The Bands in the Park events return to many of Coventry's beautiful parks this summer, with 12 different bands performing on Sunday afternoons – and, new for 2019, two Saturday afternoon events.
The first event takes place in the War Memorial Park on 9 June and has the City of Coventry Corps of Drums performing near to the Aviary. The Corps of Drums are always excellent and the young at heart even get a chance to join in!
All these events are FREE to attend and take place between 2pm and 3.30pm, except the one on Saturday 13 July which takes place between 1.30pm and 3pm.
As always, there is a great variety of music on offer for your entertainment, from marching, steel, brass and big bands to jazz, blues, rock n roll, acoustic pop/rock and swing.
Chairs are available for free at all events, so sit down and enjoy listening on a lazy summer’s afternoon or get up and have a dance with fellow music lovers.
Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council, said: “Bands in the Park are a great, family, Sunday afternoon treat and for this year we also have the two Saturday afternoon events. It's lovely to get out in a local park, enjoy the great music and perhaps take a walk.”
Karen Aspin, Coventry City Council Events Production Officer, added: “Once again, we have a great variety of local talent performing in the parks. I am sure these FREE events will be as popular as always. Get out and about, bring a picnic and enjoy the music. Finish the afternoon off with a nice, healthy walk and enjoy the great surroundings that our parks have to offer.”
Parks taking part include the War Memorial Park, Longford, Coundon, Edgwick, Allesley, Nauls Mill, Stoke Green, Spencer, Holbrooks and Caludon Castle.
The final event sees the City of Coventry Brass playing in Caludon Castle Park on 15 September. This coincides with Heritage Open Days, celebrating 25 years of the event nationally and in the city. It is sure to be a great finale to the series.
While visiting the parks for these events why not improve your health and get a bit of exercise by using the recently installed marker posts to see how far you walk.
Just another great reason to get out and about in Coventry's lovely parks over the summer.