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Hot Summer Nights Concert Series: Todd Menton
Touring musician Todd Menton kicks off the 2019 Hot Summer Nights Concerts Series. Menton traditional Celtic songs mixed with original compositions, utilizing guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran and a tin whistle.
Menton is the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for the legendary folk-rock band Boiled in Lead. A native Minnesotan, he first toured with the band for eight years, playing at major festivals and concert venues in Europe, the U.K., Canada and the United States. He contributed songs and tunes to three award-winning albums, including From the Ladle to the Grave and Orb.
Menton and Boiled in Lead parted ways in 1992, and he hit the road playing solo shows in pubs, clubs and festivals throughout the Midwest. During this time he released two acclaimed solo discs on New Folk Records, Punts and Where Will You Land. At the band’s invitation, he rejoined Boiled in Lead in 2005. They released their CD, Silver, in March 2008. Menton also teaches bodhran for the Center For Irish Music in St. Paul. This is his third appearance in the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series.
The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series has been presented by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College every summer since 1998. All concerts are held rain or shine under the dome of the amphitheater. In the case of poor weather, the concerts are held indoors.
The concert series features a range of musical styles and acts, from solo artists to small groups to bands. Each evening of music is designed for family fun and for people of all ages. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or seat cushions to sit on.