Summer-Long Wednesday Evening Series Opens with J-Council

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016

rom Motown to hip-hop to folk, the musical lineup for the first eight offerings in the Concerts in the Courtyard summer series at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel runs the musical gamut. 

Concerts in the Courtyard, presented by Bayland Buildings, Inc. showcases top up-and-coming bands and singer-songwriters from music hotspots throughout the country, with local and regional artists blended in.  The Courtyard Series takes place each Wednesday evening June through September, and is free to all ages. Doors open in the Radisson Paper Valley Courtyard at 5 p.m. with music starting at 5:30, ending shortly after 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the shows move indoors to The Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is open to ages 21 and over. “Fans will have a chance to hear some of their favorite artists as well as some fresh sounds at the Courtyard series this summer,” says Cameron Wengrzyn, Marketing and Events coordinator for Mile Productions which coordinates the series. “Just like the Mile of Music festival in August, the Concerts in the Courtyard series features emerging artists playing their original music. The artists represent a wide range of musical genres.” Leading off the lineup on June 1 is the local favorite J-Council featuring 90s hip-hop and Motown sounds. The schedule of artists, where they’re from and their musical style includes:

June 1: J-Council, Fox Cities; 90s hip-hop, Motown 

June 8: Step Rockets, Minneapolis, MN; Indie, alternative

June 15: Parsonsfield, Leverett, MA; Alternative folk

June 22: Promised Land Sound, Nashville, TN; Country, rock

June 29: Diane Coffee, Los Angeles, CA; Psychedelic Motown July 6: TBA

July 13: Myzica, Nashville, TN; Pop, indie, alternative

July 20: Chrome Pony, Nashville, TN; Rock

July 27: Bad Bad Hats, Minneapolis, MN; Indie rock

Performers for the remainder of the series will be announced soon. Up to date details for the Concerts in the Courtyard series are available online at Mile Productions’ flagship event is the Mile of Music festival, which this year will take place August 4-7 along a one-mile section of College Avenue in Downtown Appleton. The festival features all-original music by emerging talent, this year representing nearly 30 states and three foreign countries. Information on Mile of Music, including how to purchase Music-Maker badges and how to volunteer, is available online at and most social media channels.

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