spirits and making world a whole lot happier. Come help Ocoochapalooza musician Jake'O McCluskey feel the love as he recuperates from a recent injury. More details on their page! ... See MoreSee Less

Jam for Jake'O

August 29, 2015, 4:00pm

Old School Art Asylum

Local rock and roller, Jake'O McCluskey had a mishap which has left him with a broken collar bone. This impacts his ability to play guitar and also work his regular paying day job. Friends of Jake are...

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This will be one of the incredible Simon Balto's last Wisconsin shows for a while. See him and hear his new songs, along with fellow Ocoochapalooza alumni Ian Vaver and the Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers at Driftless Books in Viroqua next Wednesday. It will be a memorable night; beautiful songs, beautiful venue.

Simon Balto With Special Guests Ian Vaver and The Yellow-Bellied Sap-Suckers
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Simon Balto With Special Guests Ian Vaver and The Yellow-Bellied Sap-Suckers

August 12, 2015, 7:00pm

Driftless Books And Music

Tickets are $5 "An unbelievable talent, his layered folk ballads are reminiscent of Baez and Dylan, Guthrie and Prine. There is a deeply satisfying component to each of his songs – a reminder of hom...

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Bobby Osborne is a living legend of bluegrass & country music. Mark your calendars for June 4, 2016 when Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press headline Ocoochapalooza at the historic RCPAC City Auditorium!

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You got questions, we’ve got answers…

Ocoochapalooza is a block party designed to draw awareness to downtown Richland Center. This sometimes neglected section of the wonderful Driftless Area features interesting architecture, neat stores & restaurants, lots of intriguing arts and artists, and more characters than a Steinbeck novel. Food, games & activities, business promotions, a children’s parade, Farmer’s Market, and a full day/night of live music!

ocoochteam2014Neighborhood Housing Services of Southwest Wisconsin (then NHS of Richland County) sent a team of 8 resident leaders to the Community Leadership Institute in Sacramento in October 2013.  The CLI is a national conference organized by NeighborWorks America to encourage resident engagement and give people the tools to create better communities themselves. They received a grant to help with community building and decided to use those funds to create and organize Ocoochapalooza! We are proud to announce that the 2014 CLI group is using their funds and time to help Ocoochapalooza 2015 grow!

Admission is FREE for the day. The only event that is charged is the Headline show on June 6th at 6pm at the Richland Center Performing Arts Center, 182 N Central Ave, Richland Center, WI 53581. Tickets for the show will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Stay tuned for ticket vendors and their location. Remember, there will be FREE music all throughout the day too!

There are municipal parking lots in and near downtown.  Stay tuned for our announcement and coordination of where public parking with be accessible.

You can use the contact form on the website to get ahold of us or email Robert Johnson at robert@nhsrcwi.org, Amber Burch at amber@nhsrcwi.org, or Brett Iverson at Brett.D.Iverson@gmail.com. You can also call Bob and Amber at (608) 647-4949 if you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for Ocoochapaloza.

We can’t control this, of course. But check here closer to the event for forecast info.  We will provide further info if anything needs to be rescheduled or moved indoors due to weather that day.

Do not bring alcohol, drugs, or weapons.  Try not to bring a bad mood.  Bring yourself, family,  & friends!

Check out some of the artists that will be playing at Ocoochapalooza 2015!

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Dead Horses

Count this Penny

The intersections of Court and Central is where all the action will be taking place! Court and Central will be blocked from Main Street to Church Street, and Seminary to Mill, a 4 block area.

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