Betsy Ade & The Well-Known Strangers

  • Fri, Jan 13, 2023 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • The Bend

    125 N. Main Street
    West Bend, Wisconsin 53095
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is now over

Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers (BAWKS) have been entertaining Midwest audiences with their cello-infused alternative pop/rock sound since 2015. Members Betsy Ade (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Adamek (guitars), Cameron Fair (cello, keyboards), John Kulas (bass guitar), Scott Fox (percussion) and Miss B Haven (vocals, piano, keyboards), have released 5 CD’s. This includes a full-length album, several EPs, and an exciting range of fun and influential videos. 

Ade’s rich lyrical gifts are essential and her vocal delivery is simply unmatched in contemporary pop/rock music. In addition to Ade’s talents, the band members have an amazing mix of musical knowledge and education that provides a unique sound that is reminiscent of familiar music from the ’90s while being expressively groundbreaking and melodically rich. They have been humbled by their success, performing with international acts that include Melissa Etheridge, Nancy Wilson, Blind Melon, Shawn Colvin, Blue October, KT Tunstall, Lindsay Ell, Candlebox, The Gufs, Skerryvore, Cathy Richardson, Sebastian Bach, and many more. 2019 was an exciting year for BAWKS! Ade was a Top 24 Contestant on NBC's "The Voice", where she had the rare opportunity to work with 3 different coaches, including; John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, and Adam Levine. Ade’s experience on “The Voice” has brought international attention to the band’s talents and charitable efforts. 


BAWKS have been recognized through numerous awards and nominations since inception. This includes, but not limited to; Winners of the 2019 Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s Best Rock/Pop Band, 2018 Shepherd Express Best Band, 2018 WAMI awards for Best Rock/Pop Band, 2018 Best of Milwaukee Best Band, and an award for Best Song ("Aligned") on Songwriter’s Universe. Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Stranger's music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube, Apple Music, and most music-related streaming platforms.



Doors open at 6:30 PM to give you time to find your seats, visit our historic lobby, concession stand and fully stocked bar!


Show begins at approximately 7:30 PM


Date & Time

Fri, Jan 13, 2023 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

The Bend

125 N. Main Street
West Bend, Wisconsin 53095 The Bend
The Bend
The Bend is an experience venue in downtown West Bend, WI. Built in 1929 as a Vaudeville theatre building, The Bend was restored by the nonprofit organization Historic West Bend Theatre Inc in 2020. 

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