Moon Tunes in La Crosse joins online concert series

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — La Crosse’s Moon Tunes has joined a local music concert series as a way to celebrate the completion of the Riverside Park bandshell and support local music.

Valley View Rotary’s Moon Tunes is collaborating with La Crosse Local Garage Sessions, a concert series formed by La Crosse Local, Dylan Overhouse Productions and Mike Makes and filmed at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. The group aims to offer high-quality concert experiences featuring seven online concerts including six “tip what you can” shows and a final “Moon Tunes Presents” ticketed concert featuring Gregg Hall & the Wrecking Ball and Echo Black River.

“We are excited to partner with the online concerts series to offer opportunities to provide local music for everyone until we can get into Riverside Park. Past seasons of the show raised money for artists and provided a safe platform to reach fans and new audiences, while showcasing the talented musicians in the La Crosse Region, tip the bands and enjoy the shows” said Terry Bauer of Moon Tunes in a statement.

The series will also kick off phase 3 of the bandshell improvements in Riverside Park.

Garage Sessions season three premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, with Midwest Voltage. The series runs through March 23 and features bands including The Mayfield Experience, Tragic Americans, Ryan Francis, Lavender Project and Tony Arbanas. For more information, visit the Garage Sessions page on LaCrosseLocal.com.

The concerts, filmed at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, will be premiering on the La Crosse Local Facebook and Youtube page, viewers and supporters may donate to the bands via PayPal at paypal.me/lacrosselive. 

They can also mail donations to River Travel Media ATTN: Garage Sessions, P.O. Box 1712, La Crosse WI 54602.

To date, the “Garage Sessions” seasons and specials have collected $2,000+ in tips for area bands and performers.