25th annual DAC Sundays @ Scioto Concert Series

25th annual DAC Sundays @ Scioto Concert Series

DUBLIN, Ohio— (May 30, 2008) The 25th annual DAC Sundays @ Scioto Concert Series kicks off Sun., June 8 with salsa, merengue and cha cha from Yumbabé, on stage at the amphitheatre in scenic Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, just north of the Dublin Arts Center. The free outdoor concerts take place for eight consecutive Sunday evenings, through July 27, from 7 to 8:30 pm. Jason, WWHO-TV’s CW Star, will serve as master of ceremonies for the series. Dublin Arts Council Executive Director David Guion encourages guests to bring lawn chairs or blankets, pack picnic baskets and plan to enjoy a wonderful evening of music. Ice cream will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting Dublin Arts Council. The DAC Sundays at Scioto concerts offer a wonderful opportunity to people-watch, to lounge on the sloping grass overlooking the river and to enjoy everything from Brazilian Axé to rust bucket rock. Guests range from couples on dates to young families and senior citizens. Everyone is invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of the evening. Yumbabé is an 11-piece band that performs music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Columbia and the Dominican Republic. Vocalists Maria Duque, Eddie Estremera and Sophia Tolliver are joined by a powerful horn section and dynamic percussion to make this a unique and exciting opening concert for the 25th anniversary series. For more information about Yumbabé, please visit www.yumbambe.com. Music enthusiasts will find something for almost every taste, with the following lineup rounding out the concert series: June 15: The Spikedrivers (Rust Bucket Rock); www.thespikedrivers.com June 22: The Randy’s (Eclectic Americana); www.therandys.com June 29: The Conspiracy Band (Funk and R&B); www.theconspiracyband.com July 6: Brass Band of Columbus (British Brass Band); www.brassbandofcolumbus.org July 13: Magia Tropical (Contemporary Brazilian rhythms); www.magiatropical.com July 20: Bryan Olsheski & the Mark Flugge Trio (Straight-ahead jazz); www.bryanolsheski.com, www.markflugge.com July 27: British Invasion (British pop/rock); www.thebritishinvasionband.com Dublin Arts Council’s history is closely tied to music and the park. In 1983, an ad-hoc committee brought the Columbus Symphony Orchestra to the dedication of Scioto Park. The success of this activity encouraged the committee to form Dublin Arts Council. Scioto Park is also home to Leatherlips, the first Art in Public Places project of Dublin Arts Council. The 12-foot high native limestone sculpture of the Wyandot Indian Chief has overlooked the park’s amphitheatre since 1990. The 25th annual DAC Sundays at Scioto summer concert series is provided as a free gift to the community through the support of our sponsors, Time Warner Cable, Sheehan Hutchison Keenan, your Grange Insurance agent, The CW on WWHO-TV and WCBE Radio. For more information about this program, or any of Dublin Arts Council’s classes, exhibitions and events, call (614) 889-7444 or visit www.dublinarts.org. Dublin Arts Council (DAC,) is located at 7125 Riverside Dr. in Dublin, Ohio. Hours are Tues. 10am-7pm; Wed., Thurs. and Fri., 10am–5pm; and Sat., 11am-2pm. Dublin Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Dublin’s Hotel/Motel tax endowment and the Ohio Arts Council. DAC engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts. Posted 6.2.08

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