New South Rampart Street Paraders add Dixieland music to Wisconsin Lutheran College's Summer Arts in the Park series

May 26, 2006

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee's own New South Rampart Street Paraders will perform their high energy, Dixieland music for the Summer Arts in the Park free concert series at Wisconsin Lutheran College Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. The band's extensive repertoire ranges from familiar Dixieland rags, stomps and blues to popular Latin numbers, fox trots, waltzes and polkas.

The versatility of the New South Rampart Street Paraders make it one of the most appealing and crowd pleasing Dixieland groups in the Midwest. Most of them performing together for more than 27 years, the Paraders includes Jim Christiaansen - banjo, John Knurr - tuba, Joe Aaron - clarinet, Bruce Yeo - trombone, Bill Davison - trumpet and Vince Picciolo - drums.

Summer Arts in the Park takes place at 8800 West Bluemound Road on the campus courtyard located between Bluemound Road and Wisconsin Avenue at 89th Street. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket.  The concert will be held indoors if raining. For further information, please call the box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit the website at

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.