High school jazz band kicks off Albion summer concert series this evening

Provided photo: The Albion High School Jazz band will perform at 6:30 p.m. today by the canal and firehall on Platt Street. The summer concert series continue through Aug. 30 with five concerts in the downtown area and the latter six at Bullard Park. Today’s concert is on a Thursday but the following events will be on Wednesday.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 June 2023 at 12:18 pm

ALBION – The Village of Albion will kick off a new summer concert series this evening at the spot by the Erie Canal. The Albion High School Jazz Band will lead off the concert series and they will perform across from the fire hall on Platt Street.

The concert today is on a Thursday, while the ones following will move to Wednesdays.

The first five concerts will be either by the canal or on Main Street in front of the closed off bridge area. Then the six concerts shift to the amphitheater at Bullard Park beginning July 19.

The concerts at Bullard will have a beer tent and food vendor, said John Grillo, the village’s recreation director.

Anyone interested in being a vendor at the concerts can reach out to the Village Office at (585) 589-9176.

Grillo encouraged the community to attend the concerts, bring their own lawnchair and enjoy the camaraderie with other people.

The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council approved funding for the concerts.

The shows all start at 6:30, except for the final one on Aug. 30 which begins at 6 p.m.

The concert lineup includes:

  • June 8, Albion Jazz Band
  • June 14, Chris Moore
  • June 21, Cold Fusion Arts
  • June 28, Triple Play
  • July 12, Dave Knaudt Band
  • July 19, The Who Dats
  • July 26, Zero
  • August 2, Hastings Duo
  • August 9, Highway 31
  • August 16, McHenry & Baz
  • August 23, Rain Date
  • August 30, Geneseo Wind Quinet