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Hillside Series wraps up with 'Trigger Happy' concert

The final concert of the popular Heritage Hillside Series will feature some of the best country music in the area, Trigger Happy. The concert is slated for Aug. 22.

The group originated in 1983, playing traditional and contemporary country music along with some favorite pop oldies dance songs, even a few polkas. Trigger Happy has played for local celebrations, county fairs and local theater shows. They have backed up national artists such as Dave Dudley and Stonewall Jackson. Trigger Happy members have also written and recorded their own music.

The group as individuals continue to share their music in local churches on a regular basis, as they have done for many years. Mike Murtha and Ed Schmidt were founding members of Trigger Happy. Murtha plays bass guitar and fiddle, and occasionally the tuba. Schmidt is the lead guitar player, also playing the steel guitar and saxophone. Karl Ausland has been the drummer for more than three years. His background goes back to the 1970s when he was a member of the Whitesidewalls. Scott Nash is the newest member of the band, but is no stranger to performing in the area. All members of the band are good vocalists and play a variety of instruments. Together the group continues to make great music and create a fun show for all.

The sponsor for the evening is Bremer Bank and entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., ending at about 8 p.m.

The Farmer's Market vendors have been invited, Messes and Masterpieces will return with an art project for the kids, Zaney Janey has been invited to provide henna and Table 65 will have Gelato available for sale. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic supper, pop and popcorn are available for sale and one of the historic buildings will be open for visitors to wander through.

It's a rain or shine event. For more information, call 715-246-3276.