2022 Encore Concert Series at The Bend

Encore Concert Series at The Bend Theatre

Live Music in West Bend

Our neighbors in West Bend and in Washington County are welcome to enjoy free live music at The Bend Theatre on Thursday nights. 

Here’s a look at the lineup for the Encore Concert Series.

June Encore Concert Series

Thursday, June 9: Dropbear Collective

Dropbear Collective, West Bend

Dropbear Collective is a 4 piece modern rock outfit from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band formed in early 2018, quickly began writing original music, and hasn’t stopped since. They released their debut album in late 2019. With a growing following, the quartet redefines modern rock and roll.

July Encore Concert Series

Thursday, July 7: Genevieve Heyward

genevieve heyward, west bend

Since she can remember, Wisconsin based singer-songwriter Genevieve Heyward has grown up with music in her life. Adept at both guitar and piano, she writes her songs based on raw emotion and relatable experiences that cuts through with melody and sultry tone. Straight out of high school, she dove head first into music: touring nationally and internationally, either by herself, with her band, or with other well renowned artists. She has released numerous records throughout her career and doesn’t plan on stopping. Her music has hints of indie folk, bedroom pop and indie piano pop, all tied in with her own spin and topped off with a unique and rich voice. Her songs and performing style incorporates humor and connection, making the audience feel heard and immersed.

Thursday, July 21: Eugene Gruber

Eugene Gruber, West Bend

Eugene Gruber is a prolific singer and songwriter performing beautiful originals and acoustic classics across the land. This friendly man in the music scene will help take the edge off with his smooth and balanced vocal attack.


Thursday, August 11: Jesus Villa & the Unrulies

jesus villa and the unrulies, west bend
If there’s a dive bar at the corner of Country and Rock, The Unrulies would be the house band. The Unrulies are a motley crew of experienced musicians that assembled in early 2022 as the backing band for Jesús Villa.
Jesús Villa is a Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter whose songs speak to your heart before getting stuck in your head. He has performed regularly around southeastern Wisconsin for over ten years, and his songs have been featured on local independent radio.

Thursday, August 25

sun silo, west bend

Sun Silo is a four piece art rock group based in Kenosha Wisconsin. Combining elements of psychedelic rock, jazz, and dream pop, the group maintains to write and release music with an explorative spirit and lighthearted creativity. 

Formed in March of 2018, the group has recorded and released one single entitled “Easy Now” and a three track EP entitled “Three By Four”. The band takes a hands on approach to every aspect of their output. From writing, recording, mixing, mastering, visual artwork, and design, the group produces and arranges all of their own work. 

“The visual elements that go hand in hand with releasing music are important to us. We do take it seriously but at the same time we have a very relaxed approach to how we produce our artwork. I think this allows us to stay productive and healthy.” AWJ

Sun Silo continues to write original music, perform, and record. With a full length’s-worth of material already written, they intend to begin recording, releasing, and touring this material. 

The Playlist

7th Annual Regner Rocks Concert Series, Volume 1

Curated playlist featuring the artists and bands playing at Regner Rocks in June, 2022.

About The Bend Theatre

A Historic Venue in West Bend

Built in 1929, The Bend was originally built as a Vaudeville theatre in West Bend. Over the decades, the theatre underwent many changes but always retained its rich history and iconic “West Bend” blade sign.

In 2020, the theatre was restored to its original beauty by a nonprofit group called Historic West Bend Theatre, Inc. These efforts landed The Bend a designation on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

The Bend is now reopened to serve West Bend and the greater Milwaukee region with arts opportunities, music, theatre, comedy, movies and an experience unlike any other.

Free Admission

Free Live Music in West Bend, Wisconsin

Admission to these events is free, courtesy of The Bend Theatre and the HomeTown Foundation.

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The Encore Concert Series

The Bend Theatre, West Bend

The Regner Rocks Concert Series is held on Thursday nights at The Bend Theatre in West Bend.

Our live music event is near Jackson, Hartford, Kewaskum, Port Washington and Milwaukee.