June 26, 2010
Listen to the music: Jackson Square is the place to be for Thursday's lunchtime crowd
By Kendra Meinert • [email protected] • June 26, 2010
Take a gorgeous June afternoon, a squeezebox, Hula-Hoops and ice cream treats and what do you get?
A picture-perfect Summer in the Park day.
Foot-stomping sets by swamp rockers Copper Box, with a generous assist from Mother Nature, made the green space at Jackson Square the place to be Thursday. The popular lunch-hour concert series — in its 23rd season — drew a large crowd that spanned babies to business people to grandparents.
Some colored or drew with sidewalk chalk as a washboard, tuba, sax, bass and button accordion made the music. Others knitted or grabbed a taco while Jason Van Ryzin played the drums with fly swatters on the "Good Ole Mountain Dew' polka. More than a few were lined up outside Thibby's Ice Cream truck to get a Bubble Gum Swirl or Hyper Stripe on a stick.
At one of the back picnic tables, Angel LaVine, a Green Bay native who just moved to Arizona, and her mother Theresa Dugan of Suamico were part of a four-generation contingency that has been coming most every week for years. Their level of experience was evident, from the tablecloth to the Tupperware veggie platter to the lawn chairs — even the Summer in the Park music lineup taped to the inside of the picnic basket.
"It's a nice family event,' Dugan said. "The kids can play. You can keep an eye on them. They get some energy out.'
And they usually fall asleep in the car on the way home, she said.
It's the sixth consecutive year — never a rainy day yet — that husband and wife Danny and Michelle Jerabek have brought their Oshkosh-based band to the event. Summer in the Park is a favorite for Danny, because it brings out his aunts and uncles (his dad grew up in Kewaunee) and it's fun to see so many ages enjoy Copper Box's "down-home, rootsy music.'
"With some of the zydeco stuff, people will actually start doing this,' he says, modestly shaking his hips. "They don't tear it up, but they do that.'
For photos- check out this link: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20106260358
June 18, 2010
Last night's Copper Box performance was one of my personal favorites. A lot of the band's family, good friends, & great fans were out in full force. Thank you to everyone who made it out to Waterfest 2010. Also, a special thanks to Mike Dempsey, promoter and all around great guy, for making the CBox DVD shoot possible. Please check out these pictures from last night's show from the Oshkosh Northwestern. Photos by Andrew Wahl.
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June 06, 2010
FREE PASS to Waterfest show on June 17th if you sign up on our mailing list and pre-order the limited edition Copper Box "LIVE at Waterfest 2010 DVD!" This offer is only available to Copper Box fans so show your support and click on the link above to purchase your PRE-ORDER DVD. You will also receive an invitation to the DVD release party!
The Little River Band will be performing after Copper Box. Doors open at 5pm so get there early!! You get to move up to the WILL CALL window if you buy the PRE-ORDER before June 15th!!!!!! SAVE MONEY and buy it now!
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