We're thrilled to announce a new concert series, happening right in our favorite park! The LoveLincolnPark Summer Concert Series will be taking place on four Tuesday evenings in a row this season, and we've lined up some incredible Maine musicians to perform.
First up, on Tuesday, July 23rd, the Blues Prophets will bring their Chicago-style blues to the park. They've played with many musical legends during their 40-plus-year career, including Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Professor Longhair, Pinetop Perkins, and so many more.
A week later, on Tuesday, July 30th, the Gypsy jazz group Mes Amis will perform their unique mix of traditional Gypsy, Latin, and American jazz standards, as well as original works. When they performed on MPBN's Jazz Tonight program, their sound caused Rich Tozier to remark, "who couldn't like that?"
Tuesday, August 6th will see singer/songwriter Emilia Dahlin fill the park with her stories sung in one of the most amazing voices in Portland. Yankee Magazine wrote: "Emilia charms her audience to the edge of their seats with her wry smirk and clarion voice – then drops them to the floor with foot-stomping, head-shaking grooves."
Finally, on Tuesday, August 13th, The Renovators will close out the concert series by rocking the park with their original tunes full of soul, funk, blues, and humor. A show by this veteran band is the perfect way to cap off the summer concerts!
The LoveLincolnPark Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Friends of Lincoln Park and the Portland House of Music, with special thanks to the Ames Family Fund. All of the concerts are free to all, although donations will be cheerfully accepted. We'll see you at the shows!
There are all sorts of exciting happenings coming up in Lincoln Park this season!
Blues by Blues Prophets
Gypsy jazz by Mes Amis
Picnic is a juried craft fair in Lincoln Park - now in its 11th year!
Singer/songwriter Emilia Dahlin
Rockin' blues by The Renovators
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