JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown’s Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has finalized the 2019 Summer Performance schedule at the Goranson Band Shell in Allen Park.
The first performance of the season will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m. and will be presented by the Jamestown High School Concert Band under the direction of Meghan Murray.
Additional performances will be held at 7:00 p.m. as follows:
- Wednesday, June 19 – Pearl City Jazz
- Wednesday, June 26 – Chautauqua Theater Company Performance of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
- Wednesday, July 3 – Jamestown Municipal Band
- Wednesday, July 10 – Jamestown Municipal Band –Sponsored by JCC Scandinavian Studies Program
- Wednesday, July 17 – Jamestown Municipal Band – Sponsored by The Resource Center
- Wednesday, July 24 – Jamestown Municipal Band – Sponsored by UPMC Chautauqua
- Wednesday, July 31 – Jamestown Municipal Band
- Wednesday, August 7 – Jamestown Municipal Band
The Jamestown Municipal Band has performed in Allen Park since the 1950s, with musical events being held annually at its current venue since the construction of the Goranson Bandshell in 1966.
Chautauqua Theatre Company Artistic Director Andrew Borba said, “The Chautauqua Theater Company is thrilled to continue our partnership with the City of Jamestown’s Summer Bandshell Performance Series and to expand performances to include the River Walk. We are also ecstatic to again have the Allen Park Women’s Club’s support and are already (Midsummer) dreaming of their fudge. “
In addition to funding provided annually by the City of Jamestown, these performances are made available free to the public through the support of the following: Allen Park Women’s Club, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Chautauqua Theater Company, Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo; Lind Funeral Home, Local 134, American Federation of Musicians; Scandinavian Studies Program, Salon 1, The Resource Center, The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County Projects Pool Grant Program, and UPMC Chautauqua Hospital.
As in previous years, members of the Allen Park Women’s Club will continue their tradition of providing coffee, fudge and other baked goods during all of the performances. Proceeds from the concession sales will once again be donated by the Club for the continued maintenance and improvement of Allen Park.
All performances are free to the public and everyone is urged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets or park their vehicles close by and listen to the music from the comfort of their car.