The 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.”