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Summer Swing: Lee-Scott Academy Jazz Band
May 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What is Summer Swing?
Every Tuesday evening, beginning May 2, 2017, the Opelika Parks and Recreation Dept. hosts a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Park in Opelika, AL. This 13-week concert series offers a wide variety of musical entertainment including Gospel, Soul, Jazz, R&B, Oldies, Country, Big Band Swing, Folk and Community Band music. The Opelika Band Boosters will prepare hamburgers and hotdogs for a nominal fee from 6:15-7:30 p.m., ideal for a family picnic. Charter Bank of Opelika will provide complimentary lemonade during the concerts. The Rocky Brook Rocket, a vintage train with long, rich history has been restored and is be back on the tracks for complimentary rides. Come out early! Bring the whole family, a quilt or lawn chair and relax on the bank of Rocky Brook Creek for an evening of musical fun, fellowship and relaxation.
May 9- Lee-Scott Jazz Band: Jazz, Swing Rock, Ballads and more!
May 16- Kidd Blue: Even with the resurgence of the classic soul sound in modern music, Kidd Blue continues to bring their “New Old Soul” to packed dance floors throughout the Southeast. For over 30 years this horn-driven band has been delivering their eclectic mix of Soul and R&B in the styles of James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Marvin Gaye and many others. Don’t miss this talented group of local musicians. Follow Kidd Blue on Facebook and Twitter or visit KiddBlue.com for more information.
May 23- East Alabama Community Band: The group, led by Mike Stough and David Alexander, will be playing a variety of marches and show tunes.
May 30- Crossroads: Crossroads is a five-piece variety band that covers many country and classic rock hits. The band performs selections from artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, REM and The Eagles, as well as Carrie Underwood, Sugarland and Taylor Swift as well as original selections. Crossroads produces smooth vocal harmonies and provides audiences with a unique, varied and entertaining experience. More info can be found at facebook.com/auburncrossroadsband.