Popular Music in the Park returns the end of June

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Crowds enjoy Music in the Park sponsored by the Milford Public Library

One of the most popular events held in during the summer months in downtown Milford is Music in the Park, an outdoor concert sponsored by the Milford Public Library every Wednesday evening. The concerts begin June 26 and run through the end of July.

“This is such a great event,” Carolyn Tabor, Program Coordinator of the Milford Library said. “People come out with their chairs, some bring picnic baskets or coolers while others enjoy the many food options downtown and enjoy live music in our amphitheater.”

The first concert will feature the Delaware Army Band who will play a wide range of music for those attending. The band of the Delaware Army National Guard was formed in 1921 and served in the Pacific Theater in World War II and abroad, most recently in Germany.

On July 3, On the Edge will play at the amphitheater. This band will keep everyone on their feet as they play the latest pop and rock songs along with classics, oldies and dance tunes. The band features great vocals, guitars, keyboards and saxophone. July 10 will feature Glass Onion playing oldies and classics everyone will remember.

“On July 17, we are bringing one of the most popular bands in the area, Mike Hines and the Look, to Milford,” Tabor said. “This is a high energy dance band who engages the crowd with every performance. We are thrilled to have Mike, a 2022 inductee into the Delaware Music Hall of Fame, back with us this summer.”

The Milford Community Band will perform on July 24. Started by the late Joe Lear at the suggestion of the late Jerry Thompson, who was then band director at Milford High School, in 1990. The band began in the choir room of Joe’s church with music lent to them by Thompson, originally known as the Milford Adult Community Band. As high school students joined the group, the name was changed to the Milford Community Band.

The final concert of the season will be on July 31 when a mariachi band will play. Mariachi bands are small Mexican musical ensembles composed of a variety of mostly stringed instruments. These musicians typically play a genre of music known as ranchera which dates back to the 18th century. Over time, it has evolved to a variety of music types based on the countryside of western Mexico.

“All concerts begin at 7 PM,” Tabor said. “If it rains, we will move the concert indoors to the Jesus Love Temple Church at 106 South Walnut Street.”

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