This fall, Auburn Parks and Recreation is hosting the Sundown Concert Series at Kiesel Park.
The Sundown Concert Series features four concerts at Kiesel Park on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free for the public with an on-site vendor to purchase food and treats.
The series kicked off on September 23 with a performance by Michael Warren and the second free concert was held on September 30 with Dion Hawkins & The Experience.
However, if you haven’t yet attended the Sundown Concert Series, two more performances are planned. H20 f. Ms. L’Oréal will perform on October 14 and Soul Co. will perform on October 21.
Auburn’s local vendor, The Chill Spot, has been selling at the Sundown Concert Series since 2017. They offer frozen treats such as frozen lemonade, popsicles, and ice cream sandwiches. Due to popular demand, The Chill Spot said it now also offers hot dogs.
Jarret Jones, director of the Frank Brown Recreation Center, has been helping organize the Sundown Concert for about seven years.
Throughout his involvement, Jones said it has been gratifying to present the concert series for the community in the aftermath of quarantine.
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“With COVID things have definitely changed, but we have been able to adapt,” Jones said. “Last week was the biggest band we’ve had for a fall concert in years. We had 145 people last week. They were just happy, and the one thing they all said was, ‘Thank you. for doing it, we just wanted to get out of the house. “
Ann Bergman, Public Relations Specialist for the City of Auburn Parks and Recreation, has been handling all publicity and marketing for the event since 2015.
Bergman appreciates everyone who attends and encourages those who don’t have to enjoy a beautiful fall evening with live entertainment in the park.
“We like to encourage people to bring their blanket, lawn or picnic chair, and dogs on a leash and to get outside to be with nature and listen to music in an outdoor setting,” Bergman said. “It’s really nice to see people take time out from their busy day and go out to a park and listen to live music. ”
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