What’s happening in Ripon this week? Summer Concert Series, GL Concerts in the Park, Market, Trivia & More | What to do | Wender Mind Kids

 What's happening in Ripon this week?  Summer Concert Series, GL Concerts in the Park, Market, Trivia & More |  What to do

There are plenty of activities taking place in the Ripon area this week, including several live music opportunities.

Just look:

Ripon Summer Concert features Old Soul Society – Friday

This week’s Horicon Bank Ripon summer concert features the Old Soul Society.

The free concert, sponsored by Knuth Brewing Co., takes place on Fridays from 7pm to 10pm at the Village Green in downtown Ripon.

Old Soul Society is a Wisconsin-based group rooted in Americana with branches in folk, rock, soul, blues and more.

Organized by Ripon Main Street, Inc., the concert series will be held at the Village Green on the corner of Watson and Seward Streets in Ripon from 7pm to 10pm.

A selection of drinks is available, and attendees can bring beach chairs or blankets to sit on. No take-out is allowed in the park as drink sales help cover entertainment costs.

Kirby will be performing an outdoor concert in GL on Thursday

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller, sailor and street fighter are all words that describe Scott Kirby.

Kirby is playing Thursday, June 30 at the Havey Lot, 475 Lake St. at 7 p.m

Writing songs for a new CD, performing 150 live shows a year across the United States and Canada, and holding the stage at his club – Key West’s Smokin’ Tuna Saloon – keep this modern-day troubadour away from barnacles.

A lyricist and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, Kirby describes himself as a direct descendant of the singer/songwriter movement of the ’70s.

When it comes to songwriting, Kirby respects authenticity and draws on everyday life and his coastal roots for much of his inspiration.

“I don’t wake up every day thinking about writing the next commercial hit,” Kirby said. “For me, songwriting is about telling stories, expressing emotions and commenting on things that I find funny or absurd.”

This event is supported by Mike and Jill Havey and Havey Communications.

Tickets for Kirby’s performance cost $25 and are available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com or by calling 920-294-4279.

Concerts in the Park | north soul

The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Concerts in the Park with Northsoul at Deacon Mills Park on Wednesdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

“Northsoul is a three-piece band of acoustic rock and folksy pop with harmonizing vocals,” says the Chamber. “Bring your chair or blanket, relax, enjoy a meal from local restaurants and cold refreshments from the Chamber Snack Shack. Everyone loves Wednesday nights in the park.”

Monday – Randy Peterson in concert

Randy Peterson will perform a musical story titled “Henry and the Treasure Chest” on Monday, June 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ripon Public Library.

Tuesday and Thursday – No-Sew T-Shirt Pocket

Would you like to help reduce waste in the fashion industry?

Make an Upcycled T-Shirt Bag Tuesday, June 28 from 2-4pm and Thursday, June 30 from 6-7:30pm at the Ripon Public Library.

Supplies are provided, but if people have a specific t-shirt they would like to upcycle, they are welcome to bring it.

Thomas E. Caestecker Free Family Concert with Aizuri Quartet – Tuesday

The Green Lake Festival of Music is hosting Thomas E. Caestecker’s Free Family Concert with the Aizuri Quartet Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Thrasher Opera House.

“The Aizuri Quartet has carved out a unique position for themselves in today’s musical landscape, infusing all of their music-making with infectious energy, joy and warmth, arousing listeners’ curiosity and inviting audiences to the concert experience through their innovative programming, depth and fire of their performances According to an event post on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce website.

The concerts are free and do not require tickets. For more information, call the Green Lake Festival of Music at 920-748-9398 or email info@greenlakefestival.org.

Knuth DJ Trivia – Thursday

Knuth Brewing Co. hosts DJ Trivia Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is a free event where attendees are recognized for their knowledge.

First through third place winners will receive gift cards. Knuth Brewing Co. describes the event as “always free, always fun.”

“Come with friends for fun,” the brewery’s website said of the event.

Yoga in the Vineyard – Thursday

Vines & Rushes Winery is hosting Yoga in the Vineyard on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m

Gentle/Vinyasa flow style yoga classes are offered and are suitable for most levels.

The course is led by a rotation of Lotus Root Yoga teachers who are certified by Yoga Alliance.

The weekly course takes place outdoors near the vines. Classes are canceled in the event of bad weather.

Community rate of $5 per class.

The Market in the Market Square – Friday

The Town Square Market is an open-air event every Friday from 3pm to 6pm. It offers fresh farm produce and handmade products.

“Savor the delights as local growers and artisans showcase their wares that you and your family will love. Live music, kids activities and more,” says Town Square. “Thank you for shopping local.”

1st Anniversary Party at Lake Street Marina – Friday

The Lake Street Marina is celebrating its first year of business with a party Friday from 6pm to 9pm

Copper Box will rock the lakefront while cold drinks and HogFather BBQ will be available for purchase along with soft treats.

Town Square Gallery Reception – Friday

In July, the Town Square Community Center lobby will feature work by local artist Jennifer Aither with Sugarloaf Studios in Green Lake.

Among other things, her current acrylic and oil paintings can be seen. People can meet Jennifer in person at the artist reception on Friday from 5 to 6 p.m

Jennifer is obsessed with color and loves experimenting with different mediums to achieve texture. While her main medium is acrylic paint, she also works with oil paints. Jennifer’s work is created at the intersection of her soul and her imagination.

Paul Kiser Live at the Tap – Friday

Paul Kiser will be performing at the Town Square Tap on Friday from 7pm to 9pm

One Lane Highways’ Kiser will perform a mix of contemporary country music and hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Live Music with Claire Kelly – Friday

Vines & Rushes Winery will be hosting live music with Claire Kelly on Fridays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Kelly, a singer, songwriter, and self-proclaimed optimist, relocated to Nashville from Milwaukee in 2016 to pursue a full-time music and songwriting career.

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