June 1 ~ Bonus Thursday Night Concert
Ripon High School Jazz Band
July 11 ~ Tuesday Night Ice Cream Social
August 5 ~ Bonus Saturday Night Concert
Ripon Summer Concert Series
June 2nd 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 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, Wifee and the Huzz Band, and Tallan Noble Latz) 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.
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. We are $1,976 short of meeting our goal. 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
Nevitt Law Office
Compact Disc Sponsors: General Beer
Cassette Sponsors: Alliance Laundry Systems, Ripon Community Printers, Ripon Family Dentistry, Emily & Peter Sensenbrenner, Silver Creek Dentistry
8-Track Sponsors: Steve “axle” Hinkley, Bill & Judy Neill
Album Sponsors: Anonymous Donation, Bluemkes, Donald & Kim Ellingson, Margaret Heffernan, Hillside Dental, Deborah & Henry Hilscher, Pam & Riley Icenogle, Zach & Julia Messitte, Gregory & Susan Pawlowicz, Mary & Damon Reabe, Yeomans-Edinger Chiropractic
Friends of the Village Green: Anonymous Donation, AM 1600, Backstage Studio, Audrey Conant, Jean Hooker, Heatley Electric, Tina & Jeff Kvitek, Derk & Paula Lesniak, Modern Rentals, Ripon Commonwealth Press/Express, Rich & Sandy Scamehorn
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.