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Franklin Park Concerts Continue Through July

Post Date:07/11/2018 11:25 AM

Enjoy a longtime Bloomington tradition, outdoor concerts with the Community Concert Band in Franklin Park. Concerts will occur every Thursday for the remainder of July and are hosted by the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department.


The outdoor summer concert series first started many years ago in Miller Park. After playing in other various park locations over several years, the concerts settled at their home in Franklin Park, now going on 30 years.


Mike Wallace has served as director for the CCB since 1988 when he took over the podium for the summer band concerts in Franklin Park. He became the full-time director in 1990 when Paul Rosene retired from the position.


Wallace opens every concert with the Star Spangled Banner and closes every concert with Amazing Grace. The pieces in between are new every week; including marches, overtures, show tunes, dance music, novelty and traditional selections.


Enjoy an ice cream social at 6 p.m. hosted by community non-profit organizations in the historic surroundings of Franklin Park. Remaining ice cream social dates are; 7/12 Old House Society, 7/19 Human Society, and 7/26 St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Music begins at 7 p.m.


Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Franklin Park is located at the corner of Walnut and McLean Streets in Bloomington.