Elk Lake Park will once again highlight a concert series offered most Thursdays starting July 4th until the middle of August. The initiative began as an idea shared during a community discussion sponsored by Strong Families/Strong Kids, a subcommittee of the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA)/Mental Health Coalition of Price County. Since the event's inception, Elk Lake Park has seen just over a dozen concerts, with a rainy day location set this year for the Phillips Municipal Center. The Price County community and guests are invited to the 2019 season which includes:
July 4th Papa Crow (original music for kids and families) 4:00 p.m., shortly after the parade's end
July 4th Cherry Hill (pop, folk and Americana), followed by Ken Ring (50s and 60s rock), continuing until dusk brings on the fireworks
The following concerts begin at 6:00 p.m.:
July 11: The Two Man Group (acoustic variety)
July 18: Joe Price Blues (rhythm and blues)
July 25: Mark Croft Trio (Americana, folk, pop and rock)
Aug. 1: Music in the Park takes a break and asks spectators to support the concerts at Flambeau Rama
Aug. 8: Moon Dogs (pop)
Aug. 15: Flashback (classic rock and pop) headlines the Music in the Park Fundraiser from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Concert goers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, and carry-in coolers filled with food or beverages are allowed. Lola's Lunchbox and various non-profit vendors will also be on hand to satiate your appetite.
These events are free thanks to the support of the City of Phillips, as well as a number of generous sponsors including: Flambeau Hospital/Marshfield Clinic Health System, Slaby Deda Law Offices, Anderson's Body Shop, BW Paper Systems, Harbor View Pub & Eatery, JC Builders, Northwoods Community Credit Union, Phillips Plating, Phillips Veterinary Clinic, St. Croix Rods, Time Federal Bank, United Pride Dairy, and WCQM 98.3 FM. A handful of individual donors also contribute. Those still interested in sponsoring the 2019 season can reach out to Katie Rybak at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, the Phillips Lions Club seeks funds to build a permanent stage in the park. To learn more, contact Julie Olson at Jarolson60@gmail.com.