Levitt Amp Concert Series: Toronzo Cannon
THURSDAY 6/16 | PFIFFNER PARK, STEVENS POINT
Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans. He is opened by Soul Whiskey. While listening to music enjoy the CREATE Market, food trucks, kids activities, beverage sales, and much more. Concert starts at 6 pm; arrive early at 5 pm for yoga in the lawn. Createportagecounty.org.
Concerts on the Square: Brad Emanuel Band
WEDNESDAY 6/22 | 400 BLOCK, DOWNTOWN WAUSAU
Wausau area favorite Brad Emanual takes the stage this week at the 400 block. The musician and entertainer has been performing for over 15 years at everything from wedding ceremonies to country music festivals. With a repertoire of over 200 songs and growing, ranging in style from country to rock, and spanning over 5 decades, his performances are always full of the hits you know and love. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chair. If there is bad weather, the concert will be relocated to Whitewater Music Hall. Free. 6-8 pm. Details at wausauevents.org.
Tomahawk Music on the River: The Cougars
WEDNESDAY 6/22 | VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, TOMAHAWK
Green Bay is the home base for this six-piece variety band that is fronted by three lead female vocalists. Their specialty is high energy songs with lots of harmonies. They are known for their variety in music from the last few decades, including a bit of country and some fun party songs. Concert attendees are invited to come by car, foot or boat and bring lawn chairs, picnic suppers, coolers, family, neighbors, and friends for this outdoor concert. WJJQ will hold their Community Appreciation Cookout, with brats and hotdogs, chips and soda prior to the concert so get there early. Starts at 6 pm. Free. 715-499-4404.
THURS.-SAT. 6/23-6/25 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU
With characters loosely based on real-life figures from the Middle Ages, the musical Pippin tells the story of a young prince and his journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. The infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, captivates and appeals to the young at heart. Presented by Wausau Community Theater. Starts at 6:30 pm on Thurs., 7:30 pm on Fri., and 2 pm & 7:30 pm on Sat. $22 adults, $18 seniors, college and active military and $14 youth. Grandtheater.org.
THRU AUGUST 31 | OAK ISLAND PARK, WAUSAU
Enjoy the picture books “Chirp” by Mary Murphy and “The Bad Seed” by Jory John as you walk along the trail at beautiful Oak Island Park. This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy nature and reading at the same time. Hosted in partnership with the Marathon County Public Library and Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. Visit dawn until dusk. Details at mcpl.us.
WEDNESDAY 6/22 | RIVER PARK, MOSINEE & OAK STREET PARK, EDGAR
Children’s entertainer Randy Peterson is back with a whole new set of songs and fun! His new program “Henry and the Treasure Chest” is a sailing adventure on the high seas. Henry is this young pirate’s name, and seeking treasure is his game. Though it’s riches that he seeks, what he finds is more unique! In this musical program, songs this enchanting story is acted out between songs and is presented as poetry. The story unfolds with loads of audience participation, fun songs, and Randy’s most visually beautiful program ever. Please bring lawn chairs, blanket, sunscreen, etc. Hosted in partnership with the Marathon County Public Library and Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. 11 am at River Park in Mosinee; 2 pm at Oak Street Park in Edgar. Details at mcpl.us.