Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Music Mondays in June and July

Decatur’s free summer concert series kicks off Monday, June 2nd at Rhodes Ferry Park.

Decatur’s summer concert series is set to return in 2014 bringing friends and families to the beautiful waterfront of the Tennessee River to celebrate summer while enjoying free musical performances. Sponsored by the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department, The Paul Stroud Concerts by the River is a free concert series that offers a wide variety of musical entertainment in a family-friendly setting. The concert series gets underway the first Monday in June with concerts held each Monday through July 28.

The 2014 concert schedule, featuring a broad range of musical styles, is as follows:
June 2  Dorothy Cole and Friends
June 9  Bimini Road
June 16            Ben Parker Project
June 23            Jeff Whitlow and the Old Barn Band
June 30            Dixie Bluegrass / Robert Montgomery
July 7  Reginald Jackson and Friends
July 14            Decatur Youth Symphony / Madison Community Band
July 21            Papa Rox
July 28            Taylor McLain / Sophisticated Swingers

Concerts are held at Rhodes Ferry Park on the banks of the Tennessee River. Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Concert goers are reminded to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Pets are welcome to attend but must be on a leash.

Funding for the 2014 concert series is provided by a Community Service Grant secured by Sen. Arthur Orr. During the opening concert on June 2, Sen. Orr will present a check to Decatur Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Dunlap and Assistant Director Tom Chappell with the Decatur Parks and Recreation to help offset costs associated with hosting the concert series.

For more information on the Concerts by the River program, call 256.341.4818.

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