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Free concerts in Huntsville

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm

 The arts council huntsvilleThe Arts Council and the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation announced the 2013 season for Concerts in the Park, which will be held for eleven weeks every Monday evening beginning June 3 and concluding August 12.

The series will showcase a mix of musical genres from rock and roll, pop, and top 40 to light classical, bluegrass, folk, and jazz.  The Concerts will take place in downtown Huntsville on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage in Big Spring International Park from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The series is free to the public; picnics are welcome and there will be food vendors onsite with a variety of items available for purchase.

 This year’s concert lineup includes 22 performance groups, including eight acts that are new to the series:

June 3                   Big Daddy Kingfish                                 JUICE

June 10                 Cristina Lynn                                             Tangled String Band

June 17                 Tropical Breeze Steel Band                  The Brakers

June 24                 The 911 Reporters                                   Groove

July 1                     Strings of Pearl                                          Olde Towne Brass

July 8                     Jimmy Henderson                                   Bourbon & Shamrocks

July 15                  The Ben Parker Project                           DiscOasis

July 22                  U.S. Army Materiel Command Bands

July 29                  Step Heavy                                                   Jeff Whitlow and the Old  Barn Band

August 5                Winslow Davis                                                                Mambo Gris Gris

August 12           Ashley Smith                                                    Rocket City Jazz Orchestra

The July 22 concert is part of Huntsville’s Armed Forces Week celebrations, and The Arts Council and City of Huntsville are proud to present Redstone Arsenal’s own Army Materiel Command Bands. The evening will end with a downtown fireworks display.

 Arts Council Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken said, “The music scene in Huntsville is vibrant and growing. We are proud to join with the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation to showcase some of our city’s outstanding talent every Monday night at Concerts In the Park. The concert series offers something for everyone, and it’s all free, fun, and family-friendly.”

For more information on the 2013 Concerts in the Park series visit www.artshuntsville.org or http://www.huntsvilleal.gov.