Organizers of the 9th annual Music in the Park summer concert series have announced the schedule of performers.
The concert series, which has been held for the past eight consecutive years, is a free event held at the borough's Ann Street Park. In recent years, performers have included The Small Town Sheiks, MiZ, The Tara Minstrels, Heather Maloney and Citizens Band Radio.
This year, the schedule proves to be just as exciting. Kicking off the “spectacular ninth season” in the park on Sunday June 29 – during the famous Milford Music Festival weekend – will be American Idol's Kendall Phillips and Sussex County's own The Hawk Owls!
Phillips has been a country star performing in such venues as the Grand Ole Opry and the Colgate Country Showdown since her stint on 2005's American Idol. Her song, My Heart Belongs in the Poconos, ties the Ohio native to the area.
The Hawk Owls are a bluegrass and old time country band who perform at varying various venues in and around the tri-state area – from The Greeks Tavern in Andover, NJ to Amie Martel's birthday bash in Dingman's.
The free concerts are held every other Sunday from 1PM to 4PM in the park. The rest of the season's lineup is:
July 13 – Jack Tannehill and Midnight Slim
July 27 – Dan Engvaldsen and Paradyme Void
August 10 – Don Lowe and the Juggernaut String Band
August 24 – Carl Ferriere and Dirk Quinn
September 7 – Closer to Home and The New Kings with Peter Florance
The free concert is funded by sponsorships, which organizers say are still available for “local businesses and music aficionados”. To help fund the free events, potential sponsors can contact the Music in the Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gazebomusic.
Information about the organizers can be found on their FACEBOOK page at https://www.facebook.com/gazebomusic.
Information about each of our musical performers can be found on their websites or Facebook pages. They are as follows:
Kendall Phillips - http://kendallphillips.com/news/
The Hawk Owls - http://www.thehawkowls.com
Jack Tannehill - http://www.reverbnation.com/jacktannehill
Midnight Slim - http://www.reverbnation.com/fredscribner
Dan Engvaldsen - https://www.facebook.com/dan.engvaldsen
Paradyme Void - http://www.paradymevoid.com
Don Lowe - http://www.donlowesongs.com/DonLoweSongs/Home.html
Juggernaut String Band - http://www.juggernautstringband.com
Carl Ferriere - https://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Ferriere-Jr/100002080681222
Dirk Quinn - http://www.dirkquinn.com
Closer to Home - http://mikeherzmusic.com
The New Kings with Peter Florance - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Kings-with-Peter-Florance/142961946654
Charles B Reynolds is an author, songwriter and journalist, who also performs and records under the name Charlie Reynolds. * Disclaimer – No monetary gain or other considerations were received from the Music in the Park, Milford Borough or any musician or agent associated with this article. The author does sit on the Music in the Park committee in an advisory capacity.