Northwoods singer-songwriter Warren Nelson will return to the Park Center in Hayward with harmonica player Otis McLennon and cellist-songwriter Ed Willett for a 4:30 p.m. performance of original music and humor.

Tickets are $20 in advance at Art Beat in downtown Hayward and online at Admission is $30 at the door. Students 18 years of age and younger are admitted to Park Center events for $5.

One of Wisconsin’s most accomplished and celebrated songwriters, Nelson has written more than 500 songs in his 52-year career. He is the founder of Big Top Chautauqua, where he created 16 original musicals, including history-based shows and comedy. Nelson and cellist Willett have been performing together for 25 years.

Willett moved from Los Angeles to northern Wisconsin in 1994 with his partner Cheryl Leah, performing in their duo Chance. They feature original songs with cello and guitar accompaniment. Their most recent project is a show based on the life and writings of John Muir titled “John Muir—University of the Wilderness.”

McLennon, based in Stevens Point, is well known for his blues band, Otis and the Alligators. They toured extensively in the Midwest for 25 years. He has been performing with Warren for the past seven years.

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