Jazz ensembles to open Friday Night Concert Series

Friday Night Concert SeriesThe annual Friday Night Concert Series will kick off with performances by jazz ensembles from Iowa City High School and Iowa City West High School at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 20, north of the Sheraton City Plaza Hotel in downtown Iowa City.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The annual outdoor concert series features live performances from regional bands every Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. throughout the summer. In the case of rain, the concerts will be held on the lower level of the Chauncey Swan parking ramp.

The schedule for the 2011 season can be found at www.summerofthearts.org/portals/0/2011%20fncs%20schedule%20at-a-glance.pdf.

Downtown Saturday NightThe Summer of the Arts isn’t limiting live music to Fridays. The Downtown Saturday Night series, which debuted in 2010, is back for 2011. Downtown Saturday Night performances typically will be held at the aforementioned pedestrian mall location from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and will be free and open to the public. Thankful Dirt and Bree Nettie will perform at the May 21 event.

The Downtown Saturday Night schedule can be found at www.summerofthearts.org/festival-menu/downtown-saturday-night/schedule.aspx.

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