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Now in its 56th season, the Summer Music Series is regarded as a top musical entertainment destination in one of the best outdoor venues in Central PA. These free concerts are made possible through the generosity of individuals and corporate partners. Proceeds from the Long’s Park Art Festival are the other important component to our funding process. People power pulls it all together! Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and guided by a dedicated Board of Directors, the Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation is excited to offer these outstanding performances. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful community event.

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Ed Palermo Big Band

August 26 @ 7:30 pm

FREE

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Ed Palermo is not a “business as usual” musician. After all, when most people think of “big bands” they think of Duke and Dorsey. But go to see Ed Palermo’s Big Band, and you might hear Zappa, Hendrix, the blues of Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield, or one of Palermo’s own compositions, loaded with lush turns and unexpected twists.

Jazz pianist Gil Evans wonderfully articulated Palermo’s unusual approach to traditional instrumentation: “I first heard Ed Palermo’s music in a small club in the SoHo section of Manhattan. He was using the instrumentation of a traditional big band yet his arrangements and songs were anything but that. When I thought the music was going a certain direction, it would suddenly turn a corner. Ed has the ability to keep that important balance between cohesiveness and unpredictability. Ed Palermo’s music is alive and represents now.”

Before forming his own band, Palermo toured and recorded with many different artists, including Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, and countless others. Now with his own big band, Ed Palermo promises a fun, raucous coda to our Summer Music Series. Visit his website at palermobigband.com to experience his music for yourself!


Sponsor:     Co-Sponsor: Hershey Foods / Y&S Candies Lancaster Plant

Details

Date:
August 26
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organizer

Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation
Phone:
(717) 735-8883
Website:
www.longspark.org

Venue

Long’s Park Amphitheater
US-30 & Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Website:
www.longspark.org


Mailing Address

Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation
630 Janet Avenue, Suite A-111
Lancaster, PA 17601-4541
(717) 735-8883

Physical Location

Long’s Park Amphitheater
Route 30 & Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601