SUMMER CONCERTS SERIES AT CENTRAL PARK
All Concerts are free and start at 7pm
June 12: David Melbye and Friends
Sponsored by Red Wing Chamber of Commerce
David will play and sing with a number of his musically-talented Red Wing Area friends including Laura Bryngelson, Antonio Limon, Brooke Elizabeth and Everyday People featuring Brent Wyatt and Sheena Tisland.
Their music will include a great variety popular musical styles and eras.
June 19: Salsa Del Soul
Salsa del Soul is a Twin Cities-based, nine-piece orchestra performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. Salsa del Soul was formed with the purpose to provide great dance music for Twin Cities Salsa fans. The musicians of Salsa del Soul represent some of the finest talents in the Twin Cities Latin music scene. The styles of music they perform include Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and, of course, Salsa! Salsa del Soul performs locally at restaurants and bars, jazz and Latin festivals, private engagements, and other locations and events.
June 26: Patchouli
Sponsored by Sargent’s Nursery
Patchouli and Terra Guitarra is master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter, guitarist Julie Patchouli. Their soulful fusion of blazing Spanish and world guitar instrumentals, spine tingling vocal harmonies, and epic folk rock anthems are infused with a visible onstage chemistry. An extraordinary bond is immediately apparent as two guitars merge into one acoustic wall of sound and their innovative, percussive flat-picking and hybrid fingerstyle techniques leave even astute listeners wondering where the drummer is.
July 3: Wild Colonial Bhoys
Wild Colonial Boys—The Irish-American band from Minnesota (of all places!)… Their sound is a blending of old Irish traditions handed down through the generations, with modern American rock that inspired them to make music from the time they were just wee lads.
In recent years the Boys have performed everywhere from their native Minnesota to New York to Las Vegas to Ireland and Scotland, Jordan, Kuwait and Qatar. Their travels take them far and wide, and maybe just a tiny step ahead of their responsibilities…
Their shows are a rollicking good time, the music is tight and the banter is lively. They’ve honed their craft over their fifteen-year career, and their ten albums give them plenty of material to draw on.
Special Night of Music - Thursday, 4th of July:
Spend your 4th of July with us in Central Park! Music Starts at 4pm
4pm - Matthew Inkala & The Hostages
Like pages out of his diary, the music of Matthew Inkala and his hostages details the familiar joys and heartache of love and lust; melancholy and merriment. With a mixed palette of acoustic and electric sounds, Matthew Inkala & the Hostages draw from multiple genres such as rock, folk, blues and country. Their sound is equally suitable for booze-fueled bar hopping as it is for church picnics. The music is at once heartfelt and engaging; simultaneously danceable as it is contemplative.
530pm - The Bored
The Bored are a four piece rock 'n' roll outift from the Twin Cities. Horns, hooks, and harmonies round out what The Bored are known for.
7pm-9pm - Back Channel Blues
The Back Channel Blues Band is a Red Wing Minnesota based blues band comprised of veteran local musicians playing together since 1989. The Back Channel Blues Band takes the influences of blues, rock, and R&B and creates a sound that respects the tradition of the blues. The band's stage show is filled with an entertaining and danceable mix of blues and R&B "deep tracks" that showcase the talents of all of the band members.
We will have food trucks in Central Park, Plan to make a night of it!
Listen to great music and see fireworks from Levee Park!
July 10: Miss Myra and The Moonshiners
Miss Myra is a threat on every level. Her golden voice will bring you from rock bottom to ecstasy and back while her driving guitar rhythm holds the Moonshiners together. Her style of hard hitting swing guitar is reminiscent of Django Reinhardt. She also draws influence from legendary blues guitarists such as Leadbelly and Blind Boy Fuller. If you let her near a piano, you'll hear virtuosity from ragtime to Lizst. In addition to her musical talent, she is known for lighting up the dance floor with tradtional American jazz dances such as lindy hop, charleston and blues.
July 17: Colleen Raye
Sponsored by Edward Jones
Colleen Raye will be performing at The Concert in The Park with Debbie O’Keefe and Katie Gearty. They will be performing songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s and even Broadway.
You'll hear songs that vary from Petula Clark to Rosemary Clooney to The Musical Grease, mixed in with a little Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt! Get ready to sing a long and be completely entertained!
July 24: The Anthony Cuchetti Band
Community Choice Night
Sponsored by Discovery Financial
Finding his stride after moving to the legendary Twin Cities music scene from Florida, Tony Cuchetti has gained a name for himself as one of the top vocalists, songwriters, and entertainers around. With roots in soul, R&B, and funk from his native Detroit, MI meshed with southern grit after spending many years in Florida, Cuchetti’s music spans a wide gauntlet of sonic influence that gives him his signature roots rock sound.
July 31: Lula Wiles
Sponsored by Speight & Lappegard
What will we do? For Lula Wiles, the trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, the question is central to the creation of their music—and it’s the title of their sophomore album, out in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. “We wanted to make an album that reflected, in a current way, what we are all staying up late thinking about and talking about over drinks at the dinner table,” says Obomsawin. “What is everyone worried about, confiding in their friends about, losing sleep about?” Anchoring the band’s sharp, provocative songcraft is a mastery of folk music, and a willingness to subvert its hallowed conventions. They infuse their songs with distinctly modern sounds: pop hooks, distorted electric guitars, and dissonant multi-layered vocals, all employed in the service of songs that reclaim folk music in their own voice. The musicians take turns in different roles––Burke and Buckland on guitar and fiddle, Obomsawin on bass, all three singing and writing—but no matter who’s playing what, they operate in close tandem. All three members grew up in small-town Maine, and the band came of age in Boston’s lively roots scene. Since then, they have toured internationally, winning fans at the Newport Folk Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, garnering acclaim from NPR Music and a Boston Music Awards nomination, and sharing stages with the likes of Aoife O’Donovan, the Wood Brothers, and Tim O’Brien. Lula Wiles exists in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music.
August 7: Generation II
Generation II Big Band returns to Central Park to perform the Big Band music of the 40s and 50s. Playing together for nearly 20 years, the band specializes in the music of Glen Miller and Benny Goodman.
August 14: Double Down Daredevils
Our music is our own blend of traditional bluegrass standards with Americana covers and heartfelt originals served with a hearty helping of our signature harmonies.
August 21: Black Market Brass
Sponsored by Red Wing Credit Union
Black Market Brass is a Minneapolis-based group performing their own brand of originally composed Afrobeat/Afrofunk music, as well as completing authentic renditions of the classic 1970's West African sound.
Taking their cues from the godfathers, the band draws on complex polyrhythmic percussion, driving bass lines, dizzying guitar interplay, rolling keyboards, and room-commanding brass. The result? An eclectic blend of cool deep funk and driving Afrobeat grooves that will lure you to the dance floor and never let you leave.
August 28: Chris Koza & Band
Sponsored by Associated Bank
The music Chris produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ʼn roll, Chris both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies, and imaginative production choices. But despite late-night deep dives in the studio, Chris never strays from the core of the song itself and isnʼt afraid to let a raw vocal and woodsy acoustic guitar deliver the story.
Special thanks to this summer’s series sponsors:
This series is Rain or Shine
It doesn’t happen often, but we have experienced a rain shower or storm on a Wednesday evening. If it does happen, the concert will still occur in the park and we will perform with the safety of entertainers and guests in mind.