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Chris Silver and his band will play roots music for the "Chill on the Hill" series on Tuesday at UW-River Falls.
Chris Silver and his band will play roots music for the "Chill on the Hill" series on Tuesday at UW-River Falls.

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Spotlight: Chris Silver and his band play roots music for the ongoing “Chill on the Hill” free Tuesday summer concert series.

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The series is presented by University of Wisconsin-River Falls at 7 p.m. June 24 at the outdoor Melvin Wall Amphitheatre.

Silver creates a new sound with traditional roots music at the core.

As a self-described musical risk-taker, he said his focus has been on his original sound. He adds layers not usually found in traditional music, providing a rich texture to his music that includes slide guitar and intricate global rhythms.

He spent five years touring with the acclaimed bluegrass band Stoney Lonesome.

Grilled food, beverages, ice cream and Rush River beer will be available for purchase at all concerts.

Carry-in alcoholic beverages are prohibited, but personal picnics and beverages are allowed. Smoking is prohibited and dogs must remain on leashes.

In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors to the Falcon's Nest in the University Center.

For more information, weather updates or accommodations, call Karyn Wells in the Office of Student Life at 715-425-4444 or visit www.uwrf.edu.

At a glance

Who: Chris Silver Band

What: “Chill on the Hill” free summer concert series

When: 7 p.m.

Where: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

Cost: Free

More info: 715-425-4444

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Lake City

Hear inspirational speaker Immaculee Ilibagiza talk about faith, hope, forgiveness and healing.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: St. Mary of the Lake Church, Lake City

More info: www.immaculee.com or www.stmaryslakecity.org

Concert in the Park

Hear students from the Universal Music Center perform a variety of live music.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Central Park Band Shell

Cost: Free

Thursday June 19

Covered Bridge Music and Arts Festival

Today’s activities includes “Zumbrota Rock the Blocks” with sidewalk sales, food and entertainment.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Downtown Zumbrota

More info: www.ci.zumbrota.mn.us

”Goin’ to the Lake”

WCCO-TV’s Mike Binkley and Angela Davis broadcast live from Stockholm as part of their annual “Goin’ to the Lake” series. While broadcasting the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, WCCO-TV will share things to do and see in the area.

When: 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

Where: Stockholm

Friday June 20

”Goin’ to the Lake”

WCCO-TV’s Mike Binkley and Angela Davis continue “Goin’ to the Lake.”

When: 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

Where: Stockholm

Ellsworth Cheese Curd Days

Ellsworth celebrates its annual Cheese Curd Festival presented by Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery. Today’s activities include food and beer tent, craft show and live music from Stiletto.

When: 6 p.m.-midnight

Where: East End Park, U.S. Highway 10 and Crosscut Road, Ellsworth

More info: www.ellsworthchamber.com

Covered Bridge Festival

Today’s activities include the Car Hop, a 7 p.m. family movie night at the State Theatre and a free street dance at the VFW with live music from The Fields.

Details: See Thursday June 19

Harbor Bar

The Instigators play classic rock.

When: 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Where: N673 825th St., Hager City

More info: www.harborbar.net

Fair Trade Books

Bo Monro performs post-rock music with Frontier Steve. The show includes singer/songwriter Jacob Grippen as the opening act.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 320 Bush St.

Cost: $5

More info: 651-800-2030

Falconer Vineyards

Musician Martin Zellar plays live.

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: 3572 Old Tyler Road, Red Wing

Cost: $18 in advance, $22 at the door

More info: 651-388-8849 or falconervineyards.com

Crossings at Carnegie

Guitar-fingerpicking blues musician Mary Flower takes the stage.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota

Cost: $16 in advance, $18 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com

Treasure Island

Them Pesky Kids entertains at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Cost: Free

More info: 877-849-1640 or www.ticasino.com

Treasure Island

Funny woman Lisa Lampanelli takes the stage with her signature raunchy, gut-busting performance.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Event Center

Cost: $49, $59

More info: 877-849-1640 or www.ticasino.com

Saturday June 21

Saturday Market

The Red Wing Farmers Market Association is open. Tom Peschges provides live entertainment.

When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: 418 Levee St.

More info: www.redwingfarmersmarket.org

Cheese Curd Days

Today’s activities include pancake breakfast; Cheese Curd 10K and 5K; children’s crafts; chainsaw art carving; food and beer tent; 12:30 p.m. kiddie parade; 1 p.m. antique tractor parade; 2 p.m. pedal tractor pull and from 7-11 p.m. So Big provides live entertainment.

When: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Details: See June 20

Covered Bridge Festival

Today’s activities include the Covered Bridge 5K, kid’s games at Covered Bridge Park, street market, food vendors, 6 p.m. grand parade, street dance with music by JT and the Gunslingers and a 10 p.m. fireworks display.

When: All day

Where: Zumbrota

More info: www.ci.zumbrota.mn.us

Zumbrota Art in East Park

A major attraction at Zumbrota’s Annual Covered Bridge Festival, Art in East Park is held the third Saturday in June at Zumbrota’s East Park. Due to road construction on East Avenue, the event has temporarily been moved to the Covered Bridge Park. Activities include artist booths, a youth art display area, music and food.

When: All day

Where: East Avenue, Zumbrota

Cost: Free

More info: www.zaac.org

Bluff Blast

There is something for everyone at the second annual Bluff Blast. Activities include a treasure hunt, kids’ art projects, guided nature hikes, beginner or experienced mountain bike rides, disc golfing and geocaching.

When: 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Memorial Park on Sorin’s Bluff, off East Seventh Street

Cost: Free

Stepping Into Art Summer Solstice Celebration

Join in for a day art-filled with color, creativity and merriment along Main Street in Alma, Wisconsin.

When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Main Street, Alma

Cost: Free

More info: www.facebook.com/riverartsalma

Maiden Rock Summerfest

The small village of Maiden Rock celebrates summer with Summerfest. Activities include children’s games, parade, food, beer tent, live music from the Instigators and huge fireworks display at dusk.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Maiden Rock

More info: www.maidenrock.org

Cannon Valley Trail

Musical group “In Tandum,” made up of Brenda Owens of Cannon Falls and Lee Mensinger of Red Wing, will play guitar and sing. Econo Foods Cannon Falls will provide watermelon.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Welch site

Cost: Free

Classic Rock Festival

The Harbor Bar kicks off its summer concert series with the Classic Rock Festival. Live music includes a noon to 4 p.m. show by the Classic Rockers band, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. hear the Stone Temple Pirates and from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Funktion Junction takes the stage.

When: Noon-1 a.m.

Where: N673 825th St., Hager City

More info: 715-792-2417 or www.harborbar.net

Cannon River Winery

Timothy Howe provides live music.

When: 1-4 p.m.

Where: 421 Mill St., Cannon Falls

Cost: Free

More info: 507-263-7400 or visit www.cannonriverwinery.com

Chinese restaurant tour

Mu Performing Arts and Sheldon Theatre present a fully staged production of the Obie Award-winning play “FOB” by David Henry Hwang.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Golden China Restaurant

More info: 651-388-8700 or www.sheldontheatre.org

Falconer Vineyards

Mosquito Shoals provides live entertainment.

When: 2-5 p.m.

Where: 3572 Old Tyler Road

Cost: Free

More info: 651-388-8849 or visit www.falconervineyards.com

Abode Gallery

Author/writer Susan Allen Toth reads from her new book “No Saints Around Here, A Caregivers Days.”

When: 3 p.m.

Where: N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: Free

More info:715-442-2266

Family farm fun

The Lake City Catholic Worker Farm invites the public to see piglets, chicken and goats. Don’t miss the kids’ crafts, educational information, or pick your own vegetables.

When: 3:30-7 p.m.

Where: 33292 Goodhue County 5, between Red Wing and Lake City

Cost: Free

More info: 651-345-3149

Treasure Island

Them Pesky Kids entertains.

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Cost: Free

More info: 877-849-1640 or www.ticasino.com

Live music

Swampdog plays roadhouse rock and country.

When: 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Where: The Six String Saloon, Maiden Rock

Sunday June 22

Cheese Curd Days

Today’s activities include a pancake breakfast; food and beer tent; chainsaw art carving; live music from Brooke Thoen followed by Billy and the Kid; 1 p.m. grand parade, 2:30 p.m. cheese curd eating contest and 4 p.m. festival auction.

When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Details: See June 20

Covered Bridge Festival

Hear bands including the Zumbrota Community Band, Fridley Old Time Band, Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band, Fridley City Band, Brio Brass swing band and a mass band at the East Park Band Shell.

When: Noon-5 p.m. band festival

Where: Zumbrota

More info: www.ci.zumbrota.mn.us

Chinese restaurant tour

Mu Performing Arts and Sheldon Theatre present a fully staged production of the Obie Award-winning play “FOB” by David Henry Hwang.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Golden China Restaurant

More info: 651-388-8700 or www.sheldontheatre.org

Cannon River Winery

The Average Janes provide live music.

When: 2-5 p.m.

Where: 421 Mill St., Cannon Falls

Cost: Free

More info: 507-263-7400 or visit www.cannonriverwinery.com

Monday June 23

Red Wing Plein Air Art Festival

Plein air is French for in the open air. Artists will be painting in outdoor locations. Today judge Richard Abraham will do a free oil painting demonstration from 10 a.m. to noon at the Depot.

When: Through June 28

Where: Throughout Red Wing and Red Wing Depot, 418 Levee Street

More info: 651-388-7569 or www.redwingartsassociation.org

Tuesday June 24

Red Wing Plein Air Art Festival

Kids ages 5 to 8 can create drawings or collages. They will be guided to think about the river, river traffic, trains, boats, people, sights and sounds of the environment.

When: 1-3:30 p.m.

Where: Izaak Walton clubhouse

Cost: Free

Details: See June 23

UW-River Falls

The Chris Silver Band plays eclectic roots music during the summer’s Chill on the Hill free Tuesday concert series presented by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

When: 7 p.m.

Details: See Spotlight

Marie’s Underground Grill and Tap House

Open mic is available.

When: 8 p.m.-close

Where: 217 Plum St.

More info: 651-388-1896

Wednesday June 25

Plein Air Art Festival

Try plein air painting for yourself at a watercolor class. Learn how to focus on what makes a great painting.

When: 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Festival tent at Red Wing Depot

Cost: $10 class

Details: See June 23

Free art day

Kids and an adult assistant are invited to make a free 15-30 minute found-art object print. No reservations required, just stop in.

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: ArtReach, 112 Bush St.

Cost: Free

More info: 651-388-4488 or www.artreachredwing.org

Concert in the Park

The Back Channel Blues band performs blues music.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Central Park

Cost: Free

Thursday June 26

Plein Air Art Festival

Kids ages 9 to 13 can explore the art of watercolor painting. Students will paint outdoors en plein air style to capture scenes along the Mississippi River, Barn Bluff and bridge to Wisconsin.

When: 1-3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: See June 23

Red Wing Public Library

Kids and teens can watch the movie “The Nut Job” at 2 p.m. in the Foot Room. The film is rated PG. Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and their own seating.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: 225 East Ave.

Cost: Free

Deaf artist event

Five deaf artists who are in residence during June at the Anderson Center will present their projects at a public reception. A National Endowment for the Arts grant enabled the local artist community to provide monthlong residencies for a graphic novelist, a poet/playwright/filmmaker, a poet, a sculptor and a scholar in the field of deaf literature.

When 7-9 p.m.

Where Anderson Center at Tower View

Cost: Free

More info: 651-388-2009

Fair Trade Books

There will be a film and presentation on Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: 320 Bush St.

Cost: Free

More info: 651-800-2030

Friday June 27

Water Ski Days Festival

The annual aquatic festival celebrates the invention of water skiing on Lake Pepin. Today’s events starting at noon include family day at the carnival; beer tent; 7 p.m. concert by the Lovin’ Spoonful and a 9 p.m. show by Dead Pigeons.

When: all day

Where: Lake City

More info: 651-345-4123 or www.lakecity.org

Marie’s Underground Grill and Tap House

Siouxsie West provides live entertainment of classic soft rock on acoustic guitar and vocals.

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: 217 Plum St.

More info: 651-388-1896

Plein Air Art Festival

Red Wing Arts Association hosts the Riverside Cocktail Reception. This is the first viewing of the artwork created during the week. Light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and live music by the the Canadian group My Sweet Patootie are part of the event. Winners of the plein air competition will be announced at 8 p.m.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Red Wing Depot, 418 Levee St.

Cost: $50

Details: See June 23

Treasure Island

Westside entertains.

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Cost: Free

Saturday June 28

Water Ski Days Festival

Today’s events include 7:30 a.m. pancake breakfast; 8 a.m. kids’ fun run; Lion’s Club Classic Car and Tractor Show; 9 a.m. arts and crafts show; 10 a.m. penny hunt; 10 a.m. bean bag tournament; 10 a.m. Pearl of the Lake paddleboat rides; 1 p.m. Words Players Theatre’s “Twelfth Night”; 2:30 p.m. Water Ski Show; 4 p.m. Lake Hits karaoke; 7 p.m. Words Players Theatre’s “Midsummer”; 8 p.m. live music from Hitchville.

When: All day

Cost: $13 at gate for concert

Details: See June 27

Saturday Market

Red Wing Farmers Market Association is open. Flipside provides live entertainment.

When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: 418 Levee St.

More info: www.redwingfarmersmarket.org

Crossings at Carnegie

Crossings is closing down the street for its first-ever Garden pARTy. Master gardeners will be on hand to share tips and information on gardening as well as on rain barrels and composting.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota

Cost: Free

More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com

Voices of the Valley

The Cannon Falls Community Band entertains.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Welch Station Access

Cost: Free

Pioneer Day

The Pierce County River Bluffs Center presents Pioneer Day with demonstrations of pioneer activities, such as wood hewing, candle making, quilting, butter and ice cream making, pioneer medicine, crafts for children, games and more. A sing-along is planned for 3 p.m., and there will be artifacts and a display of rivers in Pierce County. The 1980s Conlin Log Cabin will be open.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Bay City

Cost: Free

More info: 715-792-5182

Cannon River Winery

Live music will be provided by Jagged Ease and others.

When: 1-8 p.m.

Where: 421 Mill St., Cannon Falls

Cost: Free

More info: 507-263-7400

Rolling River Music Festival

Join in, rain or shine, for the annual Rolling River Music Festival with headlining musician and NBC’s “The Voice” finalist Nicholas David. Other artists include Boogie Wonderland along with Elliot & the Sensitive Fellas. Bring your blankets and chairs.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Central Park

Cost: Free

More info: 651-388-8700 www.sheldontheatre.org.

Trio con Brio in concert

Trio con Brio, featuring a group on piano, flute and oboe/English horn, presents a concert “The Midnight Sun Never Sets — From Scandinavian Classics to ABBA.” A reception follows the concert.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: United Lutheran Church

Cost: Freewill offering

Zumbrota State Theatre

Folk singers John Gorka and Michael Johnson play.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: 96 E. Fourth St., Zumbrota

Cost: $25 in advance, $28 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or crossingsatcarnegie.com

Treasure Island

Westside entertains.

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Parlay Lounge

Cost: Free

Marie’s Underground Grill and Tap House

The Instigators play classic rock and blues.

When: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Where: 217 Plum St.

More info: 651-388-1896

Sunday June 29

Water Ski Days Festival

Today’s events are 2 p.m. grand parade; 4:30 p.m. Water Ski Show followed by live entertainment from Gear Daddies with Six Mile Grove. When: All day

Cost: $13 for concert

Details: See June 27

Cannon River Winery

The group 6th Street Trio provides live music.

When: 2-5 p.m.

Where: 421 Mill St., Cannon Falls

Cost: Free

LeDuc Historic Estate

Music duo Brian Miller and Randy Gosa presents “Songs from the Northwoods.” Reservations are required.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: 1629 Vermillion St., Hastings

Cost: $12

More info: 651-437-7055 or www.dakotahistory.org

— Compiled by Stacy Bengs, staff writer

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Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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