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"The Midwesterners' to perform on the Square
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MONROE - The Midwesterners comes to Monroe Thursday for the third of this summer's free Concerts on the Square series. The performance is slated for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the north side of the Square.

The concerts are sponsored by Monroe Main Street and underwritten with major funding from The Monroe Fund and The Monroe Clinic. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs.

The Midwesterners will entertain the audience with a high-energy honky tonk and rockabilly sound with musical roots in classic rock. Chief singer and songwriter, Richard Wiegel has a 30-year Monroe history performing in a number of bands. The Midwesterners' preference for a round, distortion-free guitar tone and the band's simple lockstep rhythm arrangements contribute to their music's power. The Midwesterners were voted Madison's second favorite country band in 2006.

Box lunches will be available at Cafe Claudeen's, Turner Hall, Pancho and Lefty's and the Garden Deli. Ruf's Confectionery will also be open during the concerts. All businesses are located on or near the Square. Special Olympics volunteers will be selling popcorn as a fundraiser. Ruf's will provide the popcorn to the group for free.

Beverages will be available at a beer tent sponsored by the Green County Humane Society.

In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will move to either Turner Hall or the Monroe Middle School, both located two blocks south of the Square. Signs will be posted directing people to either location and announced on local radio station, WEKZ.

Upcoming concerts include, "Beal Street Jazz," July 22; "Saxtet Plus," Aug. 5; and, "The Jimmys," Aug. 19.

More information is available by calling Karen Stollenwerk, concert chairman, at 328-1767.