43rd Hopelands Gardens Concert Series - June
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The 43rd season of the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department’s Hopelands Concert Series will take place Monday evenings in April, May, and June. Free admission; bring a lawn chair or blanket, picnic dinners, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed, well-behaved pets on leash are allowed.Event parking is located across the street from Hopelands Gardens at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens Parking Lot on Dupree Place.In the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at the Odell Weeks Center at 1700 Whiskey Rd. in Gym 2.For more information, call (803) 642-7631 or www.facebook.com/ExperienceAiken. Call the rain-out hotline at 803-643-4661 in the event of inclement weather.Schedule is subject to change.June 5, 7:00PM – MAiken Music. The mission of MAiken Music is to bring the joy of women’s a cappella singing to our community and to our members through performances and musical collaborations. The group primarily sings 4-part harmony arrangements of songs ranging over several decades.June 12, 7:00PM – Ryan Abel. Aiken knows Abel as “The Beast” from the Aiken Community Playhouse production, “Beauty and the Beast”. He will play piano and perform selections from musical theater.June 19, 7:00PM – Downtown Mixup. This group of nine is made up of Aiken natives. They perform a variety of covers that the audience is sure to enjoy. They first made their appearance in Hopelands during the 2016 Christmas in Hopelands where they pleased the crowd with fun holiday tunes. That night, guests didn’t come just to “see the lights”.June 26, 7:00PM – The Parris Island Marine Band at Millbrook Baptist Church. The Parris Island Marine Band has been a part of the Hopelands Concert Series for over 30 years, performing patriotic staples like John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”. Last year was the first year the performance took place at Millbrook Baptist Church. With the comfortable indoor climate, enough seating for an impressive crowd, and an acoustically pleasing atmosphere, it was an easy choice to request the venue again. The team at Millbrook has welcomed us back and we look forward to another wonderful concert.