Once again, Anson B. Nixon Park will be hosting free Wednesday night concerts this summer. These concerts are a wonderful community event (we attend every one) and always attract a large and friendly audience, with plenty of families, kids, and dogs. You can bring your own dinner or buy it there. The music starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
Here's this summer's line-up:
June 22: Ken and Brad Kolodner: progressive Appalachian music
June 29: Michael "Kid" Davis and The Bullets: rockabilly, early rock and roll, R&B
July 6: Crossroads, a "collaboration of singers/musicians who have come together primarily because of The Flash": Dennis Melton and his son Michael Melton, Billy Burger, Tommy Geddes and Bob Beach.
July 13: Jane Lee Hooker: an all-female R&B band from New York City.
July 20: Mercury Radio Theater: a nine-piece band performing Gypsy punk, klezmer and Balkan music.
July 27: Angelee, a folk/pop performer who is also a Philadelphia veterinarian.
August 3: West Philadelphia Orchestra: Balkan brass, European folk music, and jazz
August 10: Shytown: A Wilmington-based pop rock band comprising Jimmy McFadden, Kevin Walsh, Tony Cappella, Ritchie Rubini and Jack Taylor.