Anson Nixon concert series starts June 13

Summer concert series marks return of music Wednesdays in the park

Music fans enjoy a show during the 2011 concert series at Anson B. Nixon Park. A new slate of music acts is planned for various Wednesday evenings this summer.

KENNETT — There is a great peace and tranquility that comes from sitting back on a lawn chair or stretching out on an old family blanket under the stars and enjoying an outdoor concert.   Once again this summer, Anson B. Nixon Park presents its Wednesday night concert series.    Enjoy this slice of small town life, beginning June 13th through August 8th.  The concerts start at 7:00 pm and are free of charge.  Bring your own picnic or purchase a light supper from one of the local restaurants each week.  La Michoacana Ice Cream and Liz Marden Bakery will be selling summer treats, as well.

The schedule is as follows:

June 13:  The Chesapeake Brass Band is a British-style brass band with 35 professional and amateur musicians.  The brass and percussion ensemble performs a varied repertoire of contemporary and traditional brass band music ranging from classical, marches and jazz to pop, rock, and blues.  The Hadley Memorial Fund sponsors this concert.  Supper is provided by Floga Bistro.

June 27:  The Dan May Band performs pop songs with a folk twist.   Hailing from Drexel Hill and now nationally recognized, Dan May’s lyrics, melodies and music will stay with you long after his show.  Supper is provided by Jake’s Wayback Burgers.

July 4: Billy Walton Band will celebrate Independence Day with New Jersey Shore-style rock and roll. Supper will be available from Enzo’s Pizza.

July 11:  Brooke Shive and the 45s   plays the blues with a rock/soul influence plus a little bit of country thrown in with powerhouse vocals ala Janis Joplin.  Supper is provided by Byrsa Bistro.

July 18:  The Large Flowerheads  invite you to take a Groovy Trip back to the ’60s.  They recall the 60s with their Paisley shirts and Nehru jackets and they sound like the bands of that era, with some real dancing music.  Supper is provided by Country Butcher.

July 25: Joe Baione Quartet   Jazz vibraphonist Joe Baione has a passion for all things jazz with his powerful and energetic performances.  He has made his mark on the jazz scene, including opening for the legendary Dave Brubeck.  Supper is provided by La Verona Restaurant.

August 1:  JD Malone   Singer/Songwriter & Rock-n-Roll philosopher JD Malone writes songs that are true and brings to mind Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band if they played country music  with a little bit of soul.  Supper is provided by El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant.

August 8:  Cabinet  weaves bluegrass, country and folk influences to a powerful effect.  Supper is provided by Portabello’s Restaurant.

The concerts are held rain or shine.  Anson B. Nixon Park is located off Walnut Road in Kennett Square.  Further information is available at

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