For twelve years, The Van Wert County Foundation, in cooperation with the Van Wert City Parks & Recreation has been presenting free concerts on Friday nights during the summer in Fountain Park.  The fun returns to Van Wert’s Fountain Park for a thirteenth season when the  2014 Fountain Park Summer Music Series will be offered for the public to enjoy.

Paul Hoverman, Coordinator of Performing Arts for The Van Wert County Foundation has announced the line-up which starts on June 6 during Van Wert’s Peony and ArtRageous Festival.  The ever-popular beach party band from California, Papa Doo Run Run kicks off the summer at 7:00 PM.  After a week off, the music returns to Fountain Park with San Franciso’s electric fiddling virtuoso, Tom Rigney and Flambeau.  Specializing in Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, and New Orleans music, they perform on June 20.

The world’s best tribute band to the music of Chicago, Brass Transit returns to Van Wert on June 27.  On July 4, celebrate America’s Independence with the Lima Symphony Pops Orchestra in a Star Spangled American Celebration concert filled with surprises.  The sounds of Motown fill the air on July 11 when NBC TV’s “The Winner Is” finalists, TOUCH come to town.

After a week off when the Van Wert Area Community Concert Band performs in Fountain Park on July 18, the music of Simon & Garfunkel will delight everyone, featuring Scarborough Fair by The Guthrie Brothers on July 25.  The summer season is wrapped up on August 1 with the music of one of Rock’s most endearing bands of all-time: Journey.  Never Stop Believin’- a Journey Tribute Band from Florida will feature the incredible vocals of Donny Ferrari and his band.  Experience the amazing lineup of hits that dominated arenas worldwide in the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

All concerts are offered free of charge to the public.  Fountain Park is located on the west edge of downtown Van Wert at the corner of W. Main and Jefferson Streets.  Food is available at all concerts.  Attenders are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.  All concerts are on Friday nights and begin at 7:00 PM.

POSTED: 05/28/14 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment