2012 Season of Goodale Park Music Series Starts Sunday with Tony Monaco

The 4th annual Goodale Park Music Series will present six free outdoor concerts at Goodale Park’s Gazebo this summer. All shows run from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. rain or shine. The season kicks off this Sunday with local jazz B3 maestro, Tony Monaco. The Goodale Park Music series has been providing some of Columbus’ best local music since its inception 4 years ago, along with a healthy dose of jazz performers each season. The venue is a perfect summer backdrop for jazz and live music at the Goodale Park Gazebo. Grab your blankets and chairs, pack your picnic baskets and get ready for some burnin’ live jazz this Sunday.

In addition to the music, there is a host of other artists and entertainment for your pleasure. A rotating group of local artists will create live art at the park throughout the series, including Short North artist Josey Joseph, Hayley Meyers with Terra Gallery, and youth artists from TRANSIT Arts. Local comic book creators, including 2 Headed Monster Comics, Blink Comics, Nix Comics, Sunday Comix (a comic collective), Vantage:InHouse Productions (maker of U Cre-8 Comics for kids), and Yuri: The Awakening, will sell comic books at the shows.

Food Carts

A variety of local food carts will sell refreshments at each show, as organized by Food Fort Columbus.

Free Kids Activities

Columbus Artmobile, which provides arts education and hands-on instruction for students, will host rotating kids arts activities throughout the series. OpenheartART, a community-based performing arts and creative self-expression organization, will perform in Openheart Creature body puppets at the July 15 and August 12 concerts.

About the Goodale Park Music Series

The Goodale Park Music Series aims to promote community, celebrate Goodale Park, and support Columbus musicians and artists. It’s funded by the Short North Foundation, Short North Civic Association, ComFest, Friends of Goodale Park, and Harrison West Society, and was founded by Alexandra Kelley Fox in 2009.

In addition to jazz this Sunday with Tony Monaco, return every Sunday for the rest of the summer for these fine musicians:

July 15: The Fabulous Johnson Brothers (thejbros.com)

July 29: Maza Blaska (mazablaska.com)

August 5: The Spikedrivers (thespikedrivers.com)

August 12: Mary Adam 12 (myspace.com/maryadam12)

August 19: Nick Tolford & Company (facebook.com/nicktoldfordandcompany)

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