Every Sunday evening in July the Veterans Memorial Park in Darlington will come alive with Tunes at Twilight. Each “Tunes” session will start at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8:00 p.m.
The concert series brings a variety of music for people of all ages to enjoy. Bring your lawn chairs and appetites and enjoy music in the park.
Summer treats will be sold on location, and food will be sold at every performance by local organizations.
On the Sunday of July 19, the Darlington Chamber/ Main Street program will be hosting an old fashioned country picnic from 4-5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy food and fun before the concert starring Old Country Dog. In case of rain everything will be moved to the municipal building gymnasium.
The 2015 concert series schedule is as follows:
On Sunday July 5 Larry Busch and the Dixieland Allstars will kick off the open air concert with the best New Orleans music you have ever heard north of the Pecatonica River.
Performing on July 12 will be West Wind, a quartet of musicians based in Madison, interpreting the native music of Ireland. The members played together for years in pub sessions and in a variety of groups performing the music of Celtic Europe. As West Wind they have woven their skills together into a rich and unified sound. Drawing from the old and new traditions of Ireland, they balance lilting jigs and driving reels with exuberant dance tunes from the Sliabh Luachra region.
Airs, ballads, and humorous songs round out their concerts. The energy of the session fuels their live performances, crafted with respect for the fine musicianship demanded by the rich tradition of Irish music.
On July 19 Old farm Dog will be performing. Old Farm Dog represents the journey of two lifelong friends exploring bluegrass traditions from a unique perspective and features tight harmonies, blazing instrumentals and references to themes of Americana. Before the concert there will also be an old fashioned country picnic from 4-5:30 p.m.
On July 26, the Wundos will be the entertainment of the evening. The Wundo band has been performing a wide variety of musical genres to the delight of audiences since the late 1980’s. Rock and roll, country, and original songs and jingles are highlighted by unique instrumentation and energetic vocal harmonies