Wednesday nights will be swingin’ in the park all summer long
KENNETT SQUARE – “Summertime and the livin’ is easy” goes the classic Gershwin song. What can be more idyllic than relaxing outdoors under a canopy of trees and stars and listening to a concert with family and friends?
You can relax each Wednesday at Anson B. Nixon Park’s free Wednesday night summer concert series. The concerts epitomize the easy-going times of summer, especially when shared with a picnic supper and a walk around the pond before the music begins.
The 2011 summer concert series begins Wednesday June 15 and runs each Wednesday through August 3. Light suppers by local restaurants and ice cream treats from La Michoacana are available for purchase each week. The concerts begin promptly at 7 pm and end by 9 pm and are held rain or shine. Full details are available at www.ansonbnixonpark.org.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday evenings, bring a blanket or chairs, and settle in for a pleasant summer’s eve. The schedule includes:
June 15 – Jamie McClean Bank (roots rock n roll, country, swampy soul)
June 22 – Chrisie Lenee (singer/songwriter)
June 29 – Alligator Zydeco Band presented by The Hadley Fund
July 6 – Spookey Speakey (reggae)
July 13 – Mason Porter (funky bluegrass)
July 20 – Andrew Lipke & The Prospects (alternative)
July 27 – Ben Arnold (singer songwriter)
August 3 – Spring Standards (folk rock)
A special benefit concert is planned for Wednesday, August 10, with featured artists Blue Cat Blues and The Winchester. Food and beverages will be available. Advance tickets are available for purchase.
Tucked in the middle of the borough of Kennett Square, the Anson B. Nixon Park is a 106-acre haven that offers the community an 18 hole disc golf course, playground equipment, tennis and basketball courts, athletic fields, 2.5 miles of walking trails, picnic facilities, and a charming pavilion with a view of the stocked ponds. Some of the ancient Beech tree specimens date back over 250 years, and informational signs with botanical and historical information are placed along the woodland trail. The Park is located on Walnut Road in Kennett Square, and is open daily from dawn to dusk. For further information visit www.ansonbnixonpark.org