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Enjoy a Summer of Music at Bayliss Park: PACE’s Summer Concert Series

Get ready for a summer filled with music, community, and fun at the upcoming Music in the Park: Bayliss Park Summer Concert Series! Hosted by PACE (Pottawattamie Arts, Culture, and Entertainment), this annual event promises to be a highlight of the season, bringing together a diverse lineup of musical acts every Wednesday evening in June and July. Best of all, it's free!

Event Details:

  • When: Every Wednesday in June and July, at 7 PM
  • Where: Bayliss Park, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Admission: Free
  • What to Bring: Lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray to stay comfortable and enjoy the evening.

June Lineup:

  • June 5 – Julie Baker Quartet: Kick off the series with the soulful vocals of Julie Baker, who will be performing timeless classics from the great American songbook.
  • June 12 – E String Band: Get ready to enjoy an evening with the E String Band as they deliver your favorite classic blues hits.
  • June 19 – On the Ledge: This band will keep the energy high with a mix of classic rock and country tunes.
  • June 26 – Pam & the Pearls: Enjoy an evening of vocal rock and pop hits with the dynamic Pam & the Pearls.

July Lineup:

  • July 3 – Wooden Music: Travel back to the 60s and 70s with acoustic rock favorites from Wooden Music.
  • July 10 – Grigio Bros.: From Hank Williams to the Eagles, the Grigio Bros. will serenade you with country classics.
  • July 17 – Pattie Dee Trio: Experience the magic of oldies on piano, featuring the unique Joann Castle style, with the Pattie Dee Trio.
  • July 24 – The Shazz Band: Dive into an evening of jazz and blues with the smooth vocals of The Shazz Band.
  • July 31 – Daddy Mac & the Flak: Close out the series with a bang as Daddy Mac & the Flak play an electrifying mix of rock and blues hits.

Music in the Park Schedule

Bayliss Park provides the perfect backdrop for these concerts, with its lush greenery and inviting atmosphere. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to Council Bluffs, the Summer Concert Series offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy high-quality live music in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Tips for a Great Experience:

  • Arrive Early: Secure a good spot and enjoy a leisurely evening.
  • Pack a Picnic: Bring along snacks or a light dinner to enjoy during the performance.
  • Stay Comfortable: Lawn chairs and blankets will keep you cozy, and don’t forget the bug spray to keep the pesky insects at bay.
  • Invite Friends and Family: The more, the merrier! Share the joy of live music with loved ones.

The Bayliss Park Summer Concert Series is more than just a series of concerts; it’s a community celebration. It’s a chance to connect with neighbors, enjoy the talents of local and regional musicians, and create lasting summer memories.

Mark your calendars, gather your gear, and get ready to make Wednesday evenings the best part of your week. See you at Bayliss Park!


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