Music on Main Street – Summer 2023
June 28, 2022
The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 16th season of our summer music series, Music on Main Street. Celebrate the summer season while sitting among tall pines, beneath the starry sky and revel in the sounds of music. Enjoy live music in downtown Boulder Junction featuring an eclectic mix of musical performances. Beginning June 14th through August 9th, area musicians will be performing outdoors on the stage at Peeple’s Park (located at 10394 Main Street) on Wednesday evenings, from 7pm to 9pm.
The event location has a grassy area for sitting or dancing. There are a limited amount of picnic tables and benches available, but it is highly recommended that you bring lawn chairs or a blanket with you. Carry-ins are permitted. Restrooms are available. In the case of inclement weather this event will be cancelled. Download the event poster here.
The music performances and dates are as follows:
June 14th – Chris “Pass the Biscuits” Bingman. Chris hails from Southern Ohio and has been playing Bluegrass mandolin for 20 years. He will be performing an array of Traditional Bluegrass, and Classic Country tunes, on his mandolin, guitar, and banjo.
June 21st –Flying Blind. Drawing on music of the golden age of Rock music, the musicians of Flying Blind bring vocal and instrumental expertise while performing the music of The Eagles, Joe Cocker, Buddy Holly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more.
June 28th – Mark Wayne. Mark Wayne plays classics on his pedal steel guitar; featuring covers of Sinatra, Hank Williams, Elvis, George Jones, Marshall Tucker, Johnny Cash and more.
July 5th – Old Pine Road Band. From Rhinelander, David Walters and the Old Pine Road have been combining a crowd-pleasing blend of soulful Funk-Grass with a taste of twang, and jam-band experimentation for nearly a decade.
July 12th – Santy & Son. Santy and Son is a 4 piece band centered in Rhinelander, WI. They play good time music from Steve Miller, Prince, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Styx, the Beatles, and much more. This seasoned 4 piece band is sure to lift you spirits.
July 19th – Troy Graham. Troy Graham is a musician and poet from the north country of the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan, where the cold air and freshwater meet in Marquette to make a special kind of folk music.
July 21st – Brian “BMac” McLaughlin. Join us for a special Friday night edition of Music on Main as we celebrate the 105th anniversary of Camp Manito-wish’s 105th Anniversary! BMac covers many genres of music including Pop, Top 40, Rock, Oldies, Country, and more! He loves to have fun with his listeners and strives to make each and every show exciting and memorable.
July 26th – Bret & Frisk. Hailed as a premier acoustic duo in their home state of Wisconsin, Bret & Frisk have over 500 memorized songs in their repertoire and are strictly 2 vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar, keyboard, harmonica and handheld percussion based.
August 2nd – Hand-Picked Bluegrass Band. Hand-Picked Bluegrass Band delivers a show of stellar picking and powerful vocal arrangements. HPBB has performed at numerous festival events, concerts in the park, private performances and opened for groups including The Chapmans, Rhonda Vincent, Martha & Eddie Adcock, James King, Bobby Osbourne, and the Gibson Brothers.
August 9th – 2 Part Music Event: Olivia England from 7-8pm/ Jared Kay from 8-9pm. Olivia England is a solo artist performing since she was four years old. Olivia play everything from bluegrass hits to country, pop, indie, and Christian contemporary. You can find her performing at local flea markets, restaurants, and many other venues in the Northwoods area. Jared Kay blends folk and Americana with elements of experimental jazz and jam band influences. Imagine blending Prine with The Dead and incorporating the angst of Neil Young. Using a guitar and a multitude of effects, JK builds a “wall-of-sound” and creates the illusion that a full band is on stage.
Come early to visit Boulder Junction’s shopping district and have a bite to eat before the music begins!
Thank you to all of our sponsors that made Music on Main possible!
Thank you to our 2023 platinum-level sponsors: Boulder Junction Coffee Company, Dave Hoffman, Erv Keller Guide Service, Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern, Patti & Chris Pfannerstill, Peeplelures, Redman Realty Group, Shaw Building & Design, Timber Creek Interiors, and WXPR Public Radio.
Thank you to our 2023 gold-level sponsors: Aqualand Ale House; Badger Heating & Air Conditioning; Camp Manito-wish YMCA; Dala Records Inc./Billy Aukstik, Founder; Dairymen’s Inc.; Evergreen Lodge; Jeff Long; Jim Tait Real Estate; Moondeer & Friends Gallery; Northern Highland Sports; Our Wisconsin Magazine; and The Ice Shanty.
For more information on Music on Main Street please call the Chamber at (715) 385-2400.
Download the event posters below:
2023 Music on Main Street Poster