Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Free Music Concerts In Richmond On Tuesdays & Thursdays

I found the following article in yesterday's Richmond Register newspaper:

"RAAC Brings Music To The Park"

The Richmond Parks & Recreation Department and the Richmond Area Arts Council are proud to present the Free Summer Concert Series once again for the citizens of Madison County.

The series will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July beginning this Tuesday in the gazebo at the Irvine-McDowell Park, located off of Lancaster Avenue.

The first concert of the summer will be Dav “Fathead” Davis this Tuesday. Davis is known for his soulful vocals and electric piano chops. Those skills were not developed overnight. He has been rocking church services, juke joints, and concert halls for more than 30 years.

Make no mistake about it, his funky fingers and big blues vocals will still make your hip pocket “jump outta of socket,” according to his Web site, www.fatheaddavis.com.

The next concert will be the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers on June 10. Based out of Lexington, this group has put a unique spin on acoustic music. Influenced by the bluegrass influences of Bill Monroe, the storytelling lyrics of Texas country, the reckless slap bass of rockabilly and the progressive edge of early alternative pop, this group is sure to entertain a variety of music lovers. www.blindcorn.com

The Bacchanal Steel Band will be performing June 17, featuring instruments made from 55-gallon oil barrels. Since 1998, the band has been entertaining and educating with its combination of calypso, soca, reggae, pop and classical music.

Bring a picnic dinner and sit back and enjoy the sounds of summer with this premier Caribbean ensemble. www.bacchanalsteelband.com

Directly from the River City comes “Jerry King & the Rivertown Ramblers” one of the most-praised and talked about traditional Rockabilly bands on the scene today. Playing in Richmond on June 24, they will keep your hips shakin’, feet tappin’ and girls twirling to the unforgettable sounds of the 1950s. www.rivertownramblers.com

This concert series is free and open to the public and is appropriate for all ages. People in attendance should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets and feel free to bring a picnic dinner. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside at 7:30 p.m. in the Richmond Area Arts Center, located off Lancaster Avenue and Water Street.

For more information or to ask about July concerts, call 623-8753 or 624-4242 or visit http://parks.richmond.ky.us.


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