Gallery: Orton Park Fest – Sunday

Festival ends with smooth, heavy chords and sunshine

Wendell Holmes of The Holmes Brothers gets into a jam early during their Sunday afternoon set at the 47th Orton Park Festival, August 26, 2012.

The final day of the 47th Orton Park Festival began with light drizzle but ended with sunshine and dry ground, and the smooth, heavy chords of Anders Osborne. The rain never got above mildly annoying and eventually faded to local showers under specific trees when there was a gust of wind.

As the sun rose, so did the audience in front of the main stage. Food and drink vendors did a brisk business as the neighborhood gathered one last day to enjoy a late summer party which is a fundraiser for the Marquette Neighborhood Association. Proceeds raised through the auction, cake walk, along with food and drink sales supports Wil-Mar Center programs including after school programs, food pantry, health classes, and educational programs.

A boy reaches for his order of lemon raspberry twist with blueberry cheesecake ice cream from The Chocolate Shoppe.

Madisalsa helped fill the floor in front of the stage with dancers by playing lively Salsa beats. Almost as entertaining was the Human Zamboni, who periodically used a squeegee on the dance floor to remove excess water. By the time The Holmes Brothers took the stage the Zamboni was no longer needed.

The Holmes Brothers played exuberant blues riffs to begin their set but their last few songs suggested the trio was losing steam toward the end. They revived the crowd however with a rousing encore.

The final act was Anders Osborne, which began with strong, thick chords and long sustained searing guitar licks. The crowd responded with enthusiasm as Anders and his long-locked bassist flipped their hair about in exaggerated fashion.

After a great first few songs the band seemed to jump about, delivering some songs in a traditional manner (sing and play), while lapsing into extended slow jams that left the audience wondering when it would end and aching to dance. Anders Osborne recovered with their final tune which brought the entire festival in for a soft, pleasing landing.

An extended first-look photo gallery is below.

Orton Park 2012 - Sunday

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Chairs are flipped to counter early light rain dampened the ground. Sunshine would emerge in the late afternoon during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A young girl hits the mark dead-on in the Kids Games area of the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Festival attendees take in the music of Anders Osborne during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A young boy reaches for pure joy in a waffle cone package; Lemon raspberry twist and blueberry cheesecake from The Chocolate Shoppe during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Many items were put up for Auction including original art works. All proceeds went to benefit programs through the Wil-Mar center. Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Local artist and art teacher Dan Slick completes a watercolor depicting the playground at Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Typical toys for playing at the park were available for the little ones during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Local salsa enthusiasts crowded the floor during Madisalsa’s entire performance at the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Madisala’s José Madera (right) and a guest vocalist perform during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A view of the oak tree whose root structure sits directly under the stage. Some residents feel has been damaged by festivals in the past. One resident says the tree is dying. Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Local salsa enthusiasts crowded the floor during Madisalsa’s entire performance at the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Former Sixth District Alders Bert Zipperer (center) and Judy Olson (right) conduct the MNA auction to benefit Wil-Mar Center programs during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Wendell Holmes of The Holmes Brothers jams during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Light rain did not prevent a sizeable crowd from attending the afternoon and evening performances during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A young girl likes to dance to the blues during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Live music lovers dance to The Holmes Brothers during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Roasted corn was one of many traditional Wisconsin summer festival offerings available at the food stand run by the Wil-Mar Center during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Approximately 10-12 vendors formed a bazaar on the southeast corner of the park selling mostly clothes and jewelry during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A family picnics and listens to the music during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Ike Hanger designed and sells these custom-made outfits.
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To address the impact of the festival on the park, additional plywood was employed to spread out the weight of some of the required equipment during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Anders Osborne performs during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.

 

Madisalsa at the Orton Park Festival 

 

The Holmes Brothers at the Orton Park Festival 

 

Anders Osborne at the Orton Park Festival 

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