KOKOMO, Ind. — The Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion’s Free Summer Concert Series has announced its performance schedule for the 2020 season.
According to a news release, the series kicks off in July and runs through the fall, with some concert events originally scheduled in June shifting to later in the lineup.
Organizers said the June schedule change was due to COVID-19-related news, with the health and safety of concertgoers in mind.
“The City of Kokomo knows how important the annual Kokomo Summer Concert Series has become to our residents,” said Kokomo Mayor Tyler Moore. “We are grateful to be able to keep this year’s lineup in tact at this time while also looking out for the wellbeing of the folks in this wonderful community.”
The concert series at Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park is presented by the city of Kokomo with proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations, and is free to the public. Organizers said all concerts are family friendly, and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
According to organizers, each show will adhere to state and CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, have hand washing stations and hand sanitizer on-site, adhere to the 6 feet social distancing recommendations and encourage attendees to wear masks and protect themselves as they deem necessary.
More information can be found at KokomoSummerSeries.com. All dates and acts subject to change without notice.
Summer concerts for the 2020 season include:
- Saturday, July 25 – Rhumfest featuring Kokomo area favorites from solo artists to bands, including musicians from the Rhum Academy.
- Saturday, Aug. 15 – WeberFest featuring Nashville’s Finest – An assortment of session players, touring musicians and Broadway Street performers straight from Music City (Nashville, TN)
- Saturday, Aug. 22 – The Kokomo Symphony Orchestra: “Pops in the Park”.
- Saturday, Sept. 19 – Summer Solstice-Fest featuring Free Fallin’ (A Tom Petty Tribute Band).
- Saturday, Sept. 26 – Carver Center Summer Celebration featuring Soul Pocket with special guests the Rob Dixon Band and Justaband.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SHOWS RESCHEDULED AND MOVING TO 2021
(full 2021 dates and details will be announced at a later time)
- Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather with special guest Aaron Lee Tasjan
- Cinderella’s Tom Keifer
- Monsters of Yacht
- My Sinatra with the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra