St. Johns Concert in the Park

Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Phone: (989) 224-2429
Clarksons open Concert in the Park season June 11 ST. JOHNS - Variety is truly the spice of life for members of the Jack Clarkson Band. Cajun, Western Swing, Tex-Mex - the popular local band will do it all Wednesday, June 11, at the season-opener of the 2014 St. Johns Concert in the Park series. The music begins at 7 p.m. at the St. Johns City Park Performance Shell; there is no admission charge. The band has played over 100 dances and concerts in South Texas for the past seven years during the winter months and will share the music of the region. The band has also been invited and performed at the prestigious San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo for the past two years. Performing with Jack is former St. Johns Public Schools Orchestra Director, Rodney Page of Detroit. Page, who has performed world-wide as a Fulbright Scholar, will play fiddle with the band. Other band members include Paul O\'jibway of Lansing, who has performed internationally with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joe Cocker, playing horns and keyboard; Tess Clarkson of Wheeling, W.V., singing and playing keyboards and guitar; and George Podany of Minneapolis, Minn., singing and playing bass. Concert in the Park is sponsored by the Clinton County Arts Council and the city of St. Johns, with support from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Concerts are held each Wednesday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., in the beautiful outdoor concert venue at the St. Johns City Park. The St. Johns Lions and Lioness Club staff a concession stand that offers light refreshments. All concerts are held rain or shine. For information on Concert in the Park call the Clinton County Arts Council, (989) 224-2429.