GLT Summer Concert is the best street party in town. We're closing down the corner of Jefferson & Center Streets in downtown Bloomington, chilling the beer, and firing up the pork chop grill.
When: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Where: Downtown Bloomington, IL
Time: Grounds open at 3:30 PM.
5:00 pm Pokey LaFarge, WGLT Profile of Pokey
6:30 pm Peter Karp & Sue Foley
8:30 pm Guy Forsyth Band
Cost: Thanks to our generous sponsors, the concert is always FREE!
This year's show is all about Americana roots music. Headliner Guy Forsyth is a crazy-talented multi-instrumentalist and a showman extraordinaire. He hails from Austin, with influences as varied as the instruments he plays: blues, roots rock, and folk. He's got the energy of a locomotive on full steam, with impeccable vocals. Hear his music and Jon Norton's interview with Guy during the latest episode of GLT's Talkin' Blues.
Peter Karp & Sue Foley each have a solid base as solo artists, but together they make magic. Karp's soul-drenched vocals have a hint of Delbert McClinton, Foley has a pure sensibility to her voice. They weave beautiful harmonies and hot guitar licks with a natural chemistry that pours from every note. Jon Norton talks with Karp and Foley in this recent episode of GLT's Talkin' Blues.
Our "hometown" band this year is native son Pokey LaFarge, as interesting and creative a performer as you'll ever see. He pulls from western swing, country blues, ragtime, and Gypsy-jazz for a sound that dips back to the 30's, but with an honest, fresh spin that makes it relevant today. Get to know Pokey in a GLT feature produced by Daniel Hajek.
GLT Summer Concert grounds open at 3:30 pm with a walk-around beer garden and festival food vendors. Bring a lawn chair for the street or courthouse lawn. The GLT tent beside the stage is where you pick up the latest GLT wear (lots of cool new t-shirts, including ladies styles), purchase artist CDs, and get autographs. Music starts at 5:00 pm, the Zoo Lady is painting faces (kids of all ages welcome), and the street is your dance floor.
Come early for lunch, get a good seat, and spend some time roaming the downtown Bloomington specialty shops all within walking distance of the square. Many offer specials and extended hours that day.
Thanks to our generous sponsors who continue to make it possible for GLT Summer Concert to be FREE!
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