Russ Wilson at Rogers Park June 29

Published 8:13 pm Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Summer Tracks favorite with fans of all ages, Russ Wilson and his Swing Orchestra take the stage at Rogers Park in Tryon on June 29, sponsored by the Purple Onion and Heartwood Gallery, both of Saluda.
Beginning at 7 p.m., Wilson and his orchestra will fill the park with the big band sounds of the 1930s and 1940s. Playing well-known pieces by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman, the orchestra will also delight audiences with more obscure yet classic swing selections by Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman and Duke Ellington. Joining Russ (perched at the drums) and his 12 swing experts is the voice of the lovely and talented Simone Bernhard.
As with all Summer Tracks concerts, the show is free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Audience donations along with the sponsorships of local businesses make these shows possible. Again, JR’s wood-fired pizzas, ice cream, water and soft drinks will be for sale. Please leave your dogs at home.
Summer Tracks concerts run from 7-10 p.m.
Scheduled to perform later this year are:
July 13: Marc Yaxley Trio
July 27: The Stray Birds, Phil & Gaye Johnson
Aug. 10: Sol Driven Train (will open with their children’s show)
Aug. 24: The Bad Popes, The Swayback Sisters
Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. The popular series attracts people from all over the region. Last year, the concerts drew an estimated 2,000 people to downtown Tryon.
For more information, contact Polk County Travel and Tourism at 800-440-7848 or 828-894-2324 and visit
– article submitted
by Peter Eisenbrown

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