Thursday, July 20, 2000

3free concerts tonight in Butler County parks

By Jenny Callison
Enquirer Contributor

        Three Butler County communities invite residents to pack a picnic and head for the park today for some sounds of summer.

        The Hamilton-Fairfield Concert Band offers an evening of pops beginning tonight at 7 in Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Road in Fairfield. The concert is part of a series sponsored by the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department. The next out door concert is Aug. 24.

        The band will perform near the park's upper shelters. Concert-goers can bring a picnic or buy refreshments at the park. For information, call 867-5348.

        The Fort Hamilton Jazz Band serves up the sounds of Dixieland starting at 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton's Campbell Avenue Park. The city's weekly series of summer concerts is co-sponsored by the Hamilton Department of Parks and Recreation and the Music Performance Trust Fund.

        Future Hamilton summer concerts will feature top-40 hits by Finale on July 27 at German Village, and a big-band concert Aug. 3 at Virginia Avenue Park. Details are available by calling 241-0900.

        Oxford's Summer Music Festival presents the Miami University Steel Drum Band in a 7:30 p.m. performance today. Oxford's concert series is normally held at the uptown park, but because of park construction this year, the events will take place on the lawn in front of Hall Auditorium at High Street and Campus Avenue.

        The Oxford series continues through Aug. 3. For information, call 523-8687.

        Middletown's Summer Sounds Concert Series is taking a break this week, but will return July 27 with an appearance by country singer Ronnie McDowell at Smith Park. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Call for information: 425-7840.

        All the concerts are free.


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