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June 1 ~ Bonus Thursday Night Concert

Jazz On The Green
Ripon Middle School Jazz Band
Ripon High School Jazz Band

June 2
The Jimmys
~ Sponsored by Available

June 9
Cherry Pie
~ Sponsored by Available

June 16
Copper Box
~ Sponsored by Local Realtors-Green Lake/Ripon

June 23
~ Co-sponsored by Diedrich Agency
~ Co-sponsored by Ripon Printers

June 30
Star Six Nine
~ Sponsored by General Beer Northeast

July 7
The Ryan McGrath Band
~ Sponsored by Available

July 11 ~ Tuesday Night Ice Cream Social
Tuba Dan Band
6:00 to 9:00 pm
~ Sponsored by Culver's of Ripon

July 14
5 Card Studs
~ Sponsored by Aither State Farm Insurance

July 21
David Gerald
~ Sponsored by J's BBQ

July 28
Road Trip
~ Co-sponsored by BMO Harris Bank
~ Co-sponsored by Silver Creek Dentistry

August 4
~ Sponsored by Ripon Family Dentistry

August 5 ~ Bonus Saturday Night Concert
Avalanche Lilly
~ Sponsored by Alliance Laundry Systems

August 11
Vic Ferrari
~ Sponsored by Horicon Bank

August 18
Tallan Noble Latz
~ Sponsored by Available

August 25
Chicken Wire Empire
~ Sponsored by Available

Ripon Summer Concert Series

June 1st through August 25th

For the 25th consecutive summer, the streets of downtown Ripon will be filled with the sound of music when the Ripon Summer Concert Series returns. This year's series includes a greater variety of music than ever before. Organized by Ripon Main Street, Inc., the free outdoor concerts begin on Thursday, June 1st with performances by the RMS and RHS Jazz Bands. The entertainment continues on Friday, June 2nd with Wisconsin’s premier blues powerhouse band The Jimmys.

The series features a diverse group of entertainers encompassing a wide range of musical styles. Several community favorites are returning to the lineup including Cherry Pie, Road Trip and Vic Ferrari. Five new groups (Star Six Nine, Ryan McGrath Band, David Gerald, Tallan Noble Latz, and Chicken Wire Empire) have been signed and will make their debut this summer. We believe you will find the mixture of new bands and old favorites very appealing.

The concerts run from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and take place at The Village Green located at the corner of Watson and Seward Street in downtown Ripon. The series typically takes place on Friday evenings, June through August, but occasionally bonus concerts are added or events rescheduled due to weather issues. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. No carry-ins are allowed in the park because beverage sales help cover entertainment expenses. Free music isn’t really free.

A special Thank You goes out to the local businesses that sponsor the music series. Let them know you appreciate the financial commitment they have made to our community. We are grateful to have their support, because there would not be a concert series without their financial assistance.

Ripon Main Street, Inc. invites you to enjoy an evening of entertainment in historic downtown Ripon and discover what makes our community so special.


Concert Sponsors

A special Thank You goes out to following businesses and individuals for sponsoring the summer concert series. Let them know you appreciate the financial commitment they have made to our community. Additional donations are still needed to fully fund this year’s concert series. Donations of any amount may be given and can be sent to: Ripon Main Street, Inc., P.O. Box 365, Ripon, WI  54971.

MP3 Digital Download Sponsors:
BMO Harris Bank
Horicon Bank
Local Realtors-Green Lake/Ripon Chapter  

Compact Disc Sponsors: Aither State Farm Ins., Culver's of Ripon, General Beer, J's BBQ

Cassette Sponsors: Alliance Laundry Systems, Diedrich Agency, Ripon Community Printers, Ripon Family Dentistry, Emily & Peter Sensenbrenner, Silver Creek Dentistry

8-Track Sponsors: Steve “axle” Hinkley, KSF CPA Services, Bill & Judy Neill

Album Sponsors: Anonymous Donation, Backstage Studio, Bluemkes, Bright Orthodontics, Audrey Conant, Downtown Spaces, LLC., Hillside Dental Associates,Betsy Heffernan, Henry & Debbie Hilscher, Julia & Zach Messitte, Pamela & Brandon Mumm, Greg & Sue Pawlowicz, Mary & Damon Reabe, Yeomans-Edinger Chiropractic Center

Friends of the Village Green: Anonymous Donation, AM 1600, Heatley Electric, Jean Hooker, Modern Rentals, Richard & Sandra Scamehorn, Ripon Commonwealth Press/Express

Financial contributions are needed to help offset expenses associated with the concert series. Donations of any amount may be given and can be sent to: Ripon Main Street, Inc., P.O. Box 365, Ripon, WI  54971. Please contact the Ripon Main Street office at 920-748-7466 for additional information.


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