In its summer agenda of free public concerts at the Steamboat Park amphitheater, the Capital City Band will perform a free concert “Pops for Mom & Pop” on July 10.
Now that the Fourth of July week is over, the band goes back to Wednesday performances, and back to starting at 8 p.m.
This, the band’s sixth concert of this summer, features a variety of popular tunes spanning from the 1920’s through the 1980’s. “Popular music has been a favorite of audiences for several centuries, often serving as a mirror of social issues and happenings,” said director Larry Johnson. “The Senior Citizens Center will be serving root beer floats again this week. The concert is guaranteed to be a toe-tapper, so bring your lawn chair or blanket and take a trip with the band down memory lane.”
The instrumental pieces include “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin, “Stranger on the Shore” by Acker Bilk, “A Fifties Time Capsule” arranged by Paul Jennings, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” by George Gershwin, “Georgia On My Mind” by Hoagie Carmichael, “A Sixties Time Capsule” arr. by Paul Jennings, “The Roaring Twenties” arr. Paul Jennings, “The Wind Beneath My Wings” by Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar, and “The Eighties arr. John Higgins.