2008 Winter Concert Series

This concert series comprised over ten weeks of fun and music, and offer a unique collaboration between the venues the Upstairs at Grundy’s Rueb n’ Stein and the Contented Cow. Concerts started at 8pm at Grundy’s and then finished with a late 11pm jam of bands in a less-formal setting at the Contented Cow stage.
The 2008 ArtOrg Winter concert series started with Peter Lang and Pert’ Near Sandstone on January 18–a day when the temperature was a cool minus 10 F at concert time! Then, some eleven weeks, eighteen bands, and over 500 people in attendance later (see all of the photosets of the concerts here), we celebrated with an event called “ArtProm”. ArtProm was billed with the following tagline: “Who Will You Take to ArtProm?” Congratulations to winners of our eBay auction for the sponsorship of the entire series–David and Jeniffer Koenig! Also thanks to Pachyderm Studios for their support.

Pert Near Sandstone with Peter Lang

Rice County All Stars

Sizzling Eggheads


Meredith Fierke



  • Pert’ Near Sandstone
  • Peter Lang
  • Cajun Hot Soles
  • Dreamland Faces
  • The Wapsipinicon
  • Sizzling Eggheads
  • Multe
  • Foote-Notes
  • Medusahead Cabaret
  • Ted King and the DaDa ChaCha
  • Mr. Sticky
  • Toaster Fork
  • Howard “Guitar” Luedtke and Blue Max
  • Todd Thompson Trio
  • Merideth Fierke
  • Pianoman Tom Franek




Video from the Series

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke

Sizzling Eggheads

The Zillionaires

The Series Flyer

2008 ArtOrg WCS Lineup

Peter Lang prepares for -10F