BOXKAR Album Release Concert in Jones Park August 20th – Heid Music Summer Concert

FIVE PRESS RELEASE

Wisconsin’s own BOXKAR will release their long awaited 5th full length album Boxcar FIVE at 12 am August 20th. FIVE (hard copy) will be available at Exclusive Company, Amazon and CD Baby and digitally on iTunes, Google Play and over 300 platforms worldwide. This album is an independent release recorded at Studio H in Appleton, WI with Tony Anders producing and Engineering. You may know Tony Anders for winning the WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) award for “Producer of the Year”. Their last album took them all the way to finalists for the worldwide Hard Rock Rising competition (over 12,000 bands). This album will prove to be their best effort bringing the most honest, most diverse rock/pop sound yet along with a big label-type quality. “I’m Over You” has already been played on radio stations (WAPL, KISSFM, WIXX, 102.9 THE HOG…) with singles “Everafter” and “Live For Today” to follow.

To celebrate, the boys will be putting on a big concert in their hometown of Appleton at the beautiful JONES PARK the day of the release Thursday August 20th with release shows in Milwaukee and Dubuque to follow. Any inquiries/interview opportunities please contact Christopher Szebeni (singer/songwriter) 920-203-2546 / cszebeni@yahoo.com

Heid Music Summer 2015 Concert Series Lineup

Heid Music Summer Concert Series  – Thursdays June 4 through August 27, 5:30-8:30pm:
Move and groove to the music of the summer on center stage in Downtown Appleton!. Your favorite adult malt beverages, soda and water will all be available, along with food from your favorite Downtown bars, restaurants and vendors in the park. While you are here, stop at the many Downtown businesses open later for you!  And ask about wristband specials for after the concerts at your favorite nightlife locations!

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2015 Band Line-Up:
June 11: Eminence (opening act)/Consult the Briefcase in Houdini Plaza
June 18: Strawberry Jam Band (opening act) /Road Trip in Jones Park
June 25: Bad Habitz

July 2: Rooftop Jumpers in Houdini Plaza
July 9: LoveMonkeys in Houdini Plaza
July 16: Mistrial (Opening act) / Vic Ferrari Symphony On The Rocks in Jones Park
July 23: Cool Waters Band in Houdini Plaza
July 30: Half Empty in Houdini Plaza

Aug. 6:  Mile of Music 3-Band Showcase in Houdini Plaza
Aug. 13: RPM in Houdini Plaza
Aug. 20: Tony Anders & the Radiolites (opening act) / Boxkar in Jones Park
Aug. 27: Unity the Band in Houdini Plaza

Plenty of Parking in nearby ramps for just $2.

In the unlikely event of inclement weather, Heid Music Summer Concerts will go on at Mill Creek (417 W. College Ave.)
Please note: per City of Appleton ordinance, no dogs are allowed.

AND IF THAT STILL ISN’T ENOUGH LIVE MUSIC, CHECK OUR LIVE MUSIC PAGEOR CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MORE OPTIONS!

Top 10 Things To Do This Summer in Downtown Appleton, One Great Place!

1.  “Be a Part of The Art” at Art On The Town on the third Friday of each month, May-Sept.  With 22 venues featuring a variety of artists and a different theme each month, you’ll be delighted!

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2. Try the new Mid Week Farm Market in Houdini Plaza every Wednesday, 2-6pm starting June 3.  This smaller version offers a great variety on a more walkable scale and offers an alternative for when you’ve run out of your fresh bounty from the past weekend or when you’ll be out of town for the weekend!

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3. Schedule a weekly lunch in Houdini Plaza every Thursday from 11:30am-1pm starting June 4 so you can enjoy our Lunchtime Live Concerts.  Meet with colleagues, friends or just recharge yourself!

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4.  Keep the music buzz going on Thursday’s with the Heid Music Summer Concerts from 5:30-8:30pm. With an awesome lineup starting June 4 and continuing all summer, you’re sure to hear your favorites!

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5.  Enjoy music all week long June 8-12 during Street Music Week over the lunch hour in front of businesses on College Avenue.  Leave a tip to benefit Feeding America and let the musicians know you appreciate them!

6. Show your patriotic pride at the nation’s oldest Flag Day Parade on June 13 stepping off from Wisconsin Ave. & State St. at 2pm, continuing Downtown and ending at City Park.

7. Don’t miss the Downtown Appleton Farm Market every Saturday 8am-12:30pm starting June 20.  Get fresh ready to eat food, stock your cupboards & refrigerator for the week plus enjoy the entertainment, arts & crafts and more.

8.  For those with children, the Children’s Parade on July 22 provides an opportunity to march in a parade.  For those without kids, this parade is a great opportunity to be a front row spectator!

9. Invite all your family, friends and neighbors to the 3rd Annual Mile of Music event August 6-9th.  This handcrafted artisan festival of original music celebrates Americana.

10.  Take a ride on the Downtown Appleton Trolley operating every weekend June through September!  It’s free, but donations are appreciated!

Heid Music Summer Concert Series Line Up

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Heid Music Summer Concert Series – Thursdays June 5 through August 28, 5:30-8:30pm:
Move and groove to the music of the summer on center stage in Downtown Appleton!. Your favorite adult malt beverages, soda and water will all be available, along with food from your favorite Downtown bars, restaurants and vendors in the park. While you are here, stop in at the Downtown Businesses, many of whom stay open later on Thursdays to serve you! And ask about wristband specials for after the concerts at your favorite nightlife locations!

2014 Band Line-Up:
June 5 Boogie Houdini Plaza
June 12 RPM Houdini Plaza
June 19 Boxkar Houdini Plaza
June 26 Road Trip (with opening band Strawberry Jam) Jones Park

July 3 Traveling Suitcase & Eric Lives Here Houdini Plaza
July 10 Glam Band Houdini Plaza
July 17 Love Monkeys Houdini Plaza
July 24 Half Empty Houdini Plaza
July 31 Cool Waters (with opening band Bad Habitz) Jones Park

Aug. 7 Mile of Music 3-Band Showcase, with surprise special guests Houdini Plaza
Aug. 14 Grand Union Houdini Plaza
Aug. 21 Rooftop Jumpers (with opening band The Lately) Houdini Plaza 5:30-8:30pm
Aug. 28 Vic Ferrari Jones Park

Plenty of Parking in nearby ramp ($2) or at St. Joe’s Church ($4, with a $3 coupon for The Bar)!

In the unlikely event of inclement weather, Heid Music Summer Concerts will go on at Mill Creek (417 W. College Ave.)
Please note: per City of Appleton ordinance, no dogs are allowed.

Heid Music Summer Concert Series 2013

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Heid Music Summer Concert Series – Thursdays* June 13 through September 5, 5-8:45pm:
Move and groove to the music of the summer on center stage at Houdini Plaza in Downtown Appleton (the corner of College Avenue and Appleton Street). Your favorite adult malt beverages, soda and water will all be available, along with food from your favorite Downtown bars, restaurants and vendors in the park. While you are here, stop in at the Downtown Businesses, many of whom stay open later on Thursdays to serve you!

The 2013 Line-Up: Featuring local & regional bands, mixing past favorites and bands new to this venue!

June Concerts will be held in Jones Park due to construction in Houdini Plaza.
June 13 – Beaker Street with Missy Krueger opening for Boogie & The Yo Yoz
June 20 – Spitfire Rodeo opening for Grand Union
June 27 – Unity the Band opening for Boxkar
July, August and September concerts will be held at Houdini Plaza
*Wednesday, July 10, 5:30-8:30pm featuring RPM Grand Opening of Houdini Plaza
July 11 – Verona Grove opening for Road Trip
July 18 – The Bomb opening for Sonic Circus
July 25 – Happy Schnapps Combo opening for Copper Box
August 1- Strawberry Jam Band opening for Rooftop Jumpers
August 8 – Fat Brass opening for Greg Waters and the Broad Street Boogie
August 15 – Stringbenders opening for Love Monkeys
August 22 – The Jimmys opening for Shaker and the Egg
August 29 – Bad Habits opening for Half Empty
September 5, 5:30 – 8:30pm featuring Vic Ferrari

In the unlikely event of inclement weather, Heid Music Summer Concerts will go on at Mill Creek (417 W. College Ave.)
Please note: per City of Appleton ordinance, no dogs are allowed.

AND IF THAT STILL ISN’T ENOUGH LIVE MUSIC, CHECK OUR LIVE MUSIC PAGE OR CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MORE OPTIONS!

Vic Ferrari – August 30th – Heid Music Summer Concert at Houdini Plaza

With no more than a name originating from Andy Kaufman’s character in the hit television show “Taxi” and a big dream, the Vic Ferrari Band was founded in 1988.  No one had any idea that the dream would turn into over 23 years of entertaining audiences in every type of show imaginable.

With over 2300 shows under the belt, the band has played a large assortment of venues ranging from Rockfest, Octoberfest, and Summerfest to weddings, casinos, and corporate events across the U.S., the Caribbean, and Mexico.

A love of music and a passion to entertain has driven the seven piece ensemble to excel in winning over any audience. Playing a mix of classic rock from the 60’s to today, and even tossing in a little country, the band is known for sounding as good as the original artist and sometimes even better.

The desire to always find a new and exciting way to entertain, the band has created the “Symphony on the Rocks”. The show is played five times a year with a 28 piece symphony combining forces to create a unique awe inspiring spectacle unlike anything else ever seen.

Mike Bailey – Vocals, Bass, Horns, and Master of Ceremonies

Wayne Peters – Vocals and Drums

Tom Bailey – Vocals, Percussion, and Trumpet

Russ Reiser – Vocals and Guitar

Chad Muenster – Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals

Ron Kalista -Vocals and Drums

Aaron Zinsmeister – Keyboards and Vocals

Willie Harrison – Manager

www.vicferrari.com

In the unlikely event of inclement weather, Heid Music Summer Concerts will go on at Mill Creek (417 W. College Ave.).

Please note: per City of Appleton ordinance, no dogs are allowed.

Nashville Pipeline – August 16 – Heid Music Summer Concert in Houdini Plaza

Nashville Pipeline began in 1997 and focuses their show on good music and a good time.  The energy this show gives the crowds is electrifying.  Their whole attitude is to have a great time doing what they do best, entertain.

Heid Music Summer Concert Series presented by Bud Light Lime, Mill Creek, Octoberfest and Fox Cities Sign & Lighting Services

Thursdays through Aug. 30, 5:30-8:30pm

Move and groove to the music of the summer on center stage at Houdini Plaza in Downtown Appleton (the corner of College Avenue and Appleton Street). Your favorite adult malt beverages, soda and water will all be available, along with food from your favorite Downtown bars, restaurants and vendors in the park. While you are here, stop in at the Downtown Businesses, many of whom stay open later on Thursdays to serve you!

Schedule:

Aug 16 Nashville Pipeline–92.9 country WXMM
Aug 23 Verona Grove (with Heid Music 2 band special feature)–95.9 KISS FM
Aug 30 Vic Ferrari (with special opener – The Lately)– 95.9 KISS FM

In the unlikely event of inclement weather, Heid Music Summer Concerts will go on at Mill Creek (417 W. College Ave.).

Please note: per City of Appleton ordinance, no dogs are allowed.