With the beginning of June, you need to mark your calendars for two
of the biggest happenings for music in Van Wert. First of all, we have
finally arrived- concerts in Fountain Park. This Friday night at 7 p.m.,
the first concert of our summer season will take place, compliments of
The Van Wert County Foundation in cooperation with the Van Wert City
Parks & Recreation. It just happens to coincide (quite by intention)
with the Peony and Art Rageous Festivals.
What says summer more
than the music of the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and Frankie Valli and
The Four Seasons? Of course, there is much, much more music than this,
but it will be provided by the most popular beach party band from
California, Papa Doo Run Run. Four years ago, PDRR made their first
appearance in Van Wert and won the hearts of music lovers from all over
who attended. To kick off our summer of concerts in Fountain Park, I
just knew it was time to bring them back.
Of course, with the
festivals going on this weekend, there will be a lot of fun activities
and food to go with the music of Papa Doo Run Run. West Main Street will
play host to a car show, and there will be craft and art shows to
accompany food vendors surrounding the park. And then, don’t forget
about the Peony Festival Grand Parade at 5 p.m. on Saturday night.
Get your lawn chairs ready though, for the big 7 p.m. Friday night
concert. If we have the kind of weather we have been enjoying, we are in
for an exciting and fun night in Fountain Park.
week, we take Friday night off as there will be an all-star football
game in Eggerss Stadium. Then we return on June 20 with the saucy Cajun
sounds of Tom Rigney and Flambeau.
Now, for the second big date in
June! I know many of you have been waiting to find out who we have
coming to the Niswonger PAC. We have announced the Community Concert
Series, but on June 11, we will unveil all the other concerts, shows and
attractions. The act of getting artists to confirm dates in a timely
manner is always a challenge, but we are now ready to announce.
is one things so many of you have complimented the Niswonger on
offering. This fall will begin a whole new season of new artists, many
you will instantly recognize and others you should recognize. But once
again, variety will provide someone for everyone.
11 at noon in the First Federal Lecture Hall, season sponsors- Statewide
Ford and Van Wert Federal will proudly announce the new season. We
invite any who are interested, to join us in the Lecture Hall for a lite
lunch provided by Willow Bend, accompanied by the announcement and
words about the new season. Media, sponsors, and underwriters and
friends will gather to help kick off the season announcement and provide
information about when tickets will go on sale.
So, don’t miss
these two big dates coming real soon. Even when you think things are
slowing down, we are working hard to keep music in Van Wert alive and
well! You can relax and we’ll provide the music. FINE