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Lyons Summer Free Concert
July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sandstone Park summer concert series 2021
Family musical fun in Lyons 2021
I have just put together a lineup for Lyons’s summer concert series for 2021. I am sure most of you realize we had a plan for last year, but it was cancelled at the last moment due to the pandemic, which I must admit was a good idea. This year we are not starting until the first Thursday in July and only booked seven acts which will put an end to this year’s series on August 12th unless we have a rain out. We will be subject to state and local authorities mandates for masks and social distancing as well as amount of people allowed. The way things are trending now it looks like we will be able to pull this off without spreading this virus around and enjoy some local musical talent.
7/1-Dechen Hawk’s band will start off the series this year. Dechen lives in town and plays keyboards, fronting a great band with beautiful ballads to gritty throwback funk and soul.
7/8- Jesse Burns, Beth Gadbaw and Friends- The Irish once were known to take the Door off the Hinges when it was time for a party. This band consists of Lyons finest Eric Thorin bass, Jesse Burns on fiddle, and Beth Gadbaw on vocals plus on her Bodhran, and guest guitarist Blayne Chastain who is also a flautist. They take the stage with a variety of dance tunes and songs from Ireland and its diaspora, with an impressive high-energy tradition sound.
7/15- Joe Kuckla and Irons in the Fire– Joe has been a musical staple in Lyons for many years and has put together a fine band featuring ex-Lyons’s resident David Richey and a new resident in Colin Mahoney, a true force on the drums. Rock and roll with a country flavor, with Joe’s originals making up their sound. Joe is enormously powerful on stage and always has an enjoyable time as gauged by the size of his smile.
7/22- Billy Shaddox band– Billy lives in town with his wife and kids and produces a fine style of music that is very personal and lively. He has a CD that just came out called “The Heartbeat Retreat” that he wrote, played on and produced himself. It will be his first time at the Sandstone Park series. Come and say Hi!
729- Arthur Lee Land Band- The diverse musical influences of Americana, roots, rock, blues, country, funk, bluegrass and world beat are evident in Arthur’s melodic improvisational guitar work. Arthur Lee Land is a vibrant performer, songwriter, teacher, recording artist, bandleader, live-looper, producer and educator. This band rocks.
8/5- The 89’s- Eben Grace band- Eben is from Lyons, and he fronts this great eclectic band. He is an electronic Whiz, a fine guitar player, vocalist, producer, and songsmith. It’s a four-piece unit that will have you up and dancing.
8/12- Blue Canyon Boys– This high-octane local bluegrass band has been together since 2006 with their high lonesome sound; always a crowd favorite, whether its old-style bluegrass or rock songs with their signature sound.