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  • Kenosha Pops concert at Sesquicentennial Bandshell
  • Kenosha Pops concert at Sesquicentennial Bandshell
  • Kenosha Pops concert at Sesquicentennial Bandshell
  • Kenosha Pops concert at Sesquicentennial Bandshell
  • Pennoyer Park

Kenosha Pops Concert

2015 dates: June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5

(262) 653-4080

Hours:

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Enjoy live musical entertainment at Kenosha's lakefront. This is the 93rd season for the Kenosha Pops Concert Band. The concert series takes place at Sesquicentennial Bandshell in Pennoyer Park.

Admission is free. Audience members should bring lawn chairs or blankets; benches are also provided at the band shell. The band operates a concession stand, offering the world-famous Pops Band Popcorn, plus candy, soda, water and coffee. Funds are used to purchase equipment for the band. 

Season Themes:

  • June 17: “Welcome Back Potpourri Concert.” “The Pops ushers in the start of our 93rd season with a traditional ‘concert in the park,’,” said Craig Gall, the band’s musical director. “Marches, sing-a-longs, polkas, show tunes and other Pops favorites fill the bill.”
  • June 24: “Pops Through the Decades,” featuring songs from the 1890s through the 2010s. The band’s special pre-concert guest is The Hartland Community Band, which starts playing at 6:30 p.m.
  • July 1: “Patriotic Preview.” Join the Pops band in Pennoyer Park for a “hassle-free” concert of Independence Day favorites. “Not a fan of the 4th of July crowds and parking problems?” Gall asks. “Join us tonight at the band shell for a no-stress, hassle-free Independence Day concert.” Miss Kenosha Kiersten Gonzales is the guest vocalist.
  • July 8: “Latin Lilt.” “If the summer temperatures aren’t enough to keep you warm,” Gall said, “the infectious rhythms of Spain and Latin America should do the trick!” The Dave Braun Trio plays jazz on the band shell stage starting at 6:15 p.m.
  • July 15: “Kinderkonzert,” featuring popular children’s favorites played Kenosha Pops-style, Gall said. “Bring the entire family.” 
  • July 22: “Pops in Technicolor,” a program of songs with names of colors in their titles. “This unique program features all the colors of the rainbow brought to life through music,” Gall said.
  • July 29: Symphonic Pops IV, an indoor concert at Carthage College’s Siebert Chapel. “In a very special summer Pops concert event, the band moves indoors to beautiful air-conditioned Siebert Chapel for an evening of symphonic works for band,” Gall said. Michael Anderle is the guest vocalist. The pre-concert entertainment (starting at 6:15 p.m.) is students in the Panther Band Camp in Wilmot, directed by John Sorensen. Carthage College is located at 2001 Alford Park Drive.
  • Aug. 5: “Pops Rewind.” The band finishes the season with a night of band and audience favorites from the summer season.