The City of St. Louis and 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French have announced the schedule for a free series of summer concerts featuring local performers that will begin Wednesday, July 7 at O'Fallon Park
Booked with an assist from the Sheldon Concert Hall, it's billed as a jazz series, but that's something of a misnomer, as the lineup actually includes more blues, soul and R&B performers than jazz acts. But category error notwithstanding, it's a talented group of performers that should make for entertaining listening, and of course, it's free, so further carping seems pointless. Here's the schedule:
July 7: Mardra and Reggie Thomas Quartet
July 14: Kim Massie
July 21: Jonathan Whiting Trio
July 28: Rich McDonough and Rough Grooves
August 4: Coco Soul
August 11: Bosman Twins
August 18: Denise Thimes (pictured)
August 25: Brian Owens
O'Fallon Park is located just south of I-70 in North St. Louis at the intersection of W. Florissant and E. Harris avenues. All concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
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