The City of Willoughby is pleased to present the 2011 summer concert series. This year’s performances will offer an eclectic mix of entertainment – folk, Caribbean, classical, jazz, and more.
A big thank you goes to K&D Group, LakeHealth, and Marous Brothers Construction for their sponsorship of these concerts. Their generosity makes it possible to attract the well-known talent listed below.
All concerts will begin a 7:00 pm and will take place in the gazebo at Point Park.
June 30 – Big Time Swing Time Band. 19-piece big band orchestra playing everything from Swing to Motown.
July 7 – University of Akron Steel Drum Ensemble. This unique ensemble is made up of the University of Akron percussion students and faculty performing a variety of authentic calypso soca, reggae, and Island music for your enjoyment.
July 14 – Alex Bevan. Known as the “skinny little boy from Cleveland, Ohio,” Alex has been sharing his music with audiences for more than 30 years. His folk and folk-rock styles never fail to charm audiences.
July 21 – Heritage Brass Quintet. The group features an exhilarating sound experience, powerful yet elegant, with diverse and dynamic musical styles. From Renaissance masterpieces to new works, every concert is a feast for the heart, mind and soul.
July 28 – The Chardon Polka Band. This is not your average polka band! The Chardon Polka Band is one of the youngest, most energetic polka bands in the industry today and includes oldies, folk, bluegrass and comedy in their concerts.
August 4 – The Don Disantis Orchestra offers musical variety for audiences across northern Ohio. From big band to Broadway to the great standards of Sinatra and Martin, audiences are treated to an entertaining evening of music.
August 11 – Mary Taylor-Brooks. A northeast Ohio native, Mary Taylor-Brooks performs country, rockabilly and blues featuring songs from Melissa Etheridge, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crowe, Gretchen Wilson, Patsy Cline, and Reba McIntyre plus originals from her first two CD’s.
August 18 – Haywire. If you like a little bit of blues, country and rock mixed together with a lively beat, then Haywire is for you.
August 25 – Abbey Rodeo. As the band’s name implies, Abbey Rodeo’s influences and song list run the full gamut of styles between Rock and Roll and Country music.
Please take time to thank our sponsors – K&D Group, LakeHealth, and Marous Brothers Construction for their support. We couldn’t do this without them.
For more information contact the Community Development Department at (440) 953-4190.
Article source: WilloughbyOhio.com