Get ready for another summer of music at Anson B. Nixon Park
● By J. Chambless
The Dukes of Destiny kick off the summer concert season in Kennett Square on June 24.
The shady bandshell area at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square is a perfect place to enjoy an evening concert, and the summer series kicks off on June 24 for a brand-new season of live music and family fun.
The free concerts are held on Wedesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Visitors should bring a blanket or chairs. Picnic foods and ice cream are supplied by local restaurants. There's a playground nearby for young children, and every seat is a good one in the shaded ampitheater.
The series opens with the long-lived Philadelphia blues and R&B band The Dukes of Destiny on June 24. Food will be provided by Byrsa Bistro, with desserts by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Yo'R So Sweet.
Christine Havrilla and her band, Gypsy Fuzz, perform on July 1. Her music is described as “a blend of '70s, '80s and '90s rock delivered by a modern singer/songwriter.” There will be food from Chef-a-Topia, with desserts by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Yo'R So Sweet.
Beyond the Pale plays a mix of original and traditional Celtic music on July 8, with food from State Street Pizza and Grill, and desserts by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Yo'R So Sweet.
Mason Porter plays folk-rock, bluegrass and pop with plenty of improvisation on July 15, with food provided by the Kennett Inn, and desserts by LaMichoacana Ice Cream and Yo'R So Sweet.
Kategory 5 plays classic rock hits by artists like Boston, Heart, Kansas and Foreigner on July 22, with food from Philter Coffee, and desserts by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Yo'R So Sweet.
Singer-songwriter Billy Penn Burger brings his blend of jazz, R&B and blue-eyed soul to the stage on July 29, with food from Nourish Juice Bar and Cafe, and desserts by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Yo'R So Sweet.
Inspired by island music, soul, and rock and roll, Bullbuckers will perform on Aug. 7, with food by Yo'R So Sweet and desserts by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Yo'R So Sweet.
Closing out the summer season will be Sounds of Society, a nine-piece band that pays tribute to the classic music of the band Chicago. Food will be provided by Portabello's, with desserts by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Yo'R So Sweet.
For more information or last-minute weather updates, visit the Anson B. Nixon Park page on Facebook, or call 610-444-1416.
Support for the popular concert series is provided by the American Mushroom Institute and the Mushroom Festival, Dansko, Maffei Landscape Design, H.A. Thomson, Hadley Memorial Fund, Historic Kennett Square, the Hutton Family Help Fund, Just-in-Time Communications, LGB Properties, Melton Architects, the Neil Joines Foundation, the Kennett Flash and the Market at Liberty Place.
To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email firstname.lastname@example.org.