Music on the River announces 2021 concert schedule

For the Tomahawk Leader

TOMAHAWK – Music on the River (MOR) is back for its 14th year.

The weekly summer concert series recently announced its 2021 lineup, which features The Jimmys, MoJo and Flipside, Hip Pocket, Cougar Band, Copper Box, and Texxas.

Concerts will be held on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Tomahawk.

“Concert attendees are invited to come by car, foot, or boat and bring lawn chairs, picnic suppers, coolers, family, neighbors, and friends,” a release from MOR stated. “All concerts are free to the public. SARA Park’s indoor arena will be used in the event of rain.”

Each act was set to perform as part of last year’s series, which was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s series, however, is full steam ahead, with The Jimmys set to perform on June 23.

“A returning high-energy favorite, this band has won multiple awards many times over from both the Wisconsin Association of Music Industry and Madison Area Music Association,” MOR said. “This group features blues, soul, funk, fantastic horns, guitars, dynamic keys and a hot rhythm section.”

The Jimmys received the Best of Madison 2019 Local Blues Band Award.

MoJo and the Flipside, “a Central Wisconsin band of talented musicians” that plays “funky-blue Americana,” will take the stage on June 30.

Returning to the series on July 7 is local favorite Hip Pocket, “a ten-member band playing classic rock, R&B, contemporary big band and so much more” that features “excellent instrumentation and vocals.”

Cougar Band, a six-piece rock and roll group fronted by three lead female vocalists, is set to perform on July 14.

“You’ll hear everything from Journey to Lady Gaga with some cross-over country,” MOR said. “Fun is the name of the game with this band.”

A crowd favorite featuring accordion-fueled roots rock, Copper Box will take the stage on July 21.

“Based in Oshkosh, they are an award winning WAMI winner,” MOR explained. “Threads of blues, rock, zydeco and polka (are) all fused together in a genre-blending celebration.”

Texxas will wrap up the series on July 28.

“Country music with a kick, this central Wisconsin group plays a mix of southern rock, outlaw country, classic country, new country and oldies,” MOR stated.

For more information, contact Kayci Stevenson at 715-499-4404. To receive the latest news and concert updates, visit

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