1000’s attend opening evening of La Crosse’s free and largest summer season live performance sequence after it was canceled in 2020
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – For the primary time in two years, La Crosse’s free and largest summer season live performance sequence made its grand return Thursday evening.
Strike up the band as a result of Moon Tunes is again in Riverside Park, bringing individuals in from the La Crosse space and past.
“That is our first time down right here in over a 12 months due to the pandemic,” Holmen concertgoer Becky Freier stated. “And that is lovely.”
“My daughter lives in La Crosse. And I’ve been to one of many concert events earlier than they constructed all this (the bandshell). And I’m right here on trip, and I stated ‘I need to come.’ That is nice,” Nevada concertgoer Debra LeFlore stated.
It’s a good time for some good music and meals.
“And we’re giving freely COVID-19 vaccinations totally free,” Valley View Rotary Moon Tunes co-founder Terry Bauer stated. “The extra individuals get vaccinated, the extra we are able to do that socializing group.”
Bauer says concert events didn’t occur in 2020.
“Fairly miserable final 12 months,” Bauer stated. “We delayed canceling each month hoping the subsequent month would get higher. And it by no means acquired higher.”
However in 2021, so many individuals are displaying up Bauer misplaced depend.
“One, two, let’s simply say rather a lot,” Bauer stated.
Extra like hundreds to as soon as once more take pleasure in La Crosse’s assortment of free summer season concert events.
“Everyone is simply excited to be again within the park,” Bauer stated. “And that is one thing that La Crosse has actually grabbed as our personal.”
The occasion started with a dedication ceremony of the brand new bandshell.
Invoice Miller, TUGG and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra carried out on opening evening.
Moon Tunes runs on most Thursdays all through the summer season till September 11.
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