For the 23nd 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 kick off with Wisconsin’s premier blues band Reverend Raven on Friday, June 5.
“Main Street has scheduled a diverse group of entertainers encompassing a wide range of musical styles,” noted Craig Tebon, Ripon’s Downtown Manager. “We tried to select bands that would appeal to a variety of people.” This year’s schedule features a wide range of musical styles, with several community favorites returning to the lineup including Sam Llanas, formerly of the BoDeans, Tuba Dan, Copperbox, and the Dave Steffen band.
The concerts run from 7 to 10pm and take place at the Village Green located at the corner of Watson and Seward Street in downtown Ripon. A variety of beverages are available and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. No carry-ins are allowed in the park, beverage sales help cover entertainment expenses.
Tebon mentioned several local businesses have committed to sponsoring the music series, but additional sponsors are still needed. “We are grateful to have their support, because there would not be a concert series without their financial assistance” said Tebon. Donations of any amount may be given and can be sent to: Ripon Main Street, Inc., P.O. Box 365, Ripon, WI 54971.
Ripon Main Street, Inc. invites you to enjoy an evening of entertainment in historic downtown Ripon and discover the charm of small town hospitality. Visit downtownripon.com for more information and the complete summer schedule.