A series of free music festivals and concerts will take place all summer long throughout Winter Park and the Fraser Valley.
Music on the Mall at Cooper Creek Square takes place every Friday through Sept. 4 from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. The concerts feature music by The Andy Irvine Blues Collective, Gary Key & Sam Osborne, Trisha Leone and Mickey Sandora of 3rd Time Lucky, Oly and Brad Prageant & Bill Evans, The series is free and perfect for families.
Fraser Picnic in the Park (every Tuesday from June 30 to Aug. 11)features free, live music at Old Schoolhouse Park in Fraser each Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a family event, with kids' activities offered to entertain children while adults enjoy live music. This free music series will present such musical acts as Osborne & Key, Mike and Amy Finders Band, Claddagh, Dakota Blonde and Hunker Down.
High Note Thursdays are every Thursday from July 2 to Aug. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Winter Park, offering a mix of country, bluegrass and acoustic styles of music to Hideaway Park. The series will feature such musical acts as The Cedar Ridge Ramblers, Jennifer Lane and Kort McCumber & McCumberland Gap. On Aug. 6 the show will take place at the end of the Concrete Rodeo Skate Park Competition at Hideaway Skate Park.
Welcome Back to Winter Park Weekend (July 11-12) will feature the Winter Park Music Festival (July 11-12), held at Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Delbert McClinton will headline the festival along with the California Transit Authority and the Lewis and Floorwax Groove Hawgs.
Winter Park Jazz Festival at Hideaway Park (July 25 - 26)is a two-day festival with food and craft vendors in an intimate setting surrounded by spectacular views. This year's musical line-up includes performances by Fourplay, Warren Hill, Boney James and Hazel Miller, with more to come.
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