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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.

Summer Sounds

Join us this summer for a series of FREE concerts in the Quad on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. from June 14–August 16. Bring a blanket or chair, a picnic dinner and some friends and enjoy great music from a variety of local bands.


June 14: The Anne Thompson Band
June 21: The Redmonds
June 28: The Box Band
July 5: The Dooley Band - rescheduled for 8/23
July 12: The Street Jaxkson Band
July 19: Raíces Latin Jazz
July 26: Cheap Talking Wine
August 2: Los Gallos
August 9: The Bear Williams Trio
August 16: Radius
August 23: The Dooley Band