Watercolor Vignette – Music in the Park

Friday, June 2, 2017 - Music in the Park on the Gatehouse Lawn

Friday, June 2, 2017 – Music in the Park on the Gatehouse Lawn

Music returns to the Park with an expanded venue this summer. For the fourth year since its renewal, the summer Concert in the Park Series began June 2nd. The opening local act were the two lead singers and drummer of The Bashful Young ‘Ens. The Chicago based main act continued to belt out tight harmonies and accomplished musicianship.

The next Concert in the Park is Friday, June 30, 2017. “Doors Open” 5:30. First performers begin at 6:00 pm. From 7:00 – 9:00 (approx) the second performers conclude the evening.

August 18-19 will be Allerton’s first two day music festival. This year, a blue grass flavor with headliners Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush on Saturday evening. Chatham County Line makes a return performance to the Park. They are certainly a band to NOT miss. They offer great harmonies and musicianship on guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass and violin. Tickets are available on Eventbrite with a reduced price for advance purchase. Eventbrite is very user friendly.

The programming available this year in nature, music, hospitality, art and education has been well received by sold out events. In the wake of State budget woes, full programming and public support may Save Allerton from the loss of these valuable opportunities (again) in the future.

BTW – Remember to use your insect repellant with DEET when you visit the Park. Even joggers, walkers and bicyclists need to spray up before trekking into the Park. Hikers on trails – take precautions against mosquitoes and ticks.

Come out to the Park this summer. Enjoy the music. Enjoy the beauty this Park offers.

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