Events

The 2016 Kenosha Pops Band Season

The Kenosha Pops Concert Band is presenting its 94th season of free concerts on the band shell in Kenosha’s Pennoyer Park, at Seventh Avenue and 35th Street along the lakefront.

The band’s music director is Craig Gall; the assistant conductor is Garrett Kornman. Greg Berg is the master of ceremonies and often performs vocals with the band.

The concerts begin at  7 p.m. each Wednesday night on the band shell, from June 15 through Aug. 3 except when slightly earlier starting times are set for special pre-concert entertainment. Check the schedule.

Admission to the concerts is free. Bench seating is provided at the band shell, but audience members may also bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

The band operates a concession stand during performances which offers popcorn, water, soda, candy, and coffee. Funds are used to purchase equipment and new music for the band.

Copies of our three compact disc recordings are available for purchase at each concert.

Parking is allowed on both sides of Seventh Avenue for Pops Band performances.

 

This Summer’s Pops’ Concerts and Themes

 

Wednesday, June 15

CURTAIN UP!

 

The Pops raises the curtain on its 94th summer season

with an evening of memorable favorites from the Broadway stage.

Guest vocalist: Lou Rugani

 

 

Wednesday, June 22

POPS ROCKS!

 

Rock and Roll classics spanning the decades.

 

 

Wednesday, June 29

POPS OUT WEST

 

Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo! Saddle up for an evening of music

of the wild, wild west! Yee-Haw!

 

Special pre-concert entertainment (6:15): Triad Jazz Trio

 

 

Sunday, July 3

POPS A-FLOAT

Kenosha Civic Veteran’s Parade

Special thanks to

Jensen’s Towing

5410 – 50th Avenue, Kenosha

262-656-1100

 

 

Monday, July 4

NATIONAL POPS

Wolfenbuttel Park – 7:00 pm

 

Patriotic and march favorites to keep you entertained before the fireworks.

Special thanks to the City of Kenosha for their continued support.

 

Special pre-concert entertainment (6:15): Continental Recreation Band – Brittany Sebetic, conductor

 

 

Wednesday, July 6

PATRIOTIC RE-VIEW

 

Not a fan of the 4th of July crowds and parking problems? Join us tonight at the

band shell for a no-stress, hassle-free Independence Day concert.

 

 

Wednesday, July 13

LIGHTS, CAMERA, POPS!

 

Stock up on popcorn at the concession stand as the Pops presents timeless music from the silver screen.

 

Special pre-concert entertainment (6:15): K-L Recreation Band – Geoffrey Poole, conductor

 

 

Wednesday, July 20

ORIENTAL EXCURSIONS

 

A unique evening of music from the Far East.

 

Special pre-concert entertainment (6:15): The Kenosha Unified Summer Strings

 

 

Wednesday, July 27

THE SPORTING LIFE

 

We unveil a brand new summer concert theme as we celebrate the constant variety of sport,

the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and the upcoming olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Special pre-concert entertainment (6:15): The Dave Braun Trio

 

 

Wednesday, August 3

THE SECOND TIME AROUND

 

Our final concert of the summer features band and audience favorites to close the season.

 

 

 

Saturday, December 17

A KENOSHA POPS CHRISTMAS

Carthage College – 7:00 pm

 

The Pops returns to beautiful Siebert Chapel to bring you the sounds of the season

in our 15th annual Christmas Concert.

 

All concerts start at 7 p.m. in Pennoyer Park, except July 4th is in Wolfenbuttel Park.

NOTE: The Pops is playing a pre-season concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in the Civil War Museum. Free admission. One-hour concert.