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Free outdoor jazz series announced at King Arts Complex

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by Mark Subel on June 27, 2011

The King Lincoln District will come alive this summer as the King Arts Complex and Radio One Columbus join forces again for the 13th Annual Heritage Concert Series every Thursday beginning July 7th through August 25th 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Mayme Moore Park, 867 Mt. Vernon Avenue. The summer event has become a staple in Central Ohio attracting people from surrounding communities and all walks of life to celebrate and enjoy great entertainment, food and more. “The Heritage Concert Series is a vital part of Columbus’ summer cultural scene” said Angela Pace, WBNS-10TV Director of Community Affairs.

Once known as the “Cradle of Jazz”, the District’s Heritage Concert Series will feature some of Ohio’s hottest musicians performing jazz, Classic R&B, Blues, and inspirational! This year’s kick-off concert on Thursday, July 7th will be a tribute to the late Willie Pooch featuring a performance by The Upsetters. This summer’s stellar Heritage Concert Series lineup also includes performances by: Late Crew Band, FYI Quintet, Milton Ruffin and The Bassic Principal, Network 7, Ken Weaver Quartet, Jimmy McGee, and this year’s national recording artist, The Dazz Band. “Radio One Columbus is truly honored to partner with the King Arts Complex on this amazing series and consider it a privilege to be the Media Sponsor. This event gives us an opportunity to directly reach out and touch our listeners in the community and furthermore, it’s a great time” stated Kevin Carter, Radio One Columbus Senior Account Executive.

The 13th Annual Heritage Concert Series is sponsored this year by Value City, Safe Auto, Anheuser Busch, and Pepsi! These concerts are free and open to the public, so bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax in the beautiful, breezy ambience of Mayme Moore Park. A food court and reserved tables at the patio will also be available. For more information, call The King Arts Complex at 614-KING (5464) or visit http://www.thekingartscomplex.com

Lineup:

Thursday, July 07, 2011
Tribute to Willie Pooch (Blues Alliance)

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Late Crew Band

Thursday, July 21, 2011
FYI Quintet

Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Dazz Band

Thursday, August 04, 2011
Milton Ruffin and The Bassic Principle

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Network 7

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Ken Weaver Trio

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Jimmy McGee

Funding for the 13th Annual Heritage Concert Series is made possible from a grant from The PNC Foundation through its PNC Arts Alive initiative. More information is available at www.pncartsalive.com

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