Music in the Park tradition returns

BLACKFOOT — ”Music in the Park,” a summertime tradition of free concerts started by Blackfoot’s late city councilman Butch Hulse, will continue this summer. Local musician Doug Wareing, who directs “Jazz House Big Band”has taken over the concert series, carrying on the tradition that Hulse started four years ago. “The BinghamMemorial Hospitalboard of directors and administrators have graciously stepped up again this year as the major sponsor of the event,” Wareing said. As in years past, the
outdoor concerts will be held at Blackfoot’s Courtyard Square Park across the street from Hawker Funeral Home on Judicial and Shilling Streets. The concerts will run every other Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting until approximately 8:30 p.m. or until it gets too dark to see. The first in the series of concerts will start on June 26 with the band “Electric Connection.” Other groups on the “Music in the Park” concert schedule include: July 10 - “Under the Western Sky;” July 24 - Mike Bankf; Aug. 14 - Jazz House Big Band; and Aug. 28 - Lyle Albertson. “I hope everyone will
come and show their support once again for this year’s concerts,” Wareing said.