Rural Musicians Forum Summer Concerts Return

Rural Musicians Forum is delighted to announce a series of seven outdoor concerts beginning July 19. The first five concerts will be held on consecutive Monday evenings at the Performing Arts Pavilion in the Westland Promenade in downtown Mazomanie starting at 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. 

The series will open July 19 with The Underground Chamber Collective bringing the delicacy and power of Beethoven’s Septet. July 26 will feature the Angela Puerta Band — an eclectic and fun mix of rock, pop, funk, reggae, Colombian traditional music and Latin American rhythms. On Aug. 2, the Red Door Duo partners Helen Avakian and Dave Irwin will present an evening of acoustic guitar-based songs and instrumentals, with styles ranging from Americana to upbeat classical plus a touch of jazz. Next, on Aug. 9, experience the intimacy and diversity of chamber music with the Mosaic Chamber Players. Aug. 16 will feature Twa Dogs bringing the joy of playing traditional folk music from the Celtic regions.

The performance venue will then move to the back lawn of the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center in Spring Green. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic (or just the popcorn) for “A Night at the Movies” with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Brass Quintet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

The season finale concert Sept. 5 will be Three Jazz Masters Pick Up the Beat with the Rodrigo Villanueva Experimental Jazz Trio performing on artist John Himmelfarb’s truck sculpture. This concert will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Town of Wyoming Garage, adjacent to the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center.

A free-will donation will be collected for all concerts except for Sept. 5, which will be a ticketed event. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Per the safety of all, masks and social distancing will be required per current recommendations.