JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Municipal Band will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the construction of the Goranson Band Shell in Allen Park. Mayor Sam Teresi will give a special proclamation, and there will be a dedication ceremony at the facility to start the regularly scheduled concert on Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m.
The Municipal Band, as directed by Rick Lundquist, will play an “Italian-themed” musical lineup sponsored by 7-Eleven.
Additional concerts will be held at 7:00 p.m. as follows:
- Wednesday, June 29 – Jamestown Municipal Band (Scandinavian Studies)
- Wednesday, July 6 – Jamestown Municipal Band (Catt. Co. Arts Council)
- Wednesday, July 13 – Jamestown Municipal Band (WCA Hospital)
- Wednesday, July 20 – Jamestown Municipal Band (The Resource Center)
- Wednesday, July 27 – Jamestown Municipal Band
- Wednesday, August 3 – Jamestown Municipal Band
- Wednesday, August 10 – Jamestown Municipal Band
The Jamestown Municipal Band has performed in Allen Park since the 1950s, with musical events being held annually since the construction of the bandshell in 1966.
In addition to funding provided annually by the City of Jamestown, these concerts are made available free to the public through the support of the following: Allen Park Women’s Club, Cattaraugus County Arts Council Decentralization Program, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo; Lind Funeral Home, Local 134, American Federation of Musicians; Scandinavian Studies Program, Salon 1, 7-Eleven, The Resource Center, The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County Projects Pool Grant Program, and WCA Hospital.
As in previous years, members of the Allen Park Women’s Club will continue in their tradition of providing coffee, fudge and other baked goods during all of the concerts.
All concerts are free to the public. Everyone is urged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets or park their vehicles close by to listen to the music from the comfort of their car.
New for this year, the individual concerts in the series may be moved to the former Allen Park Ice Rink in the event of inclement weather. Should it be decided that the evening’s concert will be moved, an announcement will be made in the local media as well as on the Parks & Rec Facebook page and Twitter page.