Thursdays are going to rock this summer as The Bend teams up with the Hometown Foundation’s Regner Rocks concert series for 14 weeks of musical fun.
Three concerts, three movies and eight encore spotlight performances comprise the series dubbed Regner Rocks The Bend.
Each week The Bend will serve as the backup bad weather location for the Regner Rocks concert series. But let’s face it – nobody is planning on bad weather – so we’re programming both the park and the historic theater, and you can get guaranteed access to both with a Regner Rocks The Bend Season Pass.
Here’s how it works:
Your pass guarantees you admission on weeks Regner Rocks move indoors so you’ll never miss a show this entire summer (Thursdays from June 3 to September 2)
It also gets you a free craft beer (three custom flavors to choose from) each Thursday at either Regner Rocks or The Bend.
You’ll get free admission to all 14 Thursday night events at The Bend.
And a credit to use in the Regner Rocks on-line store.
Regner Rocks The Bend Season Passes are $100 per person and extremely limited (due to indoor capacity limitations). Get them while they last!
Regner Rocks The Bend entertainment:
3 Concerts ($10/$10/$15)
While we don’t do “cover bands” and we stay away from “costumed tribute artists,” we simply can’t resist when really talented musicians want to dig deep into the musical repertoire of their heroes. We consider them an homage – but that sounds kind of bougie – so call them a tribute if you must.
UP FROM THE SKIES
Dennis Shepherd (lead guitarist for Steely Dane) explores the music of Jimi Hendrix. Up from the Skies is an all-star collection of professional touring musicians who love exploring the deep cuts and B-sides of Hendrix’ work. Normally only assembled for music festivals and special occasions, Up From the Skies is a can’t miss night of pure musical energy.
TALLAN PLAYS SRV & EVH
Tallan Nobel Latz began his professional music career at the age of six when his searing guitar licks brought him national attention. Fifteen plus years later he is a seasoned bluesman with a pedigree of performances to match. From America’s Got Talent to the Rachel Ray show audience are mesmerized by musical style. Tallan, the band, will showcase a few original blues tunes as well as explore the sounds of two guitar greats: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eddie Van Halen. Hold on tight.
Jordan Kreuger (bassist for Chicken Wire Empire / Another One) has curated a unique night of music celebrating the creativity of Jerry Garcia. First, his bluegrass buddies are coming for an opening set of music highlighting the works of Jerry’s band Old & In The Way. Then Jordan will trade in his stand-up bass for an electric bass as Another One treats us to a full set of good old Grateful Dead music. Nothing left to do but smile.
3 Films ($5)
These films literally rock. And they'll look amazing on our big screen with high definition projection and surround sound!
Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (1970 – PG) After a decade of only making movies the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll returns to the concert stage. See the backstage footage from rehearsals to relaxing at the hotel and the performances in one of the most intimate looks at Elvis captured on film.
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982 – R) Written by Roger Waters, directed by Alan Parker, and starring Bob Geldof as Pink Floyd this classic rock opera tells the story of a confined but troubled rock start descending into madness due to physical and social isolation. All with an amazing soundtrack.
Woodstock (1970 – R) This Oscar-wining musical documentary chronicles the three-day rock concert and celebration of peace and love that became the capstone for the Sixties. Performances by – pretty much everyone who contributed music in the late 1960’s. This is a 3-hour marathon musical movie experience.
8 Encore Spotlight Performances ($5)
West Bend’s Hometown Foundation exists to provide opportunities for people to enjoy live music and Wisconsin musicians to be able to take the stage as frequently as possible to help build their audience as well as a local music scene. Eight weeks this summer, the opening act from the Regner Rocks concert series, will perform a second showcase set at The Bend. With a 9 p.m. start these concerts are designed to keep the night going just a little bit longer for those who want to; or to provide a low-cost opportunity to catch some amazing music for people who may not be able to get to Regner Park while the sun is still shining. Ultimately this partnership between The Bend, Hometown Foundation and Regner Rocks is designed to foster a music scene in West Bend, Washington County and beyond so we can always have something fun to do on a Thursday night. The more music the better!
Artists in the series include Evan Christian, She’s Right-I’m Left, Drew Gill, Jay Matthes, Dan Lepien, Cullah, Ben Harold, and The Honeygoats.