Downtown Wausau has a number of pubs and lounges with live music playing regularly. The City Grill Bistro is an intimate setting for live music that features a variety of genres including jazz and blues. Down the street is Limericks Public House, offering a diverse band schedule. Hear the sounds of regional bands and their own house band, The Townies at Malarky's Pub just a block to the east. In the summertime, the 400 Block a is fantastic outdoor venue for the free Concerts on the Square concert series, held mid June-August from 6pm to 8pm. Adjacent to the square is the Grand Theater, which offers a schedule of performances that include national and regional touring productions, concerts, plays, ballets and more. A few doors down on Fourth Street is the Intermission Bar, with free live music five nights a week and featuring some of the Midwest's finest talent.Head north on Third Street to The Glass Hat with a calendar of DJs and live bands. From hip-hop to bluegrass, and rock n' roll to R&B, The Glass Hat has an ecelctic mix of music. Across the street is the Polack Inn; a bar full of character(s) and the east side's premier venue for underground music.There is also nightime grill available Tuesday through Saturday from 6pm to 12am.
When you're in town, pick up a free copy of the weekly City Pages newspaper for a listing of concerts and other performances.