2017 Salo Park Concert Schedule
A special thank you to our sponsors for making this year’s schedule possible!
JUNE 22 – ECUADOR MANTA
This Andean band originates from the small village of Atahualpa in Ecuador, South America. Ecuador Manta, based in St. Paul, started in 1992. This group has created their unique music style over the years by using the traditional rhythms from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia and combining them with more contemporary Latin and Caribbean rhythms.
JUNE 29 – ST. ANTHONY CIVIC ORCHESTRA
The St. Anthony Civic Orchestra, under the direction of Carol Jensen, plays a variety of music each season: classical concerts in fall and spring, Christmas concerts, and summer pops concerts. Members of the orchestra are adults from all walks of life who share the common interest of making music.
JULY 6 – JAZZ ON THE PRAIRIE BIG BAND
Jazz on the Prairie Big Band is an 18 piece jazz orchestra, performing high energy, big band classics from the 40s ‘Swing Era’, on up to modern arrangements by the genre’s greatest writers. Their big sound and driving beat will get toes tapping and bodies swaying!
JULY 13 – SHOREVIEW NORTHERN LIGHTS VARIETY BAND
From its name, one can expect a “variety” of music from this band – everything from baroque to the blues! Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band is under the direction of Dr. Michael Scott.
JULY 20 – CALHOUN-ISLES COMMUNITY BAND
Although based in Uptown, this group draws its members from all over the Twin Cities metro area. Under the direction of Tedd Gullickson, one can “set sail” for an evening of classical music, marches, show tunes, jazz, and modern pieces.
JULY 27 – 7 CATS SWING
The 7 Cats Swing entertains audiences with the best jazz and swing standards from the 30s to the 80s, playing familiar charts from George Gershwin, Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis to name a few, and includes traditional jazz, swing, Latin, and blues.
AUGUST 3 – DIRTY SHORTS BRASS BAND
Inspired by the great New Orleans brass bands of yesterday and today, the Dirty Shorts Brass Band is a New Orleans style brass band, playing everything from jazz to Dixie to funk to blues to rock ‘n’ roll to gospel to swing and back.
AUGUST 10 – EVERETT SMITHSON BAND
This band brings you music from up and down the Mississippi. Zydeco (swamp rock), Tex-mex, blues, and funky roots of all kinds. Every show is like a riverboat party trip from Brainerd to the Bayou. New Orleans/French Quarter music is what you will hear. Music from 1900 to the present time.