The Cultural Arts Division invites you to unplug and enjoy our free summer concert series, Music in the Parks, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. June through July, 2015. This free concert series takes place outdoors at the Jake Will Amphitheater at the Amelita Mirolo Barn at Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and bring the family to discover an evening of music we’ve planned just for you. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved inside.
A great community deserves great art and we would like to thank our Music in the Parks sponsors FCBank, the City of Upper Arlington, the Cultural Arts Commission, the Ohio Arts Council, Huffman’s Market and PageTech Limited. Their generous support makes community events like this possible.
Scheduled entertainment includes:
Harpeth Rising, June 4
Harpeth Rising chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music these three women Jordana Greenberg, Rebecca Reed-Lunn, and Maria DiMeglio. A blend of Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical is blended into a new unique sound. Watch a video performance.
The Outer Vibe, June 11
The Outer Vibe’s music is a blend of the motor city’s passion and power, the upbeat, good feelings of the West coast, and a cinematic southwestern nostalgia, a blend they like to call “surf disco.” When asked what the new music sounds like, the band’s immediate response is, “Clint Eastwood drinking a pina colada while listening to Dick Dale.” Watch a video performance.
Topher James & Biscuit Brigade, June 18
Being a son of a music teacher and a librarian it may be fitting that Chris Shaw, aka Topher James in the bands namesake, chose singer songwriter. With an early interest in reggae, melody driven music, and rhythmically strong sounds it’s no wonder he has found a home in Soul and R&B music. Watch a video performance.
Time Out, June 25
Time Out is a group of Scioto Darby students who fell in love with music at a young age. Specifically, the kind with sweet guitars, thumping drums, and killer vocals. We bring a range of sounds to our shows, from early rock and roll through classic to modern rock, allowing us to reach across generations and tastes.
Rumblin’ the walls on lead guitar and vocals is Ryan Gunter. Bryan Biros keeps the audience’s toes tapping on bass. And keeping it all in sync is our drum dynamo, Connor Stewart.
Chamber Music Connection, July 9
The Chamber Music Connection (CMC), located in Worthington, Ohio, provides an environment where student musicians of all ages and levels of experience can study and perform chamber music. CMC is a non-profit, performance-based, and equal opportunity educational program. Ensembles are formed based on age, previous experience, and their potential to learn from—and inspire—one another. Students must collaborate to achieve their musical goals. Watch a video performance.
Hired Hands with Camp Rock, July 16
Jazz in July, July23
The annual performance by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. By incorporating contemporary arrangements into its repertoire and commissioning new arrangements and masterworks for jazz orchestra, the CJO promotes the future of big band jazz and cultivates the dynamic, adventurous spirit that has kept audiences coming back again and again. Watch a video performance.
Jazz in July VIP Reception
The Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission and UA Arts invite you to the 3rd annual Jazz in July Reception and Concert. Mingle with musicians of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra while enjoying drinks and light refreshments. Byron Stipling, will be the guest conductor for the evening.
Buy your reception ticket now for $25 online.
Ticket holders will enjoy VIP parking and seating for the concert.