The Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden has announced the schedule of performers for its 2010 season. The annual summer series of Wednesday night concerts kicks off on June 2 with a performance by singer Denise Thimes, with several other shows that also may be of interest to jazz fans. Here's the complete schedule:
June 2: Denise Thimes
June 9: Trio Trés Bien
June 16: Peter Martin
June 23: Javier Mendoza
June 30: Dawn Weber and the Electro Funk Assembly
July 7: Dogtown Allstars
July 14: FolknBluesGrass
July 21: Beyond Abbey Road (Beatles tribute with Peter Mayer)
July 28: Kevin Lucas Orchestra
August 4: Gene Dobbs Bradford and the Blues Inquisition
The Whitaker Music Festival concerts are held outdoors on the lawn of the Cohen Amphitheater, just west of the Climatron dome. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets or coolers or to purchase food and beverages on site. Admission to the Garden is free on Wednesdays after 5:00 p.m., with music beginning at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit the Garden's website or call the recorded hotline at 314-577-9400. In the event of inclement weather, you can tune in to WSIE (88.7 FM) for concert updates.
Brian Simpson @ Pizza Express, London
4 hours ago