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Concerts in the Park
PARIS — The South Paris Parks and Recreation Department is announcing the summer Concerts in the Park, which will begin on Wednesday, June 26. Children's concerts begin at 10 a.m. The evening concerts begin at 6 p.m. All concerts are free for the public. For your comfort, bring a chair or blanket. You are welcome to bring a picnic snack or meal. The South Paris Fire Auxiliary will be selling items during the evening shows. Rain location will be the community room at the fire station except for two dates: July 10 and August 14, which will be held at the middle school.
Wednesday, June 26
10 a.m., Rick Adam - One-man band Rick Adam has been performing and inspiring people of all ages. He has combined his theatrical and musical experience to create original theatrical performances that both educate and entertain. Family-oriented kids' show.
6 p.m., Just Us Two - Come here the acoustic duo of Bob and Jo as they play classic rock, oldies, folk, and country music. Sing along to Puf the Magic Dragon and other popular tunes as Bob and Jo play everyone’s favorites. Family-friendly show.
Wednesday, July 3
10 a.m., Jackson Gillman: Stand up Chameleon - Call it what you like, cabaret, vaudeville, or story/song-ﬁlled fun. Any way you slice it, Jackson Gillman's performances for children reach out and touch the audience, making them laugh, making them think, and leaving them delighted. You might ﬁnd song, dance, mime, and/or sign language incorporated into his interactive and educational performances - whatever works to bring audiences of all ages along for a rollicking ride into his wildly imaginative worlds of creative adventure. Family-oriented kids' show.
6 p.m., Blue Willow Band - The "Blue Willow Band" is a six-piece Rhythm and Blues/Jazz band featuring Diana Hansen on vocals, guitar, and percussion. The band utilizes multi-instrumentalists Dave Wakeﬁeld (tenor sax, harmonica and vocals) and band-leader Merrill Rollins (keyboards, trumpet and vocals) to great advantage in creating a "big band" sound with only six musicians. Rex Rounds (guitar and vocals), Bill Hansen (bass and vocals) and Jon Bliss (drums) combine to provide a full, punchy sound that really swings. Their selection of tunes ranges from Robert Cray to Fats Waller and is guaranteed to get you dancing. Family-friendly show.
Wednesday, July 10
10 a.m., Rick Charette - Children and families will enjoy as Rick performs his popular songs. A former educator and school teacher, Rick lends his unique style and catchy songs to his many recordings for children. Family-oriented kids' show.
6 p.m., Allen Tradition - Surrounding himself with some of the best musicians in Maine, Peter Allen formed the band “Allen Tradition.” Traditional Country Music has always been where the heart of Peter’s talent began and Allen Tradition plays some of the best Traditional Country the state has ever heard. Peter’s voice is one in a million. This is what makes Peter who he is…true to his country roots, true to the music, and true to his fans! Family-friendly show.
Wednesday, July 17
10 a.m., Little Red Wagon “Rollie Robin” - The Little Red Wagon is an acting troupe that performs fun and interactive shows to educate children. “Rollie Robin” is about a bird that discovered junk food and video games - and became unhealthy. With help from Solomon Fish and Samantha Skunk, Rollie learns to make healthier lifestyle choices. “Rollie Robin” encourages physical activity and healthy food choices. Family-oriented kids' show.
6 p.m., Delta Knights - This group has great groove and super personalities! Since 1996, The Delta Knights Band has specialized in the best of R&B, Blues, Classic Rock and Swing! From Count Basie to Stevie Wonder to Stevie Ray Vaughan, the band has gotten rave reviews. Hold your breath when Larry begins to croon “Wonderful World,” for you will think Louis Armstrong himself has entered the room! Family-friendly show.
Wednesday, July 24
10 a.m., The W.I.L.D.Education Center and Zoological Park of New England - This exciting, educational and very hands-on program features a diverse selection of amazing Wildlife Ambassadors, presented by one of their highly-educated and dynamic Educators! Perfect for those little ones who love to hold and touch and may not have had a lot of exposure to animals, but are eager to start learning. At the end, they all have fun washing their hands with “magic soap”! Family-oriented kids' show.
6 p.m., Paul & Ellen - Paul Dube and Ellen Lindsey have been performing together for many years, most recently as "Paul and Ellen," a duo act that includes Paul on vocals and Gibson acoustic guitar and Ellen on her 1961 Kay upright, 3/4 bass ﬁddle. Between the two there is over 50 years of combined musical experience, encompassing many styles of music and venues. Family-friendly show.
Wednesday, July 31
10 a.m., Todd Brodeur “The Frisbee Guy” (South Paris Fire community room) - After winning the world freestyle Frisbee championships, Todd Brodeur, the Frisbee Guy, started teaching Frisbee skills and telling Frisbee stories at schools and summer camps. His goal is to show people that learning to have fun with a Frisbee, in the form of simple tricks that everyone can do, will make them want to become lifelong Frisbee players. Family-oriented kids' show.
6 p.m., Kristin Short & Friends - Kristen Short is a multi-genre singer/songwriter who delivers heartfelt, well-crafted original music with richly passionate vocals. Poet, singer and songwriter Kristen Short has been writing, performing and producing heartfelt, original music for over 20 years. She has released ﬁve original CDs on her own indie label, Sea Siren Records. She is currently recording her sixth CD of original adult contemporary music, which will be released in fall 2013. Family-friendly show.
Wednesday, August 7
10 a.m., Storyteller Antonia Rocha (South Paris Fire community room) - Storyteller, mime and actor, Antonio Rocha uses his talents to illustrate lessons from different aspects of life. Using the versatile yet simple nature of these art forms, Antonio has the audience using their imagination through imagery. Story telling is great for kids since it develops character, language and learning in general.
6 p.m., Milltown Roadshow - The Milltown Road Show sings sweet harmonies and plays some toe-tapping cover tunes, along with some favorite originals. Jack Jolie and Terry Swett both spent time in Nashville’s Music Row writing, recording and playing country music. The concert will feature a selection of roots, Americana and original songs. Jack's seasoned guitar skills and Debbie Stanford's sweet vocal harmony help bring Swett's original songs to life. Come share this musical journey. Family-friendly show.
Wednesday, August 14
10 a.m., Dan Grady: Marvelous Marionette Medley - Dan Grady is having the time of his life exhibiting his talent as marionette manipulator/puppeteer. The show includes a brief show and tell description of a marionette, concentrating on deﬁnition, construction and manipulation. The show includes marionettes magniﬁcently strutting their stuff roller skating, tightrope walking, dancing, etc. all expertly choreographed and maneuvered to spirited and thoughtful music and songs. Family-oriented kids' show.
6 p.m., Hurricane Mountain - Hurricane Mountain is the most exciting country band in Maine that plays monthly at the legendary Silver Spur in Mechanic Falls. Put your cowboy boots on and have some fun, maybe do a line dance or two! Hurricane Mountain has been one of the premier country bands in Maine for many years performing all over the state for many loyal fans as well as opening for such country stars as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Johnny Paycheck, Hal Ketchum, and Ricky Scaggs. Hurricane Mountain is a band that loves all styles of music and likes to have fun on stage. Just come and check out a show and you can experience the same fun and excitement! Family-friendly show.