June 6, 2002
UW-RF Sets Free Summer Concert Series
The UW-River Falls outdoor summer evening concert series titled "Music From Around the World," begins at the Melvin Wall Amphitheater on Tuesday, June 11.
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.
Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m. The opening concert features the band Tropical Breeze, with Caribbean style music takes you on a trip to the islands with the sounds of steel drums, a sweet bass lone, rhythmic bongos, and smooth vocals.
Tuesday, June 18, 7 p.m. MuDaiko-Taiko Drum is a band of Japanese percussionists and a talented flutist who will help listeners to absorb the ancient culture of Japan as they see and hear these amazing musicians.
Tuesday, June 25, 7 p.m. , Lehto and Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of folk by taking cues from the Irish, English, and American folk traditions and blending them with a healthy dose of original compositions.
Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m., Peter Mayer will perform in the Hagestad Student Center Mall. Mayer combines insight, hope, and humor to provide music is not soon forgotten.
Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m. "Kids from Wisconsin" is back by popular demand. Their music encompasses a variety of styles, including country hits, rock n' roll, swing, jazz, and Broadway music. This group is known at Wisconsin's "musical ambassadors."
Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m. The Clayton Miller Blues Band consists of Clayton, Cole, L.D. (all under age 20), and father Larry. With Larry providing the moving base line and 8-year-old L.D. on the harmonica, this unique family is a must see.
Tuesday, July 23, 7 p.m. An authentic German song and dance troupe will be the final concert in the series. Straight from Germany, Enztaler Musikanten and Brant Trachtengruppe are sure to inspire a polka or two.
Concert attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic basket, blanket or lawn chairs, but grills and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Brats and beverages will be on sale at the concession stand. The rain site will be Brandy's in the Hagestad Student Center.
For additional information, call the Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.
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