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Music in the Glen is a non-profit organization that sponsors and operates concerts in the City of Glendale at no expense to concert attendees regardless of residence. The concert series is funded by tax-deductible donations from local businesses and individuals. The Glendale-River Hills School District provides access to and maintenance of the concert site, while the City of Glendale provides logistical support.

You may contact Music in the Glen by phone at 414-228-1706,  or mail Glendale City Hall,5909 N Milwaukee River Parkway, Glendale, WI 53209.

The Early Frontier A Little History...

In the late 1980's, Dan Neesley performed with the Newberry Brass Quintet at Boerner Botanical Gardens. He wondered why a similar music series couldn't happen in his own backyard.

In the first four years of its existence, Dan single-handedly funded MITG and shared production duties with the Glendale Recreation Department and the City of Glendale. In 1993, he provided a $45,000 grant to the Foundation to help ensure MITG's future. With the increasing support of local merchants and individuals, Glendale has been enjoying Music in the Glen nearly every year since.

It wasn't smooth sailing yet, though. Cancellations and logistical issues forced the 1994 season off the calendar, but in 1995 MITG sprang back to life. A new stage was built from a trailer donated by Burt and Jackie Trouteaud. Area merchants and the Glendale Association of Commerce, recognizing the value of MITG to the community, backed the program with more energy than ever.
The program has grown with each passing year. In 1998, MITG extended to the winter months with Music in the Glen Encore Presentations, a joint venture with Bayshore Mall that provided the sweet sounds of local musicians to winter holiday shoppers.
Between the 1998 and 1999 seasons, the Glendale Recreation Department fell victim to school district budget cuts. In 2004, the series was transferred from the school district Foundation to the City of Glendale.
Roll 'em Credits...

Dan Neesley, in addition to his founding role with MITG, has also coordinated auditions, booked talent for the series, and operated the concert's sound system for several years, among innumerable other duties. Our heartfelt thanks to Dan and the whole Neesley family for their commitment to filling the air around Glendale with a variety of musical genres - year after year.

Bob Radke has run Music in the Glen's sound system since 1998. As the owner of R2 Communications LLC., specializing in electronic solutions for engineering and manufacturing, Bob's skills at the helm of MITG's sound systems come naturally. Bob & his wife Rita have been regular sponsors of Music in the Glen concerts for the past 15  years.
Agents from Glendale's Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office will be battling the hot kitchen this year to make that delicious popcorn. Popcorn is distributed to attendees free of charge while supplies last.
Izzy Goldberg and Richard Wiese have joined the Music In The Glen team. Their expertise in marketing has benefited MITG.  Izzy and Dick coordinate the sponsorships of concerts and placement of advertising in the summer brochure.

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