Summer Tracks opens with tribute to Simone June 7 at Roger’s Park in TryonPublished 5:44pm Wednesday, June 5, 2013
As with all Summer Tracks concerts, the show is free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Audience donations along with the generous sponsorships of local businesses and individuals make these shows possible. JR’s wood-fired pizzas, water and soft drinks will be for sale.
Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. The popular and well-attended series attracts people from all over the region. Last year, the concerts drew an estimated 2,000 people to downtown Tryon.
For more information about Summer Tracks and the performers, contact Polk County Travel and Tourism at 800-440-7848 or 828-894-2324 and visit www.firstpeaknc.com.
Schedule for 2013 Summer Tracks
June 7—Peggy Ratusz Band
Featuring a tribute of the music of Nina Simone Sponsored by Tryon Downtown Development Association (TDDA)
June 21—Bayou Diesel
Zydeco & Cajun music. Fresh from 3 sets at the Dance Tent at Merlefest. Sponsored by Terry Ackermann
July 5—The Work
Funky, horn-drive, rock & soul band from Greenville, S.C.
July 19—Gigi Dover & The Big Love
Soulful Americana. Gigi’s bringing the full 5-piece band. Sponsored by The Purple Onion & Heartwood Gallery
August 9—Nikki Tally, Letters To Abigail
Singer-songwriter, Americana. Sponsored by Jerry Steele
August 23—The Honeycutters
This rocking Americana band is from Asheville. Sponsored by Tryon Fine Arts Center
– article submitted by Peter Eisenbrown