We’ll amble on over to this free concert (May17)

May 13, 2008

We love our smack-in-the-middle-of-things location, but one drawback is that few of our beloved free concerts take place within walking distance of our house.  That’ll change this weekend, when Benton Park hosts an outdoor free concert.  This is our first concert in Benton Park, and we’re full of anticipation.  The act is Rough Grooves, a four-piece, high-energy blues band, playing from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  Wear the kids out and get them home just before bedtime!  I love it.

While we’re out and about, we might head back toward Cherokee Street — remember a couple of weeks ago how I told you you’d get hooked?  Well, this weekend is the Cherokee-Lemp History Fair, complete with historical and architectural tours of a neighborhood whose roots extend to the 1840s, street musicians, food and art exhibits.  The festival covers the eastern end, the antiques district; check out the organization’s homepage for details.  What M. and I have enjoyed about this festival in years past is that the musicians are right on the sidewalk, often playing acoustic, which makes up-close listening highly enjoyable.  Come early and snag a good seat at one of the sidewalk cafes.

Then head over to Benton Park for that concert.  It’s a short walk up to Jefferson and Arsenal.  Details are on the neighborhood organization’s homepage.

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