Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

The free Concert in the Park for 2016 will be held on Sunday, August 7 starting at 5pm in Corbin Park.

Rachel Bade-McMurphy and her ensemble The Imagine Collective will be performing an eclectic mix of original compositions, modern jazz and contemporary jazz-pop fusion.

About Emerson-Garfield’s Concerts in the Park

The Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council launched its Concerts in the Park series in 2013. The first-ever concert took place on Sunday, July 28 of that year in Emerson Park.

Emerson Park Concert flyer July 28
First-ever Concert in the Park flyer

The R&B/soul band Island Soul performed, and Smokin’ Rome’s food truck was on hand to serve up his delicious BBQ and soul food.

The 2014 Concert in the Park was held on Friday, July 18 in Corbin Park from 6 to 8pm. It was planned to coincide with the larger Summer Parkways street party at the same time and location. The featured musician was The Sara Brown Band.

In 2015, the Concert in the Park was held on Sunday, August 2 in Emerson Park. The band Broken Whistle performed.

If your band is interested in performing, your food truck would like to serve at the event, or you would like to contribute a donation to cover expenses (such as event insurance, permits, band fees), please get in touch with Eline Helm, the volunteer concert series coordinator.

Provided sufficient funds are available, there will be two concerts every summer — one in Emerson Park and one in Corbin Park. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic items as well as friends and family.