Event Details

Concert Series

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
6:00 PM
South Outdoor Terrace

South side lawn seating is limited.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis


You are invited to bring your blanket and lawn chair to hear the great entertainment in MAC's 2020 Summer of Music concerts. Concerts are from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the south outdoor terrace (on corner of 11th Street and 14th Avenue) of Monroe Arts Center. Please see below for outdoor viewing guidelines. This concert is FREE and open to the public.

Monroe's own Funhouse (the group formerly known as The Steve Scheppele Band) is the third of five concerts in the 2020 Summer of Music concerts. Funhouse is a four-piece, multi-genre band. Whether it’s Rock, Pop, Motown, Soul, Funk, or Country, they play it all, and their main goal is to play familiar tunes that audiences want to get up and move to. Putting their unique sound on traditional music genres, along with their ability to compile mashups that cram together hits from wildly contrasting artists like Annie Lennox, Iggy Azalea, and the Weather Girls, resemble a funhouse at the carnival - maybe a little scary-looking from the outside. But as soon as they start to play, you'll agree they are packed with talent and definitely put the "fun" in Funhouse.

Meet the Band:
Steve Scheppele is the keyboard player for the band, and also a vocalist. Together with his other band members, the group spends much of their time making each other laugh, finding infectious songs, and building harmonies. Steve is a local construction contractor. He and his wife Natalie, a manager of a Wisconsin Home Depot, live in Monroe. Steve's son Nick is also a musician who occasionally fills in with the band.

Val Johnson is the drummer of Funhouse. Born and raised in Monroe, she fits right in with these townies! With this collaboration, it opens up some exciting new doors. Val works at Woodford State Bank, and owns Option 2 Tanning, LLC.

Ginger Roddick is a native of Monroe, and works at Fresenius Kidney Care in Monroe. Ginger is a vocalist for Funhouse, and also dabbles with keyboard playing. She believes that music is fun and healing, and can be enjoyed by all.

Tashona Smith is a comedian, actress, singer, and mother of three from Monroe. She has been performing on the stage since the tender age of six, when she was cast in her breakthrough role, Tree #3 in a children’s theatre production of Snow White.  Tashona and Steve have been performing together in various music groups since 2012, and she is excited to now be a vocalist and guitarist for Funhouse. When she’s not onstage, she works as the Operations Manager at Empire Media here in Monroe, and is also a radio personality on Big Radio's The Morning Mess.

Beverages during the concert will be made available by Bailey's Run of New Glarus.

In order to keep everyone safe at the concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you please read and adhere to the required guidelines for anyone attending the concert.

NOTE: Changes in reopening may be made periodically in response to rapidly changing COVID-19 public health concerns.

1) The southwest yard of the Monroe Arts Center will be available for performance seating/viewing. The lawn area will be marked off to represent appropriate social distancing.

2) Groups of 1 - 6 people who are of the same household may sit together in one area. Guests are permitted to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

3) Non-household members are asked to maintain social distancing requirements, including children.

4) The MAC building will not be open and rest room facilities will not be available.

5) Guests will be required to wear a mask until they are situated in their viewing areas. They may then remove their mask for the duration of the performance.

6) When the concert is over, guests are asked to please mask up again until they are no longer on the MAC grounds.

7) If a guest has been experiencing any symptom of COVID-19 or has been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days, we ask that they do not attend the concert.