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Bandshell work continues at Riverside, new bathrooms in future



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Winter won’t be done for a while yet, but the Moon Tunes gang in La Crosse is busy preparing for summer. 

Terry Bauer is in charge of the Moon Tunes concert series at Riverside Park, and he’s watching the ongoing construction of the new bandshell.    

Bauer said Thursday morning on WIZM that decking will probably start around the second week of February, “and once you get the decking on, we put the copper shingles on, we hope to be done by May 1st.”

Bauer added that building a storage unit and improving the bathrooms in the park are also in the works for this year and 2021.  

A storage area underneath the bandstand stage was filled in as part of the park renovation. 

Bill Miller will be the traditional opening night performer again when the Thursday night Moon Tunes concerts resume on June 4.       

A special indoor Moon Tunes show is scheduled Feb. 29 at Celebrations on the River, featuring TUGG and Slow No Wake.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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