Lincoln Park Live 2017


Lincoln Park Live
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2017

KENOSHA – The Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund, along with the City of Kenosha, is pleased to announce the 2017 Lincoln Park Live Music Series, kicking off with a blues concert by the Ivy Ford Band at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday June 21. Five free concerts will be held on Wednesdays in June, July, August, and September in Kenosha’s historic Warren J. Taylor flower garden in Lincoln Park, located at 22nd Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive.

The concert venue opens at 5:30 p.m., with shows at 6:30 p.m. Ivy Ford, age 23, brings a refreshing yet classic face to the blues. Ford has opened for Buddy Guy and played alongside blues greats including Toronzo Cannon. Ford fronts her own bands and handles her cherry red, Epiphone-339 in such a way to make anyone tune in to what she has to say.

Two decades ago, Lincoln Park Live launched a showcase musical event in Kenosha’s largest park with great success. Now, in its third season of re-creation, it is set to return with a strong selection of jazz, salsa and rhythm & blues concerts. Musical groups include both local and regional music acts from northern Illinois to Milwaukee.

Lincoln Park represents a central place for Kenosha’s children and families to gather for picnics, sporting events, weddings, and a host of other fun-filled activities,” said Tim Mahone, chairman of the Mahone Fund. “We are happy to build upon last year’s success of Lincoln Park Live and continue to work with the residents of such a beautiful neighborhood to bring
high quality music to the historic flower garden.”

“The concert series has received tremendous success and support of the neighborhood residents and the community,”said Mayor John Antaramian. “The city is proud to partner with the Mahone Fund in presenting live music in our beautiful Lincoln Park.”

Performances include:

  • June 21: Ivy Ford Band – Blues
  • July 12: NABORI – Latin Jazz Salsa
  • July 26: Infusion – Jazz
  • Aug. 9: Rogers Randle & Company Band – Rhythm & Blues
  • Sept. 13: Back to School Celebration – Kal Bergendahl Project

New this year is an option for businesses or organizations to host a hospitality area. For further information, contact Keith Bosman at 262.705.3186; or for event sponsorship information please contact Tim Mahone at 262.654.2412.

Food and beverages are available for purchase from Mangia and Public Craft Brewery.
Lincoln Park Live is proudly supported by the Kloss Foundation and the Kenosha Community Foundation.

For further information contact:
Kris Kochman
Community Relations Liaison
City of Kenosha
262.653.4177
kkochman@kenosha.org