The Bemiss Neighborhood in northeast Spokane has lined up four summer concerts for Hays Park along Crestline Avenue between Providence and Gordon avenues.
This will be the second year that the Bemiss Neighborhood Council has put on concerts.
The family events run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and are free. The concerts will be set up on the west end of the park.
The first one will be on July 14 with Pamela Benton who does a mix of Indie rock, groove jazz, folk, blues and New Age music.
The first concert will also be a time to meet Bemiss Nextdoor neighbors.
The second concert will be July 28 with the Gleewood Band from New Mexico. Their album, “Sweet, Sweet Time,” was nominated for best rock album of the year in New Mexico.
One reviewer said the band on the album “flows seamlessly from psychedelic rock with blues elements to folk rock,” according to a news release.
The third concert is Aug. 11 with Musha Marimba, a high energy, high-school-age group from The Enrichment Cooperative (TEC) at Bryant School, which is part of Spokane Public Schools.
“They play traditional marimba music from Zimbabwe and other African countries. They were part of the First Night Rising Stars series,” the news release from Bemiss said.
A Block Watch attendance award will be handed out.
The last concert is on Aug. 25 with Fancy That, featuring Jackie Fox and Brad Keeler.
The duo uses acoustic instruments for original, traditional and cover songs. “Their performances glow with a feeling of home as they explore multiple musical genres rooted in tradition and inspiration,” the news release said.
For more information, go to http://bemiss.spokaneneighborhoods.org.
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