Maple Grove Days entertainment will be rockin’

Maple Grove Days offers many exciting and entertaining opportunities throughout the week, Wednesday, July 9 through Saturday, July 12.  So get up and get over to check out some talented performers on two stages: Town Green, 7991 Main Street and the Main Stage at the Community Center,12951 Weaver Lake Road. Here is the lineup and it is all free.

 

TOWN GREEN Live Entertainment

Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. is Uncle Chunk — Presented by Maple Grove Parks & Recreation Sound of Summer. They are very enthusiastic on stage and offer an incredible amount of talent. Their energy is contagious and the crowd really gets into their music. Their entertainment showcases Beyond the Yellow Ribbon celebration in honor of area veterans.

Thursday, July 10, at 11 a.m. is The Choo Choo Bob Show — He  hangs out at this clubhouse with his best friends talking about trains and having all kinds of fun. Adventures include trips to Tinyland, visits to real working railroads across the U.S., questions from kids, musical guests and mischievous puppets.

Friday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. is the Zinghoppers — Grab those dancing shoes because people are invited to a fun interactive concert and engaging dance party for the whole family. D.J. Kitty or J-Star will be the party host — both are Emmy Award winning children’s songwriters and co-star/co-created the Zinghoppers Show. All of this is after the Diaper Derby and Kids Parade. Then stay around while the sun sets for the outdoor movie debut of “Frozen.”

Saturday, July 12, from 10:50 to 11:10 a.m. is World Taekwondo Academy — Established in 1969 by Grandmaster Byung Yul Lee, one of the highest ranking instructors in the world. WTA is a school that teaches kids and families not just about kicking and punching, but most importantly, about life skills everyone can use on a daily basis. Martial arts is taught in a fun and exciting atmosphere. WTA was voted the best school in 2009 and 2010 by USA Taekwondo demonstration.

Saturday, July 12, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is Dancin’ On Broadway — Dancers performing range in age from 3-18. Many of them are competitive dancers who compete both regionally and nationally bringing home many top honors. People will see a variety of styles of dance which include jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theater and more. For more information on classes at Dancin On Broadway, visit

www.dancinonbroadway.com.

Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. is Holy Rocka Rollaz — Minnesota’s own Holy Rocka Rollaz bring back the sound, the look, the memories and nostalgia of one of America’s most treasured eras. There’s nothing but Pure Early American Rock ‘n’ Roll about them.

Saturday, July 12, from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. is the Duct Tape Fashion Show.

Saturday, July 12, from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. is the Winner of the Teen Battle of the Bands.

Saturday, July 12, from 5 to 5:20 p.m. is Single Circles Square Dance Club. — This club was formed in 1981 and active with over 59 members today. Join them to a do-si-do and swing that partner.

Saturday, July 12, from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. is Fam Jam — Don’t miss this high-energy production combining music, comedy, drama, multi-media and more to model positive core values. Families and folks of all ages participate in a shared experience where values are presented in fun and entertaining ways. Fam Jam performs first Wednesday of the month from October to April at Maple Grove Covenant Church. Visit http://maplegrovecovenant.org/#/children/wednesday-nights.

Saturday, July 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. is the Festival Community Orchestra — Their mission is dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of orchestral music in the NW suburbs accomplished by providing an open-door opportunity for musicians (amateur, retired, professional or semi-professional). In the shared experience, musicians realize self-potential, a spirit of generosity and opportunities for growth. There is no audition required to participate in the FCO.  To find out more information visit www.sjtw.net or email festivalcommunityorchestra@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 12, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. is the Arts Council Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble — Twenty, multi-talented and dedicated musicians specialize in the performance of Big Band Jazz. They have performed to sold-out, SRO audiences for the past five years. Paul Mazzacano, award-winning and nationally-recognized percussionist, vocalist, composer, arranger and educator, is the Founder/Artistic Director of this dynamic, crowd-pleasing Jazz juggernaut.

 

MAIN STAGE Live Entertainment July 12

AlphaBits from 10:15 to 11 a.m. — This duo puts together an interactive show perfect for children 3 to 8. Their lively concert is full of classic kids songs and original AlphaBits songs. There is lots of audience participation.

Bob the Beachcomber from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. — Everyone loves a beach party. Come sing along, clap those hands, stomp those feet, get up and dance. Enjoy popular and familiar music featuring everything from the Beach Boys to Raffi, SpongeBob Squarepants to Scooby Doo, and Elvis Presley to Jerry Lee Lewis. People might even do the Twist, the Chicken Dance, the Limbo Rock, the Macarena, or the Cha-Cha Slide.

Katie Ray from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Performing since a child, Katie Ray is a graduate of Osseo High School, singer-songwriter, performing acoustic country and pop from Nashville across Minnesota, she has developed her guitar performance style and song writing talent.

Shane Martin from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Shane Martin band is a modern country rock group, together the group blends infectious originals and memorable cover songs with hard driving beats, melodic grooves, and vocal harmonies. Martin concerts are a high energy good time that gets a crowd on their feet dancing, singing along, and always leave them wanting more.

PopROCKS from 7 to 10 p.m. — This is not just a band, they are a high-energy, live-music show that plays the biggest dance party hits.  PopROCKS is what people get when they combine the music of a DJ, the theatrics and costuming of a Broadway musical, and the live energy of an Arena Rock extravaganza. Five lead vocalists deliver a unique variety that is unbeatable and incomparable. Something old, something new, something for everyone.

 

Don’t miss these other fun groups around the community center. People will hear the old-time, fun sound of The Medicine Show wandering the halls, and outside Rich Wieber’s Bicycle Stunt Show will be thrilling everyone.

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