Popular concert series to return to Central Park Amphitheatre
From Staff Reports
Local residents will soon have the opportunity to travel just a few miles from their home to hear a concert in a great venue.
The Sounds of Sundown Concert Series returns next month with the first concert scheduled to debut Friday, June 12 at the Central Park amphitheater at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m.
“For those who love listening to great music at a great venue, the Sounds at Sundown series is the place to be,” Kayla McFarland, Special Events Coordinator said.
If you’re a die-hard Tom Petty fan you’re in luck as the kick-off concert features Petty Theft, a tribute band. The band is led by local radio personality Mike Rhyner of KTCK, The Ticket and has been entertaining audiences in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over a decade.
If you don’t like Tom Petty, just wait, there are a variety of bands being featured this summer.
“We’re presenting three very popular bands, each with its own distinctive style and personality,” McFarland said. “The lineup for each of the three nights is sure to please even the most discerning musical tastes.”
Northern National takes the amphitheater stage June 19 at 6 p.m. presenting their interpretation of pop, folk and rock music in the general style of the Dave Matthews Band. The band has released its premiere album “Young & in Love” to enthusiastic reviews.
The last summer concert will air June 26 with a Dallas favorite, Emerald City Band, with pre-concert attractions starting at 7 p.m. and music at 8 p.m. Their concert is filled with the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas review.
In addition to the musical entertainment, food will be available for purchase. PDQ will be onsite with chicken tenders and all the fixings. South Fork Texas will have brisket tacos for sale, Mell’s Grill will have their signature BBQ for sale, SU Amazing Foods will sell hamburgers and hot dogs and Kona Ice will have flavored shaved ice.
“The concert series is one of our most popular events, and this year should be no exception,” said McFarland.
While the amphitheater provides terraced seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and stadium seats. Insect repellant is also highly encouraged. Ample parking is available at the eastern lots of the City Hall complex.
“The concerts are a great way to join with family and friends for a great dinner and entertainment experience at very little cost,” McFarland said.