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Outdoors in the DU Quad
FREE — bring your own blanket or chair

The Bear Williams Trio

Bear Williams is the alter ego of Larry Kimpel who is a familiar name as bassist/musical director with (Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly). Be it up tempo or a ballad, Bear's voice is smooth, strong and a unique sound to be reckoned with. The music, a combination of old school delta blues coupled with a modern uptake on originals and famous favorites will leave you wanting more.  Bear's original music often speaks of social issues, something that is immensely important to him and his band. The band was nominated for the Chicago Reader's Best of 2021 as Best Blues Band, and Bear as Best Individual Blues Performer.



Join us this summer for a series of FREE concerts in the Quad on Wednesday nights at 7pm from June 15th - August 17th. Bring a blanket or chair, a picnic dinner and some friends and enjoy great music from a variety of local bands.


June 15 – Raíces Latin Jazz Quartet

June 22 – The Redmonds

June 29 – School of Rock, House Band

July 6 – Cold 45

July 13 – The Bear Williams Trio

July 20 – Phire

July 27 – The Box Band

August 3 – Cheap Talking Wine

August 10 – Los Gallos

August 17 – The Street Jaxkson Band