A Tribute to the Music of Chicago will play its first
show in Wisconsin on Sept. 17.
— The Oconomowoc Arts Center’s Main Stage Series kicks off
at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, with Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music
was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the
the 40 years of No. 1 albums, top 10 hits and classics:
“Saturday in the Park,” “Does Anyone Really Know What
Time It Is?” and “25 or 6 to 4.”
members are comprised of professional New York musicians. The
OAC concert on Sept. 17 will be the first time that Beginnings
performs in Wisconsin. “We’re excited to be able to
perform in Oconomowoc,” said Beginnings’ bassist and
vocalist, Mason Swearingen.
A Tribute to the Music of Chicago brings back a special memory
for OAC Director Michael Duncan from the summer of 1969 before
his senior year of high school.
received a call from my cousin Rich who lived in South Dakota,
that the Macamba Club dance hall in Sioux Falls was in need of
some extra stagehand help for a new band that would be playing
that night,” Duncan said.
and I helped unload and set up the concert and were eventually
assigned one of the follow spots during the show,” he said
of the band on its first national tour. “The band was called
the Chicago Transit Authority, later known as Chicago. I have
been a fan ever since.”
are $36 for adults, $32 for 60 and older and college students,
and $18 for high school students and younger and military
personnel (with ID).
box office, 641 E. Forest St., is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday; noon to 5
p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays. For more information, call 262-560-3172.