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The Rio Michaels Trio attract big crowd to Tune Up the Parks

by Sylene Argent

The Rio Michaels Trio entertained a large audience last Wednesday evening, from within the newly installed pavilion inside the Heritage Gardens Park, as part of the Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Committee’s Tune Up the Parks concert series.

  With inspiration coming from well-known country classics to newer hits, the Rio Michaels Trio has become a popular must-see band during the music concert series. Some of the concert-goers were so moved with the music, they got out of their chairs to dance to the beat.

  Those who missed the Rio Michaels Trio last Wednesday can catch the band downtown Essex Centre on Friday, August 3 as the Essex Centre BIA and the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village will present the Essex Dream Cruise In from 3-9 p.m.

  On Wednesday, August 1, The ACT Committee will welcome local rock band Disaster Strike to the Tune Up the Parks concert series, which will offer a wide-range of rock tunes, from the classics to present day hits.

  Tune up the Parks performances can be changed or cancelled. The concerts through this community music program are hosted Mondays at Colchester Park and Wednesdays at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre. Additional dates are also offered in Harrow and McGregor.

  Attendees are urged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket and have the option to make a donation to the performer.

  Visit for more information about the Tune Up the Parks summer music series.


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