Music at Wyalusing State Park

Jon Stravers and Big Blue Sky will perform a variety of original music inspired by the Mississippi River in the Driftless Region. Jon’s music includes blues, folks, bluegrass, reggae and music with the natural rhythms of life. Big Blue Sky is a changing line up of local musicians. Jon and Big Blue Sky will perform this Saturday, October 12, at 7P.M. in the Peterson Shelter at Wyalusing State Park.

Big Blue Sky started as a father-son duo in the mid-1990s by Jon Stravers Sr, and Jon-Jon Stravers. Their musical style includes the influence of folk, bluegrass, blues and reggae. In their music they seek a closer connection to the planet, and indeed their musical writing comes from the inspiration of wild places and a celebration of the natural rhythms of life.

Big Blue Sky has released seven CDs of original material including “River’s Rising” released in 2001, “Mystic Migrations” in 2004, and two live recordings including a live one-hour program on Iowa Public Radio, “Live at KUNI” in 2006, and “Live at the Elkader Opera House” released in 2007. “Searching for the Cosmic Groove” was released in 2008 (which includes Jon-Jon’s last recordings), and “Driftless Groove” released in May of 2009. Their newest CD is entitled “Bird Dance” released in 2011.

Vehicle admission sticker can be purchased at the Park entrance. The last concert of the season is presented by The Friends of Wyalusing State Park.