Lakeside Concert Series features Big Band Theory
Published 11:48 am Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Winged Deer Park’s Lakeside Concert Series continues at the Lakefront Festival Plaza Goulding Amphitheater featuring Big Band Theory on Thursday, July 7.
Big Band Theory started out in 2009 as the house band for Kaffe Blue in Kingsport. The first time the band performed together, they borrowed about 20 big band charts from the 1940s and played them all twice. The group has morphed into a dance/party band that makes listeners want to dance and sing along. Over the years the band has added music to its repertoire that includes just about anything with a horn section including Glenn Miller, Etta James, the Stray Cats, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, the Doobie Brothers, Queen, and Santana.
The free lakeside 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 concerts will be held 7-9 p.m. each Thursday through July 28 at Winged Deer Park’s Goulding Amphitheatre, 199 Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City. There is one exception this year. The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra 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, 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.