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RACINE — The Racine Concert Band celebrates its 100th season of free concerts in 2022 at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. A summer season of seven Sunday night concerts, free and open to the public, begins at the Racine Zoo on July 3 and ends August 14.

July concerts start at 7:30 p.m.; Concerts in August at 7 p.m. Consult the group’s website at rootconcertband.com for the most up-to-date information regarding the 2022 concert schedule, guest artists and program details. Additionally, the Racine Concert Band will lead the 4thFest Parade on Monday July 4th.

The Racine Concert Band has been nationally recognized for its excellent artistic standards by the Association of Concert Bands and the Sousa Foundation, which honored the band with the Sudler Scroll Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. Under the direction of Mark Eichner, Music Director and Conductor, the group presents various concerts including traditional marches, folk music, theater music and selections from opera, ballet and classical music concerts. . The soloists include regionally renowned professional singers and instrumentalists chosen from among the band members. Broadcast veteran Don Rosen is the emcee for the summer concerts.

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Audiences are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, as there are no fixed seats in the concert hall. The zoo reopens for free entry to the Kiwanis Amphitheater 30 minutes before the concert. Only the Walton Avenue and Augusta Street gates north of the main entrance are accessible. Bicycles and pets are not allowed.

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