La PORTE — On Thursday singer-songwriter duo Jim St. James and Zkott Jordans are set to bring together a flair of Americana blues and rock to Fox Park at 7 p.m., as part of the Arts in the Park summer series.
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, the La Porte City Band will take the stage. Mary Hedge, a librarian at La Porte County Public Library, will be the evening’s poetry reader.
In addition to Jordans & James, there will be a preconcert show performance by the La Porte YMCA Zumba with special guest Gail Beal. Before the musical performances begin, Robin Suber will sing the National Anthem. Everyone is invited to join in on a fun, free and energetic introductory Zumba class. Dr. Scott Simerlein, La Porte County Poet Laureate, will be the evening’s poetry reader.
Jordans & James have previously performed in Arts in the Park and they are excited to come back for another show.
“We had a great show last year at Arts in the Park," James said. "They asked us back this year [and] we’re looking forward to it!”
Their sound is a blend of folk, blues, rockabilly and rock, as their wide genre spreads among original and cover songs.
“It's great to perform for a hometown event,” James said. “We go out on the road often and it's really nice to have a show where our local friends, family and fans can attend. Especially in such a great location!”
Sponsor for Jordans & James is Go Aerial, along with the 2019 Season Sponsor, the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.
On both Wednesday and Thursday, Arts in the Park are hosting KidsArt, a free art session that takes place during the musical performances. Donations will be accepted that night, and be sure to preregister online!
Concessions and food trucks are available both evenings.
This summer, Roxy Music is celebrating their 80th anniversary. Roxy Music, in conjunction with Arts in the Park, is hosting “Guitar Madness,” a friendly guitar competition which consists of eight adults and three youth. Each Thursday, one guitarist will play a solo performance as a part of the summer concert series. The community is welcome to unlimited voting and donations for one’s favorite performance by visiting roxymusic.com/product-category/guitar/guitar-madness. All proceeds support the upcoming Arts in the Park season.
On Sept. 14, a Foxtrot 5K run/walk will be hosted by Arts in the Park. The route will lead participants from the Fox Park Amphitheater, around Clear Lake and along Chessie Trail. Following the event, food trucks and live music by The Erly Band will be held in the Fox Park Amphitheater. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward providing free concerts and events in our community. Adults and youth interested in participating are encouraged to register online at runsignup.com/race/IN/LaPorte/ArtsintheParkFoxtrot5K.
For more information about concerts, contests and upcoming events, visit artsintheparklaporte.com.