Summer concert series season begins; will continue every Sunday

By Wally Robinson - ReminderNews
Stafford - posted Thu., Jun. 30, 2011
King for a Day performs in the summer concert series on June 26. Photo by Wally Robinson.
King for a Day performs in the summer concert series on June 26. Photo by Wally Robinson.

Heritage Park opened to the public 35 years ago, and free outdoor concerts have been a staple there ever since. The Stafford Arts Commission’s 2011 free summer concert series season got off to a rollicking start on June 26 with the appearance of the band “King for a Day,” from Fairfield.

The appreciative crowd settled in on benches, lawn chairs and blankets as the band presented a playlist of roots, rock and roll, southern rock and blues music, led by rhythm guitarist and lead singer Dan Labich, last seen in the area performing solo in the winter concert series at the Old Town Hall.

“These guys are terrific,” said Dan Taylor, of Springfield. “Friends of mine told me to check it out, and I’m glad I did. I’ll be here next week, too.”

The July 10 concert will welcome folk artists Wintergreen, followed by Coyote Grace, playing roots and traditional music on July 17.

The concerts are held at Heritage Park every Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. rain or shine, through Aug. 14. The rain location is the Stafford Community Center, also on Route 190. Patrons are asked to bring along a non-perishable food item for the Stafford Food Services Food Bank.


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