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Moon Tunes to start later this Thursday, in an effort to beat the heat



One more day of extreme heat is expected in La Crosse on Thursday, which has led the organizers of the Moon Tunes concerts to wait until 6 p.m. to start this week’s show.

Moon Tunes spokesman Terry Bauer says some other changes could be made at Riverside Park for Thursday night’s performance, to help the audience cool off.

“We’re looking to have some additional tenting, maybe, along the west side of the park, small tents that will create additional shade,” Bauer tells WIZM’s La Crosse Talk. “We’re looking at possibly adding a mister, for people to kind of walk under and get a little bit of cool mist, like you do at Vegas when you walk down the Strip.”

This Thursday, The Remainders and Phoenix will play at the bandshell, and there are only three more concerts after that, with the season finishing Saturday, September 9th with the annual Woodstock tribute.

Bauer says the crowd sizes have gone back to normal levels since very large audiences attended shows during June.

“Tom Wopat opening up for us this year, we had a couple thousand, and the second and third week, we doubled that, and then it’s kind of leveled off to a couple thousand every night,” says Bauer. He says because of the later start this week, the park may switch on the lights toward the end of Thursday’s concert, as the sunset now occurs before 8 p.m.

Moon Tunes concerts have averaged crowds of about 2000 in recent weeks (file photo)

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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