Summer concert series plays it all at Evergreen Walk
By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
South Windsor - posted Fri., Jul. 1, 2011
“We try as much as we can to have a local factor,” said Ryan Kane, assistant director of recreation for the town of South Windsor, about selecting the music for the Summer Concert Series.
The concert series’ first band, the Savage Brothers – which played on June 30 – features Tom Savage, who is a music teacher at Timothy Edwards Middle School, on saxophone. Another local connection is Dennis Sheriden, the town’s human services director, who is a member of Skyline Drive, the country band playing on July 21. The rock band Silverado, scheduled to play on Aug. 4, features several members who work in South Windsor. Several members of Tirebiter are from Ellington, which will perform on July 28. On Aug. 11, the South Windsor Community Band will play; 65 percent of its members are South Windsor residents.
This is the 25th year for the concert series, which has been sponsored by Rockville Bank for the past eight years. Upcoming concerts include the rock band 95 South on July 7, Darik and the Funbags playing ’80s rock on July 14, local country band Skyline Drive on July 21, the popular rock band Tirebiter on July 28, Silverado’s rock music on Aug. 4, the South Windsor Community Band playing show tunes and marches on Aug. 11, and the final concert on Aug. 18, with Eight to the Bar playing swing and soul.
All concerts run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rockville Bank Park at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk (near LL Bean). The South Windsor Walk and Wheel Ways hosts a pre-concert bike ride at 6 p.m. The free moon bounce and face painting is available for children, beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverages are also available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. and throughout the evening.