Music & Arts

Music at the Marv: The Smoky Nights

The Smoky Nights

Vibrant, soulful, and energetic music from the heart of Tennessee! Janesville native Anthony Nguyen and his wife Lily lead this powerhouse – a fresh and interesting blend of soul, pop, folk, and R&B music that combines guitar, mandolin, and violin with catchy harmonies and hooks.

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Music at the Marv: The Jimmys

The Jimmys

The Jimmys are an award winning, high energy seven-piece blues band featuring Jimmy Voegeli on keyboard and organ, Perry Weber on guitar, Chris Sandoval on drums, John Wartenweiler on bass and an amazing 3-piece horn section. They’re sure to get you dancing!

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Music at the Marv: Kirstie Kraus

Kirstie Kraus

Janesville native and Nashville recording artist Kirstie Kraus comes back to her hometown bringing her own signature country sound that combines a mixture of bluesy pop rock undertones with funky bass lines. Kirstie’s music is very uplifting with catchy, unique melodies with lots of movement and dynamics.

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Music at the Marv: Weird Science

Weird Science

August 2: Weird Science
Weird Science is not your ordinary cover band. This group insists on offering fans of live music something they just can’t get anywhere else: classic 80s party music remade into modern power-pop. Extremely high-energy rock & roll that’s FUN!

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Music at the Marv: The Mercynaries

The Mercynaries, a nine-piece musical ensemble based in Janesville, features a solid rhythm and horn section led by two premier vocalists. These “musical ambassadors” for Mercyhealth deliver an exciting blend of music from a variety of genres, including contemporary top 40 hits, classic rock, and more.

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Music at the Marv: That ’90s Band

That 90s Band

What do Vanilla Ice, Green Day, Alanis Morrissette, and Nirvana all have in common? They’re part of the set list of hottest hits performed by the award-winning That ’90s Band. That ‘90s Band recreates the soaring vocals, gritty guitars, and distinctive hip-hop samples of the wide spectrum of 90’s music.

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Music at the Marv: The Britins

The Britins

Beatles tribute band the Britins recreate the era that influenced so many top groups and artists today. Join The Britins as they play hits from the Fab Four, from “Love Me Do” to “Let It Be.” Follow along on a Magical Mystery Tour of sights and sounds through that remarkable era of the 1960s, recreated in authentic Beatles gear.

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Destination Downtown Janesville is a joint project of Downtown Janesville, Inc., a volunteer-run non-profit dedicated to the activation and beautification of downtown; the Downtown Janesville Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership that supports downtown economic vitality, and ARISE Now, a public-private partnership that strengthens the implementation of the City’s ARISE plan.


Downtown Janesville, Inc.
P.O. Box 8081
Janesville, WI 53547

Downtown Janesville BID
20 S. Main St. Suite 11
Janesville, WI 53545