"Bandstand Bluegrass" Series Starts Tonight

Washington Park Americana music series kicks off with Jake Speed and the Freddies

click to enlarge Jake Speed & the Freddies (Photo: www.freddiesmusic.com)
Jake Speed & the Freddies (Photo: www.freddiesmusic.com)

We previously told you about some of the newly remodeled Washington Park's musical additions, including the "Jazz in the Park" series, curated by Jazz pianist Chris Comer and beginning tomorrow with special guest Napoleon Maddox of Jazz/Hip Hop/experimental group IsWhat?!. Now, the full lineup for the free Wednesday night "Bandstand Bluegrass" series has been revealed.

The series kicks off tonight with local Folk/Americana favorites Jake Speed & the Freddies who, like a few other acts on the schedule, aren't really "Bluegrass" (though I guess the name does sounds better than "Bandstand Folk/Roots/Bluegrass/Americana").

Here's the rest of the "Bandstand Bluegrass" performers for this summer. Music runs (on the distinctive "Bandstand" stage) 7-9 p.m. each week and all concerts in the park are free.

July 18: The Tillers

July 25: The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

Aug. 1: Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band

Aug. 8: Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers

Aug. 15: Moonshine Drive

Aug. 22: Lagniappe

Aug. 29: The Blue Rock Boys

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