German Village Gazette

Third Sunday Concert Series

Artist promises playlist will offer variety Aug. 17


Insurance agent by day and diva by night, Meridith Evans intends to rock the crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, in Frank Fetch Park.

The lead singer of Luxury Brown said her song repertoire could include everything from Billie Holliday to Foreigner.

"We'll probably throw in a country tune, maybe a little Journey," she said. "We try to put in something for everybody."

And, at the threat of immodesty, she's confident in her vocal range and skills.

"I have a big voice," she said. "My voice is very strong. I can vocally carry a three-hour show by myself."

Luxury Brown is the latest band to be part of the Third Sunday Concert Series at Frank Fetch Park, located on Beck Street between Fifth and Sixth streets.

The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. If it rains, the shows will be moved into the Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.

Originally from Urbana, Evans said she was influenced from a wide variety of performers, from Judy Garland to Barbra Streisand to Foreigner. After a recent trip to Nashville, she developed a fondness for country.

She and boyfriend Geoff Cameron, keyboardist and musical director, founded Luxury Brown in 2006. The band plays about 150 shows a year.

Joining them for the German Village show are drummer and vocalist Ron Henderson and guitarist Vic Martin, who also sings.

Concert attendance has been impressive this year, so patrons are asked to arrive early to ensure a spot, officials said. They are encouraged to bring blankets and refreshments, officials said.