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The Train Station

The Train Station The Train Station hosts concerts for local and touring bands as well as informational presentations, movie nights and other events that interest conductors

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please ask about options for live recording, and ponder any still images/or videos you might like projected on the stage wall during a performance. CHOO CHOO!

Operating as usual

After a long couple of years we are so excited to finally see you!Beyond excited for this fantastic lineup tonight ❤️
04/23/2022

After a long couple of years we are so excited to finally see you!
Beyond excited for this fantastic lineup tonight ❤️

We still have a few ceiling tiles available! We’ve starting a wait list for those of you who would still like to do one....
03/13/2022

We still have a few ceiling tiles available! We’ve starting a wait list for those of you who would still like to do one. We have 1.5x1.5 and 2x4. Feel free to comment on this post or message if you’re interested ☺️

Huge thank you to Thea Fellenz for our most recent tile addition, it looks great 🖤

We are also looking to add a bookshelf to display monthly local art. If you have or see anything tall, sturdy, and not too deep that would work in the space let us know!

03/08/2022

Rise Fest 2022 is officially in the works!
Aug 21st! Mark your calendars and comment with your band links below!!

02/20/2022

Appleton friends!
There is a band recording their music video today, The Groundlings from Fon Du Lac, and they’re in need of some extras for their shoot! Let Levi Besaw or Cierra Jade Schrandt know if you can come help out around 3!
The theme is a birthday party!

11/25/2021

We're grateful for all the support you've given us here in the Fox Valley. As we've been moving through uncertain times we've shifted our focus from curating intimate gatherings to updating our audio/video production capabilities. Let us know what you need in and we'll work something out!

We are also looking for sponsors to support production for emerging artists and those who have had a rough time the last 2 years.

In the meantime, enjoy this equipment and software test we had a blast making with Sherry Lane - Band in the midst of tracking their new EP

Here's the schedule! Let's have a virtual round of applause to @foxriverhouse1870  for becoming a major sponsor of rise ...
08/12/2021

Here's the schedule! Let's have a virtual round of applause to @foxriverhouse1870 for becoming a major sponsor of rise fest!!!

Back when it was impossible to book original bands in the valley, Patti ran the one place you could go.

I was scared when she decided to sell it, but the new owners Steve and Tim carried that torch further than I ever would have thought, booking original bands all summer long, purchasing sound equipment and hiring sound engineers to make sure everything sounds like it should.

They even installed solar panels on the roof and hire bar tenders with strict no creeper policies.

What more can I say? Fox River House is my simply favorite bar and I'm so grateful for their support.

~Levi

🦖Music Announcement🦕Huge thanks to LK Sassi for the flier artwork!!
07/19/2021

🦖Music Announcement🦕
Huge thanks to LK Sassi for the flier artwork!!

This could be a ridiculously cool thing, but we need your help! ❤️❤️❤️
07/09/2021

This could be a ridiculously cool thing, but we need your help! ❤️❤️❤️

06/17/2021

We're planning the first annual Rise Fest!
August 15th at Teleluah Park~
A benefit for The Arts Inc and The Train Station!
Interested bands put your links below

We're excited to see our community feeling safer with the vaccine availability! We'll be keeping our eye on hospitalizat...
04/08/2021
WAMI Awards set date for 2021 show

We're excited to see our community feeling safer with the vaccine availability! We'll be keeping our eye on hospitalization rates, keeping the health care system stable seems to be the true goal. As I understand it, covid is never going away but will eventually become 'another flu'. Since our space is so intimate, we'll be waiting for that scenario to start booking again. Also, somehow we got nominated for the best venue WAMI award, I think it's a voting thing? I dunno someone explain it in the comments? It's pretty cool for a diy venue to be seen in that light!

https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/wami-awards-2021-date

The WAMI Awards are back!

08/31/2020
Cave Paintings

We've been quiet but busy. Trying to find ways to grow community amidst pandemic and unrest, but we have exciting announcements soon, in the meantime, here's a new video from house band and Train Station Sponsor Cave Paintings

Some light in a darkening world...
So it's been just over a year, and I'm just realizing we never announced Robin McDumphy joining the band?! I guess it was sort of a gradual thing, we kept asking her to play with us and she kept showing up...and uh she lives here now. Anyway we love her a whole lot. And we gotta send a whole bunch more love to this flaming badass Jessi Bichel...watch out for her enchantment tactics whenever we can all be together again

We are heartbroken to share this news.  You were fierce. You were a fearless rebel. And under all that strength, a gentl...
06/03/2020
Delanie Massey Obituary - Two Rivers, WI | Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

We are heartbroken to share this news. You were fierce. You were a fearless rebel. And under all that strength, a gentle soul proving to the world that we all need to be more kind. Rest in Power Delanie

"In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diverse & Resilient at diverseandresilient.org. Due to current situations, a celebration of her life will be planned for a later date; please watch her page for any updates."

Delanie Rae MasseyTwo Rivers - Delanie Rae Massey, previously named Russell Stephen, was born July 24th, 1990 to Stephen and Mary Massey in Two Rivers, WI. Whether you knew her as Russell or Delanie,

As we dig into whatever creative projects we can muster right now, it's crazy to think about all the energy that went in...
05/15/2020

As we dig into whatever creative projects we can muster right now, it's crazy to think about all the energy that went into creating this community space that is for now...pretty low on community. We could use your help right now. We've always been 95% run by donations of resources from our members, most of their ability to support the space came from active live gigs and side-hussles which have slowed to a crawl. We've also got a stack of nice new shirts we had made before the pandemic, intending to sell them during our events. If 40 of you are in position to buy one of these shirts from us, we would be in pretty good shape. The limited run Cave Paintings store has 0$ in fees at the moments so here's the link to that, as well as the regular old donation jar. thank you so much and see you on the other side.

http://cavepaintings.limitedrun.com/products/664557-train-station-t-shirt

paypal.me/thetrainstation

*edit wow thanks so much folks only 11 to go!, keep reading to get that numer to zero

*edit wow thanks so much folks only 11 to go!, keep reading to get that numer to zero
05/15/2020

*edit wow thanks so much folks only 11 to go!, keep reading to get that numer to zero

04/12/2020
Cave Paintings

WEre doin it!

Our first livestream! #thetrainstation #live

#1 before we try to sell you anything (like these shirts), our mortgage/bills are covered for now.  Please make sure you...
03/20/2020

#1 before we try to sell you anything (like these shirts), our mortgage/bills are covered for now. Please make sure you and yours and those in need are are being looked after

#2 did you know the train station was founded and is operated by indie rock band @cavepaintingsband ? Pretty much every band is feeling this economic hit.

#3 Bandcamp has always treated independent musicians well, TODAY ONLY they are even giving their cut of merch sales directly to the bands!

#4 you can get train station shirts, stickers and buttons on the cave paintings Bandcamp merch page!

https://cavepaintingsmusic.bandcamp.com/merch

❤️

Can't wait to blast this when we can pack the house again
03/19/2020

Can't wait to blast this when we can pack the house again

03/09/2020

Hey folks!! We're really loving what y'all have been creating in our space. We want it to be even easier for people to access and are researching how we might replace our front door with an accessible entrance. Any door professionals or recommendations out there? Thanks!

Last night was killer! This one it tonight!
03/07/2020

Last night was killer! This one it tonight!

Tonight!!!
03/06/2020

Tonight!!!

03/02/2020

We are re-configuring our sound system for some more woof. Selling this stuff:

2x Peavey sp-5 800watt passive mains 250$/ea
Peavey 2600 watt power amp: 225$
Alesis multimix16 usb 2.0 $200 (16 track multitrack capability)

800$ for all

03/01/2020

who can get us that guitar center family friends discount? 🙏

32 bands, 11 shows for 5$ ?!?! That's crazy. Hit us up for these tickets, they won't last long.
02/24/2020

32 bands, 11 shows for 5$ ?!?! That's crazy. Hit us up for these tickets, they won't last long.

It's time to part with many orange things. One of them is this beautiful creature. Priced to move at 700$Come and get it...
02/19/2020

It's time to part with many orange things. One of them is this beautiful creature. Priced to move at 700$
Come and get it!

Yo Appleton!  Early vote, or FEBRUARY 18!! Our favor thing about Dana For Appleton is his extensive background in social...
02/11/2020

Yo Appleton! Early vote, or FEBRUARY 18!! Our favor thing about Dana For Appleton is his extensive background in social work. Anyone familiar with the field can tell you it's a lot of thankless work for all the right reasons. Having a Mayor with an intimate understanding of the struggles faced at the bottom of the social ladder is really the only move from our perspective. Share if you agree!!

Yo check this out.
02/11/2020

Yo check this out.

If you shop on Amazon and you would like to get it in plastic-free packaging, here is what you can try to do-
-Open your Amazon account
-Go to 'help/customer service'
-Go to the 'contact us'
-Use their 'chat' option
-On chat, request to make all future orders plastic-free with minimal packaging and where absolutely necessary use only degradable packaging materials like paper.
-This information will be saved to your account for all future orders!

It will take you 5-10 minutes on the chat to make all your future Amazon orders plastic free! You might sometimes get a customer care person who is unaware of this option. Try to escalate the issue or restart chat with a different person. Mine was escalated to a phone call. But the customer rep on the phone was able to make this change on my account. There is still a possibility that they will ship a few items in plastic packaging. But it is a great way to make them hear what consumers want.
BIG SHOUT OUT to @Preethi Krishnamoorthy who had initiated this idea. I have reached out to her to thank her for this tip that is being appreciated by so many!
#plasticfreepackaging #amazonshippingplasticfree #milwaukee #milwaukeewithoutplastic

It's really lovely to see the community following their passions in the space. Expect we'll see a whole lot of you tomor...
01/26/2020

It's really lovely to see the community following their passions in the space. Expect we'll see a whole lot of you tomorrow. Keep it up!

Aces, Aros and Enbies
01/25/2020

Aces, Aros and Enbies

Tweet by Derek Rook (@_r00k_):

"Hey folks. Gender neutral and otherwise inclusive language isn't about not 'offending people because everyone is so easily offended these days'. It's about recognizing that our world is much more complex than we've been treating it, and including those who have been excluded."

01/09/2020
Cave Paintings

The house band did some serious grinding this year. Got a few station shots in here, check out the full length youtube version for lots more footage.

remember when 2020 was all bright and shiny?

Majestically Awkward
01/07/2020

Majestically Awkward

Happy New year's. Here's to conscious, smooth events all 2020 long.
01/01/2020

Happy New year's. Here's to conscious, smooth events all 2020 long.

Tomorrow! Come stretch for yoga at 3 and then learn about your local food not bombs chair at 6!
12/29/2019

Tomorrow! Come stretch for yoga at 3 and then learn about your local food not bombs chair at 6!

@ 302 S. Story St Appleton, Wi
The Train Station

Come hang with us tomorrow and grab some literature if you are curious about Food Not Bombs!

🥕Bring a vegan dish (We’ll have chili) or snacks to share if you can or just come to help paint our banner. ✊

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302 S Story St
Appleton, WI
54914

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(773) 349-2787

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The Train Station is an intentional community in Appleton WI, whose base goal is to empower self actualization with any people or groups that make contact with our team. We host various events including but not limited to: live music, open mic, educational presentations, film showings, yoga, classes, meetings. Part of our ability to provide these services comes from our existence as a one stop shop for independent artists to record their music, print their merchandise, build their websites, and host their shows. As a labor of love, the amenities, repairs, upgrades and all other work done at the Train Station has been done with the help of some amazing volunteers and funded from the pockets of our team members. With most of the major repair and infrastructure changes finished on the building, we are moving into a phase that will require less investment from members. In the new phase, any revenue that is created will be pooled into a fund that will be used to help build a sustainable community where it is the hope that our members will be able to live fully by their conscience.

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We are linking up with The Train Station for one most excellent reason... RISE FEST on August 15th! We are looking for: Volunteers. Donations. Bands. Food Trucks. You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to be one with the community, and RISE UP!
We're up to something big, and partnering up with The Train Station... More information to come! Be sure to like both of our pages to stay connected to the community. If you want to volunteer, let us know! Lastly, be sure to come to our upcoming workshops 'Art in the Park' - Let us know too, so we have enough supplies for everyone.
A year into a pandemic, musicians and venues are wrestling with the severely wounded music industry and a new rush to host indoor shows this spring. One question lingers: is live music safe right now? “We don’t want to be part of the problem,” said Levi Besaw, a musician and artist who operates The Train Station in Appleton, an autonomously run organization funded by individual donations and volunteers. The space hosted live music, art galleries, exhibitions, and other creative endeavors before the pandemic hit. Since, it has not hosted any events, and Besaw doesn't plan on starting back up anytime soon. READ MORE ➡️ http://bit.ly/3eqQSlX
i cant find pink lady, please repost :) :)
Thanks so much for coming out to the fundraiser for The ARTS Incorporated at the The Train Station. Your support for community projects like this means more than words can say. The arts, free expression, safe and brave spaces are so important to the well-being of our community. 'You are what you are, what you are is what you think' Photo credit: Fusia
What a stellar night! Thank you all who showed up, dressed up, and bid. We appreciate your love and support so much! A special thank you to The Train Station, the bands that played, to everyone that donated, and helped out. It's amazing what the community can do when working together. ❤ S&K
THIS Sunday join us for our second ARTS Workshop! We'll be at The Train Station from 2-4. Please be prompt and bring your favorite rocks as we'll be painting them! See you there :) ❤S&K
We had SUCH a great day with the kiddos! I'd say our first ARTS Workshop was a huge success and we even have some ideas for our next one by listening to what the kids want :) Save the date June 23rd from 2pm-4pm at The Train Station! ❤ S&K
the train station is what's right in our community
got about 25 of them for you for free.
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