07, 14, 21 & 28 AUGUST 2016 1PM-3PM
PEOPLE'S PARK GRIMSBY
Picnic In The Park 2016
Taking place each Sunday throughout August, the programme will feature a range of quality acts from local talent to internationally acclaimed jazz artists.
Following the recent success of the Wonderful World event that took place in People’s Park after the Dong Energy Great Grimsby 10K, we are delighted to announce the Picnic in the Park live music programme will take place every Sunday throughout August.
SUNDAY 07 AUGUST 1PM-3PM
The first event will feature some of the outstanding young musicians that have performed in the heats of Grimsby and Scunthorpe Telegraph’s Lincolnshire’s Got Talent.
Culture House Director Charlotte Bowen has been enjoying time as a judge for the competition which is currently running and has been wowed by some of the acts.
“As a local champion of creative talent, I have to say I’ve been really impressed by the level of talent the competition has attracted – in some cases I’ve been blown away! So we’ve decided to give a platform to some of the entrants to help to give them more exposure, also knowing that audiences will really enjoy what they have to offer.”
Therefore, on Sunday, thirteen-year-old Billy Beech will sing in the bandstand as will nine-year-old McKenzie Lewis. They will be joined by singer-songwriter Keaton Fussey, all from the competition.
Following their sets, local singer-songwriter Louise Connor will perform a mellow acoustic set, with popular Grimsby band Just Mammals headlining with their original up-beat tunes.
SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 1PM-3PM
Northern-based contemporary jazz band, Firebird Quartet who recently featured at Manchester Jazz Festival, will be performing their energetic and driving grooves as well as music from contemporary jazz greats.
SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 1PM-3PM
Internationally acclaimed bassist and one of the UK’s most important band-leaders Gary Crosby will bring his phenomenal young band of Tomorrow’s Warriors to Grimsby for the third event.
The band consists of rising stars Mobo award-winner Binker Golding (tenor sax), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), and rhythm master Eddie Hick on drums, with Crosby on double-bass.
In this specially-devised set, this outstanding band will revisits the path to freedom of the US Civil Rights Movement with soulful jazz arrangements of songs from 18th Century slavery through to some of the popular anthemic songs of 20th Century Black America.
SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 1PM-3PM
Seeing out the summer in style, is Pan Jumby a band made up of leading northern musicians and offering a unique blend of modern calypso, Caribbean rhythms, rhumba and cha cha, all channelled through high energy jazz.