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Day 2: Midsummer Festival of the Arts

July 17, 2016 at 11am

The Hollows

Starting at 11AM


The Hollows' new full-length, Between the Water and the Wonder Wheel, was just released on June 3rd. The album was tracked at The Bunker in Brooklyn with producer John Siket (Sonic Youth, Phish, Yo La Tengo, Dave Matthews Band), engineered by James Frazee (Beck, Patti Smith, Esperanza Spalding), and mastered by Fred Kevorkian (Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams, The White Stripes). When you first see this scruffy ensemble of multi-instrumentalists take the stage, you will find them out of place. They will appear to be a ragtag set of traveling performers, accustomed to closing out barn dances and just as likely to steal your prize-winning cow as to wake up next to your sister in a hayloft. But when the first notes reach your ears, it will seem to you that the sound of The Hollows is uniquely New York: a contradictory, harmonic melting pot that takes all of its roots, twists them around, and produces something else, something new. With no frontman (or six frontmen), the result is a veritable junkyard of instruments and musical personalities, a carnival on wheels, a one-man band in six bodies that owns the stage with all the mobile, rhythmic ease of a seasoned railroad gang.


Copper Box

Starting at 2PM


A younger, more bluesy and jazzy version of the Texas Tornados, Copper Box draws inspiration from rock, polka, blues, and zydeco. Copper Box has performed small, intimate shows and large, main-stage festivals with artist such as Little Big Town, Peter Frampton, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, W.C. Clark, and the Doobie Brothers.

Copper Box is a story of two kids who met each other when performing with their families on stages across northcentral Wisconsin. Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, washboard, etc.) crossed paths again in their teens and eventually realized they were meant to be together. 

They started writing songs and formed a band, and the rest is history! The current lineup includes the highly regarded talents of Dan Cable (drums, percussion) and Dave Chyla (bass, guitar).

It was only natural that when they first got together, Michelle and Danny started a polka band. For about four years, they performed at polka festivals all over the U.S. As time passed, they started writing original material that included influences of zydeco, Cajun, Tex-Mex, and Tejano, combined with the sounds of artists like John Fogerty, Bonnie Raitt, and Doug Sahm. They also found inspiration in the music of accordionist Steve “Esteban” Jordan. 

Copper Box became a reality in 2002. Since then, the band has masterfully crafted an amazing set list including a remake of “Comfortably Numb,” cleverly named “The Pink Floyd Polka.” It boasts more than a half dozen CDs and is the band of choice for anyone feelin’ the need for a little squeezin’.


Opening act

starting at 10AM



áthas starts in the morning at 10:00 a.m. with a combination of traditional and newly composed Irish dance tunes.


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N 7th St & Wisconsin Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081, United States
The Art Center's Festival Green
N 7th St & Wisconsin Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081, United States


Jamie Haak

Location Info

The Arts Center’s Festival Green is an open lawn venue. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for their seating comfort. Food and beverages are available for purchase on-site at a cash bar and food trucks. No Alcohol Carry-Ins Allowed.

All proceeds from beverage sales at the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series support the concerts’ continued success by helping to offset the high costs of production. Please support this series with your purchases. 


Parking for this series is available on N. 7th Street, New York Avenue, and N. 8th Street; after 5 p.m., parking on the streets is free. There are also two municipal parking lots, Lot 14 to the South and Lot 15 to the North. These lots are reserved parking from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., but offer free parking evenings and weekends. Parking availability adjacent to the concert space and within a two block area accounts for approximately 500 stalls.  

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