Day of Music

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The Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation is excited to present “Day of Music,” September 18, which will feature both national and local acts live on the Long’s Park amphitheater stage. The event opens at 2pm, with performances to begin just before 3pm. Performers include national acts Shannon McNally, The National Reserve, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and local musicians The Wild Hymns, Tractor Jerry & The Mud Bucket and Tuck Ryan Band.

Food and beverages will be available on-site for purchase. Additionally, a beer garden facilitated by the owners of Trio Bar and Grill, and the new Queen Street Bistro (which is expected to open in late September, located at 201 N. Queen St). will offer adult beverages.

Day of Music, expected to be a one-time event, rounds out the Foundation’s busy summer including the annual Summer Music Series and Labor Day weekend Art Festival.

The artists scheduled to perform for Day of Music represent a diverse array of musical genres including soul, funk, country and Americana. Here is the schedule for the day:

2pm: Event Opens

2:45pm: The sound of The Wild Hymns is a beautiful synthesis of neo-folk, pop, and Americana with elements of jazz, psychedelia and mellow rock and roll. Learn more about The Wild Hymns at www.thewildhymns.com.

3:30pm: Shannon McNally is a multi-talented singer-songwriter and electric guitar player who makes her musical home in the Americana genre. A Grammy-nominee, Shannon’s career spans more than 20 years including a jam band circuit with Robert Randolph, Derek Trucks and more. Learn more about Shannon at www.shannonmcnally.com.

4:45pm: Tractor Jerry & The Mud Bucket is a Lancaster-based band featuring the sounds of Bluegrass Americana. Their music tells whiskey-soaked country stories that have a bootcut and ballcap feel, and cuts a path for a new breed of Hillbilly. Learn more about Tractor Jerry & the Mud Bucket at www.tractorjerry.com.

5:30pm: For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent its Friday nights lighting it up at a Brooklyn bar, with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of songcraft and showmanship. Now, with their debut album, MOTEL LA GRANGE, the band has captured every bit of that energy, emotion, and entertainment for all to hear. Learn more about The National Reserve at www.thenationalreserve.com.

6:45pm: Lancaster-based singer and musician Tuck Ryan is a soulful blend of Americana, Jazz and R&B. Learn more about Tuck at www.facebook.com/TuckRyanMusic.

7:30pm: Big Sam’s Funky Nation will end the evening with their boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop. A New Orleans treasure, their sound features all of the best parts of the city including the flambeaux-lit traditions of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, Po’boys, gumbo and more. Learn more about Big Sam’s Funky Nation at www.bigsamsfunkynation.com.

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