Wheelz of Steel: A Musical Game Show

Showcase Lounge

Due to Vermont’s high vaccination rate and significantly declining local hospitalization rates we will no longer be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR result for events at Higher Ground, unless requested by the artist. This change will take effect on April 1st and will apply to performances at both the Ballroom and the Showcase Lounge.Please continue to watch for communications on any protocol changes for upcoming performances. 


$12 advance | $15 day of show

Wheelz of Steel is an interactive musical game show. Ten musicians collaborate and compete and in the process create a hilarious mash-up of well known songs in a wild variety of genres. The audience chooses the genres and the famous rock bands they want to hear. The Wheelz of Steel choose which combinations come up, and the musicians choose which song. They have ten minutes to plan and play a mashed up masterwork. The audience scores the effort, and the Wheelz are spun again. Points are tallied and the playaz are shuffled into new band configurations. Only one can win. Who will it be?


Miriam Bernardo – The one and only
Clint Bierman – The Grift, Treetop Mansion, Honeywell, Josh Panda, Dojo
Brian Boyes – Viperhouse, Tala, Saturn People’s Sound Collective, Big Bang Bhangra Ensemble
Caleb Bronz – Barika, (and a million other bands)
Leon Campos – The Grift, Bob Wagner group
Simeon Chapin – Movement of the People, Saturn People’s Sound Collective
Ryan Clausen – Strange Machines
Peter Day – The Grift, Treetop Mansion, Honeywell, Dojo
Lonny Edwards – The Earls of Bristol
Nate Gusakov – Annie and the Individuals
cRAIG mITCHELL – Purple (and many others – a local legend)
Chris Steller – A Fly Allusion, Kava Express, Mad Dub
Jeff Vallone – The Grift, Dojo, & others