Here's a quick reference guide to community concerts in Rock and Walworth counties in Wisconsin and northern Winnebago County in Illinois.
Second and Washington streets, Delavan
May 29, 3 p.m., Dixie Doodlers of New Berlin
June 2, 7 p.m., Triune Lutheran Church
June 3, 7 p.m., Boys and Toys
June 4, 3 p.m., Jazz in the Park
June 5, 3 p.m., Don Ford and David Robbins Jr.
June 9, 7 p.m., Turtle Creek Community Church
June 11, 7 p.m., Los Chicanos
June 12, 3 p.m., Tim Castle & Young Southern
June 16, 7 p.m., Calvary Community Youth Worship
June 17, 7 p.m., Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys
June 18, 7 p.m., Cold Sweat & the Brew City Horns
June 19, 3 p.m., Eddie Cash Tribute
June 23-25 HERITAGE FEST
•Thursday, June 23
7 p.m., La Luz del Mundo
•Friday, June 24
4 p.m., Dangerous Folk
6 p.m., Rico! A Tribute to Santana
•Saturday, June 25
3 p.m., Tierra Colombiana Folkloric Dance Company
4 p.m., Mariachi band
6 p.m., swing dance lessons
7 p.m., Jack Farina Big Band with guest soloist Julie Thompson
June 30, 7 p.m., Word of God Speak Music Ministry
July 1, 7 p.m., Mark and Gretch Hladish
July 2, 7 p.m., Tombeau Road
July 3, 1 p.m., U.S. 132nd Army Band
July 4, 5 p.m., Clutch Cargo
July 7, 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Praise Band
July 8, 5 p.m., Youth Talent Showcase
July 9, 7 p.m., Beatolution
July 10 FREEDOM FEST
9:30 p.m., ecumenical service
Noon, Prayer, Praise, Dance
1 p.m., Taberaculo de Vida
2 p.m., Racine Family Worship Center
3 p.m., Racine Family Worship Center
4 p.m., Oasis of Blessings
4 p.m., Templo Calvario
July 14, 7 p.m., Christian Life Church Choir
July 15, 6 p.m., Trevor Baxter -- swing dance lessons
July 15, 7 p.m., All That Jazz Big Band
July 16, 7 p.m., The Twin Rivers Band
July 21, 7 p.m., Back Row Luther Memorial
July 23, 7 p.m., Salvador Idaho
July 24 BLUES FEST
Noon, The New Image Band
2 p.m., Hobie & the Leftovers
4 p.m., Glenn Davis and the Blues Commission
July 28, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church Spiritual
July 30 CLASSICS NIGHT
7 p.m., Delavan-Darien High School Summer Classical
7:15 p.m., Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra Classical
July 31 CRUISIN' CAR SHOW
1 p.m., The Cruise O 'Matics
3 p.m., John Ludy Puleo
Aug. 4, 7 p.m., Harvest Point Worship Band
Aug. 5, 7 p.m., Piper Road Spring Band
Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Steve Meisner Band
Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Aug. 13 DELAVAN'S 180th CELEBRATION
5 p.m., 1st Brigade Band
7 p.m., historic play
Aug. 14, 3 p.m., Los Arenales de Texas
Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Calvary Community Worship Team
Aug. 19, 7 p.m., Matthew Wundrow Band
Aug. 20, 6 p.m., The Mike Stone Trio
Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Groove Hotel
Aug. 25, 7 p.m., Sacred Agent
Aug. 27, 7 p.m., The Boogie Men
Aug. 28, 3 p.m., StateLine
Sept. 7 SCARECROW FEST
5 p.m., Audiophilia
6 p.m., Mike Stone and the Rockers
Sunset Park, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn
Holton Band summer concert series, 7:30 p.m., June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15 and July 22
George Williams College of Aurora University, 350 Constance Blvd., Williams Bay
June 26, 4 p.m., Community Showcase: "Summer Waltz," Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra featuring the Dance Factory
July 9, 7:30 p.m., Micky Dolenz, The Voice of the Monkees
July 16, 7:30 p.m., Postmodern Jukebox
Aug. 7, 4 p.m., Imagination Movers
Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., Chicago Philharmonic: "Something Wonderful -- The songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein"
Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., An Evening with Straight No Chaser
Flat Iron Park, Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva
Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
July 7, Matt Meyers Band
July 14, Mr. Meyers Band
July 21, Geoff Landon and the Wolfpack
July 28, Kal Bergendahl Project
Aug. 4, Georgia Rae Family Band
Aug. 11, Mark and Gretch
Aug. 25, Lake Geneva House of Music
Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., Whitewater
Bring your own lunch or enjoy local vendors.
June 16, 11:30 a.m., Nemora Jazz
June 23, 11:30 a.m., Kat and the Hurricane
June 30, 11:30 a.m., Jay Craggs
July 7, 11:30 a.m., Steve Meisner
July 14, 11:30 a.m., Rick and Rise
Downtown square, East Troy
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
June 16, East Troy Community Band
June 23, The Variations
June 30, East Troy Community band presents a patriotic concert
July 7, to be announced
July 14, East Troy Community Band
July 21, Swing Nouveau
July 28, East Troy Community Band
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Lower Courthouse Park, Main Street, downtown Janesville
June 14, 7 p.m., Birddog Blues -- Combines some of Wisconsin’s most accomplished and creative blues artists
June 21, 7 p.m., Straight Shooter -- Classic rock hits from the ’50s through the ’80s, plus Southern and country rock
June 28, 7 p.m., Gary the Band-- Vocal harmonies and tasteful guitar work featured in classic and modern pop, rock, folk and more
July 5, 7 p.m., Foreign Natives -- A blend of pop, rock, jazz, funk, blues and alternative
July 12, 7 p.m., Drum Rave -- Top 40 music by a drummer who plays all of the instruments at once
July 19, 7 p.m., GoDeans -- Janesville-based rock band of doctors and people working in health care
Second Tuesday, Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville
June 14, 5 p.m., Dave Potter Trio -- blues, swing and jazz
July 12, 5 p.m., Foreign Natives -- a blend of pop, rock, jazz, funk, blues and alternative
Aug. 9, 5 p.m., Gary the Band -- a mixture of alternative and Americana
Sponsored by Arts Council of Edgerton at Menhall Band Pavilion in Central Park, Edgerton
June 22, 6:30 p.m., Dueces Wild – oldies
July 6, 6:30 p.m., Mad Tadders -- classic rock covers
July 27, Old Farm Dog -- bluegrass
Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m., Red Hot Horn Dawgs, Evan Riley Band
Wednesdays at Old Settlers Park
June 1, 4 p.m., Trippin’ Tarzan
June 8, 4 p.m, Minimal
June 22, 4 p.m., 3 Good Men
June 29, 4 p.m., Ruffcutz Band
July 6, 4 p.m., Road House Ramblers
July 13, 4 p.m., Harlan Jefferson Band
July 20, 4 p.m., Pablo and the Rythmics
July 27, 4 p.m., Southern Charm
Aug. 3, 4 p.m., The Sensations
Aug. 10, 4 p.m., Kelly Stewart and the Restless Kind
Aug. 17, 4 p.m., Raised on Radio
Aug. 24, 4 p.m., Gary the Band
Aug. 31, 4 p.m., Rollin’ Whiskey
Music at Harry’s Place, Fridays at the Harry C. Moore Pavilion, 1160 South Riverside Drive, Beloit
June 17, 7 p.m. Harlan Jefferson
June 24, 7 p.m., Little Vito and the Torpedoes
July 1, 7 p.m., The Bel-Airs
July 8, 7 p.m., Dave Potter Trio
July 15, 7 p.m., Mr. Big Stuff
July 22, 7 p.m., Cash Box Kings
July 29, 7 p.m. Gary McAdams Band
Aug. 12, 7 p.m., The Jimmys
Aug. 26. 7 p.m., Copper Box
Also on most Mondays, Dancing at Harry’s Place at the Harry C. Moore Pavilion. The spot to learn to swing, cha cha, tango, line dance, waltz and more with free lessons. Open dance follows lessons. Come with or without a partner.
Free concert series at First National Bank Plaza downtown
June 3, 11:30 a.m., Late Harvest
June 10, 11:30 a.m., Stateline Playboys
June 17, 11:30 a.m., Gary the Band
June 24, 11:30 a.m., Steve Doiel Trio
July 1, 11:30 a.m., Harlan Jefferson Trio
July 8, 11:30 a.m., Bluegrass Reunion Band
July 15, 11:30 a.m., Brothers Quinn
July 22, 11:30 a.m., Blue Lightening
July 29, 11:30 a.m., Stateline Playboys
Aug. 5, 11:30 a.m., The Lone Canary
Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m., Harlan Jefferson Trio
Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m., Gary the Band
Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m., Jazz Tet
Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m., Sweetland
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In “Miles Ahead,” a new movie about Miles Davis, Don Cheadle portrays the legendary trumpeter in a dark place during the 1970s as he was spiraling downward in drug addiction, hiding out in his home, avoiding music.
That wasn’t the man Larry Ramirez knew.
STATELINE NEWS -- Enjoying records isn’t new to Drew Metter, a Janesville music store manager who has more than a thousand in his collection.
Now an increasing number of music fans are joining Metter in discovering the joys of vinyl.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Andy Gehl is a fourth-generation Wisconsin food manufacturer whose great-grandfather started Gehl Guernsey Farms in 1896. Initially, however, Gehl was intrigued by the manufacturing side of the business -- getting degrees in computer science and industrial engineering.
“I would have been just as happy making lawn mowers and widgets, but there’s just something extra fun about working with food,” Gehl said.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Many an avid reader has fond memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder and “Little House on the Prairie.” The story re-creates feelings closely woven into Wisconsin memories -- family, heritage and handmade crafts. Author Kathleen Ernst writes about these situations as she delicately intertwines her historical fiction series featuring Chloe Ellefson.
Ernst was born in Maryland. Her earliest jobs involved work as a naturalist and interpreter in Maryland and other states.
In 1982 Ernst moved to Wisconsin, accepting a job with the Wisconsin Historical Society at Old World Wisconsin near Eagle. She worked on site as an interpreter for two years before moving behind the scenes as curator of interpretation and collections. Following another decade writing children’s programming for public television, she committed to becoming a full-time writer.
DELAVAN -- His military assignments took him to places as exotic and distant as Morocco, Trinidad and Cuba, and his post-war business trips had him crisscrossing the United States from Florida to California, but next week will be Dave Perkins’ first trip to Washington, D.C., when he and some 200 other veterans depart Beloit and roll into the nation’s capital on a fleet of buses.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Take a city girl from Ohio and a guy with 35 years of experience as a computer engineer and you get ... two dedicated local cheesemakers. Terry and Denise Woods started selling their cheese only last year, but the two have been part of the agricultural landscape in the town of Linn since 1984. Over the years, they’ve raised sheep and Highland cattle, even chickens -- although “they’re not warm and cuddly,” Denise says -- on their farm, complete with a barn built in 1911 and a 1914 Sears and Roebuck house.
Now, in what Terry calls the smallest milking parlor in Wisconsin at their Highfield Farm Creamery, a herd of 19 cows provides the milk the couple turn into the cheese they sell seasonally at their farm to individual consumers, small retailers like the Green Grocer in Williams Bay and area restaurants such as Pier 290, also in Williams Bay.
JANESVILLE -- Want to party on a parking structure rooftop high above Parker Drive? Check out a church-turned-entertainment center? Step out on the third-floor ballroom at the Odd Fellows Lodge?
You can do all those and more, thanks to a one-day Downtown Open House Wisconsin on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
VILLAGE OF WALWORTH -- To say that Hazel Schuth has lived a long and fulfilled life would be an understatement.
Schuth, 108, who is set to turn 109 in July, said she does not feel her age, even though she’s likely one of the oldest or maybe even the oldest county resident.
Born in 1907, Schuth says her upcoming birthday, "doesn’t feel any different than if I was turning 10."
LAKE GENEVA -- Two residents at Arbor Village in Lake Geneva recently reached the century mark.
Louise Weber turned 100 on Jan. 6, and Francis Drews turned 100 on Jan. 8, 2016.
They share their birth years with Kirk Douglas, who turns 100 on Dec. 9, 2016. Gregory Peck, Olivia de Havilland, Dinah Shore and Walter Cronkite also were born that year.
Drews said she is pleased to have lived a long life and is looking forward to the future while remembering her past.
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