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Calypso Vision is scheduled for the “Sounds of Summer” concert on July 3 at Home Place Park. Andrew Tygielski is shown adding a keyboard riff to the band’s music. CONTRIBUTED

Audience can chill to Calypso Vision on July 11

MADISON – The motto for Calypso Vision, the featured group at “Sounds of Summer” on July 11, reveals their music’s genre and the band’s outlook.

“A Better Attitude from Another Latitude.” Their motto shows devotion to light-hearted good times, seasoned with a heavy dose of Parrot-head style. Much of their music pays homage to the late Jimmy Buffett.

This Sounds of Summer concert series starts at 7 p.m. and will end about 9 p.m. The event is free to attend.

Calypso Vision is no newcomer to entertaining people in Madison. In years past, the band played at the ‘Gazebo Concerts’ held on Front Street at the Madison Gazebo. Now, the group will share its music in the different venue of Home Place Park.

Formed a decade ago, Calypso Vision brings an audience the relaxed beachfront spirit, and a “gumbo mix” of Buffett-style tropical tunes and classic rock. The beach party will be ready to go with plenty of fun and surprises. (Facebook/Calypso Vision)

Calypso Vision’s full band has a huge sound, rooted in a love for the music dear to many hearts, and that song that you just won’t hear anywhere else. The ‘calypso vision’ is simple and easy to see, as it focuses on great music offering an escape from the mundane, according to the band.

Band members are Sam Benefield, Dave Lavallee, Chris Radzinski, Greg Thompson, Andrew Tygielski, Sonny Veque, Tania Yee and the “Black Pirate” himself, Eddie Black, who helps bring the big sound.

“Whether on a mountain, in a backyard, on a boat or at the pub around the corner, Calypso Vision brings a beach party ready to go, with all the spontaneous fun to turn an evening anywhere into a memorable trip down-island,” according to the band’s website.

One of their irresistible tunes is “Iguanas Fallin’ from the Sky.” Some artists, in addition to Buffett, that the band covers are The Beatles, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Boz Scaggs, Janis Joplin . . . even Dolly Parton.

Individuals can enjoy a quick treat or a supper at food trucks at the event, or they can visit a downtown eatery. Honest Coffee Roasters at 92 Shorter St. is nearby.

Madison Arts Alliance coordinates the Sounds of Summer schedule. Rosalie Holcombe serves as President of Madison Arts Alliance. Madison Visionary Partners is the alliance’s fiscal sponsor.

For more information, call 256-503-0554, email thegregcast@gmail.com or visit linktr.ee/calypsovision or Facebook/Calypso Vision.

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