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“Let the melody, aroma and the beauty of the day lure you to the Birge Fountain to meet and eat with friends, family, colleagues and the community,” said Mark McPhail, president of the Whitewater Arts Alliance Board of Directors and Dean of the College of Arts and Communication.

Attendees may bring their own lunch or order lunch from participating vendors (listed below) while they enjoy music by Nima Salami, Looper’s Blues Duo, Brother’s Quinn, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Jazz 1 Combo, and Carl Cole.

Savory Sounds Concert Series schedule, which runs 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the following Thursdays at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center near the Birge Fountain on 402 West Main Street:

June 20 – Nima Salami, who plays classical, folk, & Flamenco guitar. Sponsored by Fairhaven. Food vendor – Subway.

June 27 – Looper’s Blues Duo (Brian Lucas, UW-Whitewater Communication faculty and Eric Sheffield, UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication technology coordinator)  Sponsored by Quiet Hut. Food vendor –  The SweetSpot.

Brian Lucas and Eric Sheffield

Brian Lucas and Eric Sheffield – Looper’s Blues Duo

July 11 – Brothers Quinn, an Irish folk gypsy bluegrass group.  Sponsored by First Citizens Bank. Food vendor –  La Preferida.

July 18 – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Jazz I Combo.  Sponsored by Olm & Associates. Food vendor –  The Black Sheep.

July 25 – Carl Cole   Sponsored by Fort Community Credit Union. Food vendor – Rocky Rococo.

After enjoying the music and lunch, attendees are invited to explore the exhibits at the Cultural Arts Center. June’s exhibit is the art of Kendra Bulgrin (art instructor at UW-Whitewater). July features photography by the community to honor the late Fran Achen with the Fourth Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition.

(information courtesy of the Whitewater Arts Alliance.  Discover more at www.whitewaterarts.org)