The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra introduced today a new summer Community Engagement program entitled Big Band Glow in the Park Party. The free event is presented by the Wendell Foster’s Campus for Developmental Disabilities and is underwritten by a generous gift from the Messenger-Inquirer. The party will be held on July 3, 2015 in the Sensory Park on the Wendell Foster Campus and is open to the entire community. The program will feature a performance by the Owensboro Symphony 2nd Street Big Band, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Picnicking in the park will begin at 6:30 p.m. The 2nd St Big Band will play instrumental and vocal hits from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s as well as several patriotic tunes and are sure to keep your toes taping throughout the night.
“The Big Band Glow in the Park Party featuring our 2nd Street Big Band is going to be a great way for the community to kick-off their Fourth of July weekend!” said Dan Griffith, CEO of the Owensboro Symphony. “We are so excited to provide this service as part of our Community Engagement program. We appreciate the Messenger Inquirer for stepping forward and providing the support necessary to take a program of the Symphony, out of the concert hall and into the community.”
“We are so excited to partner with the Symphony and Messenger-Inquirer to host this event. We hope to see lots of new faces and families enjoying the park and lively music” said Carrie Blackham, CEO of Wendell Foster. “There will be plenty of excitement and fun while several of our programs are raising money for summer vacations and activities. You can purchase glow-in-the-dark jewelry and glow sticks for $1 each, feed your family burgers, hotdogs, chips, drinks ice cream and popcorn for only a few dollars, and even enter your name for a chance to direct the band for $1″.
Grab a lawn chair, bring your friends, family and a picnic and enjoy a great night of Big Band music. Tables and chairs for eight are available and can be reserved for $100.00 by contacting Jeff Hagan at Wendell Foster, either by email at [email protected] or by phone (270)852-1457. Tables are limited, so don’t delay in making your plans.
The Wendell Foster Campus is located at 815 Triplett Street, Owensboro, Kentucky. Off-street parking for the event will be on Ninth Street.