Laura Heller

Al Jarreau Benefit Concert Kicks-Off Gathering on the Green Festival

By - Jun 2nd, 2009 11:39 am
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The 2009 Gathering on the Green offers the rare opportunity to see Milwaukee’s own, seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau perform a benefit concert on Thursday, July 9, in Mequon’s Rotary Park. On Saturday, July 11, Gathering will commemorate 15 years of the best of the performing arts for the entire family with “A Red, White & Blue” celebration in the park.

A singer and songwriter, Jarreau, has a unique vocal style and innovative musical expression that has made him an internationally known performer. He is the only singer to ever win Best Vocalist Grammys in three categories, jazz, R&B and pop. With hits including We’re In This Love Together, So Good and other classics, Jarreau will treat fans to an unforgettable performance under the stars. People won’t want to miss an evening with this famed jazz vocalist, hailed by critics as “one of the world’s greatest natural resources”.

Saturday’s Gathering is truly a family festival of the performing arts. There is free lawn seating for children under 12, picnicking is encouraged or food and beverages can be purchased from on-site vendors. The Children’s Village has expanded with many fun educational activities throughout the afternoon. In the evening, Gathering will feature Milwaukee’s major performing arts groups including the Milwaukee Ballet and the Florentine Opera Company, with the Gathering on the Green Festival Orchestra. The festival concludes with spectacular fireworks choreographed to music.

Tickets are available Thursday, June 4th, on line at gatheringonthegreen.org, at all Milwaukee area Boston Stores, at Harris Banks – Mequon & Thiensville or by calling the Gathering offices at 262-236-0510.

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