After a silent spring and summer on the live music front, things are sounding a lot sweeter with the (safe, social distanced) return of outdoor music events – first with the Lowlands Group's patio performances and now with Zocalo's Music on the Patio nights.
After opening the music series earlier this month with acts like JC Munguia, Alyssia Dominguez and Evan Christian, the Walker's Point food park will continue the next two weekends with two Saturdays of live genre-bending local music, featuring Cullah on Aug. 22 followed by Pulpa de Guayaba on Aug. 29 – both taking the stage at 8:30 p.m.
Best of all, all table and door ticket sales will go directly to the musicians, who, like most of the arts and entertainment industry, have been notably struggling throughout this pandemic without the gigs provided by the usual summer music festivals and live music gatherings.
Most importantly, Zocalo will still implement safety and health protocols to try and avoid the spread of COVID-19 including distanced tables, mandated masks at all times (save for when sitting at a table), a one-way path through the food park, app ordering and a pick-up window, and a six-person limit per table. Guests must also remain seated throughout the performances.
Pre-sale tickets cost $10 for two-tops and $20 for six-person maximum picnic tables, while individual tickets cost $5 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit Zocalo's Cashdrop page, and for more information on the food park and performances – which are expected to continue through September – visit Zocalo's website.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.