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Summer Concerts

June 28 - Elmore Lawson - Concert at the Rocks


Concerts at the Rocks wouldn’t be the same without Elmore Lawson and his drum circle program. He has been with us since the beginning. He returns June 28 to introduce people of all ages to a variety of world percussion instruments and to lead a simple drum circle that includes rhythms, chants, call and response, and solo phrases.

Participants can try playing different drums and percussion instruments while learning how to work as a group and listen to one another in a non-judgemental way. He uses a playful, expressive and energetic environment to collaborate to create music as a community.

Elmore incorporates songs from African, South American, Asian, and Native American cultures and leads participants in traditional chants and rhythms from the different cultures.

Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for the concerts.

Rain location: Library Community Room.

See the full concert lineup.

 

Sponsored by:

  • Anonymous Music Lover
     
  • DMB Community Bank
  • Parkside Village
  • Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library
  • Paulson Development LLC
  • TDS Telecom
     
  • LINKages Committee

July 05 - Echoes of Camp Randall with Bucky Badger - Concert on Market Street


Members of the UW-Madison Marching Band will march back to the Library to provide their annual kick-off to Concerts on Market Street on Tuesday, July 5.

Bucky Badger and the band members will have the audience up, singing and dancing, to the sounds of an extended 5th-quarter performance.

  • Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs for the concerts; a limited amount of grassy space is available for blankets.
  • Cub Scout Pack 35 will be selling refreshments, including popcorn and rootbeer floats.

Rain location: Library

See the full concert lineup.

 

Sponsored by:

  • Anonymous Music Lover
     
  • DMB Community Bank
  • Parkside Village
  • Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library
  • Paulson Development LLC
  • TDS Telecom
     
  • LINKages Committee

July 12 - Tony Rocker - Concert on Market Street


Tony Rocker will have Market Street rocking when he returns to the Library’s summer concert series July 12. Born in Milwaukee, Tony was greatly influenced by Elvis, Sam Cooke, and Dion, among others.

He has brought Elvis’ music to life for more than 20 years, working diligently to master the King’s mannerisms, hand gestures, vocals, and dance moves. Tony strives to present authentic performances, wearing exact replicas of Elvis’ jumpsuits and singing in the same keys.

He has performed in Haiti, Jamaica, San Diego, Memphis, and Branson, as well as many other locations.

  • Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs for the concerts; a limited amount of grassy space is available for blankets.
  • Cub Scout Pack 35 will be selling refreshments, including popcorn and rootbeer floats.

Rain location: Library

See the full concert lineup.

 

Sponsored by:

  • Anonymous Music Lover
     
  • DMB Community Bank
  • Parkside Village
  • Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library
  • Paulson Development LLC
  • TDS Telecom
     
  • LINKages Committee

July 19 - Hoot 'n Annie String Band - Concert on Market Street


Audience members should get ready to kick up their heels with Hoot ‘n Annie, a vocal centric string band, on July 19. Be prepared to enjoy a hootenanny– essentially a folk song party–packed with songs that are fun to sing in harmony backed by fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, cello and guitar.

Hoot 'n Annie" comes from the Scottish word 'Hootenanny," meaning "celebration" and / or "party", most closely associated with Hogmanay. With the Scots being one of the biggest groups of settlers in the Appalachian region of North America (bringing with them their whisky-making tradition and methods, leading to the area's "moonshining" tradition) it is not surprising that hootenanny became an Appalachian colloquialism, although it became used in early 20th-century America as a placeholder name to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown. In this usage it was synonymous with thingamajig or whatchamacallit, as in: "Hand me that hootenanny." Hootenanny was also an old country word for "party". Nowadays the word most commonly refers to a folk music party. So, that's the Hoots. They're a folk party thingamajig.

  • Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs for the concerts; a limited amount of grassy space is available for blankets.
  • Cub Scout Pack 35 will be selling refreshments, including popcorn and rootbeer floats.

Rain location: Library

See the full concert lineup.

 

Sponsored by:

  • Anonymous Music Lover
     
  • DMB Community Bank
  • Parkside Village
  • Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library
  • Paulson Development LLC
  • TDS Telecom
     
  • LINKages Committee

July 26 - Bobby Way Duo - Concert on Market Street


Master entertainer, Bobby Way, will close out the 2022 summer concert series on July 26 with a rollicking good time. Based in Milwaukee, he promises to dish up a tasteful blend of music, entertainment and comedy.

Bobby accompanies himself on guitar, trumpet and sax aided by state of the art computer driven keyboards to give you a "full band" experience.  He provides an infectious, crowd-pleasing feast of entertainment that will have you asking for more.

Bobby will delight you with his parade of timeless classics and recent hits. From Frank Sinatra to Garth Brooks — Glenn Miller to Smash Mouth — all are performed with style, personality, first class comedy, and dedicated professionalism. He customizes every performance based on the tastes and ages of his audiences and provides a large base of tunes ranging from big band, oldies, 70's, 80's, 90's, country and current pop music.

  • Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs for the concerts; a limited amount of grassy space is available for blankets.
  • Cub Scout Pack 35 will be selling refreshments, including popcorn and rootbeer floats.

Rain location: Library

See the full concert lineup.

 

Sponsored by:

  • Anonymous Music Lover
     
  • DMB Community Bank
  • Parkside Village
  • Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library
  • Paulson Development LLC
  • TDS Telecom
     
  • LINKages Committee