Rookery Pub Fine Dining

This Week's

Fresh Fish UN-Fry
pan roasted with peppercorn butter served with sautéed
vegetables and finished with a dab of lemon cream
Thursday thru the weekend or until it runs out (call ahead to reserve)

This Week's Live Outdoor Music

Sean & Ian Okamoto
Thursday, 5-8 PM

Sunday, 2-5 PM

Fortunately this week is shaping up to be much more conducive for outdoor music than last. We persevered on Thursday, when the sun finally broke through several days worth of clouds and temps warmed into the mid-60s by showtime. Even so turnout was rather light and some who did come for the outdoor music elected instead to dine indoors out of the wind.

Then on Sunday a light rain persisted throughout the afternoon despite the forecast it would dissipate. Still, if you didn't show up you missed an awesome performance! We didn't think we could do it, but we moved the entire seven piece Room 2 Groove band indoors (a new record!) and turned our dining room into a dance floor. The audience loved it, and the band said it was one of their favorite gigs anywhere! We'll definitely invite them back again next year...and hope for better weather that allows them to really get their groove on as can best be done outdoors.

In the meantime, with sunny skies back in the forecast over the next several days and temps returning to the mid-70s on Thursday and lower 80s on Sunday, it's clear that summer...and the Rookery's outdoor music season...aren't really over just yet. And what better way to relish the return of summer than coming out to hear the talented father/son duo from Hayward, Sean & Ian Okamoto, back for the second time this season on our outdoor stage.

You may recognize Sean as the lead guitarist for Molly and the Danger Band. Or as Molly likes to call him, "the best Japanese guitar player in all of NW Wisconsin!" And as they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Because Sean's teenage son, Ian, is a musical virtuoso in his own right, both vocally and on keyboard. Together they offer a great combo of contemporary music (thanks to Ian's influence) and golden oldies (thanks to Sean's). The duo has been performing together throughout NW Wisconsin for the past couple of years and have developed a very loyal following. Come see why this Thursday evening (5-8 PM).

Then on Sunday afternoon (2-5 PM) we welcome Yazmí­n back to our outdoor stage. Yazmín has been one of the most frequent and popular performers at the Rookery since we first launched our summer music series. A native of Washburn who now lives in Minneapolis, she performs many of her own original Indie, folk, and pop compositions. Her songs draw from deep musical wells that span Caribbean rhythms and ancient Celtic melodies. Blending and mixing in perfect proportions, she crosses traditional boundaries into new landscapes, taking us all along for a ride we won't soon forget.

Yazmín was just here at the Rookery a few weeks ago on another dreary weather day that also forced us to move the music indoors. Not this time around. The forecast is for an absolutely perfect afternoon for live outdoor music this Sunday!

Sean & Ian Okamoto on Thursday. Yazmín on Sunday. Live. Outdoors. Only at the Rookery!

Remember, we now accept (and strongly encourage) reservations for outdoor dining on Thursday evenings. If you don't have dining reservations you're still welcome to enjoy the music with a beverage from our open seating area and we'll offer you a table when and if we can.
Meanwhile all seating on Sunday afternoons will continue to be first come first served and feature our special patio grill menu from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.  

You can check out the Rookery's full summer music lineup by clicking on the image below which links to our online calendar. Or click HERE for a PDF version you can print out for yourself. 

Summer Dining Hours RookeryRealty

DINNER 7 nights
5 PM until last reservation (always recommended) Rookery Pub Fine Dining
Bar opens at 4 PM 

Wineaux WEEKDAYS (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) 
1/2 price bottles of wine
Cable Nature Lodge



1:30 - 4:30 PM 


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