Concerts in the Park
Pack a picnic dinner and meet up with family and neighbors at Lafayette Park every Wednesday night this summer. Kennebunk Rec's free Concerts in the Park will continue weekly from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This summer's schedule includes:
June 14 - The Scharff Brothers: The Scharff Brothers have been around the block. They got lost, asked for directions, got back in the van, got lost again, showed up late for the show, in the snow, up hill both ways… and still somehow seem to have way more fun than any non-famous, non-rich people should be allowed to have. That is a Scharff Brothers show. No matter what song they play it sounds as if it were written by the Brothers. Their harmonies and execution are seamless and effortless.
June 21 - Dan Wolfe: With an ear to the past and an eye towards the future of rock and roll, singer and songwriter Dan Wolfe takes to the stage with his exciting one man band. His playlists spans from America to ZZ Top.
June 28 - The Windmills: The Windmills bring a funky elegance to their extensive repertoire of great songs in their own style of blues, dance, jazz, pop and rock'n'roll music. Featuring Lisa Mills (vocals), Mark Gunter (piano & vocals), Joe Riillo (saxes, flute & clarinet), John Kumnick (bass & vocals) and Rob Duquette (drums & vocals), a wide repertoire of artists is covered ?including Nina Simone, Imelda May, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Robert Johnson, Diane Birch, Bee Gees, The Doors, Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone, Robert Cray, Stevie Wonder, among many others.
July 5 - The Kennebunk River Band: Kennebunk River Band will perform original songs as well as playing everything from Dylan, the Dead to Tom Petty and Eddie Vedder , Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell to modern rock, country, bluegrass and adult alternative hits by artists like Allison Krauss, Sarah MacLachlan, and Sheryl Crow. The core of the Kennebunk River Band is Steve and Emily MacKinnnon, who each have many years performing as of acoustic soloists.
July 12 - The Waiters: The Waiters are a professional live musical group whose goal is to inspire people to dance and have fun and are known in the area for having highly skilled musicians who deliver a tight, polished and energetic sound.
July 19 - The Delta Knights: Spend the early 'Knight' with the Delta Knights as they perform their award winning blues, R&B, swing and classic rock selections. Winners of the 1996 Portland Road to Memphis Blues Competition & 1996 finalists in The International Blues Talent Competition.
July 26 - Ken & Mo: Professional musicians Ken and Monica Caouette, have been performing together primarily in a 4-5 piece classic rock ensemble- the illusions in central and southern Maine for the past 29 years. While the band is still going strong, they decided to form a duo with songs in their repertoire spanning nearly six decades.
August 2 - The Chris Humphrey Big Band: The Chris Humphrey Big Band is a jazz and swing big band on the scene in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, playing events ranging from corporate parties and ballroom dances to intimate club dates and charity functions to concerts in city parks. This 14 piece band's membership is experienced, deeply musical and all are in high demand as individual musicians in their own right. The band's music focus is classic big band jazz, featuring tunes from 1930s-1960s.
August 9 - Finestkind is a country band made up of a keyboard player, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals. Come enjoy a blend of traditional country music, country blues and Texas swing.