Enjoy free Friday night concerts all summer in Downtown Lee’s Summit; Music in the Park kicks off May 24

May 16, 2013 

The Music in the Park concert series kicks off from 6:15-10 p.m. May 24, with the popular Kids Night, featuring The Jack Snaps, Rockin’ Rob and Rylie Brown. The concert is free and open to the public, and takes place in Howard Station Park on S.E. Main street in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Music in the Park is organized by Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, and the title sponsor is Lakewood Counseling Services TMC. Music in the Park also is sponsored by the Bank of Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Journal.

The Jack Snaps write and perform positive music for kids. Children are encouraged to get up and move fast to songs like “Listen to Your Mama” and “The Superman Waltz.” Rockin’ Rob offers interactive, educational entertainment for kids and families. Rylie Brown is a 15-year-old country artist who plays piano, guitar and ukulele. She has auditioned for the X Factor TV show and was a Top 3 finalist in the Kidz Star USA competition.

Additionally, May 24 is Fourth Friday in Downtown Lee’s Summit, featuring artist receptions, new artwork, music and a new feature: Drink & Draw for artists to draw from a live model.

Local musicians volunteer their time and talent for Music in the Park, which takes place from 6:30-10 p.m. Fridays from May 24 to Aug. 30, in Howard Station Park. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and listen to music, walk around Downtown Lee’s Summit, and visit downtown shops and restaurants. Plenty of shade offers a cool way to enjoy a variety of musical genres, including folk, Celtic, blues, jazz, alternative rock, classic rock and pop. This year’s line-up includes returning seasoned bands, as well as solo artists just beginning their careers.

The Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation Summer of Fun Concerts take place at the City Hall Plaza, helping to ensure free Friday night concerts in Downtown Lee’s Summit all summer long. Be sure to check out Rock the Green on June 21, Jamaican Jam on July 19, and the Blues & Jazz Fest on Aug. 2. For more information, contact Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500 or e-mail lspr@cityofls.net.

Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of Downtown Lee’s Summit. For more information about Music in the Park, visit www.downtownls.org or call 816-246-6598.

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