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Leisure Services

Posted on: July 31, 2018

Dogwood Park concerts continue Aug. 16, Sept. 2, Sept. 3

A crowd gathers for a concert at Dogwood Park.

COOKEVILLE – Summer concerts continue at Dogwood Park.

Still to come are The Believers, Bryan Symphony Orchestra and Big Band Sound. The concerts, presented by Cookeville Leisure Services, are free and begin at 7:30 p.m.

The bluegrass gospel group The Believers will conclude this year’s Third Thursday in the Park summer concert series on Aug. 16.

“Bluegrass gospel is a favorite of many in this area,” Chad McDonald, Leisure Services cultural arts superintendent, said. “The Believers play old-time favorites as well as new mixes.”

The Bryan Symphony Orchestra – which consists of professional musicians from throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama, as well as faculty and select students from Tennessee Tech University – will perform Sept. 2.

In addition to the music, children’s activities will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“Leisure Services is proud to partner with the symphony to present this free annual concert in the park,” McDonald said. “It brings the biggest crowd we see all year with 1,500-2,500 people crowding into the seating area to hear some great music led by Maestro Dan Alcott.”

Big Band Sound will return for its second concert of the summer on Sept. 3.

“Big Band Sound is very popular with audiences and dancers,” McDonald said. “The band plays swing and jazz (from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s) and reserves half the stage as a dance floor. Several couples continually dance while the seated audience enjoys the great music.”

Attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets or take advantage of the tiered permanent seating. Concessions are available.

For more information about concerts in Dogwood Park at 30 E. Broad St., call 931-528-1313.