Date(s) - 07/08/2021 - 08/05/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SHULLSBURG CELEBRATES 18TH ANNUAL MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES
SHULLSBURG, WI – The City of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, has announced its 2021 entertainment line-up for their 18th Annual Music in the Park Concert Series, offering music from a variety of area artists throughout the summer as part of their seasonal entertainment.
The free, family-friendly concerts are held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Shullsburg’s Badger Park – 279 Estey Street. Food and beverage will be available for purchase at each event, with different vendors and offerings at every show. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets. The five events are held on Thursday evenings. While traditionally the events are held rain or shine, with having a covered pavilion as a rain option – due to continued COVID and social distancing concerns, the events will be held weather permitting only.
Free nightly prize drawings are also part of the concert’s agenda. For more concert information, go to www.shullsburgmusicinthepark.com or the Shullsburg Music in the Park Facebook page.
The 2021 Music in the Park concert schedule follows:
- Thursday, July 8 – CLASSICAL BLAST
Kicking off the 2021 concert series in style is the return of Classical Blast! A unique and amazing group of exciting talent, this band from Chicago, Illinois, blurs musical lines by blending classical music by Beethoven, Bach and composers from other centuries with classic rock hits. From Bach to classic rock to metal to pop, their hope is that their audience will find their approach to music a refreshing change. It’s the past, present and future all brought together in perfect harmony! An evening with Classical Blast is a total blast for any age! Join them for the ride…and a truly unique musical experience. Go to www.classicalblast.com for more! Food and beverage will be provided by the Shullsburg Community Development Corporation’s annual fundraiser, starting at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, July 15 – THE KINGFISH BAND
The Kingfish Band is returning for an encore performance in 2021! This band was so much fun in 2020, the Shullsburg audience couldn’t get enough of them! Since 2003, The Kingfish Band have been entertaining Wisconsin and the Chicagoland area through clubs, festivals, weddings and events, performing extraordinary rock covers and utilizing various band formats to meet the needs of their clients and venues. A “collaboration” in the true sense of the word, The Kingfish Band, based out of Chicago and Milwaukee, provides an authentic representation of your favorite music! Each member brings their own flavor and skill that beckons something totally unique, yet totally recognizable. No musical discrimination here! The Kingfish Band catalog is loaded with great music from all eras and genres! Go to thekingfishband.com for more! Food and beverage will be provided by Water Street Place, with serving starting at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, July 22 – THE WUNDOS
Punctuating the middle of the concert series is the return of The Wundos – a concert series favorite! An overall Southern Wisconsin favorite, The Wundos have been delighting audiences young and old since the mid-1980s and return to the Shullsburg concert stage every chance they get! Playing rock and roll favorites, country, bluegrass, pop classics, original tunes and jingles, the band highlights unique instrumental variety and energetic vocal harmonies that keeps the audience highly entertained. Go to www.wundo.com/the-wundo-band/ or their Facebook page for more! Food and beverage will be provided by Gleason Cattle Company, with serving starting at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, July 29 – FRANK MARTIN BUSCH AND THE NAMES
Frank Martin Busch is out on his own. After 20 years of being in touring bands, he says he has no one to blame now but himself. The music is country, not the bedazzled jeans repetitive songs about tailgate parties’ country – the real stuff. For fans of Turnpike Troubadours, Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson, Johnny Cash, Waylon, Willie and the boys. The Names is the band, different night, different name. It’s got a perfectionist on bass, a drummer who doesn’t speak much English, and an underage kid on the keys. Maybe a steel guitar player if he’s out of rehab and there is money in the budget. All that stuff is true, and so is the music. You can find them on Facebook under Frank Martin Busch and the Names. Food and beverage will be provided by the Russell Law Office – Annual Pig Roast Fundraiser for the Shullsburg Girls’ Basketball Team, with serving starting at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, August 5 – DENNY DIAMOND.
Emerging from the elite Chicago music scene in Illinois, award-winning Neil Diamond tribute artist Denny Diamond began hitting the ground running in the music realm in 1999, and since that time has manifested into one of the most versatile and multi-faceted tribute acts to hit the stage. Projecting his own signature stylization to a very familiar sound, Denny Diamond’s baritone vocal approach and reminiscence of Neil Diamond himself has been a grandstanding presence around the country and one of the most sought-after acts since he started gracing venues and events nation-wide over the last 20 years. With Neil Diamond being his core inspiration, Denny’s musical merit also stems from a vast array of other prominent artist influences that include Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson, Josh Groban, Dean Martin, Ray Charles and Jim Croce. The Shullsburg audience can’t get enough of his performances! The Shullsburg Lions Club will be holding their annual fundraiser that evening as the food and beverage vendor, starting at 6 p.m.