Goodfellas performs Thursday in Norway

Goodfellas perform Thursday at Music in the Park in Norway. Members are the band are Dave Ebsch, left, and John Wills.

NORWAY –Music in the Park will welcome a seasoned duo to the stage on Thursday, as Goodfellas perform for the eighth concert of the 2021 season. The free summertime music series starts at 7 p.m. at the bandshell in downtown Norway.

Goodfellas are from Menominee. John Wills and Dave Ebsch began their collaboration in the winter of 2013 and have played almost every music venue in the Menominee-Marinette area. Their music is a mixed bag, which includes old standards, (which their nursing home audiences love), vintage rock, country and a little contemporary influence as well. They have entertained a wide variety of audiences from young to old. They have played local eateries, bars, country clubs, business parties, and reunions, as well as a wedding or two.  They love to interact with their audiences, and look forward to playing at new venues as often as possible.  Two voices, two guitars, and a lot of fun the 29th.

Music in the Park is grateful for the financial support received from several organizations: The Curtis J. Brackett Fund, Law Offices of Tinti and Goodman, Norway Area Preservation Society, Jim’s Music of Iron Mountain. Additional support comes from Norway Downtown Development Authority, Norway Department of Parks and Recreation, and several community sponsors.

The remaining schedule this summer includes —

— Aug. 5: The Community Jazz Ensemble of Marinette/Menominee;

— Aug. 12: The DayDreamers.

The Aug. 12 dates is a double-header concert with Iron Mountain’s Out to Lunch program.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will shift to the Crossroads Church (Grace United Methodist/Bethany Lutheran) on Odill Drive behind the Norway Historical Museum on the east edge of Norway.

Change of venue announcements are made via the Music in the Park Facebook page, usually by 6 p.m. the night of the show. Type in “Norway Music in the Park” on the Facebook search bar.

A fired up crowd attended the seventh Music in the Park” concert on July 22 as Norton, Chartier and Company performed to an appreciative audience.


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