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Sunday Music in the Park series returns July 3

June 23, 2022   ·   0 Comments

The Sunday Music in the Park series will return to the band shell at Keogh Park in Tottenham beginning on July 3.

The popular series is a great way to fill an afternoon. The concert is held in conjunction with the Tottenham Artisan and Farmer’s Market, so you can visit the Market before the concert or walk over between acts on the stage.

Event organizer Dayne Polny, a local sound engineer at We Love Sound studios near Tottenham, said they are hoping to bring a new sound to the stage as well as attract new visitors to the park for the afternoon concerts.

“Our mission statement for Music in the Park has always been to provide opportunities to local artists to get some stage experience,” Dayne explained. “My dream is to have someone play at Music in the Park, and then one day say, ‘that guy’s on the radio, and he got his start at Music in the Park.’ We really like to try to support local acts.”

The concert series will follow the same format as last year.

There is an acoustic solo act that opens the show, followed by a band. The format works very well, and the crowd enjoys hearing two different acts on the same afternoon.

While the concerts have a faithful audience – you see many of the same faces enjoying the music each week – Dayne said they are hoping to attract many of the new residents in town to the concerts.

“There’s the new subdivisions out by the No Frills in that area, and I know there’s a lot of new young families coming into town and looking for things to do, and I’d like to give them some community entertainment for them to enjoy and some local acts for them to get to know, and allow those local acts to get connected. We’ve had a steady around 100 people, that come out every Sunday. I think the Artisan Market has helped. We’re running alongside them this year. I like the format where there is an acoustic act then an intermission where people can check out the Market while the band gets ready. I found that when it just a band doing two sets, the momentum kind of got lost in the middle. Now they go on and play 70 minutes and rock it out, and everyone seems to enjoy it. I talked to the bands and they prefer to do the 70 minutes rather than two 45-minute sets. Our Music in the Park, as much as I would like to grow it, I also like it being a small community thing where you’re promoting local culture. I like giving he community something then can enjoy.”

The new series will kick off on Sunday, July 3, with Duncan Ivany opening as the solo acoustic act.

Morgan Davis and his band will fill in the afternoon show.

By Brian Lockhart

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