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First ArtStart "Eat to the Beat" summer concertSubmitted: 07/20/2018
Story By Thomas Goris

First ArtStart
RHINELANDER - Rainy skies couldn't dampen the sound of music in Rhinelander Friday afternoon.

The ArtStart summer "eat to the Beat" concert series kicked off Friday with instrumentalist Chris Skinner playing the electric chapman stick. 


Rain pushed the event off the new outdoor stage and inside.

But that didn't stop people from showing up to enjoy the free music.

Artstart Coordinator of Music Events Evan Verploegh hopes the event brings people together.

"[It's about] bringing people from all walks of life under this one roof, or outside to this one stage, and sharing in art," said Verploegh.

The concert series will feature everything from folk music, to jazz, to funk.

"It certainly doesn't stick to one genre, and I think that's one thing ArtStart does really well, is bringing in a lot of different types of artists and musicians to the Northwoods," said Verploegh.

Next week's concert features Shoestring Joe and the Star Thief, an original band out of Wausau.

Concerts run every Friday from now until August 24. 


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