Music & More Concert series ...

...continues on Thursday, July 5th at 12 o'clock noon in the air-conditioned sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave. in Racine.

A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit local agencies. Check out the full schedule here.  And to see the program for July 5th, click on "Week Five" below.

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  • Mitchell Proctor

    Mitchell is a songwriter born in Wisconsin and rooted in the teachings of 1970s folk singer/songwriters.  Born with a thoughtful ear for his home state’s folk and nearby music scenes, Mitchell developed tastes for all sorts of musical genres.  This musical melting pot is the centerpiece for his organic, soulful pop tunes, and for the easygoing personality he brings to a project.  More information at mitchellproctor.com

  • Young Strings

    Young Strings has been together for seven years.  While they can play acoustic when needed, Young Strings is largely an electric string trio.  Principal musicians are Becca Arnold on cello - she is attending UW Parkside;  Matt Piper on violin/viola - he’s attending Lawrence University, and Sean Steinbach (founding member) on violin is a senior at Horlick HS.  Additionally Rachel Christensen, also on violin, is a sophomore at Case HS, participates as needed.  Their play list includes Classic Rock, Celtic and Contemporary music.  And their mission is to inspire other young musicians to play music outside of their normal repertoire and have fun with their craft.

  • Zachary Scot Johnson

    Zach is a well-traveled singer/songwriter who has shared the stage with many artists including Shawn Colvin, Noel Paul Stookey from Peter, Paul and Mary, Jane Siberry, The Be Good Tanyas, The Greencards, Peter Mulvey, Willy Porter,  Maria Muldaur, Rita Wilson, Kevin Costner and Modern West, Vonda Shepard, James McCartney, Natalia Zukerman and others. His music has brought him to stages of all sizes across the country and onto multiple NBC, ABC, FOX and CBS morning and evening shows. Zach has released four CDs, including 2004’s “Moment of Clarity,” 2008’s “To Whom It May Concern,” 2011’s “Live at the Guild” with longtime collaborators, Mark Paffrath and Jeff Ward, and his newest release, “Sad Songs.” Zach also released a stunning 6 disc, 125 song tribute to the music of Tom Waits. Born and raised in Racine, Zach now resides in Minnesota, with plenty of time spent in his hometown. He graduated in 2006 from Lawrence University in Appleton with a triple major in music performance, theatre arts, and psychology. As an actor, he has over 50 regional credits, including national tours and is proud to have founded and run an improvisational comedy group for four years at Lawrence University. Zach’s mastery of many instruments leads to exciting live shows, where he performs on piano, 6 and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, baritone guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, violin, lap steel, harmonicas, octave mandolin, viola, bass, drums, percussion, banjolin, dulcimer, ukulele, pedal steel and more. His repertoire covers a wide range of styles and genres, from folk to jazz, rock to spoken word, blues to pop, country to a cappella, gospel to instrumental and more.  He is a member of the Grammy Recording Foundation. His hit YouTube channel, thesongadayproject has Zach bringing a song–either original or cover—from wherever he is.  It has run for 2,128 consecutive days, and has 39 million views!  Please be sure to visit him on Facebook as well as at his website www.zacharyscotjohnson.com