The City of Shelbyville will present its annual free admission summer events series for 2021 known as Music in the Park. The live shows will once again be held at Blue River Memorial Park located at 725 Lee Boulevard in Shelbyville.
This year’s lineup is a celebration of music genres across the board – including Indiana jazz legends Gordon Bonham Blues Band & The Rob Dixon Trio, 80’s nostalgia band Heart and Soul (The Premier Tribute to Huey Lewis and the News), and Brazil, Ind., native and Indiana legend Henry Lee Summer – as well as a night of classic theatre with the 10th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park.
The annual Music in the Park summer event series is a local family favorite and a chance for the City of Shelbyville to give back.
“We are excited for another great summer,” said Karen Martin, Director of Shelbyville Parks & Recreation. “The City of Shelbyville is dedicated to its community and Music in the Park is the perfect way to show it.”
All shows are family friendly, ideal for those on a date night or spending time with family or friends. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for each evening packed with fantastic entertainment.
Events are free to the public.
Shows for the 2021 Music in the Park Summer Event Series Include:
Saturday, June 12 – Gordon Bonham Blues Band & The Rob Dixon Trio - a night of blues and jazz will light up the summer night when two Indiana legends hit the stage. Gordon Bonham Blues Band and the jazz greats the Rob Dixon Trio are two of the most popular acts on the scene that will bring their blistering live performances to kick off the summer concert series in grand fashion.
Saturday, July 24 – 10th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park – a night of classic theatre in the park. Brown Box Theatre Project’s tour of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” depicts the story of a group of soldiers that are reminded that life and love are not so black and white as they return from war. Through witty banter and dastardly deception, “Much Ado About Nothing” debates the preconceived notion of how to love and the value of trust.
Saturday, Aug. 7 – Heart and Soul (The Premier Tribute to Huey Lewis and the News) – a night of 80’s nostalgia. Heart and Soul was formed in August of 2018, assembled from some of the best musicians that Northeast Ohio has to offer. Heart and Soul recreates the experience of a Huey Lewis and the News concert, striving to duplicate the sights and sounds of the beloved group.
Saturday, Sept. 11 – Henry Lee Summer - a night of country, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and blues. Expressing a raw and impulsive style of rock ‘n’ roll, Brazil, Ind., native Henry Lee Summer always adds his own voice and style. Rocking crowds since 1982, Summer’s sales over the years have toppled over one million, with such crowd favorites as “Sweet Love,” “Til Somebody Loves You,” and “Forever Just Ain’t What It Used to Be.”
For more information, please visit shelbyparks.com. All dates and acts subject to change without notice.