Independent Racket Nights 2019 Season


Year two of the original music series kicks off March 7, 2019 at Peabody’s Ale House

Rebecca Hron plays Independent Racket Nights season 1 with Nate Lehner at Barley & Hops, photo by Northern Mantle

Oshkosh’s original music series Independent Racket Nights has provided a first glimpse at the 2019 season, which includes more bands, more dates and more venues as the series grows in year two.

Bare Bones Brewery is again the lead sponsor of the series, meaning you are guaranteed two quality local craft beers at each show throughout the year.

Shows will again be early Thursday nights, with a start time of 7:30pm and a completion time of 11pm. Each night will feature three sets, including at least one band from outside of Oshkosh. New to 2019 is the incorporation of a solo/duo set for the opener.

Independent Racket Nights (IRN) is breaking the year into two parts with four concerts in each: March through June and September through December. The series will again sit out Waterfest Thursday weeks.

Let’s jump right to the announced Part 1 shows:

-March 7, 2019 @ Peabody’s Ale House:

Horace Greene (Osh), Cullah (Milwaukee), and Christopher Gold (Appleton)

-April 4, 2019 @ Reptile Palace:

Solar Max (Osh), Leading the Blind CD Release show (Appleton), and Cody James of Attalla (Osh)

May 9, 2019 @ Barley & Hops:

Copper Box (Osh), The Royal Blue (Appleton), and Tyler Streeter (Appleton)

-June 6, 2019 @ O’Marro’s:

Bottom of the Lake (Osh), North by North (Chicago), and Kaidyn Wild of Fools & Lovers (Osh)

Part 2 bands will be announced in May, and will include the following dates and venues:

-September 5, 2019 @ Bare Bones

-October 3, 2019 @ Fletch’s Tap House

-November 7, 2019 @ Peabody’s Ale House

-December 5, 2019 @ Reptile Palace

Additional announced sponsors include Offbeat Press, Northern Mantle, the Exclusive Company, and the Oshkosh Independent.

For more information, visit

Series sponsorships are being accepted through Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Message

Bands interested in playing the series can submit their information over at

Banner image by Northern Mantle. Other images courtesy of IRN bands.


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Justin is the founding editor of the Oshkosh Independent.

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