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Next Myle plays Thursday in Norway

Next Myle performs Thursday at Music in the Park in Norway. Members of the band include, from left, Travis Ramlow, lead guitar; Steve Strom, bass guitar; Cal Coopman, drums; Kevin Fraker, lead vocals; Marc James, keyboards.

NORWAY — This week, Music in the Park continues as the Iron Mountain based band Next Myle performs for the fourth concert of the season. The free summertime music series will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the bandshell in downtown Norway.

Next Myle was formed in 2003. The original members included: Paul Quello, Bill Bice, Kristen Nordine, Kevin Fraker and Darwyn Aberly.

Fraker remains with the band with new members Travis Ramlow, lead guitar; Steve Strom, bass guitar; Cal Coopman, drums; Marc James, keyboards.

Although the personnel has changed from time to time, the group remains dedicated to their goal of providing some of the best entertainment around. They strive to get folks “dancing in the street” and enjoying their music.

The band’s following has grown steadily, and they perform regularly at a number of regional events including FlivverFest, Hodag Festival, Niagara Lions Club Picnic, Auburn Parks Association Picnic, and many more. Next Myle performs a mixture of classic rock music, and they’ll bring a fun show to the band shell.

A warm but beautiful evening greeted downtown Norway concert goers on June 20 at the third Music in the Park concert of the season took place. Cjo and Trev, was an audience pleaser, and it was great to welcome them to the band shell.

“We hope folks that come into Iron Mountain for this week’s Out to Lunch concert with Datura, will enjoy the afternoon, have a nice dinner in the area and come on down to beautiful Band Shell Park in Norway for our fourth free performance of this summer’s fabulous series,” MIP Program Director Greg Hunt said.

Music in the Park is grateful for the financial support it has received from several organizations, businesses and individuals this year, without whom this concert series would not be possible. Major underwriters include: The Curtis J. Brackett Memorial Foundation; Carrie Toretta–Partello, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group of Iron Mountain; Northern Interstate Bank, Norway and surrounding areas; The Iron Mountain Iron Mine in Vulcan, Norway Township; Law Offices of Mouw & Celello, Iron Mountain; Steven and Debra Tinti; Larry and Kathy Bourdeau; William and Darlene Asselin; Preferred Powersports of Norway; Jim’s Music of Iron Mountain; Tourism Association of the Dickinson County Area; Loadmaster of Norway; media support from WJNR–WOBE–WHTO Radio, The Iron Mountain Daily News and the Advertiser; and numerous individual and anonymous sponsors.

Other upcoming Music in the Park performances this summer include —

— July 11: The Descendants, Dickinson County;

— July 18: Kind of Blues, Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Menominee*;

— July 25: 141 North, Iron Mountain/Dickinson County area*;

— Aug. 1: Sunny & the Heat, Marinette, Wis.;

— Aug. 8: The DayDreamers, Marquette*;

— Aug. 15: The River Cities Big Band, Menominee/Marinette, Wis., area;

*Indicates a double-header concert with Iron Mountain’s Out to Lunch.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be at the Crossroads Church (Grace United Methodist/Bethany Lutheran) on Odill Drive, behind the Norway Historical Museum on the east edge of Norway. Check the Norway Music in the Park Facebook page for updates if the weather appears questionable for Thursday evening.

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