Concerts in the Park
Pack a picnic dinner and meet up with family and neighbors at Lafayette Park every Wednesday night this summer. Kennebunk Rec's free Concerts in the Park will continue weekly from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This summer's schedule includes:
June 13 - The Scharff Brothers: The Scharff Brothers have been around the block. They got lost, asked for directions, got back in the van, got lost again, showed up late for the show, in the snow, up hill both ways… and still somehow seem to have way more fun than any non-famous, non-rich people should be allowed to have. That is a Scharff Brothers show. No matter what song they play it sounds as if it were written by the Brothers. Their harmonies and execution are seamless and effortless.
June 20 - Dann Wolfe: With an ear to the past and an eye towards the future of rock and roll, singer and songwriter Dan Wolfe takes to the stage with his exciting one man band. His playlists spans from America to ZZ Top.
June 27 - The Windmills: The Windmills bring a funky elegance to their extensive repertoire of great songs in their own style of blues, dance, jazz, pop and rock'n'roll music. Featuring Lisa Mills (vocals), Mark Gunter (piano & vocals), Joe Riillo (saxes, flute & clarinet), John Kumnick (bass & vocals) and Rob Duquette (drums & vocals), a wide repertoire of artists is covered ?including Nina Simone, Imelda May, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Robert Johnson, Diane Birch, Bee Gees, The Doors, Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone, Robert Cray, Stevie Wonder, among many others.
July 4 - The O Harrows: The O Harrows from Portland bring a night of catchy and danceable music to their live shows. Their unique blend of reggae and rock, paired with honed vocal harmonies and capturing saxophone leads, has quickly gained the band attention around the southern part of the state. The band continues to win over audiences with infectious choruses and injections of nostalgia with their genre-bending covers
July 11 - Kennebunk River Band: Kennebunk River Band will perform original songs as well as playing everything from Dylan, the Dead to Tom Petty and Eddie Vedder, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell to modern rock, country, bluegrass and adult alternative hits by artists like Allison Krauss, Sarah MacLachlan, and Sheryl Crow. The core of the Kennebunk River Band is Steve and Emily MacKinnnon, who each have many years performing as acoustic soloists.
July 18 - Delta Knights:
July 25 - Ken & Mo: Professional musicians Ken and Monica Caouette, have been performing together primarily in a 4-5 piece classic rock ensemble- the illusions in central and southern Maine for the past 29 years. While the band is still going strong, they decided to form a duo with songs in their repertoire spanning nearly six decades.
August 1 - The Chris Humphrey Big Band: The Chris Humphrey Big Band is a jazz and swing big band on the scene in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, playing events ranging from corporate parties and ballroom dances to intimate club dates and charity functions to concerts in city parks. This 14 piece band's membership is experienced, deeply musical and all are in high demand as individual musicians in their own right. The band's music focus is classic big band jazz, featuring tunes from 1930s-1960s.
August 9 - Finestkind is a country band made up of a keyboard player, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals. Come enjoy a blend of traditional country music, country blues and Texas swing.
August 15: Make-up date, if needed