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.
2021 Concerts & Lineups
Formed in 2017, Grooveline merged from two previously existing bands, Back to Maryland and Another Beginning. Together, the members of Grooveline have been performing in other bands throughout the Midwest including Chicago for more than 30 years and are well seasoned in the music industry performing R&B, Country, and pop music. This entertainment phenomenon has transcended the test of time while energizing audiences with its crowd appeal, opening for national recording artists, such as the Chilites, Temptations, and the Dramatics. Grooveline is a 5-member band, featuring Claude Hamilton, Bass; Dennis Clay, Keyboard; Wade Caradine, Drummer and lead vocalist; Alex Maryland, Lead Guitarist, and Carol Molex, lead vocalist.
Betsy Ade & Well Known Strangers
Southeastern Wisconsin’s Betsy Ade & The Well-Known Strangers have been entertaining Midwest audiences with a cello infused, alternative pop/rock, with a tinge-of-country-band sound. Lead singer Betsy Ade of The Voice Season 16 (2019) made the Top 24 and was on three teams (Legend, Clarkson, Levine). The band is actively involved in the community, specifically raising awareness of the Human Trafficking problem in South East Wisconsin as well as performing for causes for the homeless, cancer, anxiety/depression and more!
Cool Breeze is a 4-piece band featuring a combination of players who have performed various music genres over 30 years. Their upbeat melodic sounds encompass a fun Smooth Jazzy, R&B, Blues, and original sounds of music. The featured band members are local favorite Rogers Randle on Saxophone, Eddie Muniz, Keyboards, Sandee Jean, Vocals and Derek Dowell on Drums
CJN Latin jazz
Founded in 2012 by drummer/percussionist Cecilio Negrón, Jr., guitarist Neil Davis and bassist Joey Sanchez, the exciting new ensemble known as CNJ Latin Jazz have combined their respective gifts to present unique interpretations of Latin jazz music, inspiring listeners and dancers, strengthening the Milwaukee music scene and keeping alive the rich traditions of Latin jazz in Milwaukee. In 2014, CNJ added the talents of Alberto Rivera, Negrón’s uncle, on congas and percussion. In 2016, they took on Mitch Shiner on vibraphone and percussion. The resulting quintet presents a deeper repertoire of music, the ability to perform in various ensemble sizes, and more of – really – the most important thing…great Latin music!
The Terry James Band – 6pm
Singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Terry James, is a Chicago style blues man who uses his raspy, deep bass voice to energize the audience. Born in Waukegan, James creates a mixture of soulful, rockin’ blues and R&B that blends the style of Taj Mahal, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, and Buddy Guy just to name a few. James has opened for Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks, Koko Taylor, Mississippi Heat and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has performed at many area festivals and Chicago Blues Clubs over the years.
Christopher’s Project – Motown Tribute Revue – 7:30pm
Christopher’s Project is a melting pot of musical styles. They have persevered and proud to be celebrating over 20 years. Christopher’s Project is led by Saxophonist Chris Pipkins, a three (3) time winner on Showtime at the Apollo. He has opened for legendary acts like, George Benson, Temptations and the Isley Brothers. The Ensemble covers a wide variety of Soul and R&B tunes from female vocalist like Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Sade and Whitney Houston This Revue is something for everyone’s musical taste. The Motown Tribute Revue will showcase classics from Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and a variety of America’s most popular Divas of Soul Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Sade and Whitney Houston.
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!
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Past Concert Photos