Lakeside Concert Series features The Billy Crawford Band

Published 3:52 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Winged Deer Park’s Lakeside Concert Series continues its free summer music offerings at the Lakefront Festival Plaza Goulding Amphitheater with The Billy Crawford Band on Thursday, June 9, from 7-9 p.m.

The free concerts offer a mix of the area’s top talent at a venue known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs to relax on the grassy hillsides, or move and groove whenever the mood strikes. The location provides easy access, free parking, concessions, and a playground.

The Billy Crawford Band has spent the last two decades solidifying a reputation as the region’s premier guitar-based blues rock band. Crawford spent the ’90s and early 2000s traveling the world backing several blues recording artists such as Long John Hunter, E.G. Kight and most notably, Deborah Coleman.

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The band offers an exciting interpretation of many classics and originals from their catalog of 11 albums recorded since the band’s 2002 debut. The new album, “The Shape I’m In,” features 12 songs with stellar performances by vocalist Erin Larkin, saxophonist and keyboardist Mary Munsey, bassist Robert McClain, drummer Keith Chinault, and the guitar work of Billy Crawford.

The concerts will be held each Thursday through July 28 at Winged Deer Park’s Goulding Amphitheatre, 199 Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City, with the exception of the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, which will perform at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Winged Deer Park Festival Plaza.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

· Thursday, June 9 — The Billy Crawford Band
· Thursday, June 16 — J.R. and the Big Guns
· Thursday, June 23 — The Shooter Band
· Thursday, June 30 — Beach Nite Band
· Thursday, July 7 — Big Band Theory
· Thursday, July 14 — My New Favorites
· Thursday, July 21 — Jesse Barry and the Jam
· Thursday, July 28 — Powershift
· Sunday, Sept. 11 — Johnson City Symphony Orchestra

The Lakeside Concert Series is presented by The News & Neighbor, 101.5 WQUT Tri-Cities’ Classic Rock, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

For more information call (423) 283-5827.