THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SUMMER!
Nestled in a beautiful and relaxing flower garden, music lovers will enjoy the sounds of Pop, Rock, R&B, Blues, Salsa and Jazz. Proceeds from the FREE concert series support our Career Exploration Organization (CEO) mentoring program, aiding low-to-moderate income youth in support of academic achievement, college readiness career success and service to others while reducing the financial barriers impacting access and affordability for our first-generation students.
“The City of Kenosha is proud to partner with the Mahone Fund, in collaboration with the Lincoln Park neighborhood, to present another season of free, amazing live music, food, and entertainment for all ages. Come join us in Lincoln Park for dancing, great food, and new friendships!”
12th District Alderwoman
This high energy group pairs a tight rhythm section led by Mark Maddox on lead guitar and Dan Henley on drums, with the powerful vocals of Carlise Guy, the dynamic daughter of the Legendary seven-time Grammy award winner, Buddy Guy. The three are the foundation of the band. They perform a wide range of genres, Blues, R&B, Pop, and Motown, their soulful sound is enough to make any audience get up and dance. It’s always a party when NuBlu is on stage. They’ve performed across the country and around the world, from huge outdoor festivals in Brazil, FL, Ohio, & IL to intimate nightclubs in Chicago.
Led by guitarist and vocalist Mike Dangeroux, the Tropics Reggae band is 5-piece Chicago based high tempo group providing the very popular genre of Jamaican origin that combines native styles with elements of rock, rhythm and blues (R&B), jazz, calypso, African, and Latin American music. Mike was born in Chicago Illinois and graduated from the Berklee College of Music. He has been hailed as one of the top guitarists in the world. He performs a variety of musical genres, from classics to contemporary hits. His band offers over 500 popular songs in their repertoire along with original work.
The Southport Sound, an eleven-member show band specializes in big band jazz, Latin and rock suitable for dancing, listening and enjoying.
The ECBB is an 8-piece ensemble that performs a variety of repertoire ranging from jazz standards to contemporary pop tunes played in the style of a traditional New Orleans street band. The back line is essentially the rhythm section and consists of two drummers and a sousaphone. The drummers play bass drum and snare drum respectively, both with cymbals. The sousaphone plays the role traditionally occupied by a bass player. The front line consists of two trumpets, one tenor saxophone (doubling on soprano), and whom trombones, all of whom double on vocals. The lead vocalist is trombone number 2. All other vocals provide a powerful background. The ECBB repertoire features extensive instrumental improvisation. Band members will generally use proximity effect to their advantage, backing off the mic for ensemble parts and getting close on solos. The ECBB is at its essence a street band. Performances may include a planned or impromptu acoustic parade to or from the stage, or around the venue.
This unique Septet is a modern version of a popular Milwaukee based salsa band that was making music in the 80’s called Conjunto Charambó. Charambó is a word that came to life by combining two different names of rhythms from the Caribbean, one called Charanga and the other Bomba. Reinvented in 2022, by the leader of the 80’s band, percussionist Alberto Rivera, this scaled down septet aims to strengthen the legacy of Salsa music in Milwaukee. In addition to Rivera, Ramon Torres Jr lll, another member from the 80’s joins in on Vibraphone. They are accompanied by bassist Rafael Castro Jr and percussionist Cecilio Negron Jr who are the sons of 2 former members of the 80’s ensemble. Completing the ensemble are the new talents of Joey Sanchez on Piano, Salvador Santiago Jr on Timbales, and Robert Figueroa on lead vocals. Under the direction of Alberto Rivera, this septet presents a unique style of music called “Salsa Dura” and is guaranteed to get the dance floor packed, inspire listeners, and aims to keep the rich traditions of Salsa music in Milwaukee alive. Perfect for all types of venues, corporate events and private occasions.
A fresh and unique sound formed from freestyle and impromptu. Birthed from organic, positive vibrations, this band is presenting something new and inviting to ears that have been yearning to listen and feet that have been itching to dance!
Started from attending open jams in various places and creating a smooth laid-back vibe and soulful sound every time, but not trapped in the box of one genre. Presenting sweet sounds from our featured vocalist RaQuel White and backing her is lead guitarist Freeman Bell, a pioneer yet quiet soul, bringing bluesy/rock elements while Neal Moore creating a funky, heavy thump adding more flavor. Kyle King, a keyboardist, who’s ideas are limitless, with sweet out of pocket chord progressions and variations. Then there is Dennis Marshall, a surgeon of the percussions, with one of the quickest feet around and impeccable timing, his chops are like no other!!! Chicken Grease is one band sure to get the party started, in any occasion, whether it be reunions, banquets, block parties, anniversaries,
weddings/receptions, at any event, the band is ready to set the mood that is desired!!!
Drawings take place each night at the end of the final performance.
Historic Lincoln Park — Kenosha’s largest and, arguably, its most stately park — is located East of 22nd Avenue at 70th Street. Parking is allowed on the north side of Martin Luther King Drive. Set within 44 acres and showcasing the Warren J. Taylor sunken flower garden and stunning lagoon, it has been a destination for weddings, family picnics and a range of athletic activities such as basketball, baseball, tennis and throughout the winter, sledding and ice skating. As of 2015, an 18-hole disc golf course opened in Lincoln Park — the first such course in a city park.
Every summer, Lincoln Park plays host to the annual “Lincoln Park Live! Music Series.” The concert series is set within the context of the park’s natural beauty of the park with a backdrop of one of Kenosha’s most traditional neighborhoods. According to Don Gilespie, a local Lincoln Park neighbor, concert series organizer and member of the Mahone Fund, it’s a beautiful place and a true asset to the community.
Come see – and enjoy for yourself this Kenosha landmark!
Providing educational opportunities for economically and academically deserving youth, while supporting healthy lifestyle initiatives in communities of color. The Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund is a component of the Kenosha Community Foundation.