As fair ends, Concerts in the Park are back
Monday, 02 July 2012 12:56

Six Thursday concerts set for Heritage Park

by Ben Boehl

    Now that the Heritage Fair is over, it’s time to look forward to the next big event at Heritage Park. The Concerts in the Park are back. A free concert will be held at Heritage Park every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the next six weeks.
    The concert series is organized by Angel Ball, who is in her second year. She took over last year when it appeared the concert series was going to end after 20-year veteran Mark Persiani stepped down as organizer of the event.
    “I had so much fun. It wasn’t like work,” Ball said on why she decided to come back for a second year. “It was fun seeing the community having a great time.”
    This year’s series kicks off on July 12 with the Drunken Uncles, performing classic rock-and-roll. The country band Detour performs on July 19 and the TKO Band will play polka favorites on July 26.

    The band Pet Rock will start off August with ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s music on Aug. 2. The variety band Impulse takes the stage on Aug. 9, and the concert series closes out the summer with rock-and-roll from 229th Army Rock Band on Aug. 16.
    “A lot of them hit me up on my Facebook page. Then I go to watch them,” Ball explained. “I watch every band first to see if they are nothing but family friendly.”
    The concerts are sponsored by Dundalk-Eastfield Recreation Council and the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society.
    Ball reported last year the concerts had around 650 people attend and they raised $1,000 for Ravens Hope Foundation. She added that the concerts are festive and free. A cannon will shoot off T-shirts too.
    “I don’t sit in the chair. I get up and walk around,” Ball said. “I do that because I want to know what the public wants. And they told me last year, they want polka.”
    For more information, visit www.facebook.com/angel.ball.3.