Anson B. Nixon Park FREE Summer Concerts

June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Anson B. Nixon Park FREE Summer Concert Series Announced

The series kicks off Wednesday June 19th with WESTERN CENTURIES from Seattle, Washington performing original country music done a little different, but a little right.  Think George Jones meets The Band meets Motown.  Kennett Brewing Company will offer dinner on June 19th.

Wednesday June 26th the series continues with ALL GOOD PEOPLE – A TRIBUTE TO YES.  Philadelphia based Yes Tribute All Good People has been wowing audiences over the past two years in PA, Delaware, Maryland and beyond.  El Rinconsito will offer dinner on June 26th.

Wednesday July 3rd, we welcome what is sure to be a highlight of the series with BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER performing the music of David Bowie and Prince, as well as original works!  Burnt Sugar hail from New York City and Rolling Stone’s David Fricke has said of the group, “A multiracial jam army that freestyles with cool telekinesis between the lustrous menace of Miles Davis’ On The Corner, the slash-and-om of 1970s King Crimson, and Jimi Hendrix’ moonwalk across side three of Electric Ladyland.”  Think Jazz and Rock and Orchestrated Improvisations.  Anson B. Nixon Park has never seen anything like this!  M&M Barbecue will offer dinner on July 3rd.

Wednesday July 10th, we host the 30 Piece (yes 30 musicians) CHESAPEAKE BRASS BAND performing marches, orchestra transcriptions, jazz, blues, show tunes and contemporary concert and brass band pieces.  Kennett Brewing Company will offer dinner on July 10th.

Wednesday July 17th, in conjunction with area charitable arts organization HADLEY, we present LOWDOWN BRASS BAND from Chicago, Illinois.  LDB deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City.  Hip Hop meets Jazz.  On the Roll Food Truck and Catering will offer dinner on July 17th.

Wednesday July 24th, the series welcomes MIGHTY JOE CASTRO & THE GRAVAMEN.  Call it "Modern Sounds in Rockabilly".  Based out of Philadelphia, PA, Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen is the latest musical project from accomplished collage artist and musician Joe Castro (ex-The Situation, The Lift Up, Nero /OPF). Heavily influenced by the sound of rockabilly as well as ‘50s rock-n-roll and doo-wop, the band takes that vintage rock and roll sound but updates it with a modern lyrical approach and a healthy dose of post-modern guitar effects. Consider it a house that resides at the cross roads where Sun Records and Creation Records meet.  Mary Pat's Provisions will offer dinner on July 24th.

Wednesday July 31st, the series welcomes ANDREW LIPKE with a full band.  Lipke is a Philadelphia based, South African born multi-instrumentalist and composer who marries Alternative, Singer Songwriter, Folk and Classical Styles.  Expect a full rock band augmented by some strings for sure.  Verbena BYOB will offer dinner on July 31st.

The series closes on Wednesday August 7th with a Kennett Flash Encore performance of sorts when THE SIN CITY BAND celebrate 45 Years of Music one more time in Kennett Square with a special performance of Americana, Folk, Rock and Roll and more!  Porabellos will offer dinner on August 7th.



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