The shorter evenings of fall usher in a variety of delights – the leaves on the trees take on vivid autumnal hues of red, orange and gold; the Green Bay Packers rev up Wisconsin fans to new heights of anticipation; and the 2015-2016 First Fridays music series returns to the Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC), ready to start off the weekend with a flourish.
Beginning Oct. 2, and taking place on the first Friday evening of each month through May of next year, the family-friendly series deliver the feel of a live music festival, highlighting talented groups of musicians playing everything from New Orleans-style jazz, to classic and contemporary rock, to Caribbean island music, to good time country.
Local musicians open the evenings at 6pm and keep the mood lively as people wander out into the night to grab a bite to eat from foods trucks brought in especially for the occasion, or choose something tasty from The Stilt House Restaurant, the series’ “After Party” sponsor, who offers small plates inside the building. At 7pm the lights dim and the party continues on as the main act takes to the stage and entertains for the next couple of hours.
Take a look at this year’s lineup:
Oct. 2 – Extra Crispy Brass Band (New Orleans-style brass band music);
Nov. 6 – Michael & The Bystanders (adventurous classic and contemporary rock)
Dec. 4 – Bound for Branson (country)
Feb. 5 – The UnXpected (classic party tunes from the 50’s to now)
March 4 – Kojo (mellow Caribbean island music)
April 1 – Comfort Shag (90’s blistering rock and roll)
Guests staying at the Washington House Inn have an added advantage – they can walk out of the inn’s front door, turn right (south) on Washington Avenue and in a matter of moments take their seats inside the Cultural Center, ready to join in the fun. Call 262-375-2676 with questions.