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Jackson County Times presents Concerts in the Park. Madison Street Park Marianna Florida SUmmer 2013

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madison street park 2013 parks recreation citizens lodge park

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this is the sixth year for the thursday night in the park series a summer program which was begun by jackson county s parks and recreation director chuck hatcher chuck wanted to provide the citizens of jackson county and the surrounding areas something entertaining to do during the summer without having to go outside the county through this program beginning in 2009 every thursday a different band performed for free at citizens lodge park attendance and interest grew steadily with chipola college television s royce reagan often filming the concerts for broadcast throughout the year the following year 2010 generous local sponsors were found to help pay for the bands that year 9 local area bands played during a 11 week season with attendance swelling to over 600 at some concerts in 2011 the series continued to grow with 11 different bands participating that year the format was changed slightly to include the new downtown marianna madison street park as an alternating site each week we are now launching into the 2013 series season with 11 bands again scheduled the series will again utilize both citizens lodge park and the new madison street park as venues for the bands these concerts have evolved into fun family evenings with the audience bringing comfortable lawn chairs a cooler full of refreshments the children and sometimes the family dog come on out and socialize with friends let the kids play and enjoy some great music thursday night c oncert in the p ark · debbieroney-smith century21sunnysouthproperties · lindapforte-statefarminsurance · mariannatoyota · floridapublicutilities · genefinchbailbonds · firstcommercecreditunion · bistropalms · wastemanagement · · · · · wal-mart beef`o brady s awildhair firehouselock&key buffalorockpepsi panamacity&dothandivision · rahal-millerchevrolet-buick-cadillacgmcandnissan · micheletaborkimbroughfineart

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june 06 · 7:30pm 10pm · citizen s lodge no deceit we re a country/rock band called no deceit being from the heart of kentucky we love a variety of music and are always striving to become better musicians it s our passion the band started as a few friends getting together to play in a local band competition where we won first place from there the band has progressed at an amazing rate we are a four piece band comprised of allison stafford vocals,guitar michael bradshaw guitar chase coffey vocals,bass and bryce mcdaniel drums we re a young band but are full of talent and potential hope you enjoy our music and would love for you to keep up with us and catch a show.

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june 13 · 7:30pm 10pm · citizen s lodge rebel syndicate genre southern rock forget what you ve heard it s not alternative country edge of country or any other subtitled pre-packaged freeze dried form you ve been told southern music is country it s the brutal honesty of a billy joe shaver it s the raw attitude of a hank williams jr and the masterful musicianship of a charlie daniels it s a rhythm and a groove as thick as daddy buck syrup as comfortable as your favorite boots and as tasty as momma s cookin it s knowin that you ain t gotta trash your country to be a rebel southern music is country that s what it is and that s what they are they are rebel syndicate rebel syndicate is the next generation of southern bands and they come from a proud tradition southern music is about the people and these boys never forget that each night these guys put every ounce of sweat and pride into giving the folks a show they ll never forget a show worthy of the peoples hard earned money with a driving sound tight southern harmonies and a wild stage show rebel syndicate is more of a southern rock opera than a country band let me tell you folks ­ that s entertainment rebel syndicate has shared the stage with the bands and or members of lynyrd skynyrd marshall tucker wet willie atlanta rhythm section deep south kentucky headhunters brother phelps daryle singletary shenandoah jeff bates trent wilmon sammy kershaw and the the list keeps growing rebel syndicate continues to bring honest entertainment to audiences everywhere they go randy johnson rhythm guitars percussion vocals randy is the front man and self proclaimed greatest southern rock tambourine player in the world his rich baritone is a warm accent to the larger than life persona he plays on stage his energy is contagious and sets the tone for the show john injun scully drums percussion vocals john has been playing and touring since his early teens his incredibly visual style of playing and rocking alto voice insures that even though he plays at the back of the stage he s always up front jesse cg roberts lead guitars harmonica banjo mandolin vocals jesse been playing guitar since he could walk and he s got a warm soulful voice that draws comparisons to a young michael mcdonald his mix of musicianship and showmanship has been wowing audiences throughout the southeast dr duane doc herring rhythm guitars synth vocals doc is like a southern rock godfather smooth as silk cool as they come and a rock solid anchor for the band a fan favorite his soft tenor provides balance to the in your face style of the band rob shake watson bass vocals rob lives at both ends of the spectrum his low and warm fretless bass tone combined with a high powerful tenor voice it makes for one great sound.

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is a band with a membership that stretches from tallahassee to crestview florida the guys have played under different band names and have had many membership changes as is common with most young bands over the years though the guys have sworn they have seen elvis and even posed for a photo with the king to help people believe however somehow the whereabouts of that picture is a mystery while traveling all over the sunshine state and the lower southeast the band would play for anyone who would provide a meal and a few bucks all the while wishing for the good life with visions of golden statues the grammy and ivory doves dove awards the band members have opened for acts such as former lead singer of black sabbath jeff finholt acoustic folk band ridgeley the alternative rock band lively stones and has recorded with tallahassee blues champion charles atkins at the close of 2009 the guys went through personal changes with their jobs families and all sorts of alice in wonderland madness so the guys decided to take a much-needed break and put the band down for awhile to recuperate after a year off as musicians often do chris got the inspiration to return to playing and writing and the desire to play music again overcame the many hassles chris stephens-also known as stephen joker decided to do some local acoustic singer songwriter performances for christmas in order to celebrate real meaning of the season after discussing the opportunities with friend anthony strickland drums/percussion anthony also known by friends as zimmie became excited and wanted to jump on board to finish old demos and perform a few dates what began as a fun christmas project soon ignited old flames for the love of music and lyrical composition late night radio june 20 · 7:30pm 10pm · madison street park late night radio soon songs were collected that had special meaning to the members at this time late night radio is comprised of two members chris and anthony late night radio is a blend of americana which blues rock modern folk and country make up the ingredients at the heart of americana are nuggets of truth within everyday stories of struggle love loss and faith it seeks to find honest answers of the psyche and comfort for the soul the america heartland is what late night radio is about the guys share an appreciation for our freedom our faith and family and are proud to bring stories of the american tapestry to you our booking info is anthony strickland 850-272-4044 or stephen joker chris stephens 850-557-4778 our band e-mail is latenightradiomusic@live.com our facebook page is www.facebook.com/latenightradiomusic

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june 27 · 7:30pm 10pm · citizen s lodge sin of the day sin of the day was formed in early 2009 from the remnants of former southern-rock band bootlegger after undergoing several line-up changes they found exactly what they were looking for and began bringing it to the masses sin of the day is a hard-hitting high-energy rock band with influences ranging from classic rock to heavy metal they are proud to be one of the few remaining rock bands that writes and performs original music backing it up with a compliment of cover songs that spans over 50 years sin of the day features the talents of doobie layton vocals ken gainer guitar aaron neal guitar phillip smith bass and ronnie chambers drums

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july 04 · 7:30pm 10pm · madison street park bama jam could possibly be the most versatile and entertaining music quartet in the tri-state area gaining fans by the years as they perform for audiences from alabama florida and georgia since 1973 leader dickeymerrittof enterprise has been performing almost all his life and since the early 70 s with his band bama jam his personality and tremendous voice make the foursome a much in demand group richard hinson guitarist and the number two vocalist adds much variety and quality to the group jeffpeacock saxophonist and vocals a local boy now living and working as a chemist for the city of panama city adds first class musicianship to the other trio of professionals roycereagan old musician from marianna works on keyboard vocals and percussion and adds his vocals to the tight sound of the multi-variety band performing for special occasions parties receptions and festivals some performances include two governor balls alabama and florida opened for alan jackson the civic center tallahassee river festival geneva alabama charity horse and music festival in panama city bill fishing tournament pc and many many private receptions and parties the four members all continue to perform with other bands individually but have chosen to assist bamajam to satisfy the market for a smaller less expensive musical group one that can entertain for any and all occasions dickie merritt the original bama jam

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july 11 · 7:30pm 10pm · citizen s lodge twenty on red lead vocalist and marianna native carol draws her musical influences from the one and only etta james she also leans heavy on blues greats such as koko taylor big mama thornton bonnie raitt bb king i love anything that has a memphis flare to it cause everything is better with a little memphis on it caroldunaway originally formed in 2009 and was the brainchild of jim dunaway carol s husband his intention was to gather a few musicians he worked with over the years and put them together for a try-out for his karaoke-loving wife much to his surprise she could sing over the years the line-up for the band may have changed however the bands intent to play good quality music has not changed we hope you enjoy it forbookinginformationcalljimat850-573-0023 lead guitar randall has been a staple on the local music scene for many years lending his skills to various bands over the last 30 plus years he s played everything from guitar to piano to bass his ability to hear a song for the first time and after listening to it two or three times he is ready to play the song is without question amazing twentyonred from bristol fl is the youngest and newest addition to the band brad plays lead guitar and is also a lead vocalist brad has a country music in his dna and proves that on stage with the way he bends those strings and adds a little country twang to the group s blues core bradclark randallhinson bass and lead and backing vocals sonny is brother-inlaw to carol and brother to our sound engineer jim he has probably travelled more extensively to play music than any of his band mates like randal sonny plays multiple instruments sonnydunaway drums he has also been on the local music scene for many years playing in various bands on drums floyd is quite simply a master he is a not only an excellent drummer but also a great musical arranger his sense of humor keeps all the members of the band rather grounded floydgriffith,

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july 18 · 7:30pm 10pm · madison street park ensemble her own jazz group has performed concerts and clinics for several educational institutions and flute clubs including the new york flute club for the past decade dr wofsey has taught jazz improvisation and musicianship to young flutists worldwide at the colorado suzuki institute at snowmass jill has placed impressively in the down beat magazine jill gary wofsey will be performing in concert with readers polls several times in recent years their 13-piece jazz orchestra at madison street park in dr jill wofsey also had a long-standing service as jazz marianna florida on thursday july 18 2013 at 7:00 p.m committee chairperson of the national flute association the orchestra is based in pensacola florida all gary wofsey studied several different musical arrangements and compositions played by the orchestra are instruments and composition from a very early age he led written by the wofseys various bands through grade school and majored in music they will play and sing popular standards such as all composition at berklee college of music in boston of me laura they can t take that away from me in the early 1970s gary traveled with the jimmy dorsey and where or when jill will also sing the hit song orchestra from doctor dolittle if we could talk to the animals in 1978 wofsey settled in new york and formed a and the theme song from the sound of music a 13-piece jazz orchestra the jazz orchestra recorded more daring classical piece to be performed is their jazz several albums that featured some of the best jazz musicians arrangement of stravinsky s firebird several original in new york city many of the orchestra s recordings compositions by jill gary wofsey will also be on the were found on the top ten of countless jazz radio stations program throughout the united states and canada dr jill wofsey is a yamaha performing artist dr wofsey in 1982 gary relocated to japan where he formed an allis a professional flutist bassist guitarist vocalist teacher japanese jazz orchestra that was very popular in tokyo and clinician living in northwest florida in 1990 gary wofsey appeared in a series of concerts jill received a doctor of arts degree from the university in hawaii with the maui symphony orchestra as guest of northern colorado and degrees from the university of performer/conductor/composer minnesota master of music and eastman school of music wofsey came back to the new york area in 1993 and bachelor of music began rehearsing and performing with a jazz orchestra that jill was the recipient of a grant from the national was mostly comprised of young jazz artists endowment of the arts to perform and teach in kansas upon meeting jill the couple became co-leaders of a new jill has released three cds which feature her as flutist jazz orchestra based in new york city i m flying two much fun petty theft today the wofseys live in northwest florida where she can be heard playing they co-lead a 13-piece jazz 6-string electric bass on the orchestra in pensacola cd gary wofsey in stereo the orchestra has been jill has performed and performing new compositions adjudicated on several by the wofseys as they occasions for the wichita prepare for a video recording jazz festival project ms wofsey was a clinician www.twohorns.com and guest soloist with the www.drjillmusic.com syracuse university jazz gary wofsey jazz orchestra

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july 25 · 7:30pm 10pm · madison street park dry creek dry creek is a band comprised of some of the finest musicians/artisans from the jackson county florida araea the group is aptly named after a springfed tributary of the chipola river that has remained largely untouched and unspoiled by development like its riverine namesake the band s music has remained true to its roots in the sand hills region of the florida panhandle like the people of the sand hills area dry creek has not been quick to embrace the flashy comeand-go popular styles made fashionable by media and urbanites from large metropolitan areas dry creek has always been about the music the members learned as children refined as youths and created as adults the band has defined its own style call it sand hills music if you like it is a melting pot of appalachian bluegrass memphis blues golden-aged country texas swing classic folk music and old-time rock and roll the band s official history spans almost 30 years from the day they mounted the stage at the 1980 sand hill s bluegrass festival in marianna florida however like so many popular groups throughout history the original members of the band grew up together picking music in barns at bonfires and even sneaking into a tavern or two at a very young age just to play their own music for an appreciative crowd if there was no crowd there was no problem they d just try to draw one if not they d play for each other playing in one sense for their favorite audience and in another sense for a group of their toughest critics it is this brotherhood of sound working together each member contributing his own individual musical spice to the dry creek stewpot that defines the band s style over the years that sound has been aged and refined to a level of quality that has kept dry creek in front of audiences young and old alike over these past 3 decades and has led the band into the commercial recording studio a consistently booked calendar and mounting cd sales reflect the popularity of the group s work.

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august 02 · 7:30pm 10pm · citizen s lodge classicrock/moderncountryblues/original chester s curve is a three piece rock n roll southern roots band that hails from jackson county florida the band formed in early 2010 and took their name from an infamous curve in the road named after chester a longtime loveable sneads high school janitor with tastes that range from modern rock to new country chester s curve delivers high octane versions of their favorite covers as well as solid originals the band consists of mike wester on drums and vocals robbie sims on bass and vocals and joe blanton handling lead vocal and guitar duties mike and robbie were members of the local band canebrake joe was a member of the regionally popular band door no 2 and recently wrapped up production of a new album in nashville tn with his newest project the bluefields which consists of members of the georgia satellites the black crowes cry of love and jason the scorchers long live rock chester s curve

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august 08 · 7:30pm 10pm · citizen s lodge cedar mountain cedar mountain is a five piece band based out of the megametropolis of cottondale city fl and is composed of lead vocalist rhythm guitarist kaleb dias rhythm guitarist background vocalist eric asselin bass guitarist timothy thurlow background vocalist clay gay and drummer background vocalist bobby jackson the group was formally known as luckless before one of our fellow musicians joined the armed forces newly created as cedar mountain this group s music is all about having a good time and their style reflects that the sound is a high powered mixture of classic rock blues country and southern rock get-down movin nitty gritty fun!

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