Long’s Park summer music series will return in full swing this year with 13 diverse performances over the summer.

The free series of outdoor music returns on June 5 with performances by local, national and international musicians. All concerts start at 19.00

“We’re excited to be able to offer a full summer of 13 gigs this year,” Brad Sook, chairman of Long’s Park Summer Music Series, said in an email. “We missed every week in the backyard of Lancaster.”

Some notable performers include two-time Grammy winner Terrance Simien & Zydeco Express, promising folk singer Aoife Scott and renowned country star Tony Jackson.

Zuck said he is looking forward to the return of The Steel Wheels from Virginia-America, which performed in 2014 (the band also returned to the series in 2017).

“People are still talking about a concert that took place in the rain, which turned into an acoustic set with the remnants of the audience invited to the stage under cover,” Zuke said. “But we hope for clear skies and a warm summer night.”

This is Long’s Park’s first complete summer series since 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled entertainment events around the world. In 2021, the summer series returned, but in a limited number of eight concerts.

Here’s a lineup for Long’s Park Summer’s summer music series.

June 5: John Cleary and the Absolute Gentleman Monster

John Cleary was born in England but fell in love with the culture and style of soulful, sophisticated New Orleans music. Cleary regularly performs with other prolific musicians, including Bonnie Wright, BB King and the Taj Mahal. In 2016, the band Cleary won a Grammy Award for Best Regional Music Album Roots.

June 12: The Landrett Brothers

In the Canadian folk / alternative country band The Bros. Landreth perform, as the name implies, brothers Joey and David Landrett. Their debut album “Let It Lie” received the Juno Award as the traditional Roots album of the year in 2015. The Juno Awards are known as the Canadian equivalent of the American Grammy Awards.

June 19: Tony Jackson

Tony Jackson is known for his velvet vocals, and he is often compared to country star Randy Travis. Some of his most famous singles are “The Grand Tour”, “Old Porch Swing” and “Country Road”.

June 26: Con Brio

Soul / rock and roll band Con Brio are seven people known for their energy. The band has performed at music festivals such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. Consequence of Sound describes the band as a “party punk version of Sly and the Family Stone.”

July 3: Patriotic Fireworks Festival with U.S. Army Orchestra: Own Pershing

The U.S. Army Orchestra Pershing’s Own has been performing patriotic music since its founding in 1922. His performance is constantly one of the most popular events of the summer music series in Longs Park, which in recent years has attracted up to 25,000 spectators.

July 10: Louisa Rosario and Orchestra

Louisita Rosario performs several genres of music, including salsa and romantic styles. For the past 23 years, Rosario has performed with members of Fania All-Stars, a salsa band that began in the 60s.

July 17: “Night on Broadway” with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra

The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, which has been performing for 75 seasons, will perform Broadway hits at Longs Park this summer.

July 24: Steel Wheels

From the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia comes The Steel Wheels, a band known for their Americana songs, which pay homage to the roots of the genre but also expand them in a modern way. The band performed as part of the Summer Music Series in 2014 and 2017.

July 31: Aoife Scott

Irish promising folk singer Aoif Scott is known for her unique and powerful vocals. She is currently performing at venues in the United States and Ireland.

August 7: Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure, the son of Ali Farka Toure, who won a Grammy, is a Malian artist known for his blues, folk and soul music. He has collaborated with artists such as Dave Matthews and Derek Trucks.

August 14: Terence Simien and Zydeco Express

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Express is a two-time Grammy-winning band known for its roots and American flair. Simien himself advocated for and helped create a category for the Grammy Award called “Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album”. Simien performed in the 2019 Summer Music Series.

August 21: Respect the ladies

Cherish the Ladies is a women’s band formed in 1985 that performs Celtic music. The band began the careers of several Irish performers, including violinists Winifred Horan and Eileen Ivers, as well as folk singer Heidi Talbat.

August 28: Devon Gilfilian

Devon County native Devon Gilfilian is best known for his blues and soul music. In 2020, he debuted with the Grammy-nominated album Black Hole Rainbow in 2021.

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