Friday evening, May 25, the Pine City Arts Council kicks off its summer concert series, “Art in the Park.” Held in downtown Pine City’s Robinson Park, the series of free concerts brings a variety of musical entertainments to area residents throughout the summer. This Friday, the concert series kicks off with the sounds of the Pine City Jazz Bands at 6:30pm. But come a bit early and enjoy a sloppy joe meal served by the Pine City Music Boosters starting at 6pm. The meal costs only $5 per person and all proceeds benefit the Music Boosters.
The music begins with Jazz Too, directed by Kevin Cahill. Jazz Too will perform a variety of music, including several standards, such as the Nat King Cole classic “Route 66″ and “Jazzman,” recorded by Carole King. Soloists for Jazz Too include Matt Scott, Jared Montague, James Pixley, Jeremy Dyksman, Connor Clark, James White, Ian McClellan-Johnson, Alyssa Bursott, and Rachel Krautbauer.
Jazz One follows, under the direction of Bradley Mariska. They will perform audience favorites like the “Beer Barrel Polka,” featuring Cody Tchida on accordion, as well as big band standards like “Fly Me to the Moon” (featuring Adam Martin) and Jumpin’ at the Woodside (featuring Sam Roberto). They will also play popular movie favorites like “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “A Whole new World.”
So grab a chair or blanket and come on out to Robinson Park this Friday for the sights and sounds of summer, featuring the Pine City Jazz Bands.
In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Pine City Elementary Auditorium.