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Virtual “Moon Tunes” concerts begin on-line this week

Brad Williams

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The ‘Moon Tunes’ season is starting a little early in La Crosse this year, but not at Riverside Park. 

The series of summer concerts is still planned for 2020, despite the coronavirus, but a group of ‘virtual’ concerts will happen on Facebook, starting Thursday night. 

Moon Tunes organizer Terry Bauer says Piggy’s restaurant will sell sandwiches and salad in its parking lot this Thursday night between 5 and 7, while musician Andy Hughes of the band TUGG performs on-line. 

Other performers will do similar Facebook shows every Thursday through May 21st. 

Some proceeds from the Piggy’s drive-up sales will help musicians and local restaurants which have lost revenue from the coronavirus shutdowns.

The organizers of Moon Tunes hope to have as many summer concerts as possible at the Riverside Park bandshell on Thursday nights, from early June to Labor Day. 

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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