A staple of Huntsville summer entertainment returns on June 3 with the start of the 2013 season of the Concerts in the Park in Big Spring International Park. The Arts Council and the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation put on the annual concerts, which will be held for 11 weeks every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage.
The series will showcase a mix of musical genres from rock and roll, pop and top 40 to light classical, bluegrass, folk and jazz. The series is free, picnics are welcome and there will be food vendors onsite with items available for purchase.
This year’s concert lineup includes 22 performance groups, including eight acts that are new to the series:
June 3 – Big Daddy Kingfish and JUICE
June 10 – Cristina Lynn and Tangled String Band
June 17 – Tropical Breeze Steel Band and The Brakers
June 24 – The 911 Reporters and Groove
July 1 – Strings of Pearl and Olde Towne Brass
July 8 – Jimmy Henderson and Bourbon & Shamrocks
July 15 – The Ben Parker Project and DiscOasis
July 22 – U.S. Army Materiel Command Bands
July 29 -Step Heavy and Jeff Whitlow and the Old Barn Band
August 5 – Winslow Davis and Mambo Gris Gris
August 12 – Ashley Smith and Rocket City Jazz Orchestra
The July 22 concert with the U.S. Army Materiel Command Bands is part of Huntsville’s Armed Forces Week celebrations, and the evening will end with a downtown fireworks display.
“The music scene in Huntsville is vibrant and growing,” Arts Council Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken said. “We are proud to join with the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation to showcase some of our city’s outstanding talent every Monday night at Concerts In the Park. The concert series offers something for everyone, and it’s all free, fun and family-friendly.”