A case of summer blues

Owen Park to host live music series at bandshell

Story by Spectator Staff

There’s just something about summer in Eau Claire. It’s all about floating, grilling and Express games at Carson Park. And since 2009, add Tuesday Night Blues at Owen Park to the list.

The event, which is hosted by the Chippewa Valley Blues Association, runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Owen Park.

Along with live music from some of the region’s finest blues musicians and groups, a festive summer ensemble full of refreshments and atmosphere will also be on full display.

A great set of concessions are provided by 9 Degrees Ice Cream, Joel’s Weenie Wagon (Brats & Hot Dogs), Dickeys Bar-B-Que as well as sno-cones and cotton candy put out by supporters of the current night’s non-profit beneficiary.

And of course, with all of the openness and abundance of seating at the park separating the Water Street District from the Chippewa River, it’s never a bad idea to bring a blanket and picnic.

Tuesday Night Blues is also a completely free event, making it easily accessible and manageable for those who are looking to kick back and unwind after a long day’s work.

Fourteen bands are set to headline Tuesday Night Blues this summer.

— Spectator staff