GALION — With hundreds of Galion area residents gathering in the heart of Heise Park to see local and regional artists, Music in the Park is the ultimate destination for Tuesday nights in the summer.
These free outdoor music festivals return May 30 for a ninth season. They music runs through June 27. The music comes courtesy of Snyder Funeral Homes Richardson Davis Chapel on Market Street.
“Music in the Park is a perfect fit for Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes and the Galion area,” said funeral director Chuck Jackson. “Each year we look forward to giving back to the community in a way that’s focused on family and fun.”
Each concert starts at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite lawn chair, your neighbor, and leave your wallet at home to enjoy these free performances. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Activity Center.
Keep an eye on the funeral home Facebook page or call 419-468-1424 in case weather looks threatening.
This year’s lineup includes the Galion High School vocal group “Showtunes” and the Galion High School Jazz Band on May 30. The performance will be a showcase of Galion High School’s local talented students in vocal, motion and instrumental performance.
Come to the band shell behind the community center and adjacent to the softball field on June 6, for PanJGea! the John Glenn High School Steel Drum Band. Students from the New Concord, Ohio high school will play a wide range of steel drums. Not only is the music light and entertaining, but the performers will spend time educating their audience about the instruments they are playing.
United in Harmon, Crawford County’s own all-male, 23-member choir sings a little bit of everything, from doo-wop to contemporary on June 13. Come hungry to the show that night as staff and directors of Snyder Funeral Homes Richardson Davis Chapel will be prepare a traditional American picnic dinner. They will grill hot dogs, make lemon shakes, and more, all complimentary of Snyder Funeral Homes Richardson Davis Chapel. The picnic starts at 6 p.m., an hour before the music begins.
June 20 is a repeat performance by the Crazy Gringos. An energetic and eclectic band performing a range of music—blues, classic rock, jazz, bluegrass, country and even a little Gershwin. This evening has something for everyone.
The final show of the summer series features a top-notch premium show band from Cleveland, The GeezeCats. This group features the classic songs of the pre-Beatles days of the late 1950s and early ’60s — the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll — along with improv-style comedy which includes sight gags, one-liners, skits, bits, and costumes, this band is a “must see!” Come early June 27 to see these self-proclaimed “cool old guys and aging hipsters.”