The Quincy Park Band, under the direction of Keith Wiemelt and Director Emeritus Pam Potter, kicked off its 71st season of summer concerts in Madison Park on Memorial Day.
The hour-long programs are geared to entertain audiences of all ages. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. People often bring a picnic supper and drinks as they enjoy the concerts.
Don't miss concerts on Sunday and Wednesday evenings in June at 6:30 pm at Madison Park.
Themed concerts include the annual Flag Day Concert on Wednesday, June 12 with patriotic music. The Father’s Day Concert on Sunday, June 16 will feature selections geared towards the fathers in the audience. The Big Band Concert will be Wednesday, June 19 and the month of June will round out with the annual Pops Concert on Wednesday, June 26.
The July concerts will begin with patriotic music and fireworks at the annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4 on the beautiful grounds of the Illinois Veteran’s Home. This concert begins at 7:30 pm and will be followed by a fireworks display.
The band will return to Madison Park on Sunday for concerts on July 7 with the crowd favorite, the Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band. The last two summer concerts will be on July 14 and a bonus concert on July 21.
In December, the band performs an indoor show of holiday songs at The Salvation Army Kroc Center.
Musicians interested in playing in the band should call 617-299-7153 for details. For general information, visit quincyparkband.com.
In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Kroc Center Worship Theatre at 405 Vermont St. Rainout announcements will be posted on the group's Facebook page and are available by phone at 573-312-0637.