By Shereen Siewert
The Grand Theater will present live music in a series of outdoor popup concerts in the coming months, the organization announced Monday.
“The Grand on Tour” series, presented by County materials, will offer performance opportunities for Wisconsin musicians in a safe environment.
Concerts will take place at Whitewater Music Hall’s beer garden, Timekeeper Distillery’s patio, as well as Riverside and Marathon Parks, providing plenty of outdoor space for audiences to maintain a safe social distance.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to live our mission and engage our community in the arts through this series,” said Sean Wright, Executive Director of The Grand Theater. “We’re very grateful to County Materials for their support of this series, and to Whitewater Music Hall, Timekeeper Distillery, and the Marathon County Parks Department for being such fantastic partners in bringing live music back to Wausau.”
Tickets are not required for “The Grand On Tour” events, but donations are appreciated and will help support artists and The Grand. Face masks are encouraged when moving through the audience.
Some seating is available at Whitewater Music Hall and Timekeeper Distillery, but audiences are invited to bring chairs and blankets to performances.
Food and beverages are available for purchase at Whitewater Music Hall and Timekeeper Distillery, and audiences may bring their own food and beverage to concerts in county parks.
“The Grand On Tour” kicks off on August 14, with Oshkosh folk duo Auralai performing at Whitewater Music Hall. Events are currently scheduled through the end of September. For more information about “The Grand On Tour” visit www.grandtheater.org/tickets/grandontour.
“The Grand On Tour” Lineup
Auralai | Folk from Oshkosh
Friday, August 14 – Whitewater Music Hall
Kyle Megna | Alternative Rock from Appleton
Friday, August 21 – Whitewater Music Hall
Nick Anderson & the Skinny Lovers | Alternative Rock from Eau Claire
Tuesday, August 25 – Riverside Park
Erin Krebs & Jeff Johnston | Jazz from Appleton
Friday, August 28 – Whitewater Music Hall
Tae | R&B from Green Bay
Thursday, September 3 – Timekeeper Distillery
Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets | Pop-Rock from Madison
Friday, September 11 – Whitewater Music Hall
Genevieve Heyward | Folk-Rock from Door County
Friday, September 18 | Whitewater Music Hall
The Oxleys | Indie Folk from Milwaukee
Friday, September 25 | Whitewater Music Hall