Bolton Hill’s 3rd annual Arts in the Parks picnic concert series kicks off on Thursday, July 6 with popular father-son musicians Ken and Brad Kolodner on hammered dulcimer and clawhammer banjo blurring the lines of Old-Time, Bluegrass and American Roots music.
The program at Rutters Mill Park kicks off at 6:30 p.m., as will each of the 11 concerts each Thursday through Sept. 14 at a different neighborhood or nearby park location. The final summer concert celebrating novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday will take place at his namesake park on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Here’s a calendar for you to post on your refrigerator for the rest of the summer programs:
July 13 at Arnold Sumpter Park (Laurens and Robert): the Todd Marcus jazz orchestra
July 20 at John Street Park (1300 block John Street): the klezmer, jazz and swing Seth Kibel Quintet
July 27 at Fitzgerald Park (Wilson and Bolton): Bolton Hill’s Jimmy Wilson and friends.
Aug. 3 at Rozena Ridgely Park (1500 block McCulloh): The Craig Ashton Syndicate
Aug. 10 at Arnold Sumpter Park (Laurens and Robert): acoustic roots band Charm City Junction
Aug. 17 at Lena K. Lee Park (Pressman and Madison): Brandon Woody Upendo
Aug. 24 at Mounds Park (1420 Eutaw): master craftsman Abdu the Flute-Maker
Aug. 31 at Maple Leaf Park (Robert and Bolton): jazz, funk, hip hop and punk Mowder Oyal
Sept. 7 at Henry Garnet Park (Lafayette and Druid Hill): saxophonist, flautist and vocalist Ray Winder
Sept. 14 on the grounds at Linden Park Apartments (301 McMechen): the eclectic Barrage Band Orchestra