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Tune up the Parks returns with a farmers’ market

- First performance showcased “The All Nighters” -

by Sylene Argent

The sky managed to clear itself of rain clouds long enough to allow the first Tune up the Parks summer concert series event to take place beneath the wings of the Essex Memorial Spitfire last Wednesday evening.

  Local country trio “The All Nighters-when the music never ends” performed a long list of crowd-pleasing hits for the several area residents who attended the event.

  The recently formed band includes guitarist Wade Sharp and vocalist Melanie Postma, both formerly of the Rio Michaels Trio, and vocalist Marc Talbot.

  The Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Committee has hosted the Tune Up the Parks summer music series for the past several years. This year’s music series will include performances in Essex Centre’ Heritage Gardens Park every Wednesday evening and in Colchester every Monday evening until the end of August. In addition, concerts are planned to take place in Harrow and McGregor this summer.

  Performances start at 7pm.

  Music lovers are urged to bring a lawn chair upon which they can sit and will have an opportunity to forward a donation to the music act.

  To see a list of performers, check out the community calendar on Performances could be cancelled or subject to change. The next performance planned for Essex Centre will take place on June 12. The Kingsville-Essex Associated Band will perform.  On June 19, the Essex Community Concert Band is slated to perform.

  In addition to the live music in the Heritage Gardens Park on Wednesday evenings, an Essex Farmers’ Market will be set up in the new pavilion during the event.

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