Leola Hall Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, September 9, 2023 12pm-1pm
at The Circle (outdoor space) at the Sauk Prairie River Arts Center (105-9th Street, Prairie du Sac)
*Some seating provided. Welcome to bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, music will move inside.
From theater performer, to full-time busker and wanderer, festivals and cafes, Sam Ness has shared the stage with America, Styx, Night Ranger, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), and many others. Mixing Traditional Folk/Americana roots with a new-age Alternative Singer/Songwriter feel, Sam Ness finds inspiration in the ancient cobblestone streets across the globe. Sometimes wild and dance oriented, other moments raw, emotional, and punctuated by moments of silence, Sam’s show changes every night. His percussive playing paired with an assortment of special effects including a loop system, have built a sound larger than many full bands. Sam has taken home a handful of Madison (Wisconsin) Area Music Awards including Male Vocalist of the Year (2019, 2020, 2021), Folk Song of the Year – She Is Love (2022), Alternative Album of the Year (Whispered on the Wind 2018) (City Lights and Smoke 2022), Madison Area Breakthrough Artist Second Runner up (2017), Cover Song of the Year (Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me 2020), Unique Performer of the Year (2021).