The Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s Affinity Series and the Michigan Theatre of Jackson are combining forces again on Friday, June 23 to celebrate the Summer Solstice with a FREE outdoor concert and party at Jackson’s newly opened Horace Blackman Park. The concert is generously sponsored by County National Bank and refreshments including a cash bar will be available.
As the earth reaches its maximum axial tilt toward the sun, downtown Jackson will be celebrating with the dynamic and energetic music of Michigan’s own, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers who recently released their third studio album, PLUTO to outstanding reviews. This outdoor concert promises to be a great night of music and fun. Joe Hertler and The Rainbow Seekers are known for their outstanding live shows and according to Hertler, “The live show is the purpose of the band. This is why we make music. Playing music is a symbiotic process, and without a crowd it is just a bunch of guys jamming. We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles—literally anything goes.”
Massachusetts based singer/songwriter, Heather Maloney opens the show so you’ll want to make sure you’re there early. The New York Times describes Maloney as, ““UTTERLY GORGEOUS – VISCERAL.”
The party begins at 6:00 p.m. and the live music starts at 7:30 p.m.