Phoenix Park Band Shell’s final event a trio of concerts
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The current-day Piper Road Spring Band includes, from the left, Randal Harrison, Barry Riese, John Widdicombe, Bob Mason and Bill Kangaroo. Ken Halfmann photo.
This September 15, a long hot summer and a successful concert season come to a close with Delavan’s annual Scarecrow Fest.
Phoenix Park Band Shell, located one block south of Tower Park on Wisconsin Highway 11 in downtown Delavan, will host three events during this closing concert. The New South Rampart Street Paraders is a Dixieland band that was rained out from an earlier date. The authentic New Orleans Dixieland band, which has played around the country and has released a number of recordings, will perform from 4 to 6 pm.
Jaylen Green and Kevin Leeds will play acoustic folk-world music from 6 to 7 p.m. They are part of the Chicago band Global Cooling that play different styles of music from around the world. Green is a recent arrival from California.
The Piper Road Spring Band, celebrating more than 30 years of playing their unique style of music, will start playing around 7 p.m. The current Piper Road Spring Band roster has accumulated over 100 years of experience performing together. They were nominated by the National Bluegrass Music Industry awards for the Best Old-Time String Band and have won the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award for the Best Bluegrass Artist four times, the latest coming in 1998.
The concert will also feature a 50/50 raffle and a full menu of food for sale provided by Delavan’s Downtown Deli. All proceeds from the concessions, raffle and bucket are used to bring great talent to a great facility.
The Friends of Phoenix Park Band Shell, who organize, fund and promote the series of concerts held three times per week for the full summer in downtown Delavan’s beautiful band shell, are grateful to all the performers, attendees, and contributors who made this such a successful season. They welcome any new members or volunteers who would just like to help continue to bring wonderful, free, live music to the area. For further information, call Dave at 262 745-6930, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.