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March 23 2020

The PARK Center and COVID-19 Update

The PARK Center’s Board is concerned and cares deeply for the livelihood and vitality of working artists, the safety of our dedicated volunteers, and the
maintenance of the Park’s infrastructure. We appreciate your understanding as we work to navigate this adversity.

After much thought and deliberation we have decided to close the PARK Center UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Being closed to the public and limiting access will significantly reduce the possibility of transmission of the virus. As a non-profit organization that relies entirely on the revenue from our events and rentals, this is a very uncertain time for us. We would be grateful for your support to help keep the utilities on and the mortgage payments made. If requested, we could certainly provide full refunds for events that are canceled or postponed.

Alternatively, here are a few ways, if it’s within your means, you can continue to support The PARK during this challenging time.

1. Buy our new PARK PASS ONLINE!
For the first time ever we are offering two versions of our NEW PARK PASS.

2. Make a Donation
Timeless, Classic, Always in Season
Simply call or send a text to 715-634-4596 and we will follow up by phone to accept payment - OR mail a check to The PARK Center, PO Box 136, Hayward, WI 54843.

3. Find us on AmazonSmile
If you buy at Amazon, go to, log in and select The PARK Center as your charity.


The PARK Center Board of Directors

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 7:30 pm

The Jimmys

The Jimmys have been ripping up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning Hammond B3 organ master, singer-songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has put together an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran blues guitarist, singer-songwriter; Chris Sandoval, longtime drummer with Tommy Castro; John Wartenweiler with his powerful bass lines and deep groove; the Amateur Horn Stars - Pete Ross, Saxophone; Mike Boman, trumpet; and Joe Goltz, Trombone - combine more than 40 years of experience touring the world with Clyde Stubblefield, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Youngblood Brass Band, B.B. King and his All Stars, and many others.

The Jimmys' latest album Gotta Have It, released December 31, 2019, received rave reviews. Produced by Tony Braunagel (drummer for Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray) this latest outing features The Jimmys at full throttle with all new tunes, including "Write a Hit," co-written and performed with legendary blues pianist and songstress Marcia Ball.

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Admission is $20 in advance and at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE with credit card.Tickets will be held for you at the door.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Wild Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Fly Fishing Film Tour 2020

Tickets: $13 advance, $15 at the door. Available online at:

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Music Series:
The Blue Hills Band
Hosted By Chad Kostner

Admission: Free Will Donation

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 7:30 pm

WOJB and The Park Center Present:
Birds Of Chicago

Admission is $20 in advance and at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE with credit card.Tickets will be held for you at the door.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 7:30 pm

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Celebrating Dave Brubeck's Centenary
Sponsored by: CHARAC

2020 marks the Centennial Year of jazz giant Dave Brubeck. To celebrate his life and legacy, Dave's sons Chris and Dan Brubeck, who performed and recorded with their father since the 1970s, curate a multimedia show with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. Through stories told by his sons and music performed by the Quartet, the show invites audiences to travel along the timeline of Dave’s extraordinary life and career.

Dave Brubeck (Dec. 6,1920 -- Dec. 5, 2012}, designated a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds. With a career that spanned over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation. In 1951, Dave formed the Dave Brubeck Quartet with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. The legendary Brubeck-Desmond collaboration lasted seventeen years and beyond.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s recordings and concert appearances on college campuses in the ‘50s and early ‘60s introduced jazz to thousands of young people. The Quartet’s audiences were not limited to students, however. The group played in jazz clubs in every major city and toured in package shows with Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Stan Getz. The Dave Brubeck Quartet repeatedly won top honors in trade magazines and critics' and readers' polls. In 1954 Dave Brubeck’s portrait appeared on the cover of Time Magazine with a story about the jazz renaissance and Brubeck’s phenomenal ascendancy.

In the year 2000 the National Endowment for the Arts declared Dave Brubeck a Jazz Master. He was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2007 he received a Living Legacy Jazz Award from the Kennedy Center and the Arison Award from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.

His international honors include Austria’s highest award for the Arts, a citation from the French government, and the Bocconi Medal from Italy. The London Symphony Orchestra, acknowledging their long association, presented him with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

In 2009, Dave was honored to receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Award, which President Barack Obama bestowed on him on his 89th birthday.

Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, performing at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals.

These versatile musicians also collaborate with orchestras all across the U.S. as well as internationally, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Russian National Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. For Dave’s Centennial, the Quartet will be concentrating on his compositions with orchestral arrangements by Chris.

Although the Quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music. The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

Admission is $50 in advance and at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5.

Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street (Cash or Check Only) or may be purchased ONLINE with credit card.Tickets will be held for you at the door.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Film Festival
Sponsored by Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust

Dining Out before the Show at participating restaurants on the evening of a Park Center Event? Show your server your purchased-in-advance ticket for that event, and you’ll receive a discount on your meal. Discounts vary at various restaurants: Anglers / Lumberjack Steakhouse / Flat Creek / Fireside / The Ranch / Black Iron Bar and Grill.
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