2016 Performing Arts in the Park
May 29th–Sept.4th at 6:00 p.m.
(unless stated otherwise)
Concerts are open to the public.
$5.00 parking donation.
Bring Lawn Chairs & Blankets
Gring's Mill Amphitheater, Wyomissing
Sunday, June 12th Magdaliz & Her Latin ensemble crisol
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol has performed in
Philadelphia and the surrounding areas since 1997, and is dedicated to the
interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional musical genres of Latin
America and the Caribbean. Mexican huapangos, boleros, and Cuban sones
constitute much of the group's repertoire; but we may also enjoy some Mariachi
music, Salsa, Habaneras, Bossa Nova, and much more. www.triocrisol.com
Rain Date: June 19.
June 26th Tom Vollmer and Friends featuring haley sheeler
not newcomers to the music scene, Tom Vollmer and Friends are sure to
entertain! Enjoy a collection of great
country hits, both old and new. Tom, on
pedal steel guitar, has been a staple in several bands including The Outlaws, Pat
Garrett Band, Generation Gap and The Jalappa All Stars. Haley Sheeler is well known for her new and
used country tunes; and after being introduced to Tom- the two have been playing
music together ever since. Don’t miss
this great night of music!
Rain date: July 3.
Sunday, July 10th shades of silver
Shades of Silver is a sonic fusion of musical
energy. Led by Scot Silver, guitarist
and songwriter, his band is the perfect blend of jazz, Latin, rock, funk and
contemporary music, appealing to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. www.scotsilvermusic.com
Sunday, August 7th Know Return
a Philadelphia-based Kansas tribute band, recreating the music as faithfully as
possible to their original recordings. With decades of professional
experience among its members, the band hopes to entertain Kansas fans and
introduce new fans to the music of one of the most legendary progressive rock
bands of the 70s. The band has a few
ties to the Reading area: Drummer Bob Eben is a Muhlenberg High School grad,
and Violinist Charles Kadyk is a music teacher in the Twin Valley School
District. Other members of the band
include Patrick Igoe, Dave Boardman, Chuck Whitmore, Matt Cobb, and Bob
date: August 14.
Sunday, August 21st The Wyomissing Band
Wyomissing Band Inc. was
formed in 1923 by two of the founders of Wyomissing, Ferdinand Thun and Henry
Janssen. The Band has a great history, from playing concerts in
Wyomissing, to marching in Firemen’s Parades with the Hampden Firemen. We
play a variety of music, from marches to Broadway, sacred music to TV theme
show music; we have something for everyone! www.wyomissingband.weebly.com
date: August 28.
Berks County Heritage Center
Sunday, May 29th When Swing was King
When Swing Was
King – (A
Benny Goodman tribute band) In this concert, Paul Consentino and the
Boilermaker Jazz Band will bring the energy and delicate swing of the small
bands to you, performing some of their best known material. You’ll also hear
some of your favorite Goodman Big Band melodies, done small band style. Jennifer McNulty brings you selections by
Benny’s Gals, including hits by Peggy Lee, Liltin’ Martha Tilton and the
Helen’s- Ward and Forrest. www.phoenixtalentagency.com/portfolio/the-goodman-tribute/
No Rain Date.
Sunday, Sept. 4th The Martin Sisters Band
Emily, Melissa and Christy Martin have been playing
fiddles since age five. They have been
traveling and performing with their family the Celtic Martins for the past 10
years. These champion fiddlers, along with guitar player Butch Imhoff and bass
player Eric Fisher, will entertain you with their three part harmonies and
bring you a lively mix of Western Swing, 40's Swing and Jazz. www.martinsistersband.com
Rain date: September 11.
Hamburg Memorial Park, Hamburg
Sunday, July 24th - 6:00 The Reading Pops Orchestra
Now in its
47th year, The Reading Pops
Orchestra continues its mission to promote the musical arts in Reading and
Berks County through public concerts, and to educate on different musical art
forms. Under the direction of conductor Will Rapp, the orchestra presents
“America The Beautiful: A Salute to Our Country.”
cornerstone work for this concert will feature guest soloist Jill Haley with her
“National Park Landscapes Suite,” a collection of 4 pieces celebrating
the centennial anniversary of our National Parks. Two of the movements of the Suite were
written while Jill was an Artist in Residence at Mesa Verde and Badlands
National Parks. www.jillhaley.com
Members of the Hamburg Area High School Band and Orchestra will be performing
alongside members of the Reading Pops Orchestra in the side-by-side portion of
this concert. The Reading Pops Orchestra will also present a variety of
selections paying tribute to American Music, including marches and Broadway
favorites. More information about the Reading Pops Orchestra can be found at: www.readingpops.com
concert. No Rain Date.