The Cambridge Arts Council presents
Summer Concert Series 2014
Veteran's Park Downtown Cambridge
starts at 6:30pm
June 20 - The Dang-Its
July 11 - The Tooles
July 25 - Daylight in the Swamp
August 8 - Ladies Must Swing
August 22 - Phat Tuesday
Presented by the Cambridge Art Council
This is a family friendly venue. Folks are invited to bring picnic dinners. However no glass containers are allowed in the Park. There are limited picnic tables available so picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcomed. Information in the event of rain will be posted on the Cambridge Arts Council website and Facebook.
June 20, 2014
"Western Swing, Honky Tonk & Americana" including a variety of roots-oriented American music styles: country blues, Cajun, bluegrass, folk, rockabilly and more. They perform a rich mix of classics, American standards, contemporary and original songs. The Dang-Its have been perennial recipients of awards in Madison area "best-of" reader's polls, and most recently were named 2013 Country/Bluegrass Performer of the Year by the Madison Area Music Awards. Vocalists Tom Waselchuk and Jami Lampkins are regular guest artists on Midwest Country, a music showcase broadcast on the RFD-TV network.
July 11, 2014
Built from the wreckage of several other bands, the Tooles play Irish Pub music greatly influenced by Irish bands like the Pogues, Flogging Molly, Young Dubliners, Saw Doctors, and many more.
July 25, 2014
The Band Daylight in the Swamp is a contemporary bluegrass band based out of Madison, Wisconsin. The band members are a collection of some of the top musicians in the area. The various influences they bring to the group show the diversity of their backgrounds. Dave Bacholl lends his talents on bass in many styles of music from blues to jazz to contemporary. Ryan Gallagher, in addition to having a superbly classic country/bluegrass voice, possesses flatpicking guitar styles unapproachable by many as well as rock solid rhythm techniques. Dave Goodwin has been playing banjo for over 30 years and has experience in stage, TV, recording, and radio work. Jim Lottridge sparks the group with his mellow voice and skilled multi-instrumental talents. Occasionally the band is joined by fiddle player Jon Vriesacker. Jon is a former Wisconsin State Fiddle Champion as well as an accomplished classical violinist who has performed with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.
The band's mission is to preserve the hard-driving traditional bluegrass sound, while including some material from other musical styles. Their work can best be described as "Music with a Bluegrass Accent."
August 8 , 2014
Ladies Must Swing (and swing they do)is a Madison based 1940's era big band and currently features five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass, drums, congas, guitar and vocalist. Bring your dancing shoes this night!!
August 22 , 2014
Phat Tuesday is small local area band composed of 7 members mostly from Lake Mills and Cambridge. Most of the rhythm and horn players have performed with numerous bands over a span of 30 years. Phat Tuesday plays a wide array of music genres, but mostly rock, jazz, and R&B. Come and join us and listen to some favorites such as Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Santana, Otis Redding, Joe Cocker, and many more!