Concert in the Art Park features Quarry Road

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The second of the three summer concerts in Wittenberg will feature the local band Quarry Road from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. The band plays a variety of music including rock, classic rock, country and a few polkas thrown in for good measure.

“We’re excited to have Quarry Road in our concert series,” said Meg Hartleben, WOW music coordinator. “They’re a local group with a great sound and a large fan base.”

Jeff Krezine and Jim Hartleben have played together for about six years; both are retired. Krezine lives on Quarry Road in Wausau. The other band members live in the Wittenberg area.

“We always thought Quarry Road would be a cool name for a band,” Krezine said.

Krezine plays keyboard and bass guitar and provides some of the vocals. Hartleben plays drums and has a Christian band called Faith, Hope and Harmony, which includes the Krolows. Julie Krolow sings lead vocals and switches between keyboard and guitar. Dan Krolow plays mandolin and guitar and does some vocals.

“I invited husband-and wife-singers Dan and Julie Krolow to join the band about a year ago,” Hartleben said.

The band scheduled about 30 shows this year. Quarry Road will perform at Edgar Steam Show Days in August as well as Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg and Potawatomi Carter casinos.

“We have played at casinos, music festivals and parks, bars, weddings, dance halls, golf courses, bowling alleys,” Dan Krolow said. “You name it, we’ve done it.”

The Tuesday concert series is is sponsored by Walls of Wittenberg and is held in the Art Park adjacent to the WOWSPACE, 114 W. Vinal St. People are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, snacks and refreshments. Free ice cream will be available.

The Drovers will perform at the summer concerts finale on Aug. 14.

Hartleben noted that moving the series from Thursdays to Tuesdays has increased attendance. The June concert brought in about 100 people, 25 more than our best concert.

The concert series is funded through the Crossroads Community Theatre productions, the performing arts arm of Walls of Wittenberg.

“These free concerts are a great opportunity to hang out with other music lovers in the area and to speak with other WOW members to see if you might want to join our organization,” WOW President Elaine Knab said.