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Summer Concerts Set at UW-RF

MAY 26, 2006--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls 2006 Summer Concert Series features music for all ages in June and July. All concerts will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Wall Amphitheatre on campus and are free and open to the public. Grilled bratwurst, hamburgers and pop are available for purchase at the concerts.

The rain site is Brandy's in the Hagestad Student Center for most concerts; for the July 25 performance the rain site is in the Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. For more information, call the UW-RF Leadership Center at 715-425-4911 or visit its Web site at .

            ·June 13: The Tommy Bentz Band (rock/jazz/folk). 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. For more information on Tommy Bentz visit .

            ·June 20: Chris Silver Band (folk/bluegrass). A St. Paul native, Silver plays bluegrass, jazz, blues, and folk--all taken from the same well of American music. Silver's selection of covers is transcendent, and his originals travel a huge landscape of experience and place. As a musical risk taker, he has added layers not usually found in traditional music, providing a rich texture to his songs including slide guitar and intricate global rhythms. From 1987 to 1992, Silver sang and played mandolin and guitar with Stoney Lonseome, Minnesota's premierre bluegrass band, appearing on "A Prairie Home Companion: and recocrding with Red House Records. Silver has played as a special guest with many legendary bluegrass and folk musicians including Bill Monroe, Vassar Clements, Chubby Wise, Alan Munde and Robin & Linda Williams. Recent projects include organizing two Stanley Brotherrs trirbute concerts in St. Paul, teachingn guitar and mandolin technique workshops to students across the country and recording three solo CDS. Visit for more information.

            ·June 27: The Tropical Breeze Band (Caribbean).   The Tropical Breeze Band will play island music from Trinidad, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. Its Caribbean-style music takes you on a trip to the islands with the sounds of steel drums, a sweet bass line, rhythmic bongos and smooth vocals. For more information visit .

            ·July 4: 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. For more information, visit .

            ·July 18: River Falls Brass. 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. For more information, visit .

            ·July 25: 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.


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