Events

The 2013 Kenosha Pops Band Season

The Kenosha Pops Concert Band is presenting its 91st 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 19 through Aug. 7 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 19

SPRING INTO SUMMER

 

Celebrate the final days of spring with the inaugural concert of our 91st concert season.

A variety of music to get the season started.

Special guests: New Image Chorus

 

 

Wednesday, June 26

THE FLEET IS IN!

NAUTICAL NIGHT WITH U.S. NAVY BAND GREAT LAKES

 

Oh buoy!  Hit the high seas with the Pops in a concert featuring all of your

seafaring favorites – but without the seagulls and Dramamine.

Special pre-concert guests (6:30): U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes – LT Patrick K. Sweeten, conductor

 

 

Sunday, June 30

POPS A-FLOAT

Kenosha Civic Veteran’s Parade

 

Special thanks to

Jensen’s Towing

5410 – 50th Avenue, Kenosha

262-656-1100

 

 

Wednesday, July 3

PATRIOTIC PREVIEW

Not a fan of the Independence Day crowds and parking problems?  Join us tonight at the

band shell for a no-stress, hassle-free 4th of July concert.

 

 

 

Thursday, July 4

HOORAY FOR THE RED, WHITE & BLUE!

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

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

Music starts at 7:00 pm.

Wolfenbuttel Park

 

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 10

EUROPEAN HOLIDAY, PART DEUX

The Pops completes its musical tour of Europe after being stranded there during last year’s rained out concert of the same theme.  Bring your ponchos and umbrellas, just in case….

Special guest: Lou Rugani

 

Special pre-concert entertainment (6:30-6:50 pm):

A Tribute to Dave Brubeck

 

 

Wednesday, July 17

AN EVENING OF JAZZ

You are invited to the “House of Swing” as Dixieland, big band,

and modern jazz stylings are presented as only the Pops can play them.

 

Special pre-concert entertainment (6:30-6:50 pm):

Pat Crawford Jazz Combo

 

 

Wednesday, July 24

KINDERKONZERT: POPS GOES THE WEASEL

Popular favorites from childhood: bed time stories, Disney tunes,

and cartoon classics.  Bring the entire family!

Special Guest:  Ukelele Group

 

 

Wednesday, July 31

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

 

The Pops ponders the age-old question.  Can music played by any other band sound as sweet?

 

 

Wednesday, August 7th

ENCORE!  ENCORE!

 

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

 

 

Saturday, December 21

CHRISTMAS AT THE POPS

Carthage College – 7:00 pm

The Pops returns to beautiful Siebert Chapel

to bring you the sounds of the season

in our 12th annual Christmas Concert.

 

Special thanks to Dr. James Ripley and the Carthage College Music Department.