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Summer Concert Series Set

MAY 20, 2005--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls 2005 Summer Concert Series features music for all ages and tastes in June, July and August. All concerts will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Melvin Wall Amphitheater on campus and are free and open to the public. Rain sites vary.

For more information, call the UW-RF Leadership Center at 715/425-4911 or visit its Web site at

June 21: The Max Allen Band (rock, blues, jazz, funk). Allen is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist from Indiana. He has performed professionally for more than four years and has several hundred shows at more than 100 venues under his belt. Despite his youth, he is a seasoned jazz, funk, R&B, rock and jam performer. The rain site will be Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. For more information, visit

June 28: The Tommy Bentz Band (rock). Originally from Alma, Bentz is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed and composed several album projects, commercials and recording sessions. In addition to owning and operating Brickhouse Music in River Falls, Bentz has two albums of original music with his band. Bentz has performed and shared the stage with the Temptations, Rufus Reid, Clark Terry, David Baker, Ira Sullivan, Willy Porter, Tim Mahoney and the Pat McGee Band. The rain site is Brandy's Nightclub and Eatery in the Hagestad Student Center.

July 5: Kids from Wisconsin (show choir). A true representation of Americana, Wisconsin's own musical ambassadors perform the music of Broadway, country hits, rock 'n roll, swing, jazz and many other styles. KIDS from Wisconsin have been performing a variety of music since 1969. The rain site is North Hall Auditorium. For more information, visit

July 12: River Falls Brass (brass quintet). Faculty from the UW-RF music department make up this brass quintet. The River Falls Brass has a varied and impressive background in performing symphony orchestra, jazz ensembles, Broadway musicals, film and television scores and a variety of brass chamber ensembles. The quintet has performed with many distinguished groups including the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New World Symphony. The rain site the Falcon's Nest in the Hagestad Student Center. For more information, visit

July 19: St. Croix Valley Community Band. This concert features more than 50 local musicians from the St. Croix Valley and is now in its 20th year. The band will perform a musical adventure, directed by associate Professor of Music Kristin Tjornehoj. The rain site is in the Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. For more information, contact the UW-RF music department at 715/425-3183.

July 26: Sabor Tropical (salsa). This high-energy salsa band and classic Afro-Cuban orchestra brings in large doses of excitement, romance, feeling and Caribbean swing to their concerts. Sabor Tropical blends tropical, big-band Latin, retro-Cuban, salsa and original jazz to create a nonstop, fully choreographed show. The rain site is Brandy's Nightclub and Eatery in the Hagestad Student Center. For more information, visit



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