June 1, 2001
UW-RF Scehcules Free Summer Concert Series
The UW-River Falls outdoor summer evening concert series begins at the Melvin Wall Amphitheater on Tuesday, June 12. This summer, concerts are scheduled for either Tuesday or Friday evenings.
The performances, funded through student summer activity fees, are free and open to the public.
The opening concert features Chicago-blues artist Keith Scott on Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. Scottıs music reflects influences by Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Jimmy Dawkins. Scott combines the traditional ingredients of Chicago-blues with blues-rock elements, in a style appreciated by a wide variety of blues lovers.
Singer-songwriter Matt Wahl is the performer on Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. Wahl plays the acoustic guitar and harmonica, with a lighthearted sound that appeals to any age group. Wahl, a professional performer for six years, tours the Midwest performing at fairs, festivals, colleges, universities, casinos, corporate parties, coffee shops and bookstores.
Back by popular demand is the group "Kids from Wisconsin," which will be onstage on Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m. Kids from Wisconsinıs music encompasses a variety of styles, including country hits, rock 'n roll, swing, jazz and Broadway music. This group is known as Wisconsinıs "musical ambassadors."
The spicy rhythm of the Caribbean is the specialty of Shangoya, scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. The saucy sounds of calypso, soca and reggae are the base of Shangoyaıs music. This six-piece group has a dedicated following through out the Midwest.
Bandleader Kris Tjornehoj will direct the River Falls Community Band on Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. The local musicians will conduct listeners on a musical adventure that will appeal to all ages!
The final concert in the series will be held at the Hagestad Student Center Mall, and features the Doug Little Quartet on Friday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. Jazz saxophonist Doug Little is a member of the group "Motion Poets" and is also a celebrated composer. In 1998, Little was awarded the McKnight Fellowship by the American Composers Forum. He is the youngest recipient and the only jazz composer to receive the award.
Concert attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chairs, but grills and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Falcon Foods will be selling ice cream at most concerts. The rain site will be Brandyıs in the Hagestad Student Center.
For additional information, please call Patrick Wade at 715/425-4911.
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