National recording artist Tantric will perform Friday to conclude the Ripon Summer Concert Series.

National recording artist Tantric will conclude the 2021 Horicon Bank Ripon Summer Concert Series Friday, with a special season-ending performance.

The free concert, which is sponsored by Horicon Bank, takes place at the Village Green from 7 to 11p.m. The opening performer is Avalanche Lilly.

Tantric is an American rock band from Louisville, Ky. The group was founded in 1999 by Hugo Ferreira. Tantric is often categorized as post-grunge and is known for its emphasis on acoustic guitar, distorted electric guitar riffs and multi-layered vocal harmonies. In its early career, Tantric was frequently compared to grunge forerunners Alice in Chains.

The band has endured a 20-plus year career. Its musical approach has evolved into the sensational rock band that it is today. Tantric has released seven studio albums and one EP.

Its self-titled debut is their most successful release to date.

The album spawned the highly acclaimed singles "Breakdown," "Astounded" and "Mourning" and has been certified gold, selling more than 600,000 copies.

Tantric is working on its upcoming eighth studio album, “The Sum of All Things,” and will be releasing a video to its first single, “Living Here Without You,” in the next few weeks.

 Tantric's line-up consists of founder Hugo Ferriera (vox/acoustic guitar), Jaron Gulino (vox, bass), Sebastian LaBar (lead guitar, vox) and Ian Corabi (drums).

The outdoor concert series, which is organized by Ripon Main Street, Inc., takes place at the Village Green located at the corner of Watson and Seward streets in downtown Ripon.

A variety of beverages are available and participants may bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. No carry-ins are allowed in the park because beverage sales help cover entertainment expenses. Performances are free and open to the public.

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