Events

The 2014 Kenosha Pops Band Season

The Kenosha Pops Concert Band is presenting its 92nd 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 18 through Aug. 6 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

June 18 — “Pops in the Great Outdoors” with “green”-theme tunes
June 25 — “The Pops Plays Reconcilable Differences” with tunes that are in “opposition” to each other
July 2 and 4 — “Patriotic Concerts”
July 9 — “Pops in Paradise,” a South Seas theme
July 16 — “My Kind of Towns” — tunes with city names in the titles
July 23 — “Pops in Tribute,” playing medlies of tunes by composers, entertainers, etc.
July 30 — “What’s in a Name?” … songs with names in the titles
Aug. 6 — “Best of …” featuring favorites from the summer season.

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 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Civil War Museum. Free admission. One-hour concert.