JULY 21 -- ASHANTI
Afro-Funk& Reggae - Ashanti - an ancient kingdom and tribe in Ghana & a powerful Reggae/ Afro-Funk FORCE in Lincoln, Nebraska! African Roots and Reggae John Oliver Wolcott are regulars at Bensons & Louis Bar in Omaha and Duggin's in Lincoln.
JULY 28 -- ON APPROACH
Folk Rock -- On Approach is a folkrock band; Ory Wickizer fiddle, Jim Rhian guitar, Samuel Costello banjo, Reagan Myers bass, Leah Waldvogel cello and Michael Rhian drums & keys. Inspired by; The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, & Mumford & Sons. . A fun, energetic and emotional band that has deep roots in bluegrass and folk, with more contemporary rock beats, On Approach is one raucous ride.
JULY 28 -- AMALGAMATORS
Bluegrass / Folk / Folk Rock/Jazz The Amalgamators; Terry McGinn on fiddle, Joe Salvati on lap guitar, Pat Bradley on guitar & mandolin, Mark Wolberg, bass and vocals by Mark, Terry, Pat & Bill. They regularly appear at the: Zoo Bar – in 2010 fundraiser Toys for Pine Ridge, on Lincoln Exposed at the Bourbon. Their new recording, entitled “Crooked by Ten” with top track “Track 21” was released at a ZooBar party in May this year. A prior recording; "My Heart's Part" is still going strong. Great tracks include: “Babylon”, “Adolescent”, “Home, “Train Wreck”.
AUG 4 -- THE STRING DEMONS
Lincolns ONLY western swing band. Pete Blakeslee, Kevin Avey, Fiddlin” Dave Fowler, Reynold Peterson, David Morris. Great western swing!Listen to “hayride” on KZUM Friday nights to know just how great western swing can be, or check out the group at Duggin’s Pub.
AUG 11 -- PADDYWACK
Great Celtic music for over 20 years! Chris Sayre, Dave Marsh, and Terry Keefe, are the members. Hear the English concertina and Irish fiddle, the bodhran, and the saw, maybe even some bagpipes- this one will be fun! Frequent performers at the Music and Mouzzerella concerts at the Children's Museum, the benefit concert for KZUM radio and festivals throughout the area, including performing in the 13th annual St Patrick's day party with the Lincoln Irish Dancers.
SEPT 29 -- SARAH McQUAID
Celtic Music from Cornwall, England, “My mother died in January of 2004, and it’s only since then that I’ve developed the urge to revisit the songs she and I used to sing together when I was a child. When I discovered traditional Irish music at the age of 18, it had such a powerful impact on me that for many years I had no interest in singing or playing anything else. My first album, When Two Lovers Meet, consisted entirely of traditIonal Irish material, bar one song that I wrote myself. “When two Lovers Meet”.
The Stransky Park Summer Concert Series is hosted by the Irvingdale Neighborhood Association. Thanks to the Hospitality committee: Alene Swinehart, Kitty Fynbu, Kim Higgins , Larry Evermann, Mary Rachel- Donations, and Boy Scout Troop 61.