The Whitewater Arts Alliance is proud to announce this year’s line-up of artists for the 10th Anniversary of our annual Savory Sounds Concert Series! The concert series spans throughout the month of July, and features four different musical artists that are sure to excite adults and kids alike!
July 8th, 2021 – CREAM CITY BRASS BAND (11:30-12:45 at the Birge Fountain, outside of the Cultural Arts Center (402 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI 53190). The featured food vendor for this concert will be LaPreferida.
Founded in Milwaukee but born from the tradition of New Orleans jazz and second line parades, the CREAM CITY BRASS BAND exists to honor the heritage of Louisiana brass bands, through their interpretations of jazz standards and current styles of music. Having performed at venues such as Summerfest & Turner Hall, the Cream City Brass Band holds a high reputation in the Milwaukee music scene. Members of the group have grown up together as peers and mentors, leaving no wonder as to why you feel the love every time you hear them play. This modern brass band weaves together diverse genres to create a unique, funky sound that keeps its roots in the legendary Crescent City.
July 15th, 2021 – COLE AND COMPANY JAZZ TRIO (11:30-12:45 at the Birge Fountain, outside of the Cultural Arts Center (402 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI 53190). The featured food vendor for this concert will be Subway.
COLE & COMPANY is a family music group consisting of Professor Carl A. Cole, B.A., M.A. (Piano/Vocals), his wife, Dianna (Vocals) and son, Andrew (Bass/Drums), all professional musicians. Prof. Cole, affectionately called “Mr. C” by children and community, is the founder & CEO of “Sounds Of Good News” (SOGN) Productions, based in Rockford, IL. The trio shares top-quality music performances and productions, including genres of Spirituals, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B/Soul and Pop.
July 22nd, 2021 – TAPESTRY: ACOUSTIC FOLK QUINTINET (11:30-12:45 at the Birge Fountain, outside of the Cultural Arts Center (402 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI 53190). The featured food vendor for this concert will be The Sweet Spot.
TAPESTRY is collective group of five local musicians woven together in a multi-faceted collection of musical styles and flavors. The musically diverse backgrounds of each player combine to form a traditional but unique acoustic sound: on any given performance you can hear music from the ‘20’s all the way through traditional and current folk music. Mix in the utilization of many string instruments you have seen and heard, to ones you haven’t, along with up to five part vocal harmony and a wonderful experience is guaranteed every time they appear.
July 29th, 2021 – KEN LONNQUIST AND FRIENDS FAMILY CONCERT (11:30-12:45 at the Birge Fountain, outside of the Cultural Arts Center (402 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI 53190). The featured food vendor for this concert will be Grunzolio Pizzeria.
KEN LONNQUIST brings laughter and song to audiences of all ages, exploring themes of nature, relationships and current events. His kid’s songs are terrific – the soundtrack of childhood for many happy Wisconsin families! Based in Madison, his talented bandmates add fiddle, banjo, bass, accordion and more to his delightfully energetic concerts! Ken’s series of recordings for adults and children have received recognition from Audubon, Parents Choice, American Library Association, Booklist, Children’s Music Web, Parents’ Guide To Children’s Media and others, solidifying his reputation as a children’s entertainer. Ken’s love for musical theater found an outlet as composer for Children’s Theater of Madison, where 15 productions of his full-scale musicals were presented.
*In case of rain, concerts will be broadcast on Local Access 990.
All concerts are free, and we welcome all to attend!
This year’s Savory Sounds Concert Series is made possible by the following sponsors:
Fort Community Credit Union
Fairhaven Senior Services
First Citizens State Bank
Olm and Associates
The mission of the Whitewater Arts Alliance is to promote the visual and performing arts through an alliance of artists, individuals, educational resources, and organizations to promote creativity and diversity that will serve to educate and enrich the lives of the residents of the Whitewater community and surrounding areas.
Article Submitted by Christine Hayes