Music In The Park

June 27th, 2018

Join us during lunch in downtown Anchorage for the Music in the Park concert series 12:00-1:00pm in Peratrovich Park every Wednesday from May 30 to August 1, 2018.

Each Wednesday a different band from around the state and country will be filling Peratrovich Park with music. For up to date information on each concert or possible rain cancellations, visit our Facebook page!

WHAT: Live music

WHEN: Every Wednesday from 12 – 1 pm (Except July 4th)

WHERE: Peratrovich Park at 4th Ave. & E St.

COST: Free!

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS:

 May 30 – Destry Smith

Destry Smith originally hails from Eagle River but now calls Anchorage, Alaska home. His unique style of folk and old-timey music combined with his charming stage presence has helped him gain a nice local following. His primary instruments are guitar and mandolin, but he plays a large variety of stringed instruments that compliment his rich voice nicely. Don’t miss a chance to see Destry Smith shine!

June 6 – The Forrest That Never Sleeps

The Forest That Never Sleeps is Kat Moore’s (of local band Super Saturated Sugar Strings) ballad project. Climb into her heart and swoon to her tunes.

June 13 – Steven Bacon

Steven Bacon is an Alaska based nationally touring singer/songwriter. You can hear shadows of Doc Watson’s cross picking and Mississippi John Hurt’s drop thumb fingerpicking in Steven’s guitar playing. His thoughtful lyrics are poetic and concise, a blend of archetypal imagery and original metaphor.

June 20 – Kill Bill

“Bill Hauser’s got soul.”
— Mike Burton (Saxophonist: Jill Scott, Mary J Blige, Tyler Perry)

“I remember hearing Bill at The Village Underground in New York. It was a place I had played at before, but that night Bill was subbing for Ezra Brown and I kind of just watched him work. I realized after hearing this guy play, I needed to be practicing a lot more than what I was. He was ferocious on tenor.”
— Matthew Hartnett (Trombonist: Lauryn Hill, Nas, Dave Chappelle)

June 27 – Emma Hill

Alaskan singer/songwriter Emma Hill and her co-writer/musician Bryan Daste have quickly made a massive impact with their alt/folk songs and their penchant for touching upon the deepest, most universal of subjects. They’ve been compared to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and their fourth album proves they’re not just a one-off, fly-by-night duo.

July 11 – Hurricane Dave

He’s a mighty musical wind. But unlike his meteorological namesakes, Hurricane Dave brings gusts of good times and leaves a satisfied audience in his path. The Anchorage-based country/folk artist sings, plays guitar and blows a mean harp. You can catch him playing solo or every now and then with a full country band. A purveyor of “Acoustic Country With A Smile.” Hurricane Dave has two albums that are commercially available: “Bar Stools & Church Pews: Songs For Friday Night & Sunday Morning,” a mix of drinking songs and country-gospel and “The Cheechako Chronicles — Postcards, E-mails & Tweets From Alaska,” all original material about a newcomer living in Alaska — including his Sarah Palin “refudiation,” “Please Don’t Ask Me About Her.”

July 18 – The Forrest That Never Sleeps

The Forest That Never Sleeps is Kat Moore’s (of local band Super Saturated Sugar Strings) ballad project. Climb into her heart and swoon to her tunes.

July 25 – Caroline Cotter

With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, “Dreaming as I Do”, released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015, Caroline has performed over 500 shows in 43 states and 12 countries. Currently touring to support her second major release, “Home on The River.” “Today’s folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner. In that regard, ‘Home on the River’ is an absolutely essential record.” (Lee Zimmerman/Country Standard Time)

August 1 – Steven Bacon

Steven Bacon is an Alaska based nationally touring singer/songwriter. You can hear shadows of Doc Watson’s cross picking and Mississippi John Hurt’s drop thumb fingerpicking in Steven’s guitar playing. His thoughtful lyrics are poetic and concise, a blend of archetypal imagery and original metaphor.

Another downtown event brought to you by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd., Diamond Parking, EasyPark, iHeartMedia Inc., and ConocoPhillips.