2013-06-19 / What's Happening

Concerts in the Park begin Saturday, July 6

The Morgan Arts Council (MAC) launches its 27th season for Summer Concerts in the Park with a seven concert line-up that begins Saturday, July 6 and continues through August 17.

All summer concerts are at 5:30 p.m., staged along the mountainside that marks the western border of Berkeley Springs State Park. This year, the nearby Star Theatre serves as rain location.

The free summer concert series was the brainchild of the late Linda Fallon and was introduced in 1987 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Morgan Arts Council. In the years since, it has become MAC’s best known program drawing more than 50,000 attendees over the years with many returning year after year.

Additional funding support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts as well as local hotel-motel tax revenues. For detailed information on the concert series and participating performers, pick up a series calendar around town, check online or call 304-258- 2300.

Saturday, July 6 — Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution.

Mix of New Orleans soul, jazz, rock and gospel in a Mardi Gras groove is the “secular gospel” sound of singer/guitarist Bro Jo. Shaped with horns, guitars, a scrap rhythm section and back-up chorus singers, the 12-piece Love Revolution provides a high-energy spectacle.

Other concerts are Saturday, July 13 — Phil Wiggins and the Chesapeake Sheiks; Saturday, July 20 — Banana Express; July 27 — Julie Adams & Steve Hill; August 3 — Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra; August 10 — Linda Lay & Springfield Exit and August 17 — Daryl Davis Band.

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