Aug 27 2015
Thursdays in the Park - Herlin Riley

Thursdays in the Park - Herlin Riley

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Returning this summer to Bronson Park is Thursdays in the Park – Mix & Mingle, a collaboration with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Fontana and the City of Kalamazoo.  Thursdays in the Park brings three of the best jazz groups to the Rotary Stage at Bronson Park for a lively, interactive jazz experience!  Jazz enthusiasts and new audiences alike will love this evening of FREE music! 

Thursdays in the Park concerts begin at 6:00 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to First United Methodist Church, 212 S. Park Street.  “We hope folks that work downtown, as well as those coming to the concert, will grab a bite to eat at one of our fabulous downtown restaurants before or after the concert and enjoy a beautiful summer night of music in downtown Kalamazoo”, says Beth McCann, Deputy Director of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

August 27
Herlin Riley

Master drummer Herlin Riley brings his unique New Orleans sound to Thursdays in the Park. A regularly featured musician at Jazz at the Lincoln Center, he has performed alongside some of the biggest names in jazz. He was a member of Ahmad Jamal’s group for a number of years before joining Wynton Marsalis’ touring and recording group, and has recorded with such artists as George Benson, Marcus Roberts, Dr. John, Harry Connick, Jr., and Benny Wallace.  This evening of jazz is guaranteed to leave Bronson Park pulsing with soul and celebration.


This series was made possible through funding from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation with support from WMUK 102.1 FM and Adams Outdoor Advertising.

Admission Info

FREE

Dates & Times

2015/08/27 - 2015/08/27

Additional time info:

Thursdays in the Park concerts begin at 6:00 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to First United Methodist Church, 212 S. Park Street.  “We hope folks that work downtown, as well as those coming to the concert, will grab a bite to eat at one of our fabulous downtown restaurants before or after the concert and enjoy a beautiful summer night of music in downtown Kalamazoo”, says Beth McCann, Deputy Director of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

Location Info