St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care
Press Release

Indaba Nights Sets Summer Series Schedule

Indaba Band Shell's free performances return on north side.

By - May 23rd, 2022 08:14 am
Indaba Band Shell. Photo courtesy of the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus.

Indaba Band Shell. Photo courtesy of the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus.

Indaba Nights–the free Wednesday evening entertainment series for all ages–will return this summer to the Indaba Band Shell, 2450 W. North Ave, with familly-friendly performances from 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 1 through August 31.

The band shell, opened in 2019, is on the grounds of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus.  The summer 2022 schedule offers an exciting mix of new talent, well-established local favorites and world-class art organizations like the Ko-Thi Dance Company, the Milwaukee Ballet, Black Arts MKE and more.

Cache MKE, a crowd favorite from last summer, will kick off the series June 1 as part of Latino/Soul Night. Theme nights are new this summer; others scheduled include Blues Nights, 70s/80s Night and a special pre-Father’s Day event.


“We really want people to dance and have a great time,” said Gloria Miller, St. Ann Center’s special events director. “So they can come prepared to salsa dance at Latino/Soul Night, wear their favorite blues hat for Blues Night–and I hope they’ll come decked out in bell-bottoms or disco wear for 70s/80s Night!”


Miller encourages concert-goers to bring their own camp chairs, noting that a limited number of folding chairs will be set up on the paved area in front of the stage. Or, she said, people can bring a blanket to sit on the grassy hill for easy social distancing.  Picnicking is allowed, and food trucks have again been invited for anyone interested in buying a meal or snacks to enjoy during the performances. Free parking is available in the lots or on the streets outside the band shell.

The full 2022 Indaba Nights schedule:

June
1st:  Cache MKE (Latino/Soul Night)
8th:  Holiday Revue, featuring Jennie Holiday (Blues Night)
15h:  Ko-Thi Dance Company/Ton Ko Thi (pre-Father’s Day event)
22nd:  Mahogany Soul
29th:  Joe Jordan and the Soul Trio

July
6th:  Family Affair
13th:  Nite N’ Day Band
20th:  Daniel & Kameron
27th:  Milwaukee Ballet Company-UPAF Connect/Starz Dance Academy

August
3rd:  Rockin’ Johnnies (Blues Night)
10th:  Black Arts MKE/Youth & Family Night
17th:  Adekola Adapo
24th:  The New 25 Band (70s/80s Night)
31st:  Christopher’s Project Band

Various partnerships and donations make it possible for St. Ann Center, a nonprofit, to offer this summer series as a means to promote community.

For regular updates on the weekly performances, see the Indaba Band Shell’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/IndabaBandShell. For more information, contact Gloria Miller at (414) 210-2428.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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