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UW-RF Presents Free Summer Concert Series

The UW-River Falls outdoor summer evening concert series, "All-American 2003," will begin Tuesday, June 17 and run through July 22 at the Melvin Wall Amphitheatre on campus.

Concerts are scheduled for Tuesday or Friday evenings. The performances, funded through student summer activity fees, are free and open to the public.

•Tuesday, June 17, 7 p.m. The opening concert features Keith Scott and his Electrifying Blues Band. Scott, who is from Chicago, has built a reputation as a sizzling blues guitarist, dynamic performer, noteworthy songwriter and bandleader.

•Tuesday, June 24, 7 p.m. Keith Secola will play music influenced by his Anishinabe roots, using traditional native percussions, world beat and tribal dance. He is a Minnesota native and a member of the Bois Forte Indian Reservation.

•Friday, June 27, 7 p.m. The Brian Fesier Bluegrass Band will play at the Hagestad Student Center Mall. The performance will include a blend of traditional and original bluegrass music, with a lightning-fast banjo, mandolin, and smooth vocal harmonies.

•Tuesday, July 1, 7 p.m. No Limit, a hot new local band from the Midwest, is a four-man vocal band with soaring lead voices, tight harmonies, killer vocal percussion, and an energetic stage presence.

•Tuesday, July 8, 7 p.m. Spur is an energetic and passionate country duo from Nashville who has opened for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant, John Mayer, Little Feat, the Pat McGee Band, Eric Heatherly, and Chuck Berry.

•Tuesday, July 15, 7 p.m. The St. Croix Valley Community Band, directed by Dr. Krisin Tjornehoj, boasts more than 50 musicians. Features will include an Americana theme with patriotic tributes, with music from John Philip Sousa, Charles Ives, Carl King and John Williams.

•Tuesday, July 22, 7 p.m. Wisconsin's musical ambassadors, the Kids From Wisconsin, will perform the final concert in the series. Their show will include the music of Broadway, country hits, rock 'n roll, swing, jazz and many other styles.

Concert attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic or bring a lawn chair or blanket. Grills and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Brats and beverages will be sold at a concession stand. The rain site is the auditorium in North Hall. For additional information, call the Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.


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