Get Ready for the 2016 Swingin’ at the Shell Concert Series!

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If you enjoy spending your Sunday evenings at the park, be sure to invite your friends, family and neighbors along. If you’ve never been to a concert, we encourage you to check us out this summer. Like us on Facebook for up-to-date event information, photos, videos and more: https://www.facebook.com/Swinginattheshell/

Stay tuned for details – the 2016 FREE summer concert series schedule will be released soon!

Swingin’ at the Shell and our corporate sponsors (Caster Concepts, Parks Drug Store, Team 1 Plastics) love to see the community gathered together at Albion’s historic band shell. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

 

2015 Swingin’ at the Shell Concert Series

All of us behind the scenes of Swingin’ at the Shell believe that Albion is a special place and that the Victory Park Band Shell is a unique treasure in our community. Our goal is a simple one – to put together a family-friendly and free music experience for all to enjoy. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors. Grab a blanket or your lawn chairs and pack a picnic dinner. Let your children play, sing and dance. This is good old-fashioned summertime fun! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday evenings this summer…let’s fill up the park!

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Swingin’ at the Shell Concert Series line-up…

Early Summer Concerts

  • Sunday, June 14th at 6pm: Jackson Jazz Ensemble
  • Sunday, June 28th at 6pm: Big Boss Blues (Blues, Rock, R&B)
  • Sunday, July 19th at 6pm: Marshall Rotary Band with guest conductor Dr. Jeananne Nichols

Weekly Concerts August 2nd – September 13th

  • Sunday, August 2nd at 6pm: Kris Hitchcock & Small Town Son (Country Rock)
  • Sunday, August 9th at 6pm: Steve King & The Dittilies (Oldies)
  • Sunday, August 16th at 6pm: Alibi will perform familiar Disney music…a concert for children, families, and all of us who are young at heart!
  • Sunday, August 23rd at 6pm: Mainstreet Dueling Pianos
  • Sunday, August 30th at 6pm: Annabelle Road (Country)
  • Sunday, September 6th at 6pm: 5 o’clock Somewhere (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band)
  • Sunday, September 13th at 6pm: Magic Bus will be back by popular demand as our big season finale! (Woodstock Era Music)

This concert series would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Caster Concepts, Parks Drug Store, Team 1 Plastics, and the Albion Community Foundation. These events are also supported by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Mr. Reidwill be there with his hot dog Wonder Wagon, and concessions to benefit the Albion Senior Center and Little Lambs Preschool and Childcare will be available, as well.

 

Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe Coming to Albion, Sunday, May 17th at 6pm!

Swingin’ at the Shell is thrilled to announce its final performer for the 2015 Winter Concert Series…

Michigan’s own Brian Vander Ark – the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter for the The Verve Pipe – has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide and produced a string of hit singles, including the #1 song ‘The Freshman.’ His gift is one of tremendous storytelling expressed through melodies and rhythms that are unique, riveting, intensely personal and entirely gripping. His journey has resulted in an engrossing collection of songs wrought from an experience that many have dreamed of, but few have faced. On the way, Brian discovered his love for performing and now revels in a freedom that few can claim as he travels the road playing his songs and connecting with audiences. He believes in bringing the music straight to the people.

Brian will be joined by his friends and fellow musicians – Quinn and Channing – for a knock-out performance you won’t want to miss! Sunday, May 17th at 6:00pm at the beautiful and fully renovated Bohm Theatre in downtown Albion. Doors open at 5:30pm. Concessions will be available to purchase at the Bohm. This is a FREE concert thanks to our generous sponsors: Caster Concepts, Parks Drug Store, Team 1 Plastics, and the Albion Community Foundation. This concert is made possible, in part, by the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

We’ll see you there! Stay tuned for our 2015 summer series line-up. It’s going to be a great year at the Band Shell!

http://brianvanderark.com/