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Sundays at Scioto Series

Bands new to schedule fill six of nine concert dates

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Six new bands will bring music to Scioto Park this summer.

In its 31st year, the Dublin Art Council's Sundays at Scioto Summer Concert Series will offer free entertainment from nine bands on the banks of the Scioto River.

The Sundays at Scioto concert series will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Sunday from June 8 to Aug. 10 at Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Drive.

Bands slated to appear are:

* Traditional Irish music from the General Guinness Band on June 8.

* June 15 will bring southern soul from the Gold Magnolias.

* Lt. Dan's New Legs will play pop and top 40 hits on June 22.

* On June 29, the Phillip Fox Band will play country rock.

* The British brass band Dublin Silver Band will play July 6.

* Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons will play rock on July 13.

* Neo-funk music will come July 20 from Mojoflo.

* On July 27, big band music will be provided by In Full Swing.

* The British Invasion will end the series Aug. 10 with its '60s British rock tribute.

The Irish music offering on June 8 comes thanks to a grant from the Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

"The whole 'Irish is an Attitude' thing, they wanted to continue to promote that and were asking organizations in Dublin to create programming around that theme," said DAC Executive Director David Guion. "It'll be an exciting addition."

The bands were decided upon by the DAC board, which focused on new acts this year.

"Each year, we have a meeting where all the music is played and we watch videos and look at Facebook pages," Guion said. "(The Gold Magnolias) stood out. Southern soul is a new addition."

Other bands chosen for the concert series are no strangers to central Ohio stages, although they may be new to the series.

"In Full Swing is also new," Guion said. "It's a really diverse lineup this year. I think the board wanted to mix it up."

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to the concerts at the outdoor amphitheater, but dinner will be taken care of by vendors.

"The Cheesy Truck is a really popular food truck in central Ohio," Guion said. "They'll be there and the Paddy Wagon and Bleu & Fig, which does catering for our events. Jeni's will be there, but not the whole time. When they're at other events, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt will be there instead."

A percentage of all food sales at the concerts will go to the DAC, which puts on the series with the help of Dublin bed tax money, grants and sponsorships.

"We couldn't do this concert without that type of sponsorship," Guion said.

Any weather-related concert cancellations will be announced through DAC voicemail at 614-889-7444, on the DAC's Facebook page or on Twitter on the @DublinArts account.

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