Library Brings Back Music in the Park

The 15 String Band gave a great performance at Music in the Park in 2013.
The 15 String Band gave a great performance at Music in the Park in 2013.

Grab a blanket and some lawn chairs, Music in the Park is back again. On Wednesdays during the month of July join the Milford Public Library for live entertainment in the outdoor Richard M. Johnson Amphitheater, located on the banks of the Mispillion River.

In 2012, during the first evening of Music in the Park Kay Hudson, Director of the Milford Public Library, dedicated the Library Portico and Library Square Amphitheater, on behalf of the Milford Trustees and the City of Milford, to the now late Richard Johnson for his lifelong dedicated service to the Milford community and “his love and support to the betterment of Milford.”

Hudson is looking forward to the forth year of Music in the Park as new artists and returning performers are lined up to rock downtown Milford. A favorite event for many Milford families, the concerts are free and the Friends of the Library will have a snack bar to include sodas, chips, hot dogs and ice cream. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for outdoor seating.

“We have the most beautiful setting on the Mispillion River,” commented Hudson. “Music In The Park is a way that the Milford library can reach out to the community and give back for all of the support they have given us. Once you come out and experience the exciting entertainment with the family you will want to come back.”

Music in the Park will kick off a Forth of July celebration in Milford on Wednesday, July 1 as the U.S. Army Downrange band performs musical interpretations of tunes from the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, John Legend and other popular artists from the 80s, 90s and 2000’s. On July 8 the The Mari Hill Band, a diverse group primarily performing the best in R&B, Soul, Motown, and Blues, will excite crowds as they transition to Classic Rock and Country with ease. On July 15 The Reminders will bring a lifetime of music to the stage with their a unique blend of Americana and Folk Rock with deep roots in blues, country and gospel. On July 22 Diamond Groove, a newly formed quartet in the Rehoboth,Lewes area, will perform jazz standards as well as contemporary pop and R&B tunes.

On July 29 Sean Reilly, one of the nation’s premiere interpreters of the Sinatra songbook, will perform on the Riverfront bringing the Music In the Park series to an exciting culmination. Sean Reilly, a native of Wilmington, DE, performs Sinatra-era music across the region and is known for his smooth voice around the state of Delaware and surrounding area. He started his performing career at the age of 55 where he has had the opportunity to sing to crowds at Delaware Park, Hotel DuPont and the Smyrna Opera House.

“Music in the Park is a pleasant and relaxing way to spend an evening,” commented Hudson. “Good music, family atmosphere, scenic view of the Riverwalk while enjoying diverse music experiences every Wednesday in July.”

All performances during the month of July will be held at 7pm at the Richard M. Johnson Amphitheater, at the Milford Public Library in downtown Milford.

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