Back for a second year, the Island Time Band will present a concert of steel drum music at the Coon Rapids Arts Commission’s outdoor summer series in the performance pavilion at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.
This is the sixth in a series of nine outdoor summer concerts in the commission’s annual Thursday Nites Live at the Dam series.
Dave Herzog’s Island Time Band will be playing island party and dance music.
According to the Island Time Band website, Herzog has been performing on his island steel drums from the waters of Key West, Fla., to the shores of Minnesota lakes for years and has become one of the premier steel drum musicians in both areas.
Herzog has appeared on network television’s “Good Morning America,” “The CBS Early Show” and “The Today Show” as well as cable television’s The Travel Channel and The Weather Channel.
He was also nominated for Musician of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010 in the Trop Rock Music Awards.
Eight of the nine Thursday Nites Live at the Dam concerts scheduled this year are at the regional park, courtesy of the Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department, with one concert scheduled at the Sand Creek Park, Coon Rapids, Aug. 8.
All the concerts start at 7 p.m. in the series which runs through Aug. 8.
The remaining concerts are:
• Thursday, July 25 – D.L. Cajun, cajun music.
• Thursday, Aug. 1 – Ecuador Manta, Ecuadoran music.
• Thursday, Aug. 8 – Rockie Lynne, country (Sand Creek Park).
The concerts take place rain or shine and people are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket on which to sit.
Food and beverages are available to purchase from the Coon Rapids North Star Lions Club.
People attending the concerts don’t have to pay to park at the Coon Rapids Dan Regional Park because Anoka County has waived its normal $5 parking fee for the concerts.
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