Escape the Everyday with Music in the Park!

Looking forward to warmer weather, but not sure about the best way to enjoy it? How about an outdoor amphitheater that seats hundreds of people on its grassy steps as they bring blankets and lawn chairs to relax and enjoy Colfax’s Music in the Park free concert series? It is a true slice of Americana, nostalgia to soothe the soul in an otherwise hustle bustle world. Audiences can enjoy refreshments (food, soda and beer) served by the Colfax Main Street organization, the sponsor and organizer of the events. Just take a look at the great acts lined up for this year – you won’t want to miss out!

5/28/2011 - Swing Crew (Colfax Alumni weekend) Fun is the bottom line with this interactive, acoustic band. The shows feature a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts, cornball humor and toasts. The Swing Crew performs a wide variety of music. They play classic rock, country, pop, swing, “island beat” and about any other genre you could possibly come up with. They play whatever gets the crowd going. So if you want to hear something in particular just ask them, they most likely know it. The quality of the music and the craziness of their antics will keep you entertained throughout the show.

6/18/2011 - 8 Track Band (Jasper County Fair Queen Coronation and Benefit) One of the largest rock and roll bands in the Midwest. This group of Central Iowa musicians call Newton, Iowa their home. The band was formed in 1991 after a successful run in the Newton Community Theater, where many of the original members first started to sing these rock and roll classics. Over the years the band has added to its repertoire and moved forward in time to meet the needs of its audiences. Today the 8 Track Band provides a wide range of your favorite music ranging from the 1950’s through 1990’s.

7/17/2011 - Bob Dorr & the Blue Band (County Fair Fireworks after Performance, Sunday evening) 2010 finds Bob Dorr & The Blue Band celebrating their 29th anniversary. Beginning June 10, 1981, the band has averaged playing around 100 dates a year for its 29 year existence, resulting in a multi generational, dedicated fan base, and making them one of Iowa’s most revered, storied, and requested bands. Kansas City music writer Paul Taylor says “If you wanted to furnish your own nightclub, you would want The Blue Band. They are like one of those gleaming bright white appliances that you oohh and ahh over, and when you open the doors, all the best features you ever wanted come spilling out.” The Blue Band is a 5-7 piece group whose sound can only be described as The blues/soul/rockabilly/reggae/creole/rhythm Band! The band can play nearly three hours of original music or another three hours of popular covers, done in Blue Band fashion. A typical night mixes originals and covers plus a few requests.

Music in the Park Details
**Women’s Club Park
Anspach Stage
13 East Division St
Colfax, IA 50054
**Performances start at 7:00 pm.
**Bring your blankets and lawn chairs!
**Treats & refreshments (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) available
**No coolers allowed