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New venue offers live music

Bartender Maddi Bear works the cash register at Sin City in Superior recently. (Jed Carlson/

Superior has a new venue for live music by local artists.

From Thursday night jam sessions to live bands performing Friday and Saturday nights in the new Sin City Night Club — next to Frankie’s Tavern — there promises to be something for everyone, said Sherry Erickson, former owner of Third Rock, Shooter’s Saloon and the Pacific Club. She said the new venue in the bar adjacent to the long established karaoke bar will feature a variety of music, from 1980s rock to country and today’s top 40s hits.

“I’m pretty familiar with live music,” Erickson said.

So work got underway to remodel the southern half of Frankie’s Tavern to create a new venue adjacent to Frankie’s. The space was remodeled and a stage built to accommodate live performances.

Erickson said her goal is to provide “something for everyone” and appeal to a broad range of tastes.

On Thursday nights, the new night club will offer local musicians an open jam session with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Plans include developing a college night on Wednesday with music by Epic DJ Services, Erickson said.

And she hopes to provide even more with plans for a grand opening Jan. 24 that doubles as a fundraiser for the American Red Cross and a food drive for Northwest Wisconsin Community Service Agency. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 9. The $1 admission at the door garners night club goers a ticket for a chance to win a leather jacket from Frankie’s Leather store. Silent auction and other items were donated by other local businesses, Erickson said.

People can also have their photo taken with Ozzy Osbourne — an impersonator who performed on America’s Got Talent, Erickson said. Rage-n-Country performs during the grand opening event.

For Northwest Community Services Agency, the night club will be collecting nonperishable food items. For every item brought to the night club, patrons will receive a ticket for a chance to win prizes, drawn hourly.

“I’m really huge into charity so this will be our first annual,” Erickson said.

Whether people make it opening night or another night, Erickson said the goal is to provide a fun place to enjoy music performed by local musicians.

“I think Superior is in need of it,” Erickson said of offering a new live music venue.  She said she is also big on supporting local musicians.

It’s a separate venue from Frankie’s, which will continue to offer karaoke on Wednesday nights, Erickson said. 

For information, look up Sin City Night Club on Facebook. Erickson said she will post specials and performances there.