Concerts in the Park starts out rockin' and green

Photo by The Georgetown Dish
Concerts in the Park last June had families swaying to the music
Concerts in the Park last June had families swaying to the music

CBS's Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer will join Georgetown’s own Rebecca McCabe on stage as the Citizens Association of Georgetown launches its 2011 Concerts in the Parks series Sunday, May 22 at Volta Park. While Schieffer has sung with bands including "HonkyTonk Confidential,"  McCabe will blend his talent into an evening of acoustic, country, and pop rhythms that promise to get neighbors swaying in the park at Volta & 34th Sts. starting at 5:00 pm.

Musical offerings of the concerts have included reggae and jazz as well as folk and pop (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Musical offerings of the concerts have included reggae and jazz as well as folk and pop
Underway for the May event: Fun stuff like: Gifts of Good Earth, a local group garden designers, will provide concert-goers with seedling planters.  Kids will get a chance to show their creative side by decorating their own seedling pot to take home. Organizers are working to provide E-cycling for old computers, printers, phones, stereos, and other electronics to be recycled. Stay tuned...

In addition, Lil Omm yoga will lead a parent-child yoga class just before the concert begins at 4:30.  BabyLove, a charity founded by former Georgetowner Ali Wentworth that helps needy families by providing baby gear, clothing, and products for children up to age six, will have a truck to pick up any gently-used or new baby supplies. 

Cupcakes and ice cream cones will be provided by Georgetown Cupcake and Haagen Dazs.  Sprinkles is on tap to provide cupcakes later in the series.

Councilmember Jack Evans and his family enjoy Concerts in the Park (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Councilmember Jack Evans and his family enjoy Concerts in the Park
CAG thanks all the generous corporate and private supporters including: Nancy Taylor Bubes and Washington Fine Properties, Tutt Taylor and Rankin/Sotheby’s International Properties, The Friends of Rose Park, The Friends of Volta Park, Georgetown University Hospital, Clyde’s, The Georgetown Current, The Georgetown Dish, Sprinkles and 1789.

Mark your calendars now for the next concerts in the series: Sunday, June 19 (Father’s Day celebration) and Monday, July 4 at 5:00 pm (Kiddie and doggie parade at 4:30 in the Park).

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