A surfeit of free music
Parks and Rec kicks off its Thursday night series in the CCB Plaza tonight with Coolius Caesar. These shows will run most Thursdays between now and October, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
They're also running a Saturday night series which started a couple of weeks ago, and picks up again on the 28th of June, with a jazz show featuring Stanley Baird, and on the third Friday of the month in conjunction with the event formerly known as Culture Crawl.
If that's not enough, Parks and Rec is also sponsoring a series of concerts in parks around town, kicking off in my neighborhood, at Duke Park with "Cool" John Ferguson on June 21st. These shows start at 6 and run to 8:30.
The one-off Fourth Annual Latino Festival this Saturday the 14th, which runs from 3 - 8 pm at Forest Hills Park, features the music of Orquesta GarDel, The Latin Project, and Carnavalito, among others.
Over at the American Tobacco Campus, their free summer concert series begins tomorrow night with a performance by David Wilcox, and continues on occasional Friday nights through early October. These shows start at 6 pm.
The Brightleaf Square series began back in April and continues, also on Friday nights, through late September. Shows at Brightleaf run from 7 - 9 pm, and you can dine at any of the several restaurants on the square.
My personal favorite, though, are the Warehouse Blues shows, cosponsored by Parks and Rec and the Music Maker Relief Foundation. These are also on Friday nights (see what i mean by a surfeit?) from 6 - 8 pm, at the courtyard in the West Village Apartments. If you like what you hear, make a donation to the fine people at Music Maker so they can continue their good work.
Labels: Local music