Friday In The Pines Concert Series 2013 Recap
FRIDAY IN THE PINES
CONCERT SERIES IN THE AMPHITHEATER
Written by Katie Blanchard
The Friday in the Pines Concert Series for 2013 began this past June with storyteller, songwriter, reactor, Jimmy Collier. Jimmy easily engaged the audience with his grass roots good ol’time singing, and storytelling, making it easy to clap along with. The amphitheater presented a perfect venue for picnicking, relaxing, and enjoying the first of many future concerts to be held there.
July’s Fridays in the Pines concert hosted an encore presentation of classical guitar music with Anson Brown, Carlos Vasquez and Nam Duone. Their knowledge of the classical music and of each specific type of guitar used has been an entertaining part of the appeal of their concert.
Tipperary Stew filled the amphitheater full with traditional Irish and Americana music and dance this past August. This family of performers includes Noel on the guitar and vocals, Patricia playing Irish whistles, the Bodhran (a traditional Irish Drum), and vocals, with daughters singing and dancing. Their Americana music included Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, and Pink Floyd.
Concluding this year’s series was The Excursions Band. Filling a September’s chilly evening was a five member ensemble that played Classic Rock, Jazz and the Blues.
The museum is busy planning the Friday in the Pines 2014 concert calendar. Our concerts are marked to be held on the last Friday of June-August (subject to change) with September’s TBA. Chairs, blankets, food and drinks will continue to be welcomed. The Board of Directors is continuing to make revisions throughout the museum, amphitheater included. Your kind donations have made this a possibility. Stay tuned for artist performance, as well as amphitheater announcements in the spring of 2014.
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