I messed up last week and listed the band Full Flavor performing in the wrong place. My sincere apologies to the other venue, Beachside Oasis, where they performed – and to the band, of course.
There are shows on Saturday and Sunday at the Oasis de la plage in Racine. The Saturday Noon Show is a DJ extravaganza featuring DJ Gino Rockin Romo, Annatomic, Angel Eyes, DJ Myra, DJ FelixV, DJ Jairo and DJ Mimi.
The Sunday show features old school rock ‘n’ roll with Zero point occurring at 2 p.m. The band plays classic rock hits that are pretty much the perfect fit for the scenic beach.
Make it a day, as there’s a well-stocked food and drink building on site, as well as restrooms right next door.
Live music with DJs begins at noon on Saturday, June 18 at Beachside Oasis, 100 Kewaunee St. in Racine. On Sunday, Ground Zero starts at 2 p.m. Free entry.
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Don Miller came up with the idea and transformed Kenosha Fusion into a first class art and performance space. Aimee and Danny Crucianelli took it from there, maintaining quality.
Saturday marks the end of the “Fusionelli” era with another great concert. As for the future at Fusion? We don’t know yet, but let’s enjoy the present. Three groups will open the show on Saturday. Indigo Canyon, Daisy Fall and Spirit Shakers will all grace the superb stage. All of these bands are great too.
Spirit Shakers, Dropping Daisies and Indigo Canyon perform starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Fusion, 5014 Seventh Ave in Kenosha. The cover charge is $10.
Regular live music returns to downtown Racine’s Monument Square, with the popular weekly Friday Music on the Monument concerts.
There are also weekly shows on Saturdays called Saturday Sounds on the Square.
The summer season begins Friday with a concert by Mathew Haeffel from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Haeffel has a very laid back acoustic pop and folk style that is ideal for events like this.
Saturday shows also run from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. This weekend’s Saturday show features the Stephen Hull Experience.
A self-taught musician, Hull has been lighting up the blues stages for several years. When I asked a local club owner about Hull he said: ‘He really is a great entertainer, the whole band dresses the part. They really really nail it. He has that added edge as an actual artist. Also, for his 23 years, his voice is quite authentic.
Hull is dedicated to his craft, and he can deliver it. In a few years you’ll be telling others you caught a rising star in Monument Square.
Beer and soda are available for purchase and a wide range of restaurants are within walking distance.
Mathew Haeffel performs at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 17 and Stephen Hull Experience performs at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Racine’s Monument Square, Main and Sixth Streets.
It shouldn’t be just one day, but the year Celebrate Kenosha Music runs all day Tuesday.
Kenosha is one of more than 80 cities across the country to officially participate by hosting free, family-friendly outdoor and indoor concerts and shows.
While there will be concerts and pop-up jams throughout the city, the centerpiece will be a Block Party on 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues starting at 10 a.m.
A full calendar of events will be posted on http://www.makemusicday.org/kenosha
Concerts at the zoo
Racine Zoo organizes tribute act concerts on Fridays and Saturdays.
Don’t forget that this is the venue that hosts national jazz bands for the Animal Crackers series, so it sounds pretty good there.
First place Friday is Chicago Tribute Anthology. For you youngsters, Chicago is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a ton of success, and they even had some great guitar songs when Terry Kath was around. This tribute band includes Chicago-area musicians who have performed with Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Mel Tormé, Take 5, Woody Herman Orchestra and more.
The Saturday evening show will be a little more rock with WHO Replacement Tales. The band performs songs from the legendary live band’s heyday of the 70s. A Summerfest talent buyer named Substitute “the best tribute to The Who I’ve ever seen”. The opening act is the Brothers Grimm. These brothers — Steve Grimm and Craig Evans – performed together and as part of other bands at Summerfest, State Fair, Bradley Center, Northern Lights, Potawatomi Casino and other major venues.
The Chicago Tribute Anthology performs at 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.) on Friday, June 17 and Substitute Tales From The Who performs at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St in Racine. Tickets to a show are $30 online at rootzoo.org (or $35 at the door) or $50 for both shows. Showtime for the alternate is at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.). Only buy tickets from the zoo’s website, as zoo employees warn that other ticket sites may be a scam.
Hawthorn Hollow Concert
The Pike River Benefit Concert Series at Hawthorn Hollow is back for another season with opening night on Friday.
It will be a good start with a performance at 6 p.m. the Empty Bottle Boys and One Shot Jane.
Often considered a classic country band, the band members come from genres as diverse as bluegrass, classic rock, pop, zydeco and classical so other things can seep in. This group can sing songs by Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings, as well as their own original songs.
The Empty Bottle Boys and One Shot Jane perform from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary, 880 Green Bay Road in Somers. Admission is $10 at the door; Cash only. No postponement. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
It’s all for this week. Bands, artists, and venues, please send me your gig listings, event posts, bios, Facebook event invites, or anything else you think might be useful for me to write to you. Email me at [email protected]