2017 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series
Every Wednesday from July 2 - August 2
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and we'll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars. Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.
Gates open at 6:00 pm. Dance lesson at 6:30 pm. Concert starts at 7:00 pm. (2 sets, intermission, concert ends at 9:00 pm) $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 - 62 and older; $10.00 - members; free for children 17 and under.
Wednesday, July 12 - Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s
Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll.
Wednesday, July 19 - Dr. Zsa's Powdered Zydeco Band
Dr. Zsa's Powdered Zydeco Band is a 5-piece Zydeco band from Brooklyn, NY performing classic Zydeco music. The band features top NYC musicians with a diversity of influences who bring a love of the Louisiana Creole and Cajun tradition to the music. When they take the stage, there is sure to be a party happening in the room!
Wednesday, July 26 - George Gee Swing Orchestra
In its more than three decades, the band has spread the “Gospel of Swing” to the far corners of the globe. But we have stones yet to unturn and a genuine eagerness to continue exploring. Doing our part to keep fingers snappin’ and toes tappin’ with our happy music for happy people — that’s our main proclamation and declaration. Please peruse the site! We welcome your feedback and participation as we spread the joy of jazz!
Wednesday, August 2 - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Emmy award winning band returns for an evening of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular dance music. In 30 years as a bandleader, Vince Giordano has become the authority on recreating the sounds of 1920s and ’30s jazz and popular music. “I just love the energy of the early jazz,” says Giordano. “I wanted to recapture some of that.”