Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summer Swing Concerts in Opelika

Summer Swing in Opelika is back again starting May 11th.  Go out and enjoy some music at Municipal Park in Opelika.  Last year they offered free train rides before the concert, I don't know if that'll be going on this year or not, but it's a lot of fun either way.

Here's the info:

Summer Swing Concerts in the Park begin Tuesday May 11th
2010 SUMMER SWING –“About the Artists”

May 11th           Lee Scott Academy Jazz Band  Jazz, Swing, Rock, Ballads and more!

May 18th             OHS Jazz Ensemble              Local talent, Jazz Rock, Swing & Jazz

May 25th            S.E. Alabama Community Band  58-member Band, Conducted by  Dr. Johnny Long, Troy Univ. Band Director Emeritus. Marches, Broadway Show Tunes & Classical Music

June 1st      Neil Diamond Tribute Artist Conner Lorre    is a top tier singer with a fun and unique talent. He dazzles his audiences as a singing voice impersonator.
Conner Lorre is clearly one of the best Neil Diamond voice impersonators in the world. Almost certainly the best you’ve ever heard.

June 8th        Route 66  This energetic group plays it all…Oldies, Pop, Rock and Dance music. Audience participation is encouraged…Join the ‘Monkey Park’ dancers on the grass around the stage as they dance, blow bubbles and have a great time!

June 15th      Kidd Blue   For almost 20 years Kidd Blue has been delivering their eclectic mix of Rock n’ Roll, Soul, R & B, 80’s and Jazz favorites to packed dance floors all over the southeast. With some of the most talented local and regional musicians on board, its no wonder Kidd Blue is a favorite choice for weddings, corporate events and fundraising galas from Chattanooga to Tampa. For more information:

 June 22nd    Bill J. Brooks -ELVIS Lives Concert – Top rated Elvis Tribute artist in the S.E. This show is dynamic, entertaining, moving and family friendly. Elvis fan or not, you are in for a rare treat. Thank you, Thank you very much!
June 29th  Auburn University Summer Concert Band - 70 Pieces Conducted by Dr. Rick Good. A Variety of Band Music, Marches, Overtures, and Show-tunes will be featured.

July 6th     Muse – 20th  year on the Summer Swing Bandstand! Easy listening, vocal oriented acoustic soft rock played as only Muse can

July 13th  Crossroads      Provides an opportunity for listeners to enjoy the vocal  talents of Jessica Wilson.  Moving through contemporary and classic rock, country, and folk music Crossroads provides audiences with a unique and entertaining experience. .

July 20th   The Fedoras  This acoustic duo plays folk, pop, and bluegrass tunes the whole family will enjoy.

July 27th   Martha’s Trouble -  nationally recognized Americana singers/songwriters. – “ have all the qualities that bands like 10,000 Maniacs with Natalie Merchant possessed - great songwriting, great melodies, and a great sense of timing." ~All Music Guide

August 3rd  - Fred Jones /The Good News Trio –Southern Gospel

August 10th   Route 66  Back to School Bash-  Enjoy a final concert as we bid summer farewell!

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