The official start of summer is right around the corner and for many music lovers, it signifies a great summertime Flint tradition. Music In The Parks, a concert series hosted each year by the Flint Symphony Orchestra, kicks off on June 13th and will run through September 10th. The series will include six diverse concerts held at six different locations throughout Genesee County. The concerts are free and open to the public.
Music In The Parks is a great way for the community to enjoy some live music while taking in the beautiful scenery that the city of Flint and the surrounding areas have to offer. The performance schedule is as follows. All performances begin at 7pm and are expected to last about an hour.
On June 13, at McFarlan Park in Downtown Flint, a Veterans memorial concert featuring The Flint Symphony Orchestra. Rain location: The Whiting.
On July 2, at Crossroads Village, the Flint Symphony Orchestra will perform. Rain location: The Whiting.
On July 16, at Kearsley Park, there will be an Irish Rock performance featuring The Elders. Founded in 1998, The Elders consist of six members and was formed in Kansas City, Missouri. Rain location: Kearsley Park Pavilion.
On July 30, at Mott Park, Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra will perform. A Detroit resident, Scott Gwinnell formed the 16-piece Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra in 1999. Rain location: The Whiting.
On August 6, at Max Brandon Park, there will be a performance by Sweet Willie Tea. Bill Toll a.k.a. Sweet Willie Tea is a one-man band. Rain location: The Whiting.
On September 10, a Gospel music celebration will wrap up the concert series at The Whiting.
Show your support for local musicians and your community by attending these relaxed, fun concerts! Families of all ages and sizes are encouraged to come out and enjoy the variety of music that Flint has to offer. Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs!
Maps and additional information can be found on the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s website.