MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT
This year, we have a real treat on the Main Stage that is sure to please lovers of all music genres! From 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., sit back and relax to the patriotic sounds of the Lima Area Concert Band. Founded in 1971, the Lima Area Concert Band presents an annual subscription series as well as a Concert in the Park(s) series.
At 7:30 p.m., we welcome for the first time, 2011 Winner of Detroit’s Best R&B Soul Group of the Detroit Black Music Awards, Phase 5. Phase 5 has evolved to be one of the most electrifying acts to come out of Detroit in a long time. They have developed a sound of smooth jazz mixed with a slamming “in your face” style of today’s Hip Hop and R&B.
And to close out our entertainment at 9:00 p.m., we welcome the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group’s creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.
Following the Jazz Ambassadors, it’s fireworks time! Listen to our special fireworks mix prepared by DJ Phil Austin and Childers Media Group. The Jazz Ambassadors and fireworks accompaniment will also be broadcast live on 93.1 FM The Fan, 104.9 FM The Eagle, WCIT 940 AM beginning at 9:00 p.m.