Thursdayz @ Franklin

THURSDAYZ @ FRANKLIN

The Shawano Park & Recreation Department is proud to present Thursdayz @ Franklin. This is a brand new series of family friendly events that takes place every Thursday evening from June through August at Franklin Park. The series will feature regional bands, movies in the park, hypnosis shows, local bands and more! Please see the weekly event descriptions below. Contact Activities Coordinator Dana Dillenburg at ddillenburg@cityofshawano.com with questions. 

Thursday, June 6th - The Presidents / 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Four score and seven years ago a monumental collection of musical powers united in Wisconsin's Fox Valley with the mission of helping people have a good time. Since that fateful day, THE PRESIDENTS have become one of the most requested party bands in the state.  Combining a high energy show with an eclectic mix of classic to contemporary party rock songs, THE PRESIDENTS have the perfect mix of repertoire, talent, and charisma to rock your socks off.

The Presidents

Thursday, June 13th - Jeff Michaels Hypnotist / 7:45pm & "Family Night" Movie - Wonder / 8:45pm

Meet Jeff Michaels. He is quickly becoming one of the most popular and amazingly talented hypnotists in the country. Jeff will have you, along with the rest of his audience, mesmerized by his abilities to sway human behavior through subconscious suggestions. Jeff's shows are fast paced and full of spectacular demonstrations of his hypnotizing power.

Jeff selects volunteers from his audience to come on stage and become a willing participant during the show. The Hypnotized volunteers are taken through an amazing journey of imagination while they become the true stars of the Jeff Michael's hypnosis show. Jeff's shows are done in a family friendly, good taste style you will enjoy and filled with a creativity that is appropriate for all types of audiences.  



Jeff  Michaels

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

Wonder

Thursday, June 27th - Local Band - "Beer Goggles" / 6:00pm - 8:30pm

BeerGoggles is a 4 piece group consisting of
Troy Zeeman, Lead Vocals, Guitar
Grady Magee, Lead Guitar
Russ Calkins, Bass
Tim Roe, Drums and Vocals

Beer Goggles

Thursday July 11th - Ken Lonnquist Band / 7:00pm & "Christmas in July" Movie - The Grinch / 9:00pm

Ken Lonnquist uses his songs to communicate and connect. Across a range of styles - folk, rock, reggae, musical theater - it's his lyrical content that makes him special.  Whether for adults or kids, in concert or a musical theater show, he offers food for thought and laughter.. and most importantly, hope!


In the town of Whoville, human-like creatures called Whos are filled with excitement about celebrating Christmas. The only one who isn't amused is a cantankerous, green furred creature called The Grinch, who has a heart "two sizes too small" and lives in a cave on the top of Mount Crumpit just north of Whoville. The Grinch's only friend is his loyal pet dog Max and they both only visit Whoville when the Grinch needs to buy food and do bad things. Meanwhile, 6-year-old Cindy Lou Who notices that her mother Donna is overworked trying to take care of herself and her twin infant brothers, Buster and Bean. She at first decides to send a letter to Santa Claus to help her mother but after encountering the Grinch, who sarcastically says that she'll have to talk to Santa face-to-face about it, she eventually decides to try and trap Santa with the help of her friends.

Ken-Lonnquist
The Grinch

Thursday, July 25th - The Fabulous Rugburns / 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Webster’s defines the word fabulous as extraordinary, amazingly good; wonderful. That's exactly the type of experience you will have with The Fabulous Rugburns. Featuring members of local favorite RPM, the band was born out of a desire to play great music and have a good time doing it. The Fabulous Rugburns strive to have fun with the crowd and will put on a show that will keep the dance floor full. The show encompasses almost every genre of music from rock and pop, to country and even polka! Specializing in full band acoustic versions of all your favorite music complete with stellar vocals and harmonies, the band will never shy away from a request, in fact we encourage it! With a band motto of “we’ll try anything once”, you are sure to get a unique and fun show with The Fabulous Rugburns.

The Fabulous Rugburns

Thursday, August 1st - Local Band - "Wasted Stay" / 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Wasted Stay mixes classic rock with 90's grunge and modern rock for those of you who still want to "Rock" and enjoy live entertainment!

Wasted Stay

Thursday, August 8th - Jeff Michaels Hypnotist / 7:15pm  & "Throwback Thursday" Double Feature Movies - The Goonies & E.T. / 8:15pm

Meet Jeff Michaels. He is quickly becoming one of the most popular and amazingly talented hypnotists in the country. Jeff will have you, along with the rest of his audience, mesmerized by his abilities to sway human behavior through subconscious suggestions. Jeff's shows are fast paced and full of spectacular demonstrations of his hypnotizing power.

Jeff selects volunteers from his audience to come on stage and become a willing participant during the show. The Hypnotized volunteers are taken through an amazing journey of imagination while they become the true stars of the Jeff Michael's hypnosis show. Jeff's shows are done in a family friendly, good taste style you will enjoy and filled with a creativity that is appropriate for all types of audiences.  

Jeff  Michaels

The Goonies are a group of friends living in a village, the groups leader Mikey Walsh, his older brother Brand and gang members Andy, Data, Stef, Mouth, and Chunk are being evicted from their homes which are to be demolished. Setting out to find a way of saving their homes, The Goonies find a treasure map and they set off in search for the treasure of the legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy which is located beneath a abandoned restaurant. Joined by a deformed gentle giant named Sloth, The Goonies embark on a great adventure through a underground maze filled with traps and skeletons, where they are pursued by Sloth's mother, thief Momma Fratelli and his brothers Jake and Francis who are also after One-Eyed Willy's treasure and they willing to get the treasure first.

The Goonies

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

E.T.

Thursday, August 22nd - Double Down / 6:00pm - 8:30pm

One of Wisconsin’s most requested acts, Double Down performs a huge variety of all your favorites from the 70’s through current hits. This incredible duo features both male and female vocalists plus multiple instruments, including violin/fiddle. Come and check out Double Down and see what everyone’s talking about!

Double Down

Rotary Club of Shawano Concert Series

The Shawano Rotary Club will be providing the entertainment at Franklin Park on Thursday, June 20th, Thursday, July 18th and Thursday, August 15th. Performers and times to be announced...stay tuned!

Rotary