Bob Schulz and the Frisco Jazz Band in Concert

McMillan Library Fine Arts Center

Bob Schulz is one of America’s best traditional jazz cornet players. Bob returns to his home state with the Frisco Jazz Band for a special concert at McMillan Memorial Library.  Enjoy one of the finest traditional jazz bands as they perform a vast array of selections from jazz legends ranging from Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Muggsy Spanier, Turk Murphy, to Eddie Condon.

"Godspeed" with Nickolas Butler

Fine Arts Center

The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes internationally known, bestselling author - and one of Wisconsin's own - Nickolas Butler to the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids!

Butler will join us to read from his most recent, riveting novel "Godspeed," about three construction workers who get entangled in a dangerous plan to finish a project against an impossible deadline. Butler is the author of four novels and one collection of short stories, he's received many awards at home and abroad, starting with his debut novel "Shotgun Lovesongs."

Wisconsin Jazz Orchestra in Concert

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McMillan Memorial Library

The Wisconsin Jazz Orchestra will be in concert at McMillan Library's newly redesigned Fine Arts Center on Thursday March 10th at 7:30 pm. 

The sixteen piece ensemble will play music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Thad Jones, along with contemporary composers from Wisconsin and beyond. The band members are professional musicians from Central and Northeast Wisconsin.

This will be McMillan's first concert since March 2020 and the first since the theater was redesigned. It now has new seats and improved handicapped accessibility.