Popular concerts are back at park

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A POPULAR series of concerts will return once again to a town centre park from next month.

The Music in the Park series of concerts are organised by Rushden Town Council and are held every summer in the walled garden at Rushden Hall Park.

The events regularly attract crowds of music lovers and feature a variety of acts to cater for different tastes.

Cllr Gill Mercer, who is part of the town council’s organising committee, has high hopes for this year’s concerts.

She said: “Hall Park is a wonderful setting for these concerts.

“We have had good audiences every year and we hope that the new programme will continue to attract a wide range of people.”

The concerts are normally held on the second Sunday of the month and the first event will take place on Sunday, May 13.

The first concert will feature a live performance by the Stamford Brass Band which came second in its division at the Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival with its performance of Three Miniatures for Brass by Philip Sparke earlier this year.

The next concert will feature music from traditional jazz band the Jazz-beens and will take place on Sunday, August 13.

The Jazz-beens are made up of six experienced musicians from Peterborough, Wellingborough and nearby villages who perform Dixieland traditional jazz.

The final concert will feature Rock Voices and it will be held on Sunday, September 9.

The Music in the Park concerts do not take place in July because this is when the town council stages Rushden Party in the Park in Hall Park.

This year the town’s Jubilee celebrations in June will take place in the park and will also replace the normal Music in the Park date.

All the Music in the Park concerts are held from 3pm to 5pm.

Spectators are encouraged to bring garden chairs or a picnic to the concerts, as seats will not be provided. Entrance is free.

For further information contact Rushden Town Council on 01933 316216.