Come to University Place’s Curran Orchard Park for great music, food and fun during the 2018 Curran Apple Orchard Summer Concert Series. All concerts are free and take place on the following Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring blankets, picnics or enjoy food from Hometown Hotdogs. (Note: No alcohol allowed in city parks.)
July 12: U253
U253 is a premier U2 tribute band based out of University Place. This high-energy musical performance by Eirik O’Neal, Tim Rades, Greg Jacoby and Doug Davis will perform songs made famous by one of the best bands in the world. Jackets from Julia, spearheaded by a local elementary school student, will also be collecting gently used and new jackets for distribution to Puget Sound area foster kids.
July 26: America’s First Corps Band
America’s First Corps Band “Courage” from JBLM will perform rock to get all ages dancing. America’s First Corps Band’s mission is to provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations, to instill in U.S. forces the will to fight and win, foster the support of U.S. citizens and promote U.S. national interest at home and abroad.
The 56th Army Band has a variety of groups which can perform multiple genres such as: traditional concert band, brass quintet, woodwind quintet, ceremonial band, military marching band, modern rock/heavy metal, Top 40/popular music, full big band jazz and combo style standard jazz.
Aug. 2: The Fabulous Murphtones
The Fabulous Murphtones are a high-energy group performing a diverse mix of popular dance, rock and old school music drawing on hits from the 60s through today’s hits.
David Deacon-Joyner is a pianist, composer and arranger who has performed all over the world. He is also professor of music and director of jazz studies at Pacific Lutheran University. From 1986 to 2000, he was professor on the faculty of the renowned jazz studies division at the University of North Texas. Deacon-Joyner is a busy freelance pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada, and his compositions and arrangements have been recorded and performed by renowned artists and orchestras all over the country. Deacon-Joyner is joined by bassist Greg Feingold, who hails from the Chicago area and was trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston; and by drummer Jeff Busch, who studied in Leeds, England and is a specialist in Brazilian music, performing regularly with pianist Jovino Santos-Neto.
Thanks to the Curran Orchard Resource Enthusiasts (CORE) for sponsoring this year’s concert series. The orchard is located at 3920 Grandview Dr. W. in University Place. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be relocated to the Curtis High School Cafeteria located at 8425 40th St. W., University Place.