Music in the Park returns for summer

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The popular free concert series, Music in the Park, will return this summer.

The Milford Public Library is proud to announce the return of their popular Music in the Park series for 2023. The series kicks off in the Library Amphitheater on June 28 at 7 PM with the Milford Community Band Smooth Sound Big Band.

“The Smooth Sound Big Band performs big band era music that includes classic rock and jazz,” Carolyn Tabor, Program Coordinator, said. “You can enjoy the sounds of alt, tenor and bari sax, trumpet, trombone as well as guitars, piano and vocals. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket to sit and enjoy some music on a nice summer evening.”

As a special performance, the DE 287th Army Band will perform on Friday, June 30. Formed in 1921, this band served in the Pacific Theater in World War II and abroad, most recently in Germany. Comprised of members of the Delaware Army National Guard, they bring a variety of music, from classical to smooth jazz to popular.

“On July 5, we will feature Dale Teat and the Glass Onion Band,” Tabor said. “They will perform popular dance hits as well as soft rock and standard covers. Not only will you enjoy their mix of piano and saxophone, but also the audience participation they bring.”

The July 12th program features On the Edge. This band, formed in 1984 quickly became an Eastern Shore favorite. They are known for their high energy with songs that range from 1960s Motown to today’s pop hits. On July 19, the program will feature the ever popular Mike Hines and the Look.

“There is no question that Mike Hines and the Look is one of the most popular bands in the area,” Tabor said. “They have a huge following and there it is rare to see people sitting in their seats when he is playing. We are excited to bring them to Music in the Park.”

The final performance of the year will be gospel performances by Spirit & Truth, Pastor Dale Argot of Millsboro and Irvin Sadler of Lincoln.

Hot dogs and bottled water can be purchased at all Wednesday performances.

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