The public is invited to a free performance by Acoustics Anonymous, on Friday, June 20th. The 8:00 p.m. performance will take place in Edwardsville’s City Park bandstand next to the Library as part of the City’s Arts in the Park series.
From their Facebook page, “Four friends brought together by a love of picking, singing and grinning, Acoustics Anonymous bridges the gap between groove and grass. Injecting gravity and soul into anything they touch, and coating it all with a shimmering layer of harmonies, the music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed. Whether its channeling the spirits of Jerry Garcia, Joe Cocker or James Taylor during a choice cover or melting it all together for an original, Acoustics Anonymous can be found first and foremost playing live: bringing people together and making them smile, sing, sigh, laugh and dance - that's what it's all about, right? The band features a rotating cast of drummers (Dave Clark of The Schwag, Sam Niehaus of Reelfoot, and on occasion, Rob Koritz of Dark Star Orchestra!), so each show brings with it a varied style. The band formed in August 2012 and in its short career has shared bills with such renowned acts as Cornmeal, Greensky Bluegrass, The Giving Tree Band, Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy, Chimney Choir and The Real McCoys, as well as frequently playing shows with the slew of great talent in and around their hometown, St. Louis: Old Salt Union, Clusterpluck, Elemental Shakedown, The Thin Dimes, Jack Grelle, The Stone Sugar Shakedown, The Trophy Mules, The Barn Mice, Goodness Gracious, Kid Scientist & many more!”
This performance will be the first Friday night concert in the popular Arts in the Park series which also includes Thursday evening Municipal Band concerts, Saturday morning children’s arts classes and monthly Movies in the Park. Seating at the park is open for blankets, lawn chairs, and at the benches.
A complete listing of events is available on the Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page, the City’s web site at www.cityofedwardsville.com or by contacting the Parks and Recreation Office at 692-7538. The programs are sponsored by the City of Edwardsville and the Jacoby Arts Center.
For more information:
Katie Grable (618) 692-7538