Music At the Market
free summer concert series at Kiwanis Park in Horicon
All concerts begin at 6pm. Food provided by local vendors as well as a kids craft table.
|Wednesday, June 5th||Art in the Park: Decoupage Magnets|
|The Stone - Cohen Blues Band|
Steve Cohen, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a performing musician, an educator, and a booking agent. He has been sponsored by Hohner Inc., the world's largest maker of harmonicas, since 1986. He also plays the guitar and sings. Steve performs regularly in several of his own ensembles, averaging more than 100 personal appearances a year and is in demand as a sideman for local and national groups. He has produced 8 published recordings of his own, and his playing has appeared on dozens of other recordings, demos, and commercials. Cohen has received public recognition, winning over a dozen awards from several organizations, including WAMI, the Shepard/Express Readers Poll, and Milwaukee Magazine. He was a finalist at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis as a solo performer. This year with drummer Marc Wilson they are the Stone-Cohen Blues Band. This is a re-union of their first high school band.
|Wednesday, June 12th||Art in the Park: Decorate and Plant Peat Pots|
|Kevin Fayte Rock and Roll Trio|
Kevin and Joe met at a Stray Cats show in Green Bay in late '06. After a couple false starts, they signed Dr. Goetsch in autumn of '09 to keep the beat. The band has been jamming, gigging, and generally having a good time ever since. The trio delivers old-school rockabilly sound with an occasional twist of country and jazz. There's plenty of reverb, slap-happy bass, and good times all around. Get their new CD, "Friday Night at Joe's Garage" here.
|Wednesday, June 19th||Art in the Park: Button Bracelets|
Roots found in Country Music, born of Gin Halls and Juke Joints with Hank William's passion, Carter family harmonies, with a little Hee Haw mixed in for good measure. The WhiskeyBelles are an all-female traditional country and Americana trio featuring pitch-perfect three-part harmonies and their own hot fiddle, guitar and bass playing. The 'Belles have personalities as big as the Texan skyline - they have a great time on stage, and love to share the fun with their audience.
|Wednesday, June 26th||Art in the Park: TBA|
|Beaver Dam Community Band|
For 14 years, the Beaver Dam Community Band has provided an opportunity for musicians throughout the Beaver Dam area to enjoy rehearsal and performance of band literature. Membership in the group is varied, from high school students to retired members of the community. The BDCB, directed by Erin Ebersole, is a favorite of summer audiences.
|Wednesday, July 3rd||Art in the Park: TBA|
|The Don Peachey Band|
One of Wisconsin's most popular polka bands, the Don Peachey Band plays all styles of music -- Big Band, Waltzes, Foxtrots, etc. It was the honored recipient of the Lifetime Achievement and Senior awards by the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame and band of the Year - Wisconsin Orchestra Leaders Association.
Have fun! Go dancing! It's 100% pure enjoyment!
|Wednesday, July 10th||Art in the Park: Painted Pet Rocks|
|Atimevu Drum and Dance|
Atimevu Drum and Dance Performs traditional Ghanaian folk music and also incorporates authentic dances from all tribes in Ghana. Atimevu Drum and Dance is based in Madison, Wisconsin. The goal of the group is to bring traditions and cultures of Ghana to the doorsteps of Americans and the entire world. The group takes its name from the Atimevu drum of the Ewe people of Ghana. The word "atimevu' means drum made from a tree.
|Wednesday, July 17th||Art in the Park: Plastic Bag Felting|
|Lil' Rev, Steve Cohen & Jim Liban|
Lil Rev, was born 1968 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a musician best known for his Yiddish music, and is also a renowned Ukulele and Harmonica player. In 1984, he was given an old Wendell Hall Banjo Ukulele which started his passion for the instrument.Tonight he will be joined by other well know entertainers and musicians, Steve Cohen & Jim Liban.
|Wednesday, July 24th||Art in the Park: TBA|
The Cajun Strangers have been playing the music of the Cajun culture of Southwest Louisiana since 2001. This accordion and fiddle driven music is a traditional style that is still heard every night of the week in the dancehalls, bars, clubs and festivals of Louisiana. The Strangers' last two CDs 2007's Valse a Deux Temps, and 2010's Cajun Country Ramble, have been released on the Swallow Records label based in Ville Platte, Louisiana, and both have won an award called the Prix DeHors de Nous ("the best outside of us") given by the Cajun French Music Association for the best CD of the year from a Cajun band from outside Louisiana. Made up of Brian O'Donnell on fiddle, Tom "Big Nick" Nickel on accordion, Scott "Boo Bradley" Kiker on guitar and lap steel, Colin Bazsali on rhythm guitar, Jim Schwall on bass, and Chris Courville on drums, the Strangers have honed their skills at Madison's dance halls and music festivals, concerts and performing arts centers throughout the Midwest.
|Wednesday, July 31st||Art in the Park: Abstract Art Bookmarks|
|Matt Davies and The Thriftones|
Fronted by singer Matthew Davies, The Thriftones can best be described as folk with a generous helping of Americana roots. Davies has a real talent in crafting songs about darker ideas and images within our country, while his band backs these concepts up with a shadowy rockabilly beat. "Anywhere USA" has Davies giving his take on run-down small towns behind an almost carefree sound, while "Home" opens with a piercing harmonica that blends into picking guitars reminiscent of old country soul. One of Davies' newer songs, "She's Too Hip" branches out into a more ominous world of women with red lips and pistols in the glove box.
|Wednesday, August 7th||Art in the Park: Sharpie Tie Dye|
|Milwaukee Hot Club|
Milwaukee Hot Club plays "gypsy jazz", the music of the late great Django Reinhardt and his modern descendants. Our music is a high energy mix of swing, bossa, and gypsy samba rhythms. Although we are primarily instrumental, vocal tunes comprise up to 20% of our set. MHC is 2 gypsy guitars and upright bass, occasionally augmented with clarinet, violin and/or percussion. We perform acoustically and with amplification designed to preserve the acoustic qualities of our instruments.
|Wednesday, August 14th||Art in the Park: Guest Artist: Beth Leudtke - Sandcasting|
Formed in the fall of 2010, Tweed Funk has quickly gained recognition nationally with the release of their debut CD, 'Bringin It'. The band brings an edge to the music of their forefathers by wrapping together blues, soul, funk, and elements of hip-hop in show band style. Tweed Funk has performed at some of the top venues including: International Blues Challenge in Memphis; House of Blues in Chicago; Waukesha BluesFest; Paramount Blues Festival After-Party; and Famous Dave's Bluesfest. Tweed Funk won the 2012 WAMI for R&B/Soul Artist of the Year. Fronted by Smokey's sweet, soulful vocals, audiences can quickly hear how Smokey was a pick to hit the Billboard Soul Top 20 back in the 70's on Curtis Mayfield's CurTom Records. JD Optekar's tasteful guitar lines and roots-rock vocals lend versatility to the band. Eric's passion for Memphis-style soul in the tradition of Donald "Duck" Dunn can be heard in his bass playing. Marcus "MG" Gibbons rounds-out the line-up on the drums as one of the area's hottest session drummers who has worked and toured extensively with national acts. Add in a hot 2-piece horn section and you have a full Memphis style soul-drenched show band!
|Wednesday, August 21st||Art in the Park: Glue, Salt & Watercolor Batik|
|Fire On Your Sleeve|
Fire on Your Sleeve is the band started by ex Kill-A-Watts bass player Ryan Matzen (on guitar & vocals) and Sean Williamson (guitar) in 1999 as an acoustic side project to their defunct band P.H.P.. In late 2004 they added two new members Sam Silver (former Buddha frontman) on bass and Chad Clausen (Lockjaw) on drums to complete their new line up. With songwriting ranging from the upbeat and infectious to the luminous and heartbreaking, Fire on Your Sleeve takes the listener on an entrancing journey through different sonic lanscapess ranging from folk, to britpop, to jamband and rock sounds.
|Wednesday, August 28th||Art in the Park: Guest Artist: Beth Leudtke - Treasure Maps|
|De La Buena|
Employing jazz harmonic sensibility and a deep-seated love of diverse cultures, De La Buena explores the textures and rhythms of Latin musics of the Americas with roots planted firmly in African Diasporic traditions. Growing from a trio into a powerful 10-piece over the last six years, De La Buena has been electrifying audiences with their own brand of Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz. De La Buena, ever conscious of the influence and necessary respect for tradition... yet, a band willing to inject sophisticated, psychedelic sensibilities into an aggressive, expansive framework.