Fountain Park in downtown Sheboygan erupts with fun and natural beauty in the summer. The Farmers Market is featured from June through October each Wednesday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm. From fresh-grown produce and flowers to local cheese artisans and bread makers, Sheboygan’s Farmers Market offers the best that Wisconsin agriculturalists have to offer. Did we mention the flowers? Truly the best selection of fresh cut flowers in the county is at the Farmers Market. Stop by on Wednesdays before the Twilight Concert in the park.
The Sheboygan Pops Concert Band was founded in 1989 to promote band music in the Sheboygan area. A favorite of the Twilight Series, each summer the band also plays several concerts in surrounding communities and marches in local parades. The 50-member band is comprised of musicians from the Sheboygan area. Concerts generally include marches, Broadway, movie themes and semi-classical works. The Sheboygan Pops also perform on June 26, July 10, July 31, August 14 and August 28 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Don’t miss the July 10 performance with a special appearance by the 132nd Army Band!Wednesday, June 19 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Jerry Schneider Band is the 2011 Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame Band of the Year. Bring your best polka swing because this band has been enticing the dance since 1967. The band’s musicians play a variety of instruments to create that award-winning sound including different combinations of trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, button accordions, keyboard, drums and the tuba. Jerry and crew play for many summer picnics, county fairs, polka festivals and German Fests in Wisconsin and surrounding states including the well-known Milwaukee German Fest at the Lake Front. Cash sale concessions brought to you by the Mayor’s International Committee.Wednesday, July 3 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Kick off the stars and stripes weekend in lederhosen with Dorf Kapelle. This spectacular ensemble has been performing the finest in authentic folk music of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic for more than 25 years. The band’s use of highly-skilled musicians, using “imported” & “special” musical arrangements make an unparalleled and sought-after musical and entertainment presentation. You will not be able to remain seated during a Dorf Kapelle performance, so bring a dancing partner! Cash sale concessions brought to you by the Mayor’s International Committee.Wednesay, July 17 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mood Swing Orchestra is a 17-piece big band ensemble with big sound. Playing swing music and classics from infamous composers such as Count Basie and Irving Berlin, listen to smooth vocals and horns as they re-create favorites sung by Frank Sinatra and many, many others. Bring a bottle of wine and a dancing partner, or relax on a blanket as the Mood Swing Orchestra welcomes the onset of the evening’s twilight with its mesmerizing performance in Fountain Park.Friday, July 19 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Moonlighter’s Orchestra & Sheboygan’s Annual Lobster Boil take over Fountain Park! Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned, small-town lobster boil in the park! Hundreds gather to partake of freshly boiled lobster dinner, table decorating contest, live music and dancing…always a perfect warm summer night under the stars. Don’t forget your dancing shoes ’cause the Moonlighter’s Orchestra is going to light up the park with swing, jazz, funk, pop and rock taking you through decades of top hits! Tickets sell out fast, so click here to order early! (Presented by the Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary. Tickets needed for lobster dinner only. Other concessions available on a cash basis. Did someone say burgers and brats?)
Since it was founded in 1988, the original members of the John Roehl Orchestra have been playing side-by-side bringing you the best polka, waltz and big band tunes. A returning favorite of the Twilight Concert Series, the John Roehl Orchestra is celebrating 25 years of performance. Cash sale concessions brought to you by the Mayor’s International Committee.Wednesday, August 7 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Big Cedar Bluegrass Band performs locally and at regional festivals. Its five talented musicians play banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass. Enjoy the sounds of instrumental and vocal numbers with three- and four-part harmony. You may even hear some old time gospel. The upbeat bluegrass sound of Big Cedar will definitely have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet along to the energy of all band members working around one microphone. It’s just plain fun to watch.Wednesday, August 21 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm