"I can almost do three days because we have so many bands that want to do this," Tegeler said. "This is such a nice venue and a nice park. It's such a great place to come and have a nice relaxing day enjoying music."
Previous events at the bandshell were more cumbersome. Tegeler said loading and storing equipment was difficult and that high-powered bands used to require generators. With all that's new, those issues have been addressed.
Next summer, Tegeler would like to see events at the bandshell every weekend.
"Now that the Bandshell is completed, I would love to see, every weekend, some kind of entertainment, performance," he said. "I don't care if it's
As for this weekend, once again, Tegeler put on a stellar show. From Saturday to Sunday, 22 bands performed live in the free park venue during the Tegeler Music Benefit Concert. Donations were accepted on behalf of Tegeler's other endeavor -- the
All proceeds from the concert will go toward CFAA. That group's main priority is helping to fund a new fine arts center for the
To Tegeler, the weekend events highlighted the need for such a venue. His benefit concert gave adults a fun creative outlet. The same can happen for middle-schoolers, he said.
"Because this is such a big project, if we do more events like this it will probably help that group," Tegeler said. "Our community, I believe, that we need financial support to bring about arts of all kinds. Every part of the fine arts."
(c)2014 Clinton Herald (Clinton, Iowa)
Visit the Clinton Herald (Clinton, Iowa) at clintonherald.com
Distributed by MCT Information Services