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Moon Tunes schedule released, as concert series prepares for 11th season on La Crosse riverfront



By the time the flood water leaves La Crosse’s Riverside Park, the bandshell will be ready for summer concerts.

The schedule for the 2023 season of Moon Tunes is out. The concert series at Riverside Park runs from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday between June 1-Sept. 9.

Organizer Terry Bauer from Rotary said the lineup includes tribute bands and local groups, along with other well known La Crosse ensembles, such as the La Crosse Symphony and performers from Irishfest.

This year’s opening concert will feature “Dukes of Hazzard” singer and actor Tom Wopat, who’s a Lodi, Wis., native, along with his cousin, Dan Sebranek.

Special programs will include tributes to the Beatles, the band Chicago, Bob Dylan, and Stevie Nicks. As always, the closing concert on Saturday, Sept. 9 will be a six-hour tribute to the 1969 Woodstock festival.

The concert series began in 2012 as daytime shows called Noon Tunes, but the schedule soon switched to evening programs. Moon Tunes missed a year in 2020 because of COVID-19.


  • June 1: Tom Wopat & The Midwestern All Star Band, featuring Cousin Dan and special appearance by the General Lee
  • June 8: Beatles Tribute with Hans Mayer & Friends, The Doors Tribute with Night Divides the Day, featuring Ryan Torgerson
  • June 15: All Star Tribute to Chicago, LB & the Hi Volts R&B Review
  • June 22: Ironstill, TUGG
  • July 13: Mamma Mia with CT Dynamos Reunited, Jersey Boys & Rock ‘n Roll with High Mileage
  • July 20: The Garden of Eatin’ Blues Band, Tobasco Cat, Kyle Renfro Trio
  • July 27: John smith & Co., The Monkees Tribute with the Old 63’s featuring Lisa Freedlund & Company
  • August 3: Stevie Nicks Tribute featuring Mary Cortesi, James Taylor Tribute featuring Dan Sebranek
  • August 10: Irish Fest Night – Boxing Banjo, The Screaming Orphans 
  • August 17: La Crosse Symphony, The Executives
  • August 24: The Remainders with Special Guests
  • August 31: Charlie Boy, Bob Dylan Tribute with the Mayer Brothers Band
  • September 7: Glass Stiletto, Mr. Blink
  • September 9: Woodstock 2023

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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  1. Dale Clements

    May 30, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    They had a VW van raffle a year ago! $20 a ticket! After purchase, I noticed it didn’t have a license raffle number! I see this on the Pike towards Lecresent Minnesota! Any information about this??? Scam?

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